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watermelon popsicles 710x1024 Make Your Own Healthy, Delicious Watermelon Popsicles At Home

From June until September, we have a stockpile of fresh fruit in our house. If you come into the kitchen, you’ll see huge bowls of washed fruit ready on the counters or in the fridge for a fast, healthy snack: Grapes, grapefruit, bananas, nectarines and especially the spectacular watermelons from my local farmers market. When I ...

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organic mac n cheese 150x150 Creamy, Homemade Organic Mac N Cheese Recipe

I don't know about you, but my kids absolutely love macaroni and cheese. But I'm not a fan of the boxed versions because they are either completely unhealthy, or the organic versions are just way too expensive for my thrifty budget. I love making macaroni and cheese from scratch because it's easy to make, easy ...

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big bang green juice 150x150 Big Bang Green Juice Recipe

I'm on another one of my juice cleanses now, and I just love me some green juices! I notice the same pattern with anyone that starts out with juicing: You start out wanting all the sweet juices, because the other ones make you gag. But once you've been on a cleanse for several days, you're ...

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Organic Chicken Chili Recipe 150x150 Organic Chicken Chili Recipe

While we're waiting on spring to be sprung, let's savor the flavor of winter with this delicious organic chicken chili recipe.  Snowy weather watch out!

Organic Chicken Chili Recipe

Ingredients

  • (Remember to choose organic whenever possible.)
  • olive oil
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 large onion, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery, chopped
  • 8 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 1.5 lbs boneless, skinless, chicken thighs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon Better Than Boullion Chicken Stock Base
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup cooked corn kernels, no liquid
  • 1 cup cooked black beans, no liquid
  • Kirkland No Salt Organic Seasoning
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 3 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 drops liquid smoke

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, heat the oil.
  2. Add peppers, onion, celery, garlic, and chicken.
  3. Toss gently to coat with oil. Saute until chicken is lightly browned on the outside.
  4. Add water and chicken base. Stir to dissolve the base.
  5. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  6. Cover and cook 10 minutes until chicken is thoroughly cooked.
  7. Add mixture slowly to a heat-safe blender and pulse until there are no large chunks remaining.
  8. Return to pot.
  9. Repeat the blender pulsing in increments until all of the mixture has been chopped/pureed.
  10. Add tomatoes to blender and puree.
  11. Add tomatoes to the pot and return to medium low heat.
  12. Stir in all remaining ingredients and bring to a simmer.
  13. Simmer for 1-2 hours stirring occasionally.
  14. Add salt and pepper to taste.
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Tips: Use organic ingredients in this wonderful chili.  We got most of our ingredients from Costco.  They have big savings on many organic products. We barely cut up the veggies that are sauteed ...

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Easy Organic Quinoa Vegetable Dish Recipe Main 150x150 Easy Organic Quinoa Vegetable Dish Recipe

This easy organic quinoa vegetable dish is filling, nutritious, and best of all...thrifty!  I use all my favorite seasonal veggies to pack this dish with iron, vitamins, minerals, and protein.

Easy Organic Quinoa

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil (divided)
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons Better Than Bouillon Organic Vegetable Broth Base
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • bell pepper, diced (1/3 orange, red, and yellow bell pepper)
  • 2 cups kale, chopped
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Rinse quinoa in a fine mesh strainer. Drain well.
  2. In pan, heat 1 tablespoon coconut oil over medium heat.
  3. Add quinoa and cook in coconut oil until all water from the rinse is evaporated.
  4. Add 2 cups water and bouillon base.
  5. Bring to a boil.
  6. Cover and reduce heat to medium-low.
  7. Boil covered for 15 minutes.
  8. Remove from heat and let sit covered an additional 5 minutes.
  9. While the quinoa finishes, saute the garlic and all the vegetables in 2 tablespoons coconut oil.
  10. After the 5 minute rest, fluff the quinoa and stir in the vegetable saute mixture.
  11. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  12. Enjoy!
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Nutritional Highlights This recipe is loaded with protein.  On top of that, the amino acids in this recipe provide a full and complete spectrum for near-perfect protein ...

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blueberry beet juice seasonal eating main 150x150 Blueberry Beet Juice Recipe   Seasonal Eating

Seasonal eating is a great way to take advantage of fresh produce at low prices.  This Blueberry Beet Juice Recipe is a sweet treat and a refreshing way to fit those precious seasonal fruits and vegetables into your daily diet.

Blueberry Beet Juice Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 large beet
  • 4 medium carrots
  • 2 medium Granny Smith apples
  • 1/2 cup blueberries

Instructions

  1. Juice and enjoy!
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homemade vanilla extract 150x150 15 Ways to Use Homemade Vanilla

If you made vanilla extract for the holidays, hopefully you kept a little for yourself.  We've compiled a great list of 15 ways to use homemade vanilla extract.  Which will you try first? Beverage Recipes Morning Breakfast Drink - Packed with protein and good carbs, what a great way to start your day!   Pumpkin Pie Smoothie - Five ingredients that blend ...

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Homemade Whole Grain Pancake Squares Recipe Main 150x150 Homemade Whole Grain Pancake Squares Recipe

I want my family to get good nutrition at every meal, but it's a struggle to feed everyone healthily when breakfast comes so early every day.  This Homemade Whole Grain Pancake Squares recipe delivers a hearty meal packed with good fats and great nutrition in under 30 minutes.

Homemade Whole Grain Pancake Squares Recipe

serves 10 - 12

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons organic sucanat or coconut palm sugar
  • 1 cup organic whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup organic brown rice flour
  • 1/4 cup organic ground flax seed
  • 4 teaspoons aluminum-free baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons organic ground cinnamon
  • 1-1/2 cups organic milk (or milk substitute)
  • 1/4 cup organic coconut oil
  • 2 organic eggs
  • 1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
  • 1 large organic Granny Smith apple, cored and chopped
  • 1 cup organic nuts (pecans or walnuts are best)
  • 1/2 cup organic maple syrup (any grade will work)

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease 9X13 pan with coconut oil.
  3. Combine sugar, flour, flax seed, baking powder salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl. Set aside.
  4. Warm milk and coconut oil in a small pan or microwaveable cup until coconut oil is just melted.
  5. Combine milk mixture, eggs, and vanilla into the flour mixture. Stir just until moistened.
  6. Add apple and stir a few times to integrate.
  7. Pour mixture into prepared 9X13 pan.
  8. Sprinkle nuts over the top.
  9. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
  10. Pour maple syrup over the entire pan.
  11. Serve warm.
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