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[14 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 3,081 views]
Rustic Chicken Cacciatorie

Rustic Chicken Cacciatorie

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“Rustic Chicken Cacciatorie” over Italian Trottole pasta
with a side of freshly baked Parmesan Crispini’s

Ingredients
* 1 medium shallot
* 2 large cloves of garlic
* 6 large vine ripened tomatoes or 9-10 Roma tomatoes
* 1 large red bell pepper or 2 medium sized
* 1 (6) inch sprig of fresh Rosemary
* 1 teaspoon of fresh Thyme
* 1 teaspoon of fresh Oregano
* 2 tablespoons of fresh Basil
* 4 boneless and skinless chicken breasts
* Sea Salt
* Fresh Pepper
* Grape Seed Oil

This rustic dish is a breeze to make since the ingredients are minimal. Let …

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[30 Dec 2011 | No Comment | 5,891 views]
Mediterranean Baked Fish

After all of the rich food and desserts we enjoyed during the holidays the recipe below is a welcome change to nutritious lighter fare that still offers the comfort and heartiness desired in the winter months.
 
Mediterranean Baked Fish with Herbed Lentils
  
Ingredients (for four servings):
 

(4) Eight ounce filets of flaky white fish i.e.: Cod, Haddock, Tilapia or Halibut
Cup (approximately 20) whole, pitted, Kalamata olives
Cup (approximately 20) whole, cherry or grape tomatoes
Large bunch of leeks
Bunch of fresh Basil (approximately 12 whole large leaves)
Fresh lemons
Tablespoons of grape seed oil
Cloves fresh garlic, finely diced
Teaspoon …

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[4 Aug 2011 | No Comment | 5,482 views]
“Cowboy Pie”

 
“Cowboy Pie”

This rendition of traditional Shepherd’s Pie provides fiber, magnesium, iron, calcium and Vitamin’s A and C. Substituting baby Lima Beans for corn also reduces the carbohydrate load.  A blend of turnips and carrots whipped together makes a fluffy and flavorful topping for the dish and by adding sautéed leeks and fresh Thyme to the sirloin, this healthier version of a classic comes to life.

Ingredients:

3 large, organic russet potatoes

1 pound hormone free, grass fed, 92 percent or leaner, ground sirloin or ground Bison

1 bag, frozen, organic, baby lima beans

6 large organic …

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[10 Feb 2011 | 2 Comments | 4,754 views]
Crispy Kale Chips

Crispy Baked Kale Chips

Not only does this snack satisfy cravings for crispy and salty foods, it’s loaded with nutritional value such as Vitamin A, K, Fiber and Folate.  Baked Kale Chips are low in carbohydrates and high in fatty acids.  They are a great movie snack or replacement to potato chips.  Serve them as a side with soup or a sandwich and get your friends talking.
The secret to Crispy Kale Chips is clean leaves and  the removal of the large vein that goes down the center of each leaf. Start with …

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[24 Jun 2010 | 3 Comments | 4,388 views]
Tropical Ceviche

After returning from Zihuatanejo Gurrero, Mexico in June, I have more passion than ever for embracing an organic lifestyle.

While taking in the view along Playa la Ropa, it was hard to miss the beautiful local people exuding a glowing love for life.

It was the sunshine, waves, palm trees and environment that offered nothing but the freshest foods on earth that inspired me to create these tropical recipes for you.
“Tropical Ceviche”
1 medium Papaya (2 cups)
2 large Mango’s (2 cups)
1 small pineapple (1 cup)
4-5 Key Limes (1/4 cup fresh squeezed juice)
1/2 …

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[12 May 2010 | One Comment | 14,897 views]
A healthy version of the old school ‘Sloppy Joe”

“Messy Bison”

This healthy version of the old school ‘Sloppy Joe” is made with ground Bison which offers that naturally sweet flavor unique to Buffalo.  Each 3.5 ounce serving rocks out 28.44 grams of protein.    My secret weapon for this version of the healthier “Man-which” is the sauce.  Kidney beans add a creamy texture, lots of body and much needed daily Fiber, B9 and Manganese.  One cup of cooked kidney beans provides 45.3% of the recommended daily intake for fiber. Kidney beans’ high fiber content prevents blood sugar levels from rising …

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[11 May 2010 | 2 Comments | 11,632 views]
The diverse power of “GSE”

Grapefruit Seed Extract (“GSE”)

In a world that is loaded with hidden (and obvious) toxins and waste, I really take care of my immune system but I also do my share to help the future of the planet. One of  the easiest ways to start making a difference is to use Grapefruit Seed Extract “GSE”.  GSE can be diluted and used for everything from detoxifying your body to cleaning cutting boards. Among it’s many benefits is the elimination of plastic bottles that household cleaners and vegetable washes are packaged in.  I …

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[27 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 8,621 views]
Tossed Asparagus & Kidney Bean Salad

After a long winter of squash and potatoes the spring time opens up a whole new road to a tasty adventure.  Your local grocery stores should be offering a beautiful selection of fresh herbs and leafy greens that not only rock out on steamed vegetables and fresh salads, they offer valuable nutrients such as Iron, Vitamin C, Folate and Potassium.  Fresh herbs can typically be purchased by the bunch or in soil.  I prefer those that are sold as a whole plant in soil for continual enjoyment under $5.00.
Asparagus is …

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[10 Jan 2010 | No Comment | 2,348 views]
“Pop-Stachio Corn”

“Pop-Stachio Corn”
Portions of this recipe are courtesy of the “Whole Food Bible”

“Pop-Stachio Corn” is a lower calorie alternative to buttery popcorn or sweeter versions like Crunch–N- Munch® or Fiddle Faddle®.
This snack provides fiber, protein and essential monounsaturated fatty acids “M.U.F.A.’s”.  The anti-inflammatory benefits of the curry powder and the low Glycemic level of the Agave Nectar really make this a healthy snack if you follow the suggested serving size of 1 cup.   You may choose to eliminate the pistachios and maple syrup if you are seeking a lower fat version.  …