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Blue Zone Village Salad with Greek Dressing

We recently shared this recipe in our Blue Zones Cooking Workshop and the staff loved it! They felt it was a healthy(ier) version of your standard Greek Salad that impressed everyone! Ingredients Village Salad 2 red tomatoes, cut into wedges 1 green pepper, sliced 2 cucumbers, sliced thickly and halved salt, pepper, and oregano 4 green onions, chopped ¼ lb sheep's milk feta, cut into small chunks ¼ lb Kalamata olives Greek Dressing 1 cup red wine vinegar 2 cups olive oil Juice of 1 lemon 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 t oregano o 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 salad dressing in a large jar. Shake well. (best to let...

Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Ingredients 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 cup chopped onion (1 medium) 32 oz Vegetable Broth 6 cup cooked butternut squash 1 tsp salt 2 tsp curry 1 tsp dried thyme Dash red pepper 1⁄2 cup cooking sherry 1 can coconut milk (or cashew milk) Directions Sautee onion in olive oil. Add broth, squash, and seasonings. Puree in a blender (or use a handheld immersion blender). Add sherry and coconut milk. Cook for 15min on low to medium. ...

Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini Lemon Drizzle

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. One whole cauliflower, cut into florets 2 T avocado oil 1/2 t salt and 1/4 t pepper 1 t cumin 1 t turmeric 2 T nutritional yeast Place cauliflower florets in a large bowl and drizzle with avocado oil then mix well. Sprinkle spices and yeast over florets and mix well to combine. Roast cauliflower in the oven for 15--20 minutes until brown. Serve drizzled with Tahini Lemon Sauce. Lemon Tahini Sauce ·         2 T tahini ·         2 T olive oil ·         2 T fresh lemon juice ·         2 T warm water ·         2 garlic cloves ·         ½ t honey (optional) Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Drizzle over roasted meat, seafood and vegetables or drizzle over a bowl of brown rice, beans, and roasted vegetables. This recipe makes a cup so you will have extras...

Black Bean Couscous Salad

Ingredients 1¼ cups chicken broth 1 cup uncooked couscous 4 tablespoons olive oil 2 limes, juiced and zested 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 4-5 scallions, chopped 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1 1/2 cup frozen fire-roasted corn kernels, thawed 2 (15-ounce) cans of black beans, drained salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste Optional additions: 1/2 cup feta cheese, kalamata olives, and/or chikpeas Directions While chopping the onion, herbs, and pepper, bring chicken broth to a boil in a small saucepan and stir in couscous. Remove pot from the heat and cover and let stand. Whisk together olive oil, lime juice, vinegar, and lime zest in a large bowl. Add and toss red pepper, black beans, cilantro, scallions, and fire-roasted corn. Season with salt and pepper. Using a fork, fluff couscous to break...

Easy Paleo Sweet Potato Casserole (Dairy Free & Gluten Free)

This sweet potato casserole is healthier than the classic version, without sacrificing any flavor! Complete with a crunchy maple cayenne pecan topping, this casserole is the perfect Thanksgiving sweet potato side dish. Vegan option included!   Recipe Courtesy of Mary's Whole Life   Ingredients 3-4 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks, about 4 medium sweet potatoes 1/4 cup coconut sugar 1/4 cup ghee or coconut oil 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk, or any dairy-free milk 2 eggs, omit for vegan or use flax eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp sea salt Topping 1.5 cups raw unsalted pecans, chopped 3 tbsp maple syrup 2 tbsp melted ghee or coconut oil 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper 1/4 tsp sea salt 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice Instructions Preheat over to 375. Grease a 3 qt casserole dish with cooking spray or ghee. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the peeled sweet potato chunks and cover....

Chocolate Hummus

Don’t knock it ‘till you try it: CHOCOLATE HUMMUS ‼️ I’m obviously a little biased when I say that I think this recipe is better than the store-bought kind, but I seriously think it is! A sweet treat that’s packed with protein and fiber, and is super easy to make! Serve it with strawberries, graham crackers, pretzels, bananas, apple slices, Nilla wafers, etc.! Recipe courtesy of our friend Mindfully Murphy, please follow her for more great recipes! INGREDIENTS: 1 can chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans) 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/4 cup nut butter or tahini 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1/4 cup genuine maple syrup or honey 1/4 nut milk (I used almond) chocolate chips on top I also added monk fruit to make it sweeter! DIRECTIONS: Rinse the chickpeas in...

Carrot Top Pesto

If you are lucky enough to find local carrots with the tops still on don’t throw out the leaves. One of the things I like to make with the leaf tops is Carrot Top Pesto. It is easy, delicious, nutritious, and helps decrease food waste. My recipe uses walnuts for brain health and cancer protection, nutritional yeast for that wonderful umami flavor, and is delicious on pasta, sandwiches or even pizza. Recipe courtesy of our Friends at Pharmacy In Your Kitchen. Please follow them for more delicious recipes! Ingredients: 2 cups carrot tops, no stems, washed 1/2 cup basil leaves packed 1/3 cup walnuts 1/4 cup nutritional yeast 1 garlic clove 1/2 cup olive oil salt and pepper Directions: Place all the ingredients except the oil in a food...

Easy Cinnamon Apple Overnight Oats

These cinnamon apple overnight oats took about 60 seconds to throw together last night and kept us full all morning! Recipe courtesy of our friends (and former Thrive nurses) Lindsey & Rachael at eating.to.thrive Ingredients: 1/2 cup rolled oats 1/2 cup coconut milk 1 tbsp chia seeds + cinnamon 1 tsp vanilla topped 1 tsp chopped apple 1 tsp almond butter 1 tsp local honey Directions: Combine all ingredients and let them set overnight, open, and eat for a yummy breakfast treat!...

Carrot Cake Baked Oats

This Baked Oat recipe from our friend Mindfully Murphy is a favorite around the kitchen. It has a hint of fall with it and perfect to try this weekend! INGREDIENTS: - 1/4 cup oats - 1/4 cup almond milk - tiny splash of vanilla extract - 2 tbsp shredded carrots - 1 tbsp shredded coconut - dash of sea salt - small shake of cinnamon - 1 tsp maple syrup - 1 egg white - small shake of nutmeg DIRECTIONS: 1. Preheat oven to 350F. 2. Mix all of the ingredients into a small oven-safe dish and stir. 3. Place in the oven and cook for 30-35 minutes, or until slightly brown on top. 4. Top with more coconut, nutmeg, or whatever you want and enjoy!! Makes 1 serving...

Paleo Pumpkin Pie Smoothie (Dairy Free)

This Paleo Pumpkin Pie Smoothie is a delicious seasonal breakfast or snack that is packed with nutrients! It is dairy-free, gluten-free, grain-free, and there is a nut-free option! Recipe Courtesy our Friend - Mary's Whole Life   Ingredients 1 frozen banana 1/4 cup pumpkin puree 1 tbsp almond butter, sub sunflower butter for nut-free 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 3/4 cup dairy-free milk of choice 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice, or cinnamon 1 scoop Collagen Peptides Instructions Combine all ingredients in a high-powered blender and blend on high for 30 seconds. Pour into a glass, garnish with a cinnamon stick and enjoy! [mkdf_button size="" type="" text="Download Printable Recipe" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://www.maryswholelife.com/wprm_print/4639" target="_self" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight="" margin=""] ...