Course: Lunch

Kale Cranberry Salad

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Kale Cranberry Salad
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Prep Time 15 minutes
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  • 1/2 bunch Fresh kale
  • 1/2 fresh lemon
  • 1/2 tbsp Walnut oil
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp local honey
  • 1/2 tsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/2 tsp salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese optional
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1/2 bunch Fresh kale
  • 1/2 fresh lemon
  • 1/2 tbsp Walnut oil
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp local honey
  • 1/2 tsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/2 tsp salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese optional
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  1. Wash kale and tear leaves into bite sized pieces. Place in large bowl.
  2. For the dressing, squeeze juice from lemon into a small bowl. Add oils, honey, thyme and salt. Whisk until mixed well.
  3. Drizzle dressing over kale. Massage dressing into kale with hands to soften the leaves.
  4. Add cranberries, walnuts and feta cheese. Toss well and serve.

Coconut Red Bean Soup

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Coconut Red Bean Soup
A delicious simple soup inspired by a national dish of Tanzania in Africa. This dish is traditionally served with Ugali, a corn flour porridge and also delicious served with bread and salad!
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
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  • 1 15 1/2 oz can red beans, drained and rinsed or 3/4 c. dry beans, cooked
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 small onion chopped
  • 1/2 green pepper chopped
  • 1/2 tsp curry powder
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes canned if not in season
  • 1/2 tsp salt optional
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweeetened coconut milk
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 15 1/2 oz can red beans, drained and rinsed or 3/4 c. dry beans, cooked
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 small onion chopped
  • 1/2 green pepper chopped
  • 1/2 tsp curry powder
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes canned if not in season
  • 1/2 tsp salt optional
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweeetened coconut milk
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Instructions
  1. If using dried beans, soak in large bowl, covered with 2-3 inches of water overnight. Drain, place in pot, cover with fresh water and bring to boil. Reduce heat to simmer, stirring occasionally until desired tenderness is reached, for 1-2 hours.
  2. In a pot or large skillet, heat oil on medium high and sautee onions and peppers for 2 minutes until soft.
  3. Stir in spices and tomatoes, cooking for another 2 minutes.
  4. Add beans and coconut milk. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

Apple Walnut Salad

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Apple Walnut Salad
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Prep Time 20 minutes
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Vinaigrette Dressing
  • 1/4 cup Walnut oil
  • 2 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp honey
Salad
  • 1 head red leaf lettuce leaves washed and dried
  • 1 Granny Smith apple medium, thinly sliced
  • 1 Gala apple medium, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup red onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup walnuts toasted and broken into pieces
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese crumbled
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley leaves
Prep Time 20 minutes
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Ingredients
Vinaigrette Dressing
  • 1/4 cup Walnut oil
  • 2 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp honey
Salad
  • 1 head red leaf lettuce leaves washed and dried
  • 1 Granny Smith apple medium, thinly sliced
  • 1 Gala apple medium, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup red onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup walnuts toasted and broken into pieces
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese crumbled
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley leaves
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Instructions
  1. Combine the 4 dressing ingredients and whisk until blended. Add salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  2. On a large plate or platter, layer lettuce and apples onto the platter. Sprinkle onion, walnuts, cheese, cranberries and parsley on top.
  3. Drizzle dressing over the salad and serve immediately.

Spinach (or any other) Pizza

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Spinach (or any other) Pizza
You can use whatever you have on hand to make a pizza. Easy and delicious
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12-15 minutes
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  • 12 inch Premade pizza crust preferably whole grain
  • 1/2 cup Premade pizza sauce
  • 2 cups baby spinach fresh
  • 5 medium Mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup black olives sliced
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded (or any Italian cheese)
  • 1 tsp red pepper crushed
  • 1 tsp Oregano or Italian spice mixture
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12-15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 12 inch Premade pizza crust preferably whole grain
  • 1/2 cup Premade pizza sauce
  • 2 cups baby spinach fresh
  • 5 medium Mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup black olives sliced
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded (or any Italian cheese)
  • 1 tsp red pepper crushed
  • 1 tsp Oregano or Italian spice mixture
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Sautee onions in 2 tsp olive oil, over medium high heat, till translucent. Add sliced mushrooms and sauté another 2 minutes. Add spinach and sauté till limp.
  3. Brush 1 tsp oil on pizza crust. Spread pizza sauce over crust, then vegetable mixture, spices and top with cheese. Bake for 1—12 minutes, until edges of crust are browned and cheese is melted.

Breakfast Egg Muffins

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Breakfast Egg Muffins
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  • 12 large egg
Mix-ins of choice:
  • Veggies like spinach, mushrooms, onions, and tomatoes
  • cheese strong like extra sharp cheddar or parmesan
  • Meat like turkey sausage, turkey bacon (for the carnivores)
  • Herbs like chives, parsley, basil, etc.
  • hot sauce to taste
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
Servings
Ingredients
  • 12 large egg
Mix-ins of choice:
  • Veggies like spinach, mushrooms, onions, and tomatoes
  • cheese strong like extra sharp cheddar or parmesan
  • Meat like turkey sausage, turkey bacon (for the carnivores)
  • Herbs like chives, parsley, basil, etc.
  • hot sauce to taste
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
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Prep
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a regular size muffin tin with a nonstick spray or olive oil. Roughly chop up mix-ins into small pieces (tip: a pizza cutter works great for this task, and a little of the cheese will go a long way).
Mix
  1. Whisk eggs in a medium size bowl; add all mix-ins and whisk again to evenly incorporate. Pour into muffin tin, filling each of the cups approximately half way.
Bake
  1. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until eggs are set in the middle.
Cool
  1. Remove from oven and use a spoon to gently dislodge muffins from the tin.
  2. Allow to cool on a cooling rack for at least a minute before serving, with a little salt and pepper to taste!

Mason Jar Veggie Salad

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Mason Jar Veggie Salad
Feel free to add any veggies you like! If you want to add salad greens use a larger mason jar. You can also add other proteins such as cheese, boiled egg, chicken.
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  • 1 15 oz can garbanzo beans rinsed and drained
  • 24 grape tomatoes cut in half
  • 4 small cucumbers sliced
  • 4 small sweet peppers sliced
  • 1 small bunch Broccoli cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 small bunch Cauliflower cut into bite size pieces
  • 4 16 ounce mason jars
  • 4 tbsp vinaigrette dressing optional
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 15 oz can garbanzo beans rinsed and drained
  • 24 grape tomatoes cut in half
  • 4 small cucumbers sliced
  • 4 small sweet peppers sliced
  • 1 small bunch Broccoli cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 small bunch Cauliflower cut into bite size pieces
  • 4 16 ounce mason jars
  • 4 tbsp vinaigrette dressing optional
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Instructions
  1. Wash and dry all the jars. In the bottom of each jar, place 1Tbs. dressing.
  2. Add 1/4 can of beans to each jar. Layer into each jar 6 grape tomatoes, 1 cucumber, 1 pepper, 1/4 broccoli and cauliflower
  3. Screw on the top and place in the fridge. Good for 4-5 days.

Cucumber & Tomato Salad

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Cucumber & Tomato Salad
Choose garden fresh ingredients for this classic summer salad.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
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Salad
  • 2 cups cucumbers sliced
  • 2 cups tomatoes cut into 8 wedges
  • 1/4 cups basil chopped
Marinade
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp white balsamic vinegar (or your favorite vinegar)
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 tsp Ground black pepper
Optional
  • 1/4 tsp salt
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Salad
  • 2 cups cucumbers sliced
  • 2 cups tomatoes cut into 8 wedges
  • 1/4 cups basil chopped
Marinade
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp white balsamic vinegar (or your favorite vinegar)
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 tsp Ground black pepper
Optional
  • 1/4 tsp salt
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Instructions
Salad
  1. Toss the sliced cumbers, tomatoes and basil together in a bowl.
Marinade
  1. Whisk oil, vinegar, garlic and pepper together. Add to salad and toss. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Optional
  1. Sprinkle with a finishing salt (or any salt) and toss.

Tuscan Stuffed Mushrooms

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Tuscan Stuffed Mushrooms
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  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 40 medium white mushrooms fresh, cleaned, and stems removed
  • 40 small basil leaves
  • 3/4 cup bruschetta
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 40 medium white mushrooms fresh, cleaned, and stems removed
  • 40 small basil leaves
  • 3/4 cup bruschetta
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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease large baking sheet.
  2. Combine bruschetta and cheese in medium bowl. Fill each mushroom with mixture and place on baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes. Transfer mushrooms to serving platter and top with basil.

Open Face Veggie Sandwich

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Open Face Veggie Sandwich
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  • 4 4-inch (small) whole grain tortillas or flat bread
  • 1 medium squash (or two small) thinly sliced.
  • 8 large kale leaves torn into bite sized pieces
  • 4 tbsp Asiago cheese grated
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp herb fresh, chopped
  • 1 tbsp white wine
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp butter
  • Pepper
Servings
Ingredients
  • 4 4-inch (small) whole grain tortillas or flat bread
  • 1 medium squash (or two small) thinly sliced.
  • 8 large kale leaves torn into bite sized pieces
  • 4 tbsp Asiago cheese grated
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp herb fresh, chopped
  • 1 tbsp white wine
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp butter
  • Pepper
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  1. Heat 1 tsp oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add squash in a single layer and brown (about 2 mins). Flip squash to brown other side and sprinkle herbs. (To reduce fat, roast the squash) Cook another 2 mins until browned.
  2. Remove squash, add a tsp oil and place kale, garlic and pepper in pan. Toss until the kale is coated with oil, reduce heat to low.
  3. Add wine and water, toss, cover and cook for 5 mins or more to desired consistency. Remove kale, turn heat to medium.
  4. Add bread, brown for about a min. Flip bread. Turn heat off, but leave the pan on the burner.
  5. Place a layer of squash on the bread, ¼ of the kale to each and a tbsp of cheese.
  6. Cover and leave until cheese is melted. Yummm!!

Veggie Kabobs

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Veggie Kabobs
This recipe can easily be modified to include meat by adding marinated beef or chicken cubes.
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  • 1 cup tomatoes chopped into chunks
  • 1 green bell pepper cut into chunks
  • 1 red onion cut into chunks
  • 2 squashes sliced into thick rounds
  • For the Marinade
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic pressed
  • 1 juiced lemon
  • 1 tbsp Oregano chopped
  • 1 tbsp basil chopped
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 cup tomatoes chopped into chunks
  • 1 green bell pepper cut into chunks
  • 1 red onion cut into chunks
  • 2 squashes sliced into thick rounds
  • For the Marinade
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic pressed
  • 1 juiced lemon
  • 1 tbsp Oregano chopped
  • 1 tbsp basil chopped
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, oregano and basil; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Thread tomatoes, bell peppers, onion and squash onto skewers. Place skewers onto a baking sheet. Brush olive oil mixture onto the skewers and let sit for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Place into oven and roast until tender, about 10-12 minutes.*
  5. Serve immediately.
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