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Delicious Multi-Color Carrot Soup!

Ingredients: broth: 1 tablespoon oil 1 clove garlic 1 medium onion, chopped 2 stalks lemongrass a handful of kaffir lime leaves 1 hot red pepper juice and zest of one lime one large piece of ginger salt and pepper water 3 orange carrots medium size 1 sweet potato ¼ piece of celeriac, about the fist size ½ leek 2 carrots purple 2 large parsley roots or parsnips ¼ piece of celery ½ time 1 cup coconut milk to serve sesame seeds hemp seeds coriander sesame oil In a saucepan, in a tablespoon of oil fry the chopped onion and garlic. Add the ginger, lemongrass, hot pepper, zest and juice of lime. Season with salt and pepper, add the water, cover […]

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Fizzy Spiked Pear Punch

Ingredients: 4 cups pear juice 1 bottle prosecco or champagne 3/4 cup vanilla vodka 1/2 cup simple syrup Fresh pears for garnish Instructions: Pour pear juice, vodka and simple syrup into a pitcher and stir to combine. Pop a bottle of bubbly and slowly pour the full bottle into the juice mixture in your pitcher. Stir again, gently. Fill glasses to the top with ice and serve up your pear punch! Garnish with slices of pear. (Tip: I ran my pears through my mandolin to get those cool pear-shaped slices of fruit.) Adjust the sweetness by adding more or less simple syrup, or skip it entirely!  

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Italian Sausage Rigatoni

Ingredients: 1/2 pound uncooked rigatoni 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 pound Italian sausage with casing removed 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/4 cup yellow onion, finely chopped 1/4 cup beef broth or red wine 1 can petite diced tomatoes 1 8-ounce can tomato paste 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley 1 teaspoon finely chopped basil parmesan cheese or grated non-dairy cheese (optional) Instructions: Cook pasta according to package directions. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and onions, and sauté for about 2 minutes, just until the onions are translucent. Add ground sausage to skillet and stir until fully cooked, about 5 minutes. Add beef broth or wine and scrap browned sausage bits off the bottom of […]

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Orange Cranberry Loaf

Ingredients: 2/3 cup Simply Orange 2 eggs 1 tbsp grated orange zest 1/2 cup butter 2 cups flour 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 cup sugar 1 cup dried cranberries Icing 2 tbsp Simply Orange 1 cup powdered sugar Instructions: Stir together flour, baking powder and salt. In a separate large bowl, beat together butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, then mix in Simply Orange, orange zest and dried cranberries. Stir in flour mixture and mix until well combined. Add batter to 9x5x3 in. pan, and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour, or until cooked through. Remove loaf from oven and let cool in bread pan for at least 10 minutes before moving to […]

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Mushroom Lasagna (Vegan Recipe)

Instructions:  Mushroom bolognese 1 tbsp olive oil 1 white onion, diced 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 small carrot, grated 400g button mushrooms, thinly sliced 2 tbsp tomato puree 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar 2 tbsp mixed Italian dried herbs (Basil, oregano, thyme) 400g chopped tomatoes 240ml vegetable stock 1 tbsp cornflour mixed with 2 tbsp cold water For the lasagna 12 gluten-free lasagna sheets 1 tin Sacla free-from Besciamella white sauce (Optional) vegan cheese, grated Instructions:  Make the bolognese sauce Heat olive oil in a pan. Add the onions, garlic, grated carrot, salt and pepper and saute for a few minutes, until softened. Add the mushrooms and tomato puree. Mix to combine. Add the vinegar, herbs, chopped tomatoes and vegetable stock. […]

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Teriyaki Salmon

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon oil 4 salmon filets, skinless 1 clove garlic, minced ½ teaspoon ginger, minced ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce (It is important to use low sodium. I find regular makes the sauce too salty) ⅛ cup water 2-3 tablespoons brown sugar (depending on how sweet you like it) 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar 1 teaspoon sesame oil 1 teaspoon cornstarch 1 tablespoon water green onions for garnish, if desired sesame seeds for garnish, if desired Instructions: Add garlic, ginger, soy sauce, ⅛ cup water, brown sugar, rice wine vinegar and sesame oil to a medium bowl. Add half of the marinade to a ziplock bag and the other half to a small saucepan and set aside. Place […]

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Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria

Ingredients: Serves 8 2 apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced 1/2 cup cognac 2 cups apple cider 750ml bottle cava (or other dry sparkling wine), chilled 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds Instructions: Add the apples to a large pitcher reserving about 1/2 cup for garnishing. Add the cognac, apple cider, and chilled cava. Stir. Fill the pitcher with ice. Pour the sangria into glasses filled with ice and top with sliced apple and pomegranate seeds.

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Maple Glazed Roasted Turkey

Ingredients: 1 (7-8 lb.) whole turkey breast, fresh or frozen and thawed ½ apple, chopped into two pieces ½ lemon ½ onion 1 stalk celery, halved 1 sprig fresh rosemary 1 sprig fresh thyme Salt, to taste ½ cup (1 stick) butter ½ cup pure maple syrup 1 cup water Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Rinse the turkey breast with cold water. Pat dry. Stuff turkey cavity with apple, lemon, onion, celery, rosemary, and thyme. Sprinkle salt inside the cavity. Place the turkey in a large shallow roasting pan lined with aluminum foil. Don’t skip the aluminum foil (it makes clean up quick and easy)! TO PREPARE THE GLAZE: In a small saucepan, melt butter with maple syrup […]

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Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallow & Pecan Streusel

Ingredients: MASHED SWEET POTATOES: 3 pounds sweet potatoes* peeled and chopped into large chunks, see note 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/4 cup milk or half and half 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice 2 tablespoons brown sugar salt to taste TOPPING: 4 tablespoons unsalted butter softened 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup all purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup chopped pecans 2 -3 cups mini marshmallows Instructions: Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease a 2-quart casserole dish and set aside. Place the sweet potatoes in a large pot, cover with water, and boil until tender (about 7 minutes, depending on the size). Drain and return to the pot. Add butter, milk, cinnamon, brown sugar […]

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Perfect Turkey Gravy

Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter, cut into about 8 pieces 1 teaspoon coarse black pepper 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 4 cups pan drippings OR 4 cups chicken stock Instructions: *If using drippings from a chicken or turkey: Pour drippings into a fine mesh strainer then allow the drippings to cool a bit so that the fat rises to the top and starts to solidify. Use a spoon to remove the fat. If you don’t have enough drippings to equal 4 cups, add enough chicken or turkey stock until you have 4 cups of drippings. *If you’re not using turkey or chicken drippings, use 4 cups chicken or turkey stock. In a large saucepan, melt 1/2 cup butter over medium-low heat. Sprinkle […]

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Slow Cooker Cranberry Barbecue Meatballs

Ingredients: 50-60 frozen meatballs, store bought or homemade ((I love the frozen Costco brand) 1 (14 oz) can whole cranberry sauce 1 (12 oz) jar cocktail sauce, or homemade 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 cup water 1 cup barbecue sauce Finely chopped green onions, for garnish Instructions: Spray the bottom of your slow cooker lightly with cooking spray. Add frozen meatballs to the bottom of pot. In a large bowl stir together cranberry sauce, cocktail sauce, brown sugar, water, and barbecue sauce and pour over meatballs. Cook on LOW for 4-6 hours or HIGH for 2-3 hours. Serve warm garnished with chopped green onions, if desired.