Sweet and Savory Smoothies with Minimal Fruit

Here is a guide to making SWEET and SAVORY smoothies — with minimizing the fruit and maximizing the veggies.

How to make your own healthy smoothie (low carb)

Here are ideas for SWEET and SAVORY smoothies​.​ On the sweet side green smoothie, a template: see below for examples of each GREEN LEAVES: 2 handfuls, thick stems removed FRUIT: 1 small fruit FAT: 1 Tbls coconut oil, or 5 nuts LIQUID: 1 cup water SALT: 1 or 2 pinch salt FLAVORS: this is optional, […]

Tomato-free Thousand Island Dressing

Tomato-Free Thousand Island Dressing

This “tomato-free” Thousand Island Dressing is for those who want to avoid the nightshades. It fits the Auto-Immune Paleo plans that includes mustard, substitutions for mustard are included.

How to sear fish fillet or steak

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Learn how to sear fish fillets and steaks: this is a basic recipe, and the notes include tips and tricks.

Cooking class, appetizer competition

Cooking class, hands on, food competition

A fun foodie competition – just 20 minutes to finish a dish.

Iron Chef -food- competition at home

Iron Chef, the judging of 3 teams, with 3 dishes each team

Here is an Iron Chef – like home competition. A 2-hour family-fun team-fun dinner during the holidays.

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6-course dinner for four

Persimmons, cardamom ice cream, pots de creme

Here is a menu and images for a 6-course private dinner party for four.

Sour Cream made with Coconut Milk

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Sour Cream with Coconut Milk Ingredients 1 can (14oz) full-fat coconut milk (or Trader Joe’s Coconut Cream) 1 lemon, zest and juice 1 tsp apple cider vinegar 1 Tbls ground dried herbs (any variety, see NOTES below) Directions 1) Blend all ingredients together. (Best results in a food processor.) 2) SLice the potatoes to 1/4-inch […]

Resistant Starch Potatoes, Sour Cream with Coconut Milk

Potatoes with coconut milk sour cream

YES – potatoes are back in favor… firm not soft, that is. The firm potato gets a thumbs up from many health care practitioners. The overcooked potato gets a thumbs down. And you won’t believe this sour cream is coconut milk! — the sour and herbs trump the coconut flavor!