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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Moroccan Chickpea Soup

GLUTEN-FREE  |  GRAIN-FREE  |  DAIRY-FREE  |  DETOX-FRIENDLY



This soup is delicious and nutritious. It contains all the components of a healthy meal: fiber, protein, and healthy fat. It also contains anti-inflammatory spices and bone broth. The nutrients and protein in bone broth are particularly well absorbed and they support the growth and repair of connective tissues in the body like bones, joints, and skin. 

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Sweet Potato Larb with Avocado


GLUTEN-FREE  |  DAIRY-FREE  |  GRAIN-FREE


Larb, also known as Laab or Laap, is a delicous and healthy dish from northern Thailand. It's full of protein, healthy fat, anti-inflammatory compounds, and bold flavors. Larb is usually made with ground meat, most often pork and sometimes chicken or duck, but it can also be made with crumbled tempeh or tofu (extra firm, pressed and drained). Larb is eaten wrapped up in a lettuce leaf. It's fresh, flavorful, and healthy.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Grain-Free Granola with Coconut and Cacao

GLUTEN-FREE  |  DAIRY-FREE  |  GRAIN-FREE


This granola is full of fiber, healthy fat, and antioxidants. It's also free of grains, so it's naturally gluten-free. Eat it as you would would any granola, covered with milk or stirred into yogurt.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Vanilla Salt

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This unusual condiment is surprisingly delicious. In the United States, vanilla is usually paired with sweet dishes, but in other cultures and cuisines it's paired with savory foods. So think of it as a spice, like cinnamon, which is as good in apple pie as it is in lamb tagine.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Dark Chocolate-Covered Coconut Macaroons

GLUTEN-FREE | GRAIN-FREE | DAIRY-FREE


These delicious bites are light, airy, and full of coconut flavor. Making macaroons is a good way to use egg whites you may have leftover from another recipe. If you're starting with whole eggs, save the yolks for a custard, mayonnaise, or BĂ©arnaise sauce.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Homemade Banana Nut Clusters

GLUTEN-FREE | GRAIN-FREE | DAIRY OPTIONAL


My husband is a big fan of Banana Nut Crunch cereal. I like that the first two ingredients are whole grains, but I don't like the added sugar, brown sugar, corn syrup, flavoring, coloring, and pro-inflammatory fats in the form of vegetable oil. As a healthy alternative, I made my own version using bananas and nuts. It's gluten-free, grain-free, and free of sweeteners.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Spicy Ginger Peanut Vegetable Stew

GLUTEN-FREE  |  DAIRY-FREE  |  VEGAN  |  DETOX-FRIENDLY


This delicious meat-free stew is full of tender vegetables and warm spices along with some heat and a touch of smoke. Thickened with a spoonful of peanut butter and garnished with chopped peanuts, it has an unusual but savory flavor.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Winter Seafood Salad

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Good, fresh tomatoes are hard to find in the winter and my basil has long since died off, so I use pantry staples to make this light, healthy, and satisfying seafood salad. Serve a small portion as a starter or a large portion as a main course, atop of bed of salad greens.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Vietnamese-Style Chicken Soup for Colds and Flu


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Chicken soup is a traditional remedy for colds and flu. While scientists may not be able to identify the exact compounds responsible, studies do show that chicken soup has a measurable effect on the immune system. One study found that chicken soup changed the activity of white blood cells in the body and other research showed that it increased the movement of mucus in nasal passages.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Moroccan Tagine with Lamb, Chicken, and Vegetables

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This is the kind of food I want to eat when it's cold outside: hearty, healthy, and delicious. Now that a polar vortex has descended on New York, I'm staying warm by staying inside, so it's a perfect time to make this dish. It takes some time to put together a tagine but it's not difficult and the finished meal is always worth the effort. The mouth-watering aromas released as it cooks low and slow only build anticipation.