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Slow Cooker Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes

  Slow Cooker Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes Serves 4-6   Ingredients: 4 large sweet potatoes or yams, whole, skin-on ¼ – ½ teaspoon cinnamon 2 tablespoons butter ½ cup pecans, toasted   Directions: Place sweet potatoes/yams in slow cooker and cook on lowest setting, for 6-8 hours or overnight. Remove from slow cooker, cool until easy […]


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Green Beans with Roasted Tomato and Cumin

Green Beans with Roasted Tomatoes and Cumin Serves 6-8   Ingredients: 2 cups red onion, chopped 2 tablespoons garlic, minced 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided 2 pounds tomatoes, cored and halved 1½ teaspoons fresh thyme leaves, finely chopped ¼ teaspoon ground cumin ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon black pepper, ground ½ teaspoon balsamic vinegar 1½ […]


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Spinach Blueberry Red Pepper Salad

Spinach Blueberry Red Pepper Salad Serves 4 Ingredients: 4 cups fresh spinach, washed and dried 1 1/2 cups (about 1 large) Red Bell Peppers, sliced 3/4 cup Thai coconut dressing (find recipe here ) 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries, washed, dried 1 cup walnuts, halves or pieces In large salad bowl, toss spinach and sliced peppers […]


Homemade Tzatziki Sauce

Homemade Tzatziki

Opa! Add some smart and delicious Greek flair to your menu with this simple cucumber yogurt spread. Works great on a sandwich, as a salad dressing, or as a dip with fresh-cut veggies. Quick, easy, and delicious. Tzatziki – Greek Cucumber Yogurt Dip Portion size: 2 tablespoons 16 servings Ingredients 3 tbsp. oil, blend or olive 1 tbsp. garlic, minced, jarred […]


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Hearty Tomato Cucumber Salad

Add your favorite whole grain or pasta and enjoy a hydrating salad that is beautiful, easy to make and delicious! Serves 4          Ingredients:                 1 1/2 cups cooked whole grain or pasta of choice                 2 cups ripe tomatoes, chopped  2 cups cucumbers, peeled (optional), diced       […]


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Beet recipes for people who hate beets

On a recent post on our facebook page, we had numerous people who mentioned not liking beets! Beets are one of Chef Marshall’s favorite vegetables, so we decided to put together a couple different recipes for you to try. Many people don’t like beets, because, well they kind of taste like dirt, or earthy.  But with […]


Rev Up Smoothie

Rev Up Smoothie

Serves 2 Ingredients: 1 banana 1/2 cup frozen strawberries 1/2 cup greek yogurt 1 tablespoon honey 2 teaspoons flax seed, ground 1/4 cup kale, shredded, packed 1/4 cup cucumber, chopped 1/4 cup water Directions: Combine all ingredients in blender until smooth.  


Farro Berry Kale Salad

Farro Berry Kale Salad

Serves 4 Ingredients: 2 cups kale, cleaned, dried, thick stems removed if desired, sliced small 1 cup Farro, cooked as directed, chilled 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced 1/2 cup green peas 1/2 cup almonds, chopped 3/4 cup Dill garlic dressing, homemade 1 cup fresh raspberries Directions: Steam or blanche kale until bright in color, and […]


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Crepes Gluten-Free

Fresh or frozen berries – blue, black or any kind you like. Creamy goat cheese is wonderful.  Also try nut butters with fruit wrapped up too. Serves 3 or 4 Ingredients: 1 C Bob's Red Mill all purpose flour (I made my own gluten-free flour, but prefer this type for this recipe) Pinch salt 1 […]


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Foods to Boost Immune System

KMSP-TV Thanks for tuning in today! A healthy immune system can make the difference between getting sick or staying healthy. During cold and flu season, staying healthy can be particularly challenging, but the truth is, we need a strong immune system to protect us all year long. A healthy diet is a great way to ensure […]

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