Dinner

Pumpkin Chicken Curry

Pumpkin Chicken Curry

Prep Time: 15
Cook Time: 30
Serves: 8

I know I know, you either love or hate pumpkin, and this time of year it’s in everything. To be honest, there’s a time and place for pumpkin and I promise you this just might be it. This hearty and comforting curry is topped over coconut low carb rice and yes that's a thing. This recipe is so flavorful and on the table in less than 30 minutes and leftovers are that much better.

Simple Holiday Kale Salad with Pomegranate Seeds

Simple Holiday Kale Salad with Pomegranate Seeds

It takes some serious effort to eat a pomegranate, so most think, but either way the rewards are are worth it. In addition to providing a high level of antioxidants, remember antioxidants remove free radicals which are the bad guys causing inflammation. This fabulous fruit has small seeds that add a singular crunch and sweet, but sour tang to whatever dishes they make their way onto. 

Valentines Dinner Menu + Hangover free VINO

We are just a couple days away from the day that celebrated LOVE. What a better way to celebrate love then with healthy, delicious food. I have created a full menu plus recipes  so you can cook and enjoy at home. Each recipe is nutrient packed, but still feels like you are splurging on this special day.

 Can't wait to hear how you like it!


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Dry Farm Wines curates only the highest quality natural wines from small, organic family farms that meet strict standards. So much of today's commercialized and processed wines have loads of sugars, molds, toxins and added preservatives.

 Have you ever had 1 or 2 glasses of wine and felt  horrible the next day? maybe a headache, brain fog, or nauseous,? Well, so many hidden things are in that bottle that most people are unaware of! When I indulge in my Dry Farm wine, I never feel hungover the next day! I think I am very sensitive to sugars and mold. 

BUY some wines today to step up your health game, you will thank me! Sending you lots of love. 

Grilled Romaine Salad

I always ate a version of grilled romaine out at restaurants and loved it. It's probably even better on the BBQ, but it was cold out so I just used my cast iron. This would be a great dish to serve for a dinner party as well.

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Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 1 head of romaine, sliced in half crosswise
  • avocado spray (I use Chosen foods)

Dressing:

  • 6 tbsp cold pressed olive oil (I used 23 Degrees check them out) 
  • 1 tbsp stone ground mustard
  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  • Option- top with capers, fresh parmesan, or red pepper flakes

Whisk all dressing ingredients until smooth. Top grilled romaine before serving.

Directions:

Heat cast iron to medium-high heat. Spray avocado oil in pan, place romaine in pan, grill for about 2-3 minutes each side. You could also do this on BBQ!

Add dressing, and optional toppings.

 

 

Superfood "Chili"

I am so excited to share this hearty recipe with you because it turned out amazing. We ended up eating the leftovers for dinner the next day and now looking back I should have poached an egg on top! This recipe is very nutrient filled, with robust flavors it is very satisfying for those cold winter days, I can't wait to make it on my next snow trip! I also made GF cornbread, GMO free of course, with lots of butter, recipe is still in the works, a little dry. 

Takes about 45 minutes total

Serves 6

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 strips bacon

  • 1/2 white onion

  • 1 lb grass-fed ground beef

  • 1 small zucchini, cubes

  • 8-10 crimini mushrooms

  • 1 jalepeno, thinly chopped

  • 1 large can organic stewed tomatoes

  • 2 cups bone broth

  • 1 can organic white Tuscan beans

  • 1 tsp paprika

  • 1 tsp cumin

  • 1 tsp chili powder

  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper

  • 1 tsp turmeric

  • Pepper and Himaylean salt to taste

  • 1 tsp Root and Bones Chaga (use code TVW for discount)

  • Raw cheddar cheese (shredded to top)

  • Chives, cilantro or micrograms to top

METHOD:

Cook bacon in the pot you will make your soup in. Cook bacon until crispy, remove to a plate. In oil from bacon, sauté onions until translucent 2-3 minutes. Add ground beef and spices and cook until browned. Add mushrooms, zucchini, tomatoes,  jalapeños, broth, and cook for about 20-25 minutes at med- low temperature.

Add beans (I do not like to cook precooked beans too long or they get mushy) and then if you are using superfood see note below.

**Add Four Sigmatic mushroom powder about 5 minutes before serving, make sure heat remains at low temperature so you do not cook out the nutrients! USE CODE TVW2017 for a discount.

Top with greens, cheese, a dollop of Greek yogurt or nothing at all.

Wild Salmon With Lemon

Serves 2

Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  1. 2 pieces of 5-ounce wild salmon fillets
  2. ¼ cup cold pressed olive oil
  3. ½ cup herbs of choice, chopped (spring thyme, rosemary, parsley, chives)
  4. 3 Meyer lemons, sliced in rounds
  5. Sea salt to taste

 

Instructions:

1.     Make sure salmon is brought to room temperature.

2.     Coat salmon with organic olive oil, herbs and lemon slices evenly.

3.     Place salmon in glass pan with mixture and bake in oven for 250 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until just tender to touch.

4.     Remove salmon and place on a plate, top salmon with extra lemon slices to serve.