Healthy and Delicious Recipes
Banana Walnut Pancake Recipe
Mix the dry ingredients together. In a separate bowl, mix the wet ingredients. Combine the contents of the two bowls and mix again. Scoop 1/3 cup portions onto a buttered skillet over low/medium heat. Flip the pancakes when bubbles start to form. Top with honey or maple syrup and fresh fruit. Enjoy!
Shrimp Pesto Capellini Recipe
HOME MADE PESTO:
Mix all ingredients together in a food processor
Peel and devein shrimp and saute in coconut oil. Add pesto and artichoke hearts, then add heavy cream to make it a sauce. Simmer until the sauce thickens.
Serve over capellini or angel hair pasta.
This eggnog recipe is quick, easy, and the most delicious ever!
Mix all ingredients together in a blender and blend on high speed (frappe). Enjoy!
Eggplant Parmesan Recipe
Cut the eggplant into 1 inch thick slices. Sprinkle the slice with sea salt (about 3 T total). Put the eggplant slices in a skillet with 3 T olive oil and then cover. Saute on low-medium heat until the eggplant is soft, but not falling apart.
Heat 2 T olive oil in a heavy saucepan. Add the onion and cook until soft. Add the garlic and cook an additional minute. Add the tomatoes. Add sea salt and pepper to taste. Cook over low heat for about 30 minutes (until the sauce has thickened). Remove from the heat, add the chopped basil and mix well.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a 9" x 13" glass or ceramic baking dish spoon a little sauce to just cover the bottom of the dish. Place a layer of eggplant slices on the sauce. Spoon a little more sauce on the eggplant, and then sprinkle a little of each of the grated cheeses. Alternate sauce, eggplant and grated cheeses until you are out of eggplant and you end with the sauce and cheese on top. Bake until bubbly and lightly browned, about 35 minutes.
Serve with whole wheat pasta and a fresh, garden salad.
Mexican Pineapple Salad Recipe
Toss all ingredients together and serve!
Tastes delicious with grilled chicken and brown rice.
Chicken Pot Pie Recipe
Home-made pie crust:
To make the crust: Mix together the flour, baking powder, sage and salt. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Stir in milk. Gather dough into 2 separate balls, cover with a damp towel, and place in refrigerator.
Grease a 2 qt pie dish (or casserole dish) with butter and then sprinkle with flour.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Melt the butter in a large cast iron skillet. Cook the onions and garlic together over low-medium heat until soft (about 5 minutes). Add the broth, potatoes, carrots, celery, and peas. Simmer partially covered for 12 minutes. Potatoes should be slightly undercooked.
Roll out each of the pastry balls. Use one to layer the bottom of the pie dish.
In a small bowl, combine cream of mushroom soup and flour. Mix until smooth. Add this mixture to the vegetables. Next add the chicken and spices. Mix well and then pour into the bottom pie crust. Lay second layer of pie crust on top, poke holes with a fork several times and press fork to edges of crust to seal both layers together.
Bake for 25 to 35 minutes, until crust is golden brown. Allow to sit for 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
Delicious Cranberry Orange Chutney
Years ago, I used to eat the cranberry sauce in a can while enjoying holiday dinner. Now, instead of the highly processed, high-fructose corn syrup laden sauce, I make this quick and easy recipe. Everyone always raves about how delicious it is (not to mention how healthy)!
When possible, try to buy local, organic ingredients.
Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until berries begin to burst. Mix well. Store in glass jars or a serving dish in the refrigerator. Enjoy!
Herbed and Roasted Pork Loin Recipe
Mix the herbs, minced garlic, sea salt and pepper together. Add a little cooking oil to moisten the rub. Rub the mixture over all sides of the pork loin. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Preheat a cast iron skillet over medium to medium-high heat and melt the coconut oil. Add the seasoned pork loin and sear each side so that it is browned with the juices sealed inside. Be careful that it does not burn.
Once all sides are seared, insert a meat thermometer into the middle of the pork loin and transfer the cast iron skillet into the oven. Cook the pork loin until the meat thermometer reads 140 to 160 F (depending on how well done you like it). Remove the pork loin from the oven, take out the meat thermometer, put a cover over the pork loin (preferably a glass one - other options would be stainless steel or aluminum foil). Let sit, covered, for 5 to 10 minutes before cutting to prevent the juices from running out. Enjoy!
The recipe tastes great served with mashed potatoes and a garden salad.
Mango, Plantain, and Coconut Salsa
This recipe tastes especially delicious served over broiled, wild-caught Salmon.
In a medium bowl, combine the mango, plantain, and coconut. Stir in the the remaining ingredients except the chives. Let sit for about 20 minutes, then stir in the chives and serve. Or, cover and refrigerated for up to 3 days. Return to room temperature and stir in the chives just before serving.
Makes 2 1/4 cups
Green Bean and Walnut Salad
This recipe was given to me years ago by my friend Meg. It is always a hit at gatherings and tastes great served warm or cold. Try it as a healthy replacement for the highly processed and MSG-laden Campbell's Green Bean Casserole. As always, try to obtain local, organically-grown ingredients if possible.
Makes 8 servings (2/3 cup each)
It's never healthy to drink enough alcohol to get a hangover, but if you imbibe a little too much, then here is a recipe to cure your hangover in 5 minutes:
BAR shake (Banana Anti-Radical)
Mix together in a blender (preferably rinse out the left-over alcohol from last night's daiquiris first!) Serves two.
Bananas have sugar in the form of fructose. They also contain potassium, which is one of the nutrients you lose the most of when you consume alcohol. Bananas are also a natural antacid which can help out with nausea. They are high in magnesium (as is the cacao in Berry Radical) which can help relax those pounding blood vessels causing that hangover headache.
You can also try the following hangover prevention technique: