Archive: December, 2011

Pecan Shortbread Cookies

Desserts, Intermediate, Recipes

Ingredients: 2 ½ cups blanched almond flour ¼ teaspoon sea salt ¼ teaspoon baking soda 1 cup pecans, toasted and chopped 5 Tablespoons agave nectar ½ cup salted butter, melted 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract Directions: In a large bowl combine almond flour, salt, baking soda and pecans In a smaller bowl, mix together agave, butter and vanilla Mix [...]

December 23rd, 2011 | Comments (0)
red pepper hummus

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Easy, Recipes, Sauces, Dressings, Dips & Misc.

  Ingredients: ½ -14 ½ ounce can chickpeas ½ roasted red pepper ¾ teaspoon garlic, minced ¾ Tablespoon tahini ¾ teaspoon olive oil 1 ½ Tablespoon fresh lemon juice ¼ teaspoon curry powder 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin 1/8 teaspoon ground coriander ¾ teaspoon table salt 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground Directions: Drain chickpeas, reserving [...]

December 23rd, 2011 | Comments (0)

Stuffed Mushrooms

Intermediate, Recipes, Sides

Ingredients: ½ cup parsley, chopped 4 Tablespoons sun dried tomatoes 4 Tablespoons pine nuts ½ teaspoon garlic, chopped ½ teaspoon lemon juice Sea salt to taste 4 Tablespoons olive oil 4 ounces mushrooms Directions: In a mini food processor, place parsley and pulse briefly. Add sun dried tomatoes, pine nuts, garlic, lemon juice and salt, then [...]

December 23rd, 2011 | Comments (0)
cocktail sauce

Shrimp Cocktail

Entrees, Intermediate, Recipes

  Ingredients: About 32 peeled and deveined uncooked shrimp with tails on (the larger the better) For the brine: 2 Tablespoons sea salt 1/4 cup agave nectar 1 cup water 2 cups ice Cocktail Sauce: 1 cup homemade ketchup 1 Tablespoon horseradish 1 teaspoon chili powder 1-2 Tablespoons lemon or lime juice 1 teaspoon Worcestershire [...]

December 23rd, 2011 | Comments (0)

Beef Tagine with Butternut Squash

Easy, Entrees, Recipes

Ingredients: 2 teaspoons paprika 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 (1-pound) beef shoulder roast or petite tender roast, trimmed and cut into 1-inch cubes 1 Tablespoon olive oil 4 shallots, quartered 4 garlic cloves, chopped ¾ cup chicken stock 2 tomatoes, diced 3 cups (1-inch) cubed peeled butternut squash [...]

December 23rd, 2011 | Comments (0)

Chipotle Lime Salmon

Easy, Entrees, Recipes

Ingredients: 1 pound salmon, cut into 4 fillets 2 Tablespoons olive oil 2 limes, sliced in half 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon chipotle powder Directions: Preheat oven to 500° Rinse salmon, pat dry and place on a metal baking sheet. Rub each fillet with olive oil. Squeeze the juice from one-half lime onto each fillet. [...]

December 23rd, 2011 | Comments (0)
strawberry smoothie

Pink Smoothie

Breakfast, Recipes

  Ingredients: 1 Orange, juiced 1 Peach 8-10 Strawberries 1 Banana 1 Tablespoon ground Flax Seed ½ cup plain Greek Yogurt (optional) 1 scoop M’lis Vanilla or Strawberry Meal Replacement powder 4-5 cubes of Ice Directions: Juice the orange. Pour contents into a blender. Combine remaining ingredients into blender and puree until smooth Makes 2 [...]

December 23rd, 2011 | Comments (0)
coconut macaroon

Coconut Macaroons

Desserts, Intermediate, Recipes

  Ingredients: 6 egg whites ¼ teaspoon sea salt ½ cup agave nectar 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 3 cups unsweetened shredded coconut Directions: In a mixing bowl whisk egg whites and salt until stiff. Fold in agave, vanilla and coconut. Drop batter onto a parchment lined baking sheet, one rounded tablespoonful at a time. Pinch each macaroon at [...]

December 23rd, 2011 | Comments (0)
green beans

Green Beans with Caramelized Shallots

Easy, Recipes, Sides

  Ingredients: ¾ pound fresh green beans, trimmed 1 teaspoon olive oil 3 shallots, peeled and thinly sliced 1 Tablespoon lemon juice 1 Tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped 1 ¼ teaspoon lemon zest ¼ teaspoon garlic, minced 1/8 teaspoon sea salt 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground Directions: Place green beans in a steamer and steam [...]

December 23rd, 2011 | Comments (0)
cornish hen

Stuffed Cornish Hens

Difficult, Entrees, Recipes

  Ingredients: 3 teaspoons Olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 1 small carrot, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 medium pears, peeled, cored, and chopped ¼ cup dried cranberries 2 cups cooked brown or wild rice ½ cup chicken stock ½ teaspoon herbes de Provence 1 teaspoon sea salt ½ teaspoon black pepper, freshly [...]

December 23rd, 2011 | Comments (0)

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