Asian Turkey Meatballs

These meatballs have become a stable in our household because they are gluten free, quick to make, and are packed full of wonderful Asian fusion flavors like ginger. These are baked, so while they are baking, it is easy to make a quick stir-fry, salad, or slaw to serve along side. Today, I served these…

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Annoying, Persistent Symptoms? Could It Be Food Sensitivities?

There are two main types of allergies.  IgE allergies are immediate on-set allergies that involve immunoglobulin-E antibodies that release histamine and cause a dramatic reaction like face and throat swelling requiring immediate administration of an EpiPen (epinephrine injection). Most people with this kind of a reaction develop it early on during childhood. The more common…

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Grain Free Apple Cinnamon Granola

3 medium organic apples, diced into 1/2 inch pieces 1 c. coconut flakes 1/2 c. cashew pieces 1/4 c. chia seeds 2 T. flax seeds 1/4 c. coconut oil 1 T. honey 1 T. cinnamon 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 tsp. sea salt This granola gets crunchy as the apples dehydrate and then cool.  It…

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Bacon and Veggie Hash

This is a really satisfying breakfast that is perfect for weekend mornings.  What makes it thoroughly satisfying is the blend of flavors lent from salty, smoky bacon paired with the sweet from the sweet potato, sweet and pungent onion set the stage for earthy shiitakes.  There is always room for spinach, so that goes in…

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Red Skinned Potato Salad

This potato salad is dairy free and egg free, but full of flavor lent from garlic, shallots, and a hint of lemon.  Makes a great summer side dish to pretty much anything.  🙂 about 16 red potatoes cooked in salted, boiling water until tender 1/4 c. minced shallot 5 garlic cloves, grated 1/2 c. chopped…

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Roasted Eggplant, Tomato, and Basil Salad

1 eggplant, cut into 1 inch cubes 1 c. grape or cherry tomatoes, cut in half 2 sprigs, about 10 large leaves of basil, chiffonade 1 T. lard or ghee 1 T. extra virgin olive oil 1 T. balsamic vinegar 1 garlic clove, grated 1 small shallot, minced sea salt dash of black pepper Place…

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Basil-Pear Smoothie

1/2 of a pear 2 celery stalks 1/2 of a cucumber, seeded and most of the tough skin removed 1 c. coconut water basil, about 10 leaves 2 T. flax seed Cut fruit and vegetables into big chunks so that the blender or Vitamix has an easier time.  Put everything into Vitamix, start on low…

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Christmas in July Chicken Coconut Curry

aka Red Curry and Green Vegetables with Chicken and Coconut Milk 1 large zucchini, cut into 2 inch chunks 1 large onion, sliced into 1 inch chunks 4 stalks celery, sliced into 1 inch chunks 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs cut into 1/2 inch chunks 1 can coconut milk 1 T. coconut oil 1/4 c.…

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Stacey’s Salad Dressing

Over the years, I have acquired certain tips from good cooks to hone my own skills in the kitchen.  From my dad, I learned that the best salad dressings, are the ones you make yourself.  He always makes his own salad dressing, one reason is: he can control the ingredients that go into it.  His…

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Cucumber, Watermelon, and Mint Salad

1 mini cucumber, cut into half moons 1/2 c. of watermelon, cut into 1/2 inch cubes 1 spring fresh mint, leaves removed, minced 1/8 tsp. jalapeno, minced (less or more depending on your heat tolerance) 1/2 tsp. sherry vinegar drizzle of extra virgin olive oil sea salt to taste Combine everything and stir gently to…

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