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Friday, August 16th, 2013 - Carol Graham

Nothing screams “Super Bowl” like a huge pot of chili. I have made many chili recipes, each one different than the last. This one, however, will be made again without modification. I wouldn’t normally incorporate peanut butter into my chili but apparently there is a widespread tradition amongst some people to always serve peanut butter with chili, either on the side with crackers or as peanut butter sandwiches, so I thought why not? This is the best chili I have made, but is it because of the peanut butter? Perhaps, but I think it’s a culmination of all the ingredients I threw in. In fact, my favorite ingredient was the hominy, an ingredient I’ve never cooked with before. This is perfect for Super Bowl Sunday or any Sunday for that matter.

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Friday, August 2nd, 2013 - Carol Graham

I feel like this is a double recipe, as the sloppy joe filling/topping would taste great served in some many other ways. It has a hefty dose of veggies and just the right balance of sweet and tangy. I decided to stuff it into twice-baked sweet potatoes for fun, and loved the result.

You can use any type of pepper and ground protein; I went with turkey and green pepper. I kept the seasoning of the sloppy joe mixture pretty tame, then amped it up when I mixed it in with the sweet potato flesh. You can certainly add a little more kick to the meat itself, if desired.

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Friday, July 26th, 2013 - Carol Graham

Yields 16 pieces

For the Crust:
Cooking spray
1 1/2 C almond meal/flour
3 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
2 Tbsp honey

For the Filling:
2 (8oz) blocks 1/3-less fat free cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 Tbsp. matcha (green tea powder)

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Friday, June 28th, 2013 - Carol Graham

Ingredients
• 2 large shallots, peeled, quartered
• salt and pepper
• 1 1/2 pounds brussels sprouts, outer leaves removed, trimmed, halved
• 1-2 tablespoons juice from jarred dill pickles or lemon juice
• 1 tablespoon ghee, divided
• 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
• salt
• pepper

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Friday, June 21st, 2013 - Carol Graham

Ingredients
• 1/3 c. coconut flour, sifted
• 1 tbsp. cocoa powder
• 1/2 tsp. baking soda
• 1/2 tsp. baking powder
• 1 tbsp tapioca starch or arrowroot
• 2/3 c. almond butter
• 1 c. almond milk (I used Unsweetened Chocolate)

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Friday, June 7th, 2013 - Carol Graham

Ingredients
• 2 cups roasted unsalted sunflower seeds
• 3 tablespoons macadamia nut oil
• 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
• Food processor or other high speed blender

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Friday, May 31st, 2013 - Carol Graham

Today’s healthy appetizer is Paleo hummus! Made with zucchini, not garbanzo beans (since they are not Paleo approved), which makes it lower caloric and easier to digest. Oh, they joy of finding ways to make trendy (high caloric) dishes, healthy and Paleo friendly!

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Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 - Carol Graham

makes 2 servings

2 cups cooked chicken breast, shredded or minced
1/4 cup homemade mayonnaise, or more to taste
1/4 cup red onion, minced
1 stalk celery, minced
1/4 pecans or walnuts, minced
1-2 Tablespoons unsweetened dried cranberries, minced
2 teaspoons lemon juice
Salt and pepper, to taste

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Friday, April 26th, 2013 - Carol Graham


Ingredients

6 large carrots
2 tablespoons olive oil
½ teaspoon celtic sea salt

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Friday, April 19th, 2013 - Carol Graham

Coleslaw is often a combination of limp cabbage covered with heavy mayonnaise dressing, but in this version we used hearty kale and crunchy apples to make a delicious, healthy substitute. Tossed with a sweet-tart dressing made with honey, vinegar, poppy seeds, Dijon mustard, and red onion, this untraditional coleslaw doesn’t wilt into a soggy mess, and it’s right at home served with barbecued ribs or fried chicken.
What to buy: If you’d like a tart contrast to the sweet poppy seed dressing, choose all Granny Smith apples for the slaw, but if you prefer sweeter flavors, choose all Fuji apples. We liked the salad best with one of each.
Game plan: This salad can be made up to 1 day in advance and stored in the refrigerator.

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