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Argentinean Coconut Curry Shrimp with Rice

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Argentinean Coconut Curry Shrimp with Rice is a gorgeous recipe created by my friend, Laurie, who is officially the first to submit a recipe for my new “Share the Love” feature on the blog. Share the Love is a fun opportunity to submit your favorite recipe creation either on Instagram, Facebook, by email, or the contact form for the chance …

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Lubia polow – Persian Rice with Beans

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Lubia polow is a traditional rice dish made with green beans, beef, tomatoes, and aromatic spices. This one-pot meal offers the perfect portion of tender meat, healthy vegetables, and rice for a satisfying meal your entire family will love. In Iranian cooking, polow is rice cooked with meat, vegetables, herbs and/or spices. Persian cuisine offers many wonderful varieties of polow …

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Jamaican Jerk Chicken Sliders

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Authentic Jamaican Jerk Chicken Sliders are easy to make and bring the flavors of Jamaica to your table. A delicious menu change-up perfect for gatherings, picnics, potlucks, or dinner tonight. We hosted our son’s graduation party this summer.  After attending what seems like a dozen different grad parties over the course of June and July, Jean-Marc wanted to do something …

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Banana Coconut Mango Cake | Gluten-Free & Dairy-free

In Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Recipes | Delicious and Quick Recipes for Real Food by Lisa Soldo-Johnson8 Comments

With the holidays upon us, it’s time to plan the menu for those festive gatherings. Today, I experimented in the kitchen with a new dessert idea. Gluten-free, dairy-free banana coconut mango cake delightfully combines your favorite fruit topped over a moist coconut almond flour cake and dairy-free coconut whipped cream. I had my daughter, Lexi, in mind when I created this …

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Moroccan Lamb Chops

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Like most food we eat today, Moroccan cuisine is influenced by a fusion of neighboring culture and nations. The distinct flavors of Moroccan food can be recognized by a combination of spices like cinnamon, cumin, turmeric ginger, saffron, cloves, anise, nutmeg, and cayenne pepper. This particular genre of food uses an extensive variety of herbs and spices, bringing flavor and …

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Tropical Collagen Smoothie

In Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Recipes | Delicious and Quick Recipes for Real Food by Lisa Soldo-Johnson2 Comments

Collagen Peptides are all the rage in the food blogger sphere, incorporating this powerful anti-aging powder in everything from smoothies to soups and more.  In my opinion, collagen powder is a gift from above for those who want to rebuild and improve the skin’s appearance.  Amen to that!  One of my favorite ways to consume collagen is in smoothies. The …

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Jamaican Piña Colada Recipe | Caribbean Style

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They say, “Summers are for Piña coladas.”  But I say this creamy tropical drink is perfect any time of the year! A few winters ago, I vacationed in Jamaica to take a break from the chilly Minnesota weather.  It was on this tropical island paradise that I fell head over heels in love with their unique approach to creamy Piña …

Jamaican Coconut Bread with Tropical Cream Cheese Dip

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Once in a while, an unexpected combination of ingredients creates pure decadence. Jamaican coconut bread with tropical cream cheese dip is that unexpected recipe. You wouldn’t guess it by looking at the photograph, but one bite in and you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. After returning from Jamaica last year, it inspired me to get creative in the kitchen.  …

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Energy Blast Breakfast and Snack Granola

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I don’t know about you, but for me breakfast feels like the most challenging meal of the day. Maybe it’s just early and the morning coffee hasn’t woken my creative brain quite yet, but consistently coming up with new and inspiring breakfast meal ideas that my family will love and doesn’t leave me with a ton of kitchen clean-up is …

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Old Fashioned Molasses Cake Recipe (From 1942)

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My Grandmother created some of the fondest memories of my childhood. She was a real-life Superwoman, a mother of eight, a farmer, a gardener, a cook, a housewife, an employee, and a beautiful Godly German woman who managed her way through the Great Depression while still giving a helping hand to strangers in need. Through her example, she has taught …