lemon cilantro vinaigrette

Lemon Cilantro Vinaigrette

Homemade vinaigrette is so much more flavorful than either bottled or packaged. The one downside is that you need to shake it up every time you pour it. Pre-packaged dressings have added emulsifiers to make the ingredients “stick together.” But I prefer to not consume chemicals with my food so I’m OK with shaking the bottle once in a while!

This is a variation on my original recipe, this time using fresh lemon juice instead of vinegar, going lighter on the seasonings, and adding cilantro and parsley to the mix. Continue reading “Lemon Cilantro Vinaigrette”

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Beet Ginger Smoothie

Yes, it tastes as good as it looks, and no added sugar!

1/2 C melon, chopped (or apple, including peel)
1 dozen red grapes
1/2 stalk celery with leaves
1 small piece of lime or lemon
1/2 fresh beet
1/2 banana Continue reading “Beet Ginger Smoothie”

Butternut Carrot Breakfast Porridge

Quick Bone Broth Veggie “Noodle” Soup

Bone broth is a delicious, restorative, highly nutritious broth made by simmering meat bones in water for 8-10 hours. The broth  completely absorbs all the micronutrients from the bones themselves.  AIP and Paleo diets both recommend consuming bone broth every day.  However it can get boring, so I tend to add it to a thick soup or make a nice soup out of it from scratch, like this one.

Feel free to swap out the kale and mushrooms with any other vegetables (raw or cooked) you already have in your frig. Continue reading “Quick Bone Broth Veggie “Noodle” Soup”

Mexican Pozole

Mexican Red Pozole

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Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Passive Time 20 minutes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Passive Time 20 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Add stock, salsa, and hominy to a medium saucepan and heat on medium until simmering. Cook 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, shred the cooked chicken until you have 3 cups.
  3. Add chicken to cooked pozole and simmer for a few more minutes until the chicken is warmed through. Serve with lime wedges and other optional garnishes (see notes).
Recipe Notes

Serve with avocado, shredded cabbage, diced onion, fresh oregano, and/or warmed corn tortillas. If using, be sure to add them to your shopping list.

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Curried Chickpeas and Rice

Curried Chickpeas with Rice

Here’s another recipe from Cooking Light magazine, which I adapted to make even healthier.  The original recipe used pork but I made it vegetarian by using chickpeas instead.  I also swapped out the regular dairy milk and used light coconut milk, and swapped the white flour to millet flour, although it would probably be just fine without any flour at all.  I added garam masala and increased the amount of curry powder because the original was bland.  I think the result is a really nice vegan meal.  Having pre-cooked rice and chickpeas on hand makes it a super-fast weeknight meal. Continue reading “Curried Chickpeas with Rice”