Spicy Sauteed Snow Peas

2 c. snow peas, de-stringed (using fingertips, pinch one end of the snow pea, break off the very tip and then pull this piece, along with the stringy membrane that holds the pod together, back along the flat side of the snow pea to remove it. Repeat on the other end) 1 garlic clove, sliced…

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Baby Back Baked Ribs

Rib Rub: 1 T. sea salt 1/2 tsp each: garlic powder, black pepper, chili powder 1/4 tsp dried oregano dash allspice 1 rack of baby back ribs, preferably pastured and/or humanely raised Rub ribs with the rub at least 1 hour prior to cooking or apply to ribs and allow them to sit in the…

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Asian Chicken Salad

4 c. green cabbage, thinly sliced 1/2 c. julienne carrots 1/2 c. julienne snow peas 1/2 c. julienne radishes 2 scallions sliced thin 1/4 c. almonds or cashews, chopped 1 large chicken breast, cooked, diced Asian Ginger Salad dressing Place everything in a bowl and toss well.  Serves 2-4 people.  Also, delicious as left overs.

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Peach, Avocado, and Rosie Basil Salad

1 peach sliced 1/2 avocado sliced 2 scallions sliced thinly on the diagonal 2-3 stems of Rosie basil or sweet basil, leaves removed and larger leaves torn smaller 4 c. mixed greens Layer greens in a large bowl and top with everything else.  Dress with Stacey’s Salad Dressing or drizzle with extra virgin olive oil…

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Sort of Like, an Antipasto Plate

As an hor d’oeuvre, for lunch or snack, I love to put together a plateful of finger foods.  It is completely satisfying to eat with my fingers; it is primal, instinctual, easy, and I find joy in licking my fingers after an especially delicious bite.  So why not eat this way more often, slow down…

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Peach, Beet, and Greens Salad

1 peach, sliced into half moons then cut in half again 3 c. tender leaf lettuce, cut into easy-to-manage-by-fork pieces 1 c. radicchio cut into strips 1-2 rounds of thinly sliced onion 1 beet, cut into thin half moons 2 T. walnuts chopped Divide ingredients into two bowls.  Dress with Stacey’s Salad Dressing or drizzle…

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Roasted Zucchini

1 zucchini cut into 1/2 inch rounds 1 T. coconut oil Sprinkling of Salt, Pepper, Garlic A few pinches of rosemary Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.  Place coconut oil on a baking sheet and place pan in oven for a minute to melt the oil.  Once the coconut oil is melted, remove pan and…

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Fennel, Grapefruit, and Celery Salad

1-2 c.  romaine lettuce, chopped 1 celery stalk, sliced thinly on diagonal 1/2 of a fennel bulb, cored, sliced thinly a few thinly sliced pieces of onion 1/2 of a grapefruit, segmented, juice squeezed over salad Layer ingredients in a bowl.  Then top with Sweet Dijon Vinaigrette or Stacey’s Salad Dressing.  Serves 1.

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Juicy Baked Chicken Breast

It seems so simple, baked chicken breast, but if not careful, chicken can end up dry.  This method will allow the chicken to be juicy.  Please pay attention to the cook time and observe the chicken to determine when it is done.  When the chicken feels firm, yet still has a slight give when pressed…

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Cilantro-Walnut Pesto

An alternative and equally delicious option for this pesto: replace cilantro in the recipe with an equal amount of another herb like basil, parsley, arugula or a combination of these. 6 c. cilantro, woody/tough stems removed, lightly packed into blender 1 c. walnuts 1 c. extra virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic, grated 1 T.…

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