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Posts from the ‘Recipes’ Category

29
Oct

Recipe: Marinated Artichoke Hearts on Romaine

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The artichoke is an edible flower bud from the Mediterranean. It’s been consumed for its medicinal qualities and health benefits since ancient times. They may not have known why it was good for them, but thanks to modern science, we do!

Not only do artichokes bind to the “bad” or LDL cholesterol in the intestines, preventing it from being absorbed, but it also helps your body get rid of existing cholesterol. Thus, lowering the total cholesterol levels in the blood.

Artichokes are also full of antioxidants and minerals like copper, calcium, iron, manganese, phosphorus and potassium. Potassium helps control the heart rate and blood pressure by countering effects of sodium. So, as it turns out, artichoke hearts are good for your heart! Read More…

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24
Sep

Recipe: Beef Bone Broth

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Just like with our chicken bone broth recipe, beef bone broth is something you should incorporate into your regular diet. And if you didn’t know, the main differences between bone broth and regular stock are the ingredients and simmer times.

Bone broth uses the parts of the animals that are usually thrown away, such as the bones, marrow, and joints. These animal parts are jam-packed with a protein called collagen, however, the only way to extract these nutrients is with a long cooking process.

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19
Sep

Recipe: Beef Bone Broth

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Just like with our chicken bone broth recipe, beef bone broth is something you should incorporate into your regular diet. And if you didn’t know, the main differences between bone broth and regular stock are the ingredients and simmer times.

Bone broth uses the parts of the animals that are usually thrown away, such as the bones, marrow, and joints. These animal parts are jam-packed with a protein called collagen, however, the only way to extract these nutrients is with a long cooking process.

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30
Aug

Recipe: Southwest Bison Tacos

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Bison meat is naturally flavorful and tender. It has a lot more flavor than beef that makes for a great taco with pico de gallo salsa!

Bison spend their lives on grass and not in feedlots. Bison farmers have made a commitment to not using drugs, antibiotics, nitrates or chemicals on their animals. These are important factors to consider when choosing your meat. Plus, bison is three times higher in iron than pork or chicken. Once you give it a try, I know you’ll be hooked!

There is something about bison meat that makes tacos much more flavorful than beef. It might be because it is leaner than beef. I don’t know but they were addicting. The great blend of meat, seasoning, fresh veggies, sharp cheese, and the salsas were so wonderful.

Tacos are great because of their versatility. I’ve listed my favorite ingredients here, but by all means, make it your own! Read More…

31
Jul

Recipe: Cherry Tomato Salad

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Tomatoes are not only a fruit but also a berry since they’re formed from a single ovary. And the French sometimes refer to the tomato as pomme d’amour, meaning “love apple,” and why wouldn’t they? Ovaries make a great salad!

These versatile fruits are an excellent source of vitamin C, biotin, molybdenum, and vitamin K. They are also a very good source of copper, potassium, manganese, dietary fiber, vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene), vitamin B6, folate, niacin, vitamin E, and phosphorus.

Let’s not forget that tomatoes are widely known for their outstanding antioxidant content, including, of course, their rich concentration of lycopene. The lycopene in tomatoes play a special role in bone health and fighting off osteoporosis.  Read More...

19
Jul

Recipe: Roasted Fennel And Blood Orange Salad

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Fennel and blood oranges go together like peas and carrots!! But so much tastier! Their exotic, unique flavors combine so well in this dish. It’s a show stopper for sure! This ‘salad’ contains raw and roasted fennel, which sweetens its amazing licorice flavor.  

I just love fennel. It grows wild along the trails I hike in Malibu. I want to pick it and eat its licorice goodness! Fennel is crunchy and slightly sweet, adding a refreshing contribution to your palate. Be sure to add this to your farmer’s market basket from the autumn through early spring when it is at its nutrient dense best.

Fennel’s bulbs, stalks, leaves and seeds are all edible. Fennel is closely related to parsley, carrots, dill and coriander. Like many of its fellow spices, fennel possesses some unique phytonutrients—including the flavonoids rutin, quercitin, and various kaempferol glycosides—that give it strong antioxidant activity. Healthy and delish! Read More…

19
Jul

Recipe: Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Bacon

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There is nothing better than a Brussels sprout seasoned with BACON. The flavors work brilliantly together. Brussels sprouts kill more cancer cells than any other crucifer. So, let’s cook them and eat up!

Brussels sprouts are some of the most nutritious crucifers you can eat. Not surprisingly, the more nutritious a veggie is, the more bitter compounds it contains. And Brussels sprouts have some of the most bitter compounds within their innocent looking heads. However, if Brussels sprouts are fresh, they are sweet and delicious. It’s only when they sit around too long that they become more and more bitter.

You want to be sure you get the freshest brussels sprouts possible. I like to buy them on the stalk. Heck, you can even roast them on the stalk! Those cute little sprouts begin the road down bitter lane the minute they are harvested. Read More…

22
May

Recipe: Bison And Kidney Bean Chili

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I’m from Texas, so chili is one of my favorite stews to make. I pride myself on being a chili expert. Why not make it with some grass fed bison? 

The granddaddy of this Tex-Mex dish, chili con carne, is thought to have originated in the 1800s along the Texas cattle trails. Range cooks would commonly prepare a pot of fresh beef and wild-grown seasonings for the cowhands. Before long, the popularity of this spicy stew spread like cheese on a hot burrito throughout the trail towns. It’s even said that Frank and Jesse James would stop to eat a bowl before pulling their next bank job.

Texans obviously take their chili seriously, and opinions vary widely on what makes a perfect bowl of “red”–a common nickname for the meaty dish. Some add a variety of meats including pork, while others insist on beef. Many use commercial seasonings and powders for convenience, but purists grind their own chile peppers. Ground buffalo, also known as bison, is a great alternative to ground beef because it has a rich, delectable flavor.

True Texas classic chili doesn’t include beans so you can skip the beans (and the gas) if they don’t work for you.

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21
May

Recipe: Salmon With Mango Salsa

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This salmon with mango salsa recipe is healthy and delicious, simple to make and one of my favorite meals. It combines mango and avocado salsa with wild salmon for protein and omega-3, monounsaturaed fats and high vitamin arugula into an highly nutritious meal.

Wild salmon will have more omega-3 than regular farmed salmon. Buyer beware: farmed salmon can even be dyed pink because of the poor nutritional quality of the fish and their GMO grain feed.

Even though contamination with mercury, pesticides, and other pollutants has become a widespread problem in salmon habitats, there are still salmon habitats that pose relatively low risk. The lowest risk category for wild-caught salmon are Alaskan salmon. Alaskan chum, sockeye, coho, pink, and chinook salmon have all been evaluated for contaminant consumption risk involving dioxins, dioxin-like compounds and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and have been found to be the lowest risk category of wild-caught salmon. This lower contamination risk amongst all wild-caught salmon is one of the reasons I recommend wild-caught Alaskan salmon.

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17
May

Recipe: Salmon With Mango Salsa

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This salmon with mango salsa recipe is healthy and delicious, simple to make and one of my favorite meals. It combines mango and avocado salsa with wild salmon for protein and omega-3, monounsaturaed fats and high vitamin arugula into an highly nutritious meal.

Wild salmon will have more omega-3 than regular farmed salmon. Buyer beware: farmed salmon can even be dyed pink because of the poor nutritional quality of the fish and their GMO grain feed.

Even though contamination with mercury, pesticides, and other pollutants has become a widespread problem in salmon habitats, there are still salmon habitats that pose relatively low risk. The lowest risk category for wild-caught salmon are Alaskan salmon. Alaskan chum, sockeye, coho, pink, and chinook salmon have all been evaluated for contaminant consumption risk involving dioxins, dioxin-like compounds and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and have been found to be the lowest risk category of wild-caught salmon. This lower contamination risk amongst all wild-caught salmon is one of the reasons I recommend wild-caught Alaskan salmon.

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