Eating Healthy With Limited Time

Time is a precious commodity. We are all trying to fit many activities into a day to accommodate our needs, but also the needs of our boss, family, friends, and community. At the top of the list of priorities though, should be you and your family, and your families health. Health starts with the food…

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Gluten Free Banana Bread

Gluten free, grain free, dairy free, and egg free this is an allergy-friendly, sugar-free, nutrient dense, and delicious quick bread recipe. It is moist and sweet enough to eat for dessert, even without added sugar. 4 ripe medium sized bananas, mashed 1 T. gelatin + 1/4 c. water (omit for vegan) 1 T. raw apple…

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Naturally Fermented Vegetables

Number one condiment? Most Americans say ketchup …or ranch, maybe salsa or guacamole if they live in the southwest.  For me, it is fermented vegetables. Sauerkraut, kimchi, or naturally fermented vegetables. This one company from Ohio makes an extreme garlic variety that is so on-point that it is hard to eat anything else. For cost…

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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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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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Sweet Potato Bacon 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 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 too.…

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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 (omit for AIP) Cut fruit and vegetables into big chunks so that the blender or Vitamix has an easier time.  Put everything into Vitamix,…

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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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