Primal Gazpacho Nieto

As some of you know, we were fortunate enough to have our wonderful family from Spain visiting for most of the past month.  Henry’s cousin Luis Humberto and wife Marta spent some wonderful times with us at the pool, the lake, and the mountains…  They also shared some amazing traditional Spanish and Catalan dishes with…

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Sardine Pear & Strawberry Salad

Sardines are the hidden gems of nutrition that many may not know about.  Our typical lunch consists of a salad like the one featured today or a less fancy as in straight up with a little avocado. Sardines are packed with nutrients and protein, which provides our bodies with important amino acids. We use amino…

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Paleo Cole Slaw & Mayo

If you are like us, you always look for healthy alternatives, such as homemade mayonnaise and fresh homemade cole slaw. Nutty Kitchen Paleo Mayo 1 large egg 1 tsp organic dijon mustard 1/3 tsp Celtic Sea Salt 1 Tbsp Coconut Vinegar Mix all the ingredients above using hand blender first… Then slowly add oil below…

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Not just another salad dressing! Jo’s Almond Butter Salad Dressing

If you pick up any salad dressing bottle in the store and read the ingredients, you’ll probably never want to pour that stuff over your salads again. Even the organic “good for you” kinds will have possible food colorings, canola and soy oils or even more harmful hydrogenated oils, xanthan gum, and juice concentrates.   That…

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10 minute dinner: Grass-fed Grilled Flank Steak

We understand that you don’t always have time to prepare a killer marinade. Although marinated skirt or flank steak is so much more tender, it’s not always in the best interest of time. If you want to eat well, fairly inexpensive and quickly, you can do so by making some grilled flank steak tonight. We…

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Conventional Chip Alternatives

Are you thinking of having a few friends over? Or perhaps you’re throwing a birthday party? Well it’s always important to serve foods that inspire, but that are also healthy and very easy to make.  For those of you that haven’t seen my BIGOVEN posts yesterday on Sweet Potato Thick Chips and Kale Chips, I…

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Looking for a lunch alternative? Butternut Squash Soup

Let’s face it, salads are great and we eat them all the time. But once in a while we welcome an alternative. So with that said, let us share our Butternut Squash Soup with you. You can easily make this in advance and have it at work or as a dinner.  We just made this…

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The Power of Fennel

Time to introduce you to another fantastic veggie. Fennel Fennel has been used in Europe and especially in the Mediterranean for a very long time. It is far more widespread now, but many people still don’t consume this powerful vegetable because they either don’t know how to prepare it or just aren’t aware of it. We…

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It’s Grillin’ Season: Henry’s Spicy Chimichurri

Husband, you have outdone yourself with this one. I came home from yoga last night to his latest invention:  Henry’s Spicy Chimichurri, along with some grass-fed steaks on the grill and an amazing salad! Wow, I am a lucky gal 🙂  So I thought that you’d like to try some yourself.  (I even put some…

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Start your weekend with a healthy lunch!

Raspberry Walnut Mixed Greens! This simple antioxidant berry salad will help you stay fit, but also kick off your weekend to a healthy start.  Enjoy it anytime for lunch or dinner. Ingredients 4 cups Mixed greens 1/4 cup Raspberries 1/8 cup Walnuts broken 1 small jalapeno pepper chopped 1 pinch Sea salt to taste 1…

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