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Bitter Melon Chutney

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Bitter Melon Chutney Ingredients 2 large and ripe Chinese Karela or Chinese Bitter melon, chopped 1 medium onion, chopped 3 to 4 garlic cloves, sliced ¼ tsp mustard seeds 1/8 tsp fenugreek seeds ¼ tsp turmeric powder 1 tsp coriander ½ tsp cumin powder red chili paste 1 TBSP lemon juice 1 tsp tamarind paste […]

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Pomegranate Guacamole

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Pomegranate Guacamole 2 ripe avocados ¼ cup diced red onions 3 TBSP freshly squeezed lime juice 1 tsp salt ½ cup finely diced cilantro (mint or parsley can be used for those non-cilantro lovers – cut down to ¼ cup) ½ cup pomegranate seeds   Halve and pit the avocados and scoop out the flesh […]

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Mediterranean Lentil Salad

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Mediterranean Lentil Salad   Ingredients 1 cup French green lentils ¼ cup olive oil 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice 4 ounces feta cheese ½ bunch fresh mint, chopped Salt and pepper Capers and Olives make a nice addition   Instructions In a sauce pan, bring lentils and enough water to […]

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Lemon Tahini Salad Dressing

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Lemon Tahini Salad Dressing Ingredients 5 Tbsp lemon juice (fresh!) 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar 3/4 cup tahini ¼ cup olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced ¾ cup – 1 ½ cup water (amount depends on how thick you want the sauce) ½ tsp – 1 tsp salt (depends on thickness of the sauce) white pepper […]

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Fully Loaded Baked Sweet Potatoes

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This is a dreamy 20 minute meal that boasts both health and deliciousness.  Best of all you can modify each potato for all members of your family.  Pair this with some grilled shrimp of tofu if you want a heartier meal.   Loaded Baked Sweet Potato  Ingredients: 4 medium sized sweet potatoes ½  cup fat […]

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Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

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 Lately, I have found myself thinking a lot about creating opportunities out of obstacles.  The holiday season can be ripe with opportunities to practice this idea.  Holidays bring obstacles such as making time for one’s self, an overwhelming array of food…lot’s of which is sugary, and the stress of just trying to fit it all […]

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Great Grains! Sweet-Savory Millet and Summer Squash Salad

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Sweet-Savory Millet and Summer Squash Salad Courtesy of  www.food52.com Serves 4   Ingredients juice of 1/2 a lemon 1.5tablespoons olive oil plus more for saute pan 1/2tablespoon honey plus 1 tsp. 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice 1/4teaspoon paprika 1/8 teaspoon cumin 1/8 teaspoon ground coriander 1 garlic clove, crushed ¼ teaspoon sea salt ¾ cups millet, uncooked […]

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Swiss Chard!

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Swiss chard is one of our favorite summer greens. There are multiple phytochemicals in swiss chard, one in particular is the betalain pigment which helps provide antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits and help increase detoxification through the liver. Another phytonutrient syringic acid may help control blood sugar levels. Swiss chard is also an excellent choice for […]

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Broccoli!

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Broccoli is one of nature’s powerhouses for detoxification and helps your body get rid of daily toxins. The phytonutrients in particular are glucoraphanin, gluconasturtiian, and glucobrassicin that help to increase detoxification. Broccoli contains a large amount of fiber, vitamin K, vitamin A and vitamin C. One cup cooked provides 245% of your daily vitamin K […]

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Low-FODMAP Hummus

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Low-FODMAP Hummus Jamie Sheahan, MS, RD Ingredients Portion size: 1/4 cup 1 can 14.5/15 ounces chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1 large lemon juiced (about 2 tablespoons juice) 1 teaspoon cumin ( I tend to use a heaping teaspoon– I love cumin!) 1 tablespoon garlic infused oil water to thin (about 2-3 tablespoons) Corn tortillas, carrot […]

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