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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!" ]  ...

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,...

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...

Lentil Vegetable Soup

  Did you attend our Let's Cook: Legumes & Soups event earlier this month? If so, you had the pleasure of exploring this savory Lentil Vegetable Soup. It packed a hearty punch of flavors and made me feel 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...

Baked Acorn Squash with Chestnuts, Apples and Leeks

Thanks to our friends at Food and Wine for this perfect addition to our fall taste palette. Ingredients 4 acorn squash (about 1 pound each), halved lengthwise and seeded 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 1/2 cups diced celery 2 leeks, halved lengthwise and sliced crosswise 1/4 inch thick 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled and diced 2 teaspoons finely chopped thyme 10 ounces day-old rustic rye bread—crusts removed, bread cut into 1/2-inch dice (about 6 cups) 7 ounces vacuum-packed cooked chestnuts 1/2 cup chopped parsley 1/3 cup heavy cream 1/3 cup vegetable stock or low-sodium broth Directions Step 1 Preheat the oven to 350°. Brush the cut sides of the squash with olive oil and...

Big Game Black Bean Salsa

It's hard not to enjoy a salty snack while watching the Big Game. For me, it can be a problem finding healthy snacking options on game day, which is mostly my own doing. But that's ok because we have the perfect alternative for you. Our Game Day Black Bean Salsa is where it's at, and it's so good you won't be able to stop eating. Enjoy! Ingredients: two cans black beans, drained & rinsed two cans sweet corn, drained & roasted on the stovetop 4 - 5- Roma tomatoes, seeded diced one medium red onion, diced one jalapeno, seeded & diced Cilantro (to taste) julie of one lime (to taste) Directions: Combine all ingredients in large refrigerator safe bowl, let sit for 3 hours and serve cold with...

Mini Salmon Cakes

People raved about this Mini Salmon Cakes recipe at our Let's Cook: Fish event last week. So much so that we felt necessary to share it with the world. Serves 10 Ingredients: 2 Salmon Filets or 2 large cans of Salmon 1 1/2 t salt 1 1/2 t pepper One onion diced, sauteed 2/3 cup plain breadcrumbs (Almond Flour as a Vegan option) 1/3 cup light mayo (Avocado Mayo as a Vegan option) 1/4 cup Dijon mustard One egg 4 T lemon juice Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees Salt & Pepper the salmon and cook in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Let fish cool down and flake it apart with a fork. Mix ingredients and scoop into 1 1/2 inch scoops or roll and place on a parchment lined sheet pan. Bake in a 400-degree oven for...