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Fish Tacos with Pineapple Island Salad & Lime Crema

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Print Recipe Fish Tacos with Pineapple Island Salad & Lime Crema Yum Chili Lime Rub marinated cod sprinkled over a colorful salad of fresh pineapple, purple cabbage, fresh cilantro, red onion and just a touch of jalapeno tossed in lime juice and a dusting of sea salt. Top it all off with a Lime Crema sauce and you have a …

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Coffee and Garlic BBQ Roasted Rainbow Carrots

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Print Recipe Coffee and Garlic BBQ Roasted Rainbow Carrots Yum An unexpected but delightful collection of earthy flavors make this side dish a perfect compliment to your favorite meat recipe. The flavor profile is made up of spicy, smoky, salty, and sweet flavors with and essence of coffee, garlic, and paprika. Course Appetizer / Snack, Sides Cuisine American Servings people …

Nowruz – Persian New Year

In Global Lifestyle by Lisa Soldo-Johnson2 Comments

Each year beginning in February, I hear my Persian girlfriends talk about celebrating Nowruz and how excited they are for this time of year. It wasn’t until I began writing my book that I decided to investigate this tradition a little closer to discover the unique meaning that goes into this special Persian holiday. It reminded me of a quote …

Cold & Flu Fighting Elderberry Syrup

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Hypocrites had incredible wisdom in understanding food and how it plays a significant role in the health or illness of our bodies. However, did you know that the great physician also had something to say about Elderberries? He called this incredible plant, “His medicine chest” because of the tremendous healing properties built into each tiny berry. First used for it’s …

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Sweet & Spicy Steamed Cauliflower

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Print Recipe Sweet & Spicy Steamed Cauliflower Yum Tender steamed cauliflower tossed in coconut amino’s and red pepper flakes makes this dish perfect for a lightly sweet, vaguely salty, and perfectly spicy side dish or appetizer for any occasion. Course Appetizer / Snack, Sides Cuisine American, Mediterranean Servings people Ingredients 3 cups cauliflower florets2 tablespoons coconut aminos1/8 teaspoon red pepper …

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Garlic Green Beans with Shallots and Barberries

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Print Recipe Garlic Green Beans with Shallots and Barberries Yum Crunchy green beans sauteed in olive oil, garlic, and shallots and dusted with sour barberries gives this dish a rich flavor with a burst of sour. The perfect side dish or appetizer for any meal. Course Sides Cuisine American Servings people Ingredients 1/3 cup olive oil2 tablespoons minced shallots1 tablespoons …

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Flu Fighting Elderberry Syrup

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Print Recipe Flu Fighting Elderberry Syrup Yum Made with dried elderberries, fresh ginger, cloves and cinnamon sticks, elderberry syrup is a safe, delicious, immune-boosting treatment for both cold and flu symptoms. Course Beverage, Natural Remedies Cuisine American, European Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 30 minutes Servings pints jars Ingredients 1/2 cup dried elderberries6 cloves2 cinnamon stick1 tablespoon grated ginger6 …

Flu Fighting Elderberry Syrup

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When it comes to natural healing, there are some pretty colorful Folk Remedies that give pause to the idea of self help. Take for example, using dirty socks to cure a sore throat , or turpentine for curing shingles. How about eating chocolate dipped garlic to cure memory loss? O.k., I might try that one since it involves chocolate. Those …

Salad Shirazi

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It’s a beautiful affair with food. That’s how I feel when Persian food is part of my dining experience. In my opinion, the Iranian culture and its people have a special gift in preparing their cuisine. Enthralling flavors surround every dish second only to the alluring display of colors and design that make each Persian dish Renoir worthy. Recently, my …

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Salad Shirazi

In Dairy-free, Food Around The World, Gluten-free, Recipes by Lisa Soldo-Johnson0 Comments

Print Recipe Salad Shirazi Yum Fresh tomatoes, crunchy cucumbers, and cool mint splashed with lemon juice and sea salt create this irresistible salad that is perfect for any meal. Course Soup/Salad Cuisine Mediterranean Servings people Ingredients 5 persian cucumbers Sliced think, 1/8-inch thick3-4 Roma tomatoes sliced thin, 1/4-inch thick1/4 red onions sliced thin, 1/8-inch6 small fresh mint leaves chopped 2 …