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Chicken Fried “Rice” with Fresh Cilantro

Chicken Fried “Rice” with Fresh Cilantro

- - large head of cauliflower (cut into florets), coconut aminos, ghee (melted), Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste), chopped fresh cilantro, freshly grated ginger, coconut oil (divided), small onion (diced), matchstick...

Curried Dragonfruit and Chicken Salad

Curried Dragonfruit and Chicken Salad

Curried Dragonfruit and Chicken Salad - - Salad:: dragonfruit (peeled and cut into chunks), cooked chicken meat (white or dark), cabbage (shredded), cilantro (chopped), red onion (sliced thin), scallions (chopped), cashews, Dressing:: full fat...

Mexican Hot Chocolate

Mexican Hot Chocolate

- - unsweetened cocoa, semi-sweet chocolate (chopped), brown sugar, ground nutmeg, cinnamon sticks (broken in half), vanilla bean (split lengthwise), miniature marshmallows (divided), cayenne pepper, whole milk, half and half, Combine first 6...

Tips & Tricks

Dragon Fruit

Dragon Fruit

Have you ever looked at the vibrant pink dragon fruit in the produce aisle and wondered what in the world you would do with it? Dragon fruit is the fruit of a night-blooming cactus. It is grown in Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia and South America. Aside from that bright...

Keen on vanilla bean!

Keen on vanilla bean!

Today's Focus is on VANILLA BEANS How often do you twist open the cover on a bottle of vanilla extract? Oh, it smells so good! If you’re a fan of the flavor and/or scent of vanilla, I highly recommend you get your hands on some vanilla beans and see how much more...

Top Tips for Kale Chips

Top Tips for Kale Chips

There is a topic that keeps coming across my radar, both on Facebook, my email inbox, and even at the market when my fellow shoppers wonder what I’m doing with all of that kale (when my own crop has been harvested for the season, of course!): kale chips. And, today,...

Back to Basics

Back to Basics: Clean Up Your Spices

Back to Basics: Clean Up Your Spices

New month, new season and it’s time to get back to basics! One of the places where we all need a good look-see on the basics is your spices. I am going to bet you that some of those spices in your cabinet have lasted longer than some of your marriages! Those old icky...

School Night Supper Shortcuts

School Night Supper Shortcuts

During the summer, meals tend to be a lot more relaxed than they are during the school year. That just tends to be the nature of the beast. With autumn comes routine, as those school days tend to add a lot of activities to the family calendar. Not only do you have to...

7 Tips For Grilling Produce

7 Tips For Grilling Produce

I shared some tips with you a couple weeks ago about grilling but there’s more to barbecue season than burgers and steaks! Why turn on the stove to cook your veggies when you have a perfectly good hot grill already prepped? Never mind the fact that grilled veggies and...

Nutrition

Easing into a cleaner lifestyle

Easing into a cleaner lifestyle

During the holidays, it’s perfectly fine to savor one of your favorite desserts or to have an extra glass of egg nog or two, but you shouldn’t use the whole season as an excuse to overindulge. Tens of thousands of Americans will resolve to lose weight and to get...

The Secret of Soup

The Secret of Soup

One of my favorite winter foods is soup; especially healthy homemade soup . Nothing quite compares to a big bowl of steaming soup to warm you up, feed you when your not feeling well, or simply act as a comfort food. Soup is good food, like the commercial says. The...

Eat Nutritiously to Fight Holiday Depression

Eat Nutritiously to Fight Holiday Depression

We are completely entrenched in the Christmas season and for so many, also completely entrenched in holiday depression. Having gone through holiday bouts of depression myself, I will never discount anyone’s depression. I will tell you however, there are things you can...

Weight Loss

New Year’s Revolution

New Year’s Revolution

Dear Friends, Every year, we make New Year’s resolutions with the hopes that THIS year will be different. We are zealots on a mission to become thinner, more organized and more financially successful, among other things. But stop and think for a moment. Who makes...

Weight Loss Plans Succeed With Community Support

Weight Loss Plans Succeed With Community Support

Dieting is easy. Well, let’s reword that; dieting is simple--just follow a plan. And therein lies the challenge--the following part. Because to be successful, as in success that lasts, that’s harder. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Leanne’s Favorite Food Swaps

Leanne’s Favorite Food Swaps

In life, it’s the little things that count. Not the great big momentous occasions, but the daily moments that all strung together, make up your own personal circle of life. We cannot measure the quality of our lives by the big events like birthday celebrations,...

Dinner Diva

New Year’s Revolution

New Year’s Revolution

Dear Friends, Every year, we make New Year’s resolutions with the hopes that THIS year will be different. We are zealots on a mission to become thinner, more organized and more financially successful, among other things. But stop and think for a moment. Who makes...

Easing into a cleaner lifestyle

Easing into a cleaner lifestyle

During the holidays, it’s perfectly fine to savor one of your favorite desserts or to have an extra glass of egg nog or two, but you shouldn’t use the whole season as an excuse to overindulge. Tens of thousands of Americans will resolve to lose weight and to get...

The Secret of Soup

The Secret of Soup

One of my favorite winter foods is soup; especially healthy homemade soup . Nothing quite compares to a big bowl of steaming soup to warm you up, feed you when your not feeling well, or simply act as a comfort food. Soup is good food, like the commercial says. The...

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