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Gluten Free Gingered Chicken with Cashews and mixed Vegetables

njoy this gluten free asian inspired dish. Note the  refreshing change of serving the gingered chicken and vegetables over stir fried kale instead of rice; a great way to add your greens and lower your calories and glycemic load of your meal.  Stir frying the kale, olive oil and salt adds a nice mix with the stir fried chicken and mixed vegetables.  The ginger adds the  great benefit of  anti-inflammatory properties and taste. Ingredients: 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast Sea Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 Tbsp reduced-sodium, gluten free Tamari or Coconut Aminos 3 Tbsp extra-Virgin Olive Oil 1 large bunch kale, stemmed and roughly chopped 2 large carrots, peeled and chopped 1 large bunch of green beans 6 scallions, finely chopped 1 cup roasted cashews   Directions: Mix the...

Gluten Free Black Bean Burgers

Here is something you may want to add to your Fourth of July menu. Its a great alternative to burgers and is not only Gluten free, but also vegan and extremely healthy! I like this recipe because brown rice is used as a binder instead of a highly processed flour. Serve it with a little sliced avocado and sweet potato fries on the side. Ingredients: 4 Servings 1 cup Black Beans, rinsed, drained And mashed 1 cup cooked Brown Rice 1 Clove Garlic, minced 2 Tbsp leeks, finely chopped 2 Tbsp cooked and mashed sweet potato 1 tsp chili powder ½ tsp chili powder ½ tsp dried oregano ½ tsp dried basil or 1 Tbsp fresh ¼ tsp ground cumin 1 tsp sea salt 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 4 GF buns, toasted (optional) Instructions: 1. Mix all ingredients together (beans through salt)...

Turkey Burgers with an Asian Twist

Serve with Brussels Sprouts and Baked Sweet Potatoes Did you know that eating mushrooms everyday reduces a woman’s risk of breast cancer by 64%? This equates to only 10 grams a day or an equivalent of one small button mushroom/day! Want to reduce your chances even more? Then combine eating green vegetables, green tea and mushrooms everyday and you reduce your chance of breast cancer by 89%. Here’s a quick recipe sure to please your palate, but also reduce your risk! Serves: 4 Ingredients: Vegetables 1 lb Brussel Sprouts 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into ¼” thick wedges 1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper Turkey Burgers 1 lb lean ground turkey 4 oz. mushrooms, chopped ½ small onion, minced 1 celery rib, minced 2 Tb finely chopped fresh parsley 1 Tb tamari 1 Tb...

Bora Bora Fireballs

Bora Bora Fireballs Adapted from “Well Fed” by Melissa Joulwan If you are looking for a crowd pleaser, try this recipe! I made this just last week as an appetizer for a party and everyone loved this tasty treat! For added flavor, I included the sweet and spicy apricot ginger sauce that I have included below. Enjoy! Serves 6-8 Makes about 50 meatballs Ingredients 1 ½ Cups shredded coconut ½ tsp plus ½ tsp ¾ tsp plus 1 tsp ground cayenne pepper 1 can crushed pineapple, packed in its own juice 2 Tb coconut aminos 1 ½ tsp dried ginger 3 cloves garlic, minced (about 1 Tb) 3-4 scallions, white and green, very thinly sliced (about ¼ cup) ½ fresh jalapeno , seeds and ribs removed, finely minced (about 2 tsp) 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 2 Lbs ground pork Directions: 1. Preheat...

GF Chicken Parmesan

If you love this Italian classic, then you’ll love this recipe! Not only is it tasty, but its Gluten-Free! Pine nuts replace the usual flour coating, adding a crunchy texture and nutty flavor. If you don’t have Italian seasoning on hand, use dried basil, rosemary or thyme—or a mix of all three! Ingredients: Pasta Sauce: 1-2 Tablespoons olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 large pureed tomato sauce 1 Can tomato paste 1 tsp Italian seasoning (or to taste) 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped   Coating for the Chicken: ½ cup pine nuts, coarsely chopped 1 oz. freshly grated parmesan cheese (1/4 cup) ½ tsp dried Italian seasoning 1 lb chicken breasts 2 oz shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (1/2 cup) (optional) Salt and freshly ground black pepper   To make the pasta sauce: Heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the minced garlic...