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Gluten-Free Turkey Meatloaf with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Pecan Crust

Published April 22, 2013

This simple turkey meatloaf is moist, flavorful and light. And you won't miss the gluten. Using fresh gluten-free bread crumbs gave this loaf a wonderful texture. The sun-dried tomatoes and fresh herbs add a satisfying tang and depth. The pecan crust makes a crunchy top that adds a touch of fancy. Ingredients: 2 lbs. ground organic turkey (not too lean- for best flavor) 1 large organic free-range egg 1/3 cup plain rice milk 3 pieces of gluten-free bread 1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme 2 ...

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Spring Pasta Recipe (Roasted Asparagus-Tomato Sauce)

Published April 10, 2013

Toss together this simple sauce in a roasting pan and crank the heat. Boil the pasta. When the pasta is ready, your sauce is done. This recipe is for two. Ingredients 1/2 1-lb. package of brown rice linguini or spaghetti A fistful of thin, baby spring asparagus, trimmed, sliced diagonal 1 pint organic grape tomatoes, halved 1 leek, sliced thin 1-2 jalapeño peppers, seeded, diced fine 4 good sized cloves of garlic, chopped 1 heaping tablespoon capers 2 tablespoons dark or golden raisins 1/4 cup fruity extra virgin olive oil 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar Sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste 1 teaspoon dried ba...

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Baked Gluten-Free Vegan Doughnuts

Published March 26, 2013

What's not to love about doughnuts? These baked vanilla doughnuts skip all the fat associated with traditional fried varieties and are gluten-free and vegan. prep-time: 5 minutes bake-time: about 2-3 minutes per round of mini’s in donut maker *if in oven, we would say 10-13 minutes makes: 9 mini donuts Ingredients: 1/4 cup coconut flour 1/4 cup potato starch 1/8 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 cup sugar (we used xyitol and coconut sugar before and both worked) 1/4 vanilla bean powder 2 tsp vanilla bean extract 2 tablespoons coconut oil, liquid (or oil of choice) 6 tbsp coconut milk (or non ...

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Slow-Cooked Corned Beef Recipe

Published March 13, 2013

It’s not luck; it’s just an amazing Irish recipe. With this in the slow cooker by sunrise, you can bet to fill seats at the dinner table by sundown. Prep 20 min. Cook: 9 hours Yield: 5 Servings Ingredients 6 medium red potatoes, quartered 2 medium carrots, cut into chunks 1 large onion, sliced 2 corned beef briskets with spice packets (3 pounds each) 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons coriander seeds 2 tablespoons whole peppercorns 4 cups water Directions In a 6-qt. slow cooker, combine the potatoes, carrots and onion. Add briskets (discard spice packets from corned beef or save fo...

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Lactose-Free Veggie-Stuffed Shells

Published February 25, 2013

Prep: 30 min. - Bake: 35 min. - Yield: 12 Servings Ingredients 1 package (12 ounces) jumbo pasta shells 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms 1 medium onion, chopped 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 package (12.3 ounces) silken extra-firm tofu 3 tablespoons lemon juice 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry 1 can (3.8 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained 3 tablespoons minced fresh basil 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1 jar (24 ounces) meatless spaghetti sauce 1/4 cup pine nuts  Directions  Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Meanwhile, in a ...

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Baked Stuffed Seafood Mushroom

Published February 6, 2013

If you enjoy mushrooms and seafood then this classic Baked Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe will knock your socks off. Ingredients 2 Tbs butter 2 Tbs minced celery 1 Tbs minced onion 1 Tbs minced red bell pepper 2 lbs mushrooms 1 cup oyster crackers - crushed 6 oz. cooked lobster meat - chopped 4 oz. cooked crab meat - picked over and shredded 1/4 cup shredded white cheddar cheese 1 egg 2 Tbs water 1/4 tsp Old Bay Seasoning 1/8 tsp garlic powder 1/8 tsp salt 1/8 tsp pepper 3 Tbs olive oil 2/3 cup shredded white cheddar cheese Directions Melt butter in skillet over medium heat. Add minced celery, onion, and red...

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Winter Energy Cookies Recipe

Published January 28, 2013

Wheat germ, whole-wheat flour, raisins, nuts, and chocolate chips take top billing in these jumbo, wholesome, take-me-along (skiing, snowshoeing, skating!) cookies. Yield: About 2 dozen. 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature 1-1/2 cups packed light-brown sugar 1/3 cup molasses 1/3 cup smooth peanut butter 2 large eggs 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1-1/2 cups whole-wheat flour 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup toasted wheat germ 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 2 cups uncooked rolled oats 1 cup raisins 1 cup chocolate chips 1 cup chopped walnuts or peanuts ...

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Crispy Phyllo Spinach Tartlets

Published December 31, 2012

Frilly layers of phyllo dough surround the festive spinach and sun-dried tomato filling in a dressed-up version of Greek spanakopita. Serve these as a main dish for supper and you're sure to please vegetarians and omnivores alike. 8 tartlets Active Time: 1 hour Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes Ingredients 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1 medium yellow onion, coarsely chopped 3/4-1 1/4 teaspoons salt, divided 16 cups spinach, (about 1 pound), tough stems removed, coarsely chopped 1 cup low-fat ricotta cheese 1/3 cup crumbled feta, or goat cheese 2 large eggs 2 large egg whites 2 tablespoons chopped fre...

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Overnight French Toast

Published December 24, 2012

This baked French toast is fluffy and moist from absorbing a creamy milk, maple syrup, and egg mixture overnight. Ingredients 12 (3/4-inch-thick) slices French or challah bread 6 eggs 1 1/4 cups milk 1/4 cup half-and-half 1/4 cup sugar 2 Tbsp maple syrup, plus more for topping 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/4 tsp salt Confectioners' sugar Fresh fruit Active Time: 15 min Total Time: 50 min (plus overnight refrigeration) Directions: Arrange bread in a buttered 9-by-13-inch baking dish. In a large bowl, beat eggs, milk, half-and-half, sugar, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and salt. Pour over bread. Refrigerate, co...

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Winter Wheat Berry Salad

Published December 10, 2012

Ingredients 1 cup wheat berries, soaked overnight and drained 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 tablespoon maple syrup 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/4 cup snipped dried apricots 1 medium apple, cored, peeled and sliced 1 large carrot, peeled and shredded 2 green onions, sliced 6 cups packaged fresh baby spinach Directions Add wheat berries to saucepan of boiling water, return to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 30 to 40 minutes or until tender. Drain; transfer to bowl to cool. In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, oil, syr...

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