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Chili Spiked Hominy and Black Beans

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Chili Spiked Hominy and Black Beans
Fresno Chili Spiked Hominy and Black Beans is the result of my search to use a new ingredient in a recipe this week. Hominy is made of dried maize, also known as corn. Typically hominy is used in soups and stews, but during the summer months I am always looking for ways to keep things fresh by adding ingredients from the garden. Choose a variety that has been simply processed with salt and lime. For black beans try to use no salt added canned or save money by cooking dried black beans and freezing them in pre-portioned containers. I used fresh Fresno Chilies from my garden but you can easily substitute the Fresno Chili with a Jalapeno. Feel free to add more or less chopped chili peppers to suit your own individual spice/heat preference.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American, Mexican, Vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 8 hours
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine American, Mexican, Vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 8 hours
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Instructions
  1. Drain and Rinse hominy. Drain and rinse black beans. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and stir until combined. Serve warm or cold as a salad.
  2. Use the hominy and beans to top salad greens, or as taco filling. Make one day ahead. This dish tastes great after the ingredients have had a chance to marry.
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Slow Cooker French Lentil Soup

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Slow Cooker French Lentil Soup
This recipe is based on the basic traditional French Lentil Soup recipe and replaces chicken stock with vegetable broth. Feel free to add more broth or water for a "soupier" consistency. This recipe is perfect for a weeknight dinner paired with a quick mixed green salad.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American, Vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 6-8 hours
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine American, Vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 6-8 hours
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Instructions
  1. Using a slow cooker, add the rinsed lentils, vegetable broth, water, tomato paste, shallots, onion, carrots, celery, rice, bay leaves, dried thyme, and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  2. Just before serving add the salt and pepper, fresh tarragon, thyme leaves, sage, and kale. Stir to incorporate the fresh herbs into the soup. Let kale wilt and serve hot garnished with fresh chopped parsley.
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Lemon Herb Roasted Chicken Breasts

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Lemon Herb Roasted Chicken Breasts
Make this lovely entree for dinner and add leftover sliced chicken breast to your salad for lunch the next day!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 F. Layer 1/2 of the lemon slices on the bottom of a baking dish. Sprinkle with 1/2 of the herbs and 1/2 of the sliced garlic.
  2. Place the chicken breasts on top of the lemon slices adn sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place remaining lemon, herbs and garlic on top of the chicken. Drizzle with olive oil. Cover with tight fitting lid.
  3. Bake for 45 minutes until chicken is cooked through. Remove lid and bake for 5 minutes until golden. Serve and enjoy.
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Coconut Leek Soup

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Coconut Leek Soup
Loaded with potassium and vitamin C this coconut leek soup is super satisfying. For best results, consume the day you make it.
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5
Cook Time 20
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Cuisine American
Prep Time 5
Cook Time 20
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  1. Wash the leeks. Remove the dark green portion of the leek. Slice the leeks and wash them thoroughly being careful to remove all of the sand in between the layers.
  2. In a large soup pot, add teh olive oil and set pot over a medium flame. When the pot is hot, add the leeks. Sweat the leeks for 8 to 10 minutes until soft and sweet. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the chopped cauliflower to the pot. Add the veggie broth. Cover and bring the soup to a boil. Reduce heat and bring to a simmer and continue to simmer until cauliflower is soft.
  4. When cauliflower is soft remove it from the heat and let cool enough to handle.
  5. Add cauliflower mixture to a high-speed blender in batches. Blend until smooth. (Option to use an immersion blender may work too). Return cauliflower soup base to the pot and heat until boiling. Reduce heat and whisk in coconut milk. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Garnish with fresh sliced green onions and a bit more fresh ground pepper.
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Honey Sesame Salmon

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Honey Sesame Salmon
Did you know that wild salmon can contain up to 4 times the amount of vitamin D as farmed salmon? For this recipe try to source some wild salmon for a nutritional boost.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
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  1. Mix Tamari, sesame oil, lemon juice, honey and ginger together in a small bowl to make the marinade.
  2. Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium heat and add coconut oil. Heat pan until hot.
  3. Place salmon skin side downand cook for 2-3 minutes to sear the skin.
  4. Pour the marinade into the pan, lower the heat and cook for 3-5 minutes on medium heat until salmon is cooked through.
  5. Finish the dish by garnishing it with the sliced green onions and sesame seeds. Serve and enjoy!
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Orange Hemp Seed Dressing

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Orange Hemp Seed Dressing
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
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Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
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  1. Blend all ingredients together until creamy.
  2. Serve on top of your favorite mixed green salad.
Recipe Notes

Tip: Store extra in airtight container in the fridge.  Will keep for about a week.

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RAW Curried Carrot Soup


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Curried Carrot Soup
Light, gluten-free, simple blend it all together recipe.
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
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Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
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Recipe Notes

Blend your ingredients. Place all ingredients in a high speed blender in order.  Blend well until smooth. Serve as is or chilled in the refrigerator for 30 minutes prior to serving.

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