Recipes

Vegan Breakfast Hash

The standard American diet typically contains a large volume of refined grains, sugars and processed foods. So it’s no surprise that most of us could benefit from adding more vegetables to our diet. This vegan breakfast hash is a simple dish to increase your veggie intake without compromising taste and flavor.

Whether you’re vegan or not, […]

2017-06-21T12:13:22+00:00 October 25th, 2016|Recipes|

Vegan Gluten-Free Chipotle Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Finding a healthy alternative to comfort foods or traditional holiday treats can sometimes be a challenge. Take pumpkin pie for example. You’ve probably enjoyed it with your family after a large Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. Celebrating the holidays without it simply seems wrong.

Luckily, eating a healthy diet doesn’t mean never indulging. Enjoying a healthier alternative instead […]

2017-06-21T12:11:58+00:00 October 4th, 2016|Recipes|

How to Make Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Golden Milk

Turmeric has been used in Ayurvedic Medicine for many years. It contains a powerful anti-inflammatory compound called curcumin. Studies have consistently shown positive results for pain reduction using 2000-3000mg of turmeric per day.

In Ayurvedic Medicine, it’s traditionally made into turmeric golden milk, a warming drink with anti-inflammatory benefits to  help to reduce pain naturally.

The turmeric gets […]

2017-09-28T12:43:40+00:00 September 15th, 2016|Recipes|

Broiled Salmon with Snow Peas and Smashed Potatoes Recipe

This recipe has it all: scrumptious taste, healthy protein, and lots of greens.

Broiled Salmon with Snow Peas and Smashed Potatoes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. baby red potatoes, scrubbed (The little ones have more skin-to-flesh ratio. That gives them higher fiber content and reduces the glycemic index.)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil leaves (optional)
  • Himalayan or Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3-6 oz portions of wild caught salmon (I enjoy sockeye salmon)
  • Butter or olive oil to drizzle
  • Herb mix (I like the Napa Valley Rub and lemon pepper mixtures)

Instructions

    For the Snow Peas:
  1. Prepare the snow peas to blanch them in hot water or sauté them in butter or oil with a little water in the pan, covered. Don’t put on the heat yet. Wait until after the fish is broiled but still in the oven to bake.
    For the Potatoes:
  1. Put the potatoes and 1 tsp. salt in a large saucepan or pot and fill with enough cold water to cover the potatoes by about 1 inch. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  2. Lower the heat to maintain a steady simmer, cover the pot partially, and cook for 15 min until tender. Drain.
  3. Preheat the oven to 375F.
  4. Place potatoes on a cookie sheet or a shallow broiling pan. Using a fork, press down on each potato until the skin breaks and the potato is flattened.
  5. (Place in the oven 15 min before cooking the fish.)
  6. Drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper and bake for 20 min. If you like your potatoes a little crispy, broil them for the last 5 mins.
    For the fish:
  1. Place the salmon in a broiler-safe dish.
  2. Drizzle with a little butter or olive oil and sprinkle with the herb mix.
  3. Place on the second shelf from the broiler and turn the broiler to ‘high’.
  4. Broil the fish until the top is golden.
  5. Turn the oven dial to 400F. Let the fish bake until desired doneness. I like my fish cooked through until it pierced easily with a fork. That takes about 10 min.
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Enjoy!

What’s your favorite fish recipe? We’d love to hear it. Share it with us in the comments!

2017-06-21T12:03:58+00:00 May 17th, 2016|Recipes|

Roasted Chicken Breasts with Potatoes and Greens

If you’re looking for a cozy, weekday dinner staple, this could be it. Experiment with different combinations of greens.

Roasted Chicken Breasts with Potatoes and Greens

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. baby red potatoes, scrubbed (The little ones have more skin-to-flesh ratio. That gives them higher fiber content and reduces the glycemic index.)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil leaves (optional)
  • Himalayan or Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 3 garlic cloves, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • Himalayan or Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 portions snow peas, zucchini, or stir-fry greens

Instructions

    For the potatoes:
  1. Put the potatoes and 1 tsp. salt in a large saucepan or pot and fill with enough cold water to cover the potatoes by about 1 inch. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  2. Lower the heat to maintain a steady simmer, cover the pot partially, and cook for 15 min until tender. Drain.
  3. Preheat the oven to 375F.
  4. Place potatoes on a cookies sheet or a shallow broiling pan. Using a fork, press down on each potato until the skin breaks and the potato is flattened.
  5. (Place in the oven 15 min before cooking the fish.)
  6. Drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper and bake for 20 min. If you like your potatoes a little crispy, broil them for the last 5 mins.
    For the chicken:
  1. Heat the oil in an oven-safe frying pan.
  2. Sauté the vegetables.
  3. Add garlic and onion. Cook until soft and the onion turns translucent.
  4. Add the chicken breasts to the middle of the pan, skin side down. Surround with the veg mixture. Cook for 5 minutes until the skin of the chicken is browned
  5. Turn the breasts to skin side up, cover the pan and roast in the oven for 20 mins.
  6. Remove the lid and roast for another 20 mins.
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Dessert:

A nice little piece of 70% (or higher) dark chocolate.

2017-07-31T15:27:06+00:00 April 14th, 2016|Recipes|

Mesquite Pancakes Recipe (Gluten free, Dairy free)

These mesquite pancakes are simple and tasty enough to be a weekday morning treat.

Mesquite flour is made from ground mesquite pods from the (you guessed it) mesquite tree. They’re found today in southern states like Arizona. They have no gluten, so don’t expect the light fluffiness of traditional pancakes. These mesquite pancakes are chewier and they’ll give you a protein […]

2017-06-21T11:57:44+00:00 April 7th, 2016|Recipes|
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