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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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Thai Salad with Peanut Sauce

Thai Salad with Peanuts

If you have a peanut allergy in your house you can switch the Thai peanut sauce for any other kind of Thai cooking sauce without peanuts.

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Cook Time 10 minutes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Cook noodles according to package instructions. Strain and set aside.
  2. Chop green onions. Rinse and drain edamame beans and let dry. Chop cilantro and peanuts if using.
  3. Add noodles plus rest of ingredients to a large bowl and toss gently until well blended. Serve at room temperature, sprinkle with cilantro and additional chopped peanuts if desired.
Recipe Notes
  • It's super important to check the labels of any jarred sauce you buy.  Make sure there are no added chemicals, sugars, HFCS, MSG, or "added coloring".  Citric acid is ok as a preservative but if you see anything you can't pronounce, put it back on the shelf.
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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”

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Asian Salmon with Spinach and Brown Rice

This recipe for asian salmon with spinach and brown rice was modified from a recipe I found on a blog called “For the Love of Basil.”  My version uses brown rice instead of white, arrowroot instead of corn starch, and fresh spinach instead of frozen. I made these substitutions because I believe they are healthier and any little change I can make to a recipe to make it healthier is worth it.

Incidentally I also used white sesame seeds but only because I tend to have them on hand, unlike the black ones she uses, which I don’t think I’ve ever bought in my life.  As far as I know there is no difference in the nutritional value of black vs. white sesame seeds.

Oh yeah, and as usual I adjusted the prep time because limes don’t juice themselves and garlic doesn’t mince itself.

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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Cook rice as directed. I cook mine in a rice cooker, and it takes about 60 minutes. (Or use previously frozen rice.)
  3. Sauté the garlic and pepper flakes with olive oil until garlic is lightly golden and fragrant, about 1 minute.
  4. Stir in maple syrup, tamari sauce, and lime juice and cook until it starts to bubble.
  5. Whisk arrowroot powder into 2 teaspoons of water until mixed thoroughly, then stir into the sauce. Cook until it is thick; about 2-3 minutes.
  6. Place salmon fillets on foil lined baking pan. Top each fillet with 1 teaspoon of sauce. Bake 10-12 minutes or until cooked through (still slightly pink in center).
  7. Meanwhile, add coconut oil to a non-stick pan and put on medium heat. When oil is shimmering add spinach and gently stir until wilted and giving off water. Remove from heat.
  8. Put about 1/2 to 3/4 cup of rice in each bowl, top with 1/4 of the spinach, and then a salmon fillet. Remove the salmon skin as you put it in the bowl.
  9. Top each bowl with 1/4 of the remaining sauce and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
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