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
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  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.

Balsamic California Chicken Salad

Balsamic California Chicken Salad


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Balsamic California Chicken Salad
Squash blossom season, Squash Blossom recipe, Stewed Yellow Squash Blossoms
Course Main Dish, Salads
Cuisine Paleo
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Balsamic Vinaigrette
Salad
Course Main Dish, Salads
Cuisine Paleo
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Balsamic Vinaigrette
Salad
Squash blossom season, Squash Blossom recipe, Stewed Yellow Squash Blossoms
Instructions
  1. Preheat outdoor grill to MEDIUM-HIGH.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together all ingredients for vinaigrette; blend well then set aside.
  3. Brush all sides of chicken with melted coconut oil then evenly season with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Grill for 5 to 7 minutes per side or until juices run clear; remove from grill and set aside to cool.
  4. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, toss together remaining salad ingredients (mixed greens through bacon). Chop the cooked chicken and add it to the salad. Drizzle vinaigrette over the top and enjoy!
Skillet Fajita Lettuce Wraps

Skillet Fajita Lettuce Wraps

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Skillet Fajita Lettuce Wraps
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Cuisine Low-Carb, Paleo
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine Low-Carb, Paleo
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
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  1. In a large bowl, place steak and next 4 ingredients (chili powder through oregano). Add sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Toss steak until evenly coated.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt coconut oil. Add steak to pan in a single layer. Let sear for 3 to 4 minutes. Flip steak over and sear other side for 3 to 4 minutes. Remove steak from skillet and set aside.
  3. Add next 5 ingredients (yellow bell pepper through mushrooms) to skillet. (If pan is getting too dry, add1/4 cup of vegetable broth.) Scrape brown bits from pan and toss veggies for 3 to 5 minutes, until they begin to soften.
  4. Add green onion, jalapeño, vegetable broth, steak and any juices that collected under steak. Toss and cook for 5 to 8 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and serve warm on lettuce leaves topped with avocado and cilantro.
Loaded BLT Bowl

Loaded BLT Bowl


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Loaded BLT Bowl
bacon cooking in a skillet
Course Main Dish, Salads
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Course Main Dish, Salads
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bacon cooking in a skillet
Instructions
  1. In 4 bowls, add romaine and spinach. Then evenly divide and add next 11 ingredients (red onion through apple).
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together remaining ingredients (oil through salt and pepper). Drizzle over each bowl and serve.

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