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Gluten-free Sausage/Almond Stuffing

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Gluten-free Sausage/Almond Stuffing
A tasty alternative to traditional stuffing.
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Course side
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Instructions
  1. In a large skillet over medium heat cook the ground pork, chopping finely until cooked through. In a large bowl combine all other ingredients and mix well. Add pork and mix well (with your hands if necessary). Cover and allow to sit for at least one hour for best flavor. Great when made a day ahead!
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Cranberries and Shallots

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Cranberries and Shallots
This is a great alternative to canned cranberry sauce.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20-25 minutes
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people as a side dish
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20-25 minutes
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people as a side dish
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Instructions
  1. Melt coconut oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Stir in cranberries and shallots and cook for about 7 minutes (longer if frozen), stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and add wine, honey, salt and pepper to taste. When the sauce begins to boil, turn to low. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Serve warm.
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Easy Egg Cups

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Easy Egg Cups
Make ahead and reheat for a quick and nutritious egg breakfast in a muffin cup.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Breakfast
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Course Breakfast
Cuisine Breakfast
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Whisk eggs, salt and pepper and your additions together in a medium bowl.
  3. Pour into muffin tins and bake for 30-40 minutes or until muffins have risen and are golden brown and cooked throughout.
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Savory Roasted Root Vegetables

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Savory Roasted Root Vegetables
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people as a side dish
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Place all vegetables in a large roasting pan, sprinkle with rosemary, and drizzle olive oil over all, salt and pepper. Stir well and place in the oven for 20-30 minutes, stirring once or twice.
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Get up and Go Green Smoothie

This smoothie has protein, healthy fats, and lots of great vitamins and nutrients.  It is tasty and refreshing too.

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Get Up and Go Green Smoothie
Packed with protein, healthy fats, and tons of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants, this will surely start your day off right.
Cuisine Smoothies
Prep Time 2 minutes
Passive Time 2-4 minutes, blender
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smoothie
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Cuisine Smoothies
Prep Time 2 minutes
Passive Time 2-4 minutes, blender
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smoothie
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Whir it up in a high-powered blender and enjoy right away.
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Caprese Salad

A perfect summer salad, when the tomatoes in the garden are ripe, the basil is still beautiful and green.  Buy some mozzarella cheese and enjoy a tasty salad mostly from the garden.

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Caprese Salad
Cuisine Salad
Prep Time 20 minutes
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Dressing:
Cuisine Salad
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
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Dressing:
Instructions
  1. Arrange tomato and mozzarella slices on a plate, alternating.
  2. Arrange basil leaves generously throughout the alternated tomato and cheese.
  3. Combine all ingredients for dressing in a small dish and whisk well.
  4. Drizzle dressing over the top of the salad and serve.
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Easy Chicken Stir Fry

Stir fry is a simple way to eat lots of vegetables, with chicken, shrimp, tofu or another protein.

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Easy Chicken Stir Fry
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Chicken
Prep Time 20-30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes or so
Servings
people
Ingredients
Stir Fry
Stir Fry Sauce
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Chicken
Prep Time 20-30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes or so
Servings
people
Ingredients
Stir Fry
Stir Fry Sauce
Instructions
  1. Start some rice on the stove or in a rice cooker.
  2. Heat Coconut oil in a wok or large fry pan. Fry onion and garlic in pan until soft, add chicken or shrimp and cook until almost done.
  3. Add vegetables to pan and cook on medium high heat for several minutes until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  4. Mix the sauce together.
  5. Remove stir-fry from heat and stir in sauce to coat everything lightly.
  6. Serve immediately over rice.
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Dijon Chicken

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Dijon Chicken
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40-60 minutes
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine Chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40-60 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Preheat a large, oven-safe, deep skillet over medium heat and melt the coconut oil. Mix the sauce including the mustard, honey, lemon pepper, apple cider vinegar, and cayenne in a small bowl. Salt and pepper the chicken on both sides and add to pan, browning one side for about 5-7 minutes. Flip the chicken over, cover with sauce, and place in preheated oven. Cook for 40-60 minutes, basting with more sauce frequently. Cook chicken thoroughly and serve.
Recipe Notes

This dish is good with rice and broccoli, or cauli-rice and asparagus. YUM!!

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Gluten Free Energy Bites

Tasty little energy bites for a quick snack.

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Gluten Free Energy Bites
Course Snacks
Cuisine Snack
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Course Snacks
Cuisine Snack
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Instructions
  1. Experiment with any nuts or seeds you can tolerate. Mix all ingredients and roll into balls. Refrigerate and eat as a quick and easy snack on the go.
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Cauliflower Rice w/Cilantro

As a substitute for rice or a starch, try out this great, nutritious version of Cauli-Rice.

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Cauliflower Rice w/Cilantro
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5-7 minutes
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Optional Add-ins
Course side
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5-7 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Optional Add-ins
Instructions
  1. Clean and chop cauliflower florets into large chunks, place in a food processor, add cilantro and use the pulsing feature to chop cauliflower to the approximate size of rice. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt oil and cook onions (if using), then place chopped cauliflower/cilantro in the skillet. Add salt and pepper to taste, and ginger (if using), sauté for 5-7 minutes or until cauliflower begins to become translucent, stirring gently until cooked through.
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