Garlic Chili Kale Chips

Garlic Chili Kale Chips

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Garlic Chili Kale Chips
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl toss all the ingredients well.
  3. Pour kale mixture onto a large baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes, until kale is crispy.
  5. Serve warm.
Leanne’s Basic Vegetable Soup

Leanne’s Basic Vegetable Soup

Below is a recipe for a major crock cooker full of phytochemically rich veggie soup that you can tweak here and there with the variations I have added to keep you from getting bored. Once the soup has been initially cooked, put it in the fridge and heat up what you need in a small saucepan. The soup is vegetarian and low-carb friendly, too.

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Leanne's Basic Vegetable Soup
Veggie Soup in an earthenware bowl
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Veggie Soup in an earthenware bowl
Instructions
  1. In a large soup pot, heat the one tablespoon of the olive oil over medium high heat.
  2. Add the onion and cook till nearly translucent, now add the garlic. Don’t let the garlic brown and saute another couple of minutes.
  3. Add the rest of the chopped veggies, sauteing for just a minute or two; use extra olive oil if you need it for the rest of the veggies. Remember–you’re not cooking them– just sauteing them for the wonderful flavor this quick step will infuse in your soup.
  4. Add the thyme and salt and pepper while sauteing.
  5. Now put the veggies in the crock cooker, add the tomatoes and broth.
  6. Cook on low 7-9 hours (depending on your crock cooker) or high 4-6 hours.
  7. Just before serving, gently mash some of the potato chunks against the side of the crock-pot to thicken the soup, give it a stir and serve.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Per Serving: 94 Calories; 3g Fat; 7g Protein; 12g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 286mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 2 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat. Points: 2

SERVING SUGGESTIONS: Grilled cheese sandwiches on whole grain bread and a spinach salad.

Quick Fixes for Variations on the Basic Veggie Soup
Now remember, don’t do these to the whole pot of soup! Just the little bit you pull out to fix yourself for lunch, etc. so that you can do all the Quick Fixes.

Quick Fix #1: Tex Mex Veggie Soup. Add some (eyeball it–how much do you want?) black beans (drained and rinsed), a little bit of cumin and chopped cilantro. Top with some tortilla chips and cheese, or serve with a quesadilla.

Quick Fix #2: Tuscan Veggie Soup. Add some (eyeball it again) cannellini (white kidney beans) or white beans (drained and rinsed), a little bit of Italian seasoning and some chopped kale. Cook till heated through and the kale is tender.

Quick Fix #3: Minestrone Veggie Soup. Add some cooked pasta, a little dried basil and top with a fresh grating of Parmesan cheese.

Quick Fix #4: Autumn Veggie Soup. Add some diced acorn squash or butternut squash, a handful of cooked brown rice, a sprinkling of nutmeg and some chopped parsley.

Spicy Compound Butter

Spicy Compound Butter

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Spicy Compound Butter
fresh compound butter in a hinged-lid jar next to a bulb of garlic
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fresh compound butter in a hinged-lid jar next to a bulb of garlic
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, whip together all ingredients using an electric beater or do it by hand.
  2. Once everything is well combined, place it in a sealed container and keep in the fridge till ready to use.
Recipe Notes

Makes enough for about 8 ears of corn.

Pasta Salad Primavera

Pasta Salad Primavera

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Pasta Salad Primavera
colorful shell pasta in a wodden bowl on a black surface
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colorful shell pasta in a wodden bowl on a black surface
Instructions
  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, steam the carrots (for 4 minutes) then add zucchini cook till just until tender, another 3 to 5 minutes. Place in a bowl with ice to stop cooking, then drain and add the vegetables in a large bowl, along with the bell pepper, onion and corn.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
  4. Add pasta to bowl and toss lightly.
Recipe Notes

Per Serving: 203 Calories; 15g Fat; 2g Protein; 9g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 30mg Sodium.  Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 2 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Fat.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS: Serve with a big green salad.

Fermented Apple Pear Sauce

Fermented Apple Pear Sauce


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Fermented Apple Pear Sauce
Bowl of applesauce on a wooden surface next to whole apples and cinnamon sticks
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Bowl of applesauce on a wooden surface next to whole apples and cinnamon sticks
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in your food processor and process until as smooth or as chunky as you like your sauce. Add more water if you need it seems too thick or has trouble being pureed.
  2. Transfer to a jar, leaving an inch between the sauce and the top of the jar.
  3. Seal jar tightly with a lid and store in a warm place for at least 3 days.
  4. Taste it and when it suits you, transfer to the fridge.
  5. Chill and enjoy!

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