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Farmer’s Market Salad

  This yummy spin on a spring salad is packed with nutrients and antioxidants to boost your immune system and help fight disease. Pick up these veggies on your next trip to the Charlotte Farmer's Market and add variation to the salad to appeal to your taste buds! Ingredients: 2 cups sliced zucchini 1 cup yellow wax beans, chopped into 2-inch pieces 1 cup sugar snap peas, trimmed 1 cup sliced radishes (¼ inch slices) ½ cup turnips halved and sliced in ¼-inch slices 1 cup herb sprigs and leaves—flat-leaf parsley, dill, and basil 1 spring onion, thinly sliced Pinch chopped chives 2 Tbsp toasted sunflower seeds 1 cup of Chopped Beets Dressing: 2 Tbsp flax oil 2 tsp apple cider vinegar 1 teaspoon tamari, plus more to taste...

Lentil Vegetable Soup

This soup is packed with a hearty punch of flavors and made us full after eating a serving. Substitute Chicken Stock for Vegetable Stock for a vegetarian option. Ingredients: 1 pound French green lentils 4 cups yellow onions (3 large onions) 4 cups chopped leeks, white part only (2 leeks) 1 Tablespoon minced garlic (3 cloves) ¼ cup good olive oil, plus additional for drizzling on top 1 Tablespoon kosher salt 1-1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper 1 Tablespoon minced fresh thyme leaves or 1 teaspoon dried 1 teaspoon ground cumin 3 cups medium-diced celery (8 stalks) 3 cups medium-diced carrots (4 to 6 carrots) 3 quarts chicken stock ¼ cup tomato paste 2 Tablespoons red wine or red wine vinegar Freshly grated Parmesan cheese Feel free to add some of your yummiest veggies to make it your own, such as red...

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" ]  ...