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Kale Chips

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Kale Chips
Kale chips are light and airy and give you the salty crunch you crave. My son polishes off a whole tray of these in one sitting.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat Oven to 400 degrees
  2. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper
  3. Spread kale leaves on the sheet pan and roast in an oven at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes turning halfway through cooking time until crisp.
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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
Servings
servings
Ingredients
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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Jicama and Orange Salad

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Jicama and Orange Salad
Jicama is also known as the yam bean and is commonly found in markets across the USA. It is high in potassium and fiber and has a neutral fresh flavor.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Mexican, Vegan
Prep Time 10
Servings
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Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Mexican, Vegan
Prep Time 10
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Serve chilled.
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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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Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American, Vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 6-8 hours
Servings
servings
Ingredients
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
Servings
Ingredients
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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servings
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Cuisine American
Prep Time 5
Cook Time 20
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  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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Morning Lemon Water Elixer

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Morning Lemon Water Elixer
Drinking this morning lemon water elixer helps to stimulate digestion, balance your body's PH level, remove acid waste from the body and release toxin from the liver. It is also rich in live enzymes and a good source of potassium.
Course Beverages
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
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Ingredients
Course Beverages
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients fresh in a glass. Enjoy first thing upon waking up in the morning.
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