Recipes

Shrimp with Spicy Lime and Basil 

Shrimp with Spicy Lime and Basil  Serves 6  36 shrimp (medium to large, shells removed, tails may be left on), or 6 per person 1/2 cup tablespoons olive oil 1 bell pepper (red or yellow) chopped into bite-size strips 1 onion (small), chopped or cut into thin wedges 1 cup white wine 1 cup coconut milk 1/2 […]

Carrot Mint Salad

(Serves 6) 1.5 lb. bunched carrots with fresh green tops 1 cup shredded Savoy cabbage 4 green onions, white and light green parts, thinly sliced 1/4 cup shredded fresh mint leaves 1/2 cup chopped roasted, unsalted peanuts 1/2 cup fresh lime juice 4 Tbsp. roasted peanut oil 1 Tbsp. fish sauce 1 Tbsp. honey 1-2 […]

Rice Noodle Soup

Serves 6  Yes, I know this is a lot of ingredients, but it is so very tasty! 3 tsp. unrefined peanut oil or sesame oil 1 large onion, thinly sliced 4 inch piece ginger, thinly sliced ½ cup thinly sliced lemon grass 1 2-inch piece cinnamon stick 2 star anise seeds 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 […]

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Garlic, Leek and Shallot Greens

The key to these greens is that everything is sautéed separately. This is really more about technique than cooking. Use everything including the stems, and cook them separately from the leaves. A large variety of greens is best and the key is to take your time in sautéeing the onions, leeks and garlic slowly in […]

Golden Milk

(Makes 1 cup) 1 (1-inch) piece turmeric, unpeeled, thinly sliced, or 1 tsp. dried turmeric 1/2 tsp. whole black peppercorns 2 Tbsp. virgin coconut oil 1 cup A2 milk or homemade almond milk 1 (1-inch) piece ginger, unpeeled, thinly sliced 1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick or pinch of cinnamon Pinch of cardamon In a small pan, […]

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All-Star Veggie Dips for Super Sunday—Or Any Day

I always think of the Super Bowl as nosh day, which translates to lots of snacks.   Fresh, cut vegetables like cucumbers, endive and carrots go well with dips made with more fresh vegetables. Consider one or both of these easy recipes: Avocado Tahini Dip and Eggplant Baba Ganoush. Avocado Tahini Dip 3 avocados, firm-soft […]

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Welcome a Healthy 2019!

This time of year we focus on our daily habits and vow to change. Living a healthier way is usually at the top of the list. Finding a new recipe for the table—or for life—is a great beginning. Reducing waste, making more time for ourselves, eating better and living with a bit more kindness can serve […]

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Tomato and Gazpacho Soup

This is a kitchen favorite! I love to dive into pre-fall with this quick and easy Keto-friendly chilled soup. The recipe is one of the old keepers from my catering kitchen and it originated from the extraordinary Chef Chris Schlesinger. Variations What is so great about this soup is its versatility! You can add in […]

Almond Cake

ALMOND CAKE – The Bagnulo’s Birthday Cake 3/4 C OF MELTED, ORGANIC, PASTURE-RAISED BUTTER 4 EGGS 1/2 CUP OF MILK OR CREAM 1 TSP OF VANILLA EXTRACT 1 TSP OF ALMOND EXTRACT 1.5 C OF ALMOND FLOUR 1/2 C OF COCONUT FLOUR 1 TSP OF BAKING SODA 1 TSP OF STEVIA POWDER 1/4 TSP OF […]

Strawberry and Rhubarb Clafoutis

Rhubarb and Strawberry Clafoutis

Clafoutis Rhubarb and Strawberry DAIRY & GLUTEN FREE 1          cup sliced almonds 3          tablespoons coconut oil -melted 6          dates 1          cup coconut milk – full fat 2         eggs 2          egg yolks 1          teaspoon salt 1          teaspoon vanilla extract (or the seeds from 1 vanilla bean) 4         cups strawberries cut in half […]

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Mango and Cucumber Salad

This salad is from the Iguana Lodge in Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica where John and I have previously offered retreats. They have amazing, fresh, easy meals- just our style! This Mango Salad is an easy one. If you are in the north part of the northern hemisphere, mangos may be hard to come by! You […]