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Zucchini Noodle Greek Pasta

Zucchini Noodle Greek Pasta Makes 4 servings. 4 cups spiralized zucchini noodles ½ cup radishes, sliced 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed and chopped 14-16 shrimp, peeled, frozen or raw 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided ½ teaspoon salt 2-3 teaspoons seasoning mix (recipe below) ½ teaspoon fish sauce ¼ cup parsley SEASONING MIX 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon basil ¼ teaspoon thyme 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon garlic powder ½ teaspoon dill ½ teaspoon marjoram ½ teaspoon arrowroot starch ½ teaspoon black pepper 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg Preheat oven to 375. Toss radishes and asparagus with ½ tablespoon olive oil and ¼ teaspoon salt. Roast 15 minutes. Set aside. In a large pot, bring 6 cups of water to a boil. Add the shrimp and boil 3 minutes until pink. Drain water and set aside. In a large skillet, add ½ tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Add the zucchini noodles, sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon salt and sauté Read More

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Steam Sautéed Kale Stems

Steam Sautéed Kale Stems 2 cups kale stems, chopped into 1/4″ pieces 2 teaspoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup vegetable broth Heat olive oil over medium heat in a medium sized pot. Add in the chopped kale stems and salt. Sauté for 3 minutes. Pour in the vegetable both and bring to a simmer. Cover, leaving the lid ajar to release stream while cooking. Cook for 10-15 minutes until stems are tender. Add more salt to taste. Enjoy!  Check out the easiest way to remove kale stems in the video below. Hold the stem in your left hand and run your right hand down the stalk to remove the leaf.  And then make my Massaged Kale Salad with the leaves! 

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Whole Roasted Curry-Ginger Bok Choy

Whole Roasted Curry-Ginger Bok Choy Makes 4 servings. 6 baby bok choy – sliced in half 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 tablespoon fresh ginger – minced 1 tablespoon garlic – minced 1 tablespoon coconut aminos or tamari ¼ teaspoon salt 12-16 fresh curry leaves Preheat oven to 425F. Lightly grease a large roasting pan with olive oil.  Stir together the olive oil, ginger, garlic, tamari and salt in a bowl. Arrange the bok choy on a roasting pan. Drizzle the ginger-garlic mixture over the bok choy and then place a curry leaf or two on each. Roast for 5-6 minutes until the ends of the bok choy are tender. Enjoy!

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Massaged Kale Salad

Why bother massaging kale? Raw kale is super fibrous and tough to digest. Massaging it breaks down the tough leaves, transforming them into a smooth, delicate texture. Each leaf will hold more flavor from the salad dressing too. BEFORE: AFTER:   MASSAGED KALE SALAD Makes 4 servings.  1 bunch kale, any kind 1 teaspoon salt ½ tablespoon apple cider vinegar DRESSING 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 2 teaspoons honey ¼ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper SALAD ADD-INS ½ cup radishes, thinly sliced ¼ cup carrots, thinly sliced ½ cup apples, chopped into ¼” pieces Wash and dry each kale leaf. Remove the leaf from the stems by holding the stem end in the left hand, while pulling the leaf away with your right hand. Reserve the stems for another meal or make Steam Sautéed Kale Stems. Place all the kale leaves into a Read More

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Corn Pudding (Dairy free & Gluten free!)

Corn Pudding (Dairy free & Gluten free) Makes 6 servings. 3 cups fresh corn kernels (canned or frozen works too) 2 cups canned full-fat coconut milk 6 tablespoons yellow cornmeal ½ cup cassava flour 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 3 large eggs ¼ cup honey 1 teaspoon fresh thyme – finely chopped Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9”x9” glass baking dish. Set aside. In a large bowl, mix together the cornmeal, flour, baking powder and salt. Beat in the eggs and add the coconut milk, honey and corn. Stir in the thyme at the end. Pour into the prepared pan and smooth out the top. Bake for 30 minutes, or until golden and the middle is set. Enjoy!

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Apple-Beet Chutney

Throughout the fall/winter I’m partnering with Local Roots NYC to create locally inspired eats. Many of the ingredients used in this recipe are sourced from local farms included in their community supported agriculture (CSA) program. Check out their Fall CSA that provides a weekly pick-up through December 6th! Apple-Beet Chutney Make 4 servings. 1 cup beets – roasted, peeled and chopped 1 ½ cups apple – chopped 1 cup fresh squeezed orange juice – about 2 oranges  1 tablespoon orange zest 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon cloves 1 whole star anise 1 whole dried chili pepper  1 teaspoon maple syrup To roast the beets, heat the oven to 400°F. Trim the ends from the whole beets and make a foil packet for them. Place the beets inside, fully cover with foil and roast for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Place the whole star anise and dried pepper in a spice Read More