Platanos Maduros Caldenses – Colombian Sweet Plantains

This is a modified version of a very typical dish from the Caldas region of Colombia.  This may seem like a dessert, but it is always served as a side dish and usually accompanied  by rice and meat.  We were feeling a little homesick and had to indulge; yet, still managed to make this dish in…

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Baked Taro Chips

Behold the Baked Taro Chips! We make these anytime we want some sturdy dipping chips.  These are awesome to make ahead of time for guacamole, salsa or a great yogurt dip.  They are hardy and very tasty, easy to make and a must try. Taro root is a great alternative to potato chips but must…

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Cooking with Apples: Apple Butternut Hash

Ingredients for 2-3 servings 1 Butternut Squash, cut into 1/4 inch cubes 1 or 2 Organic Fiji or Pink Lady Apples, cut into 1/4 inch cubes 4 Green Onions, chopped 1 1/2 Tbsp Virgin Coconut Oil 1/2 tsp Saffron 1 tsp Organic Vanilla Extract 1 tsp Fresh Thyme Salt and Pepper to taste Instructions Heat…

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Yuca Frita – Fried Cassava Root

This is one of our favorite after work out treats, which Henry grew up with in Colombia. These are very easy to make, but require a few steps that you cannot skip or mess up. Note: Cassava must be cooked properly to detoxify it before it is eaten. If you soft boil the root, then…

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Tomato Cardamom Shrimp Entree

My dad loves shrimp and does not get them often enough in Austria, so of course one of the first requests was to cook him some. He likes fresh vegetables and herbs, and vine ripe tomatoes. Hmmm…I thought, how do I whip him up something tasty and introduce something new at the same time that…

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Ham Hock Soup

This is one of our favorites, fresh pork hocks boiled with great local fresh veggies into an amazingly hearty soup filled with great nutrition and delicious meat and tasty bone marrow. We both grew up with this powerhouse meal, but since my mom is visiting from Austria, she made these awesome Meat Shop AZ fresh…

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Thai Ground Pork in Coconut Milk

We’d like to provide you with an alternative to ground beef or turkey for a change  – PORK. We love wonderful lean local pork as you know in just about any form.  Please give our Thai inspired dish a try, it’s fast and very easy and super healthy. We served it here with some yellow…

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Bacon Cauliflower

Cauliflower is one of our favorite veggies to eat, not just for its’ delicious taste, but also for its’ amazing nutrition. We love it ground up as a rice substitute, steamed, grilled, sautéed or Austrian style which we’ll share in the near future. Today we thought we’d give you an interesting alternative to the steamed…

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Pork Loin Filets in Free the Animal Reduction

One of my husband’s presents to me…as we are working up to my birthday. I am spoiled and loving it. 🙂 Sauce Ingredients for 2 servings- inspired by Richard Nikoley @ Free The Animal and his recent post — Leangains: The Dietary Approach 1 Cup of Red Wine 2 Cups of Organic Beef Stock – we used…

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Sesame Ginger Bok Choy

This is the other half of the tasty Halibut Cheek recipe that I am sure you’ve been waiting for. Baby Bok Choy is perfect right now and we couldn’t help it but pick up another batch from our favorite produce stand at our local Farmer’s market. It is a very easy dish to make and…

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