Leek-Zucchini Soup

Yields: 4-6 servings Cook Time: about 1 hour This soup is warming, bright, and fresh, a perfect meal for the late stages of winter as we welcome the early signs of spring. Oh spring, I look forward to your longer days, brighter light, and warmer winds, but until then, please enjoy this healthy and nourishing…

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Coconut Lamb Curry

I have made his warming curry quite a few times already through the fall and winter and I feel like it is ready to be shared. It has been well-served, mainly because it is so hearty, satisfying and full of flavor that it impresses a small gathering as well as my husband for dinner. Always…

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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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Gluten Free Buckwheat and Amaranth Bread

This bread is hearty with a nice bite, something that is hard to achieve when baking gluten free bread varieties.  Great as a compliment to dinner, a grilled sandwich, or toasted with grass fed butter and homemade jam, this is a recipe that I encourage you to try if you are gluten free.  Buckwheat flour…

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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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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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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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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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