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Avgolemono Soup (Chicken Soup with Avogolemono sauce)

Avgolemono is a traditional Greek sauce made with eggs and lemons. It can also easily be prepared as a comforting chicken and rice soup.  Soup Ingredients: ½ cup rice 1 chicken, cut up 3 quarts of water Salt and pepper 1 T butter   Sauce Ingredients: 4 eggs Juice of 2 lemons 3 T water   Directions: Clean and wash chicken and place in a large saucepan with water. Bring to a boil over a high flame. Reduce heat to medium and cook 1 hour or until tender. Remove chicken from broth. Add salt and pepper to taste. (Can use chicken for other use or can cut up and put in soup or place cooked chicken in the oven to brown and serve) Add rice to broth. Add butter. Cook for 2 minutes. Prepare Avgolemono sauce. Pour over broth and...

Greek Village Salad

This traditional Greek Village Salad consists of refreshing ingredients like cucumbers, tomatoes, and feta. It's a perfect side dish or can be prepared as a main-dish and topped with grilled chicken or fish. Salad Ingredients: 2 red tomatoes, cut into wedges 2 cucumbers, sliced thickly and halved 4 green onions, chopped ¼ lb feta cut into small chunks ¼ lb Kalamata olives 1 green pepper, sliced salt, pepper and oregano Dressing (follows)   Dressing Ingredients: 1 cup red wine vinegar 2 cups olive oil Juice of 1 lemon 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 t oregano Salt and pepper to taste   Directions: Combine all ingredients except seasonings and dressing in a bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste. Toss ingredients. Make the salad dressing in a large jar. Shake well. (best to let stand for 2 days before using to optimize flavors) Add the desired...

Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Grilled Pineapple Salsa

Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Grilled Pineapple Salsa 1 lb shrimp, tails removed, peeled and deveined ¼ t ground cumin 1/8 t Chile chipotle powder ¼ t sea salt 1/8 t ground pepper 2 T Avocado oil 8 corn tortillas 1 avocado Pineapple Salsa: 1 Fresh Pineapple 1/2 diced jicama 1/4 c diced red onion 1-2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and diced Juice of one lime salt and pepper to taste 1T chopped cilantro and 1 T chopped mint   Soak bamboo skewers for at least 20 minutes in warm water and drain. In a bowl toss shrimp with seasonings. Thread on to bamboo skewers. Grill turning after 3 minutes. Cut pineapple into ¼ in half-moons. Grill just long enough to make grill marks. Cut into ¼ in cubes. Add...

Monday Motivation | The Benefits of Coffee

Dr. Tracy Larson discusses why this one-time "vice" can now be a beneficial part of our daily diet. https://vimeo.com/354552125 [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/functional-and-integrative-medicine/thriver-medical-membership/" text="Become a Thriver!" ] [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/category/monday-motivation" text="Catch Up On Motivation!" ]  ...

Tuna with Fresh Mango and Red Pepper Salsa

Looking for a great, healthy recipe that will surprise your guests while you're not hammering away in the kitchen. Then check out this Tuna with Fresh Mango and Red Pepper Salsa recipe. It will impress at your next dinner! Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1 large peeled, chopped mango (use Champagne variety if available) 1 medium chopped red bell pepper 1 medium finely chopped red onion 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro Juice of 1 line salt and pepper to taste 4 ( 5 - 6 oz) tuna steaks EVOO Directions For the Salsa Combine mango, bell pepper, onion cilantro, and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper and refrigerate at least 1 hour. Heat broiler. Brush tuna with a little olive oil (EVOO) and broil about 10 minutes per inch...

Monday Motivation | Medicinal Mushrooms

Are you aware that Asian Mushrooms are linked to a reduction in breast and hormonal cancers? Most of you are familiar with the white button, cremini, and portabello varieties, are you aware that these varieties often contain toxins? It's important to cook them at high heat to break these toxins down. In today's Monday Motivation Nancy shares the healing benefits of Asian Mushrooms in the hope to inspire you to try adding some Asian varieties to your diet. https://vimeo.com/350154526 [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/uncategorized/the-benefits-of-medicinal-mushrooms-not-those-kind/" text="Learn More About The Healing Powers of Mushrooms" ]  [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/functional-and-integrative-medicine/thriver-medical-membership/" text="Become A Thriver!" ] ...

Monday Motivation | Embracing Healthy Fats

Registered Dietitian Annette Habecker shares the importance of replacing saturated fats with healthy alternatives like high-quality olive oil & avocados.   [embed]https://vimeo.com/332307133[/embed] [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/functional-and-integrative-medicine/thriver-medical-membership/" text="Become a Thriver!" ] [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/category/monday-motivation" text="Catch Up On Motivation" ]  ...

Heart Disease: Widening Our Lens to Fight a Deadly Killer

Heart Disease: Widening Our Lens to Fight a Deadly Killer Dr. Nancy A. Palermo, Thrive Personalized Healthcare and Wellness “There is no such thing as a sudden heart attack. It requires years of preparation.” Unknown February was Heart Health month. We all donned red and vowed to fight the number one killer of Americans. However, when you look at the statistics it seems one month is not enough to alter the magnitude of this disease. The numbers are dismal. In 2018 over 800,000 Americans died of heart disease or its related co-morbidities. That accounts for one in three of all deaths. Despite spending over 300 billion dollars to “fight and treat “the disease we have made no progress and it appears the numbers have only increased. In 2015,...

Dairy-Free Chai Tea

Chai tea has always been one of my favorite warm beverages, but all that dairy can make me feel heavy and bloated. [caption id="attachment_662" align="alignleft" width="134"] Shelley Butler Integrative Nutrition Health Coach[/caption] I've been trying for a while to create a dairy-free version, and I think I finally perfected it.  This version has all the flavor without the heaviness of the original.  I used essential oils, but you could certainly substitute by seeping whole versions of spices like cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, and clove.  These warming spices can help promote heart health, reduce blood sugar levels, aid digestion, and promote weight loss!         Dairy-Free Chai Tea Yield: 12-15 cups Ingredients 8 chai tea bags (I used Twinings decaf chai) 4 cups boiling water 4 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk 1 can full-fat coconut...

Grilled Lemon Garlic Chicken Kabobs

These grilled lemon garlic chicken kabobs are a healthy and flavorful source of protein that have a tasty Greek flair! Pair it with a whole-grain pita, roasted potatoes, brown rice or with a nice salad for a refreshing and light meal that requires minimal prep and clean up {Gluten-free & Paleo}. There’s something about those flavors of lemon and garlic mixed with chicken on a skewer grilled to perfection that make for such an appetizing meal. Thanks to our friends Haute and Healthy Living for sharing this healthy recipe!   Ingredients: (Servings: 6, Calories: 130, Minutes: 45) 8 ounces chicken breasts 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 lemon 3 garlic cloves (minced) 1 teaspoon dried oregano ¼ teaspoon salt (each, and freshly ground pepper)   Directions: Cut chicken breasts into one-inch cubes. Place in a deep dish and add the...