Sundried Tomato Tuna Salad

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Sundried Tomato Tuna Salad I first got the idea to mix tuna and avocado together from my friend Jeff Siegel, who is a complete genius in many areas- not the least of which is eating. This recipe is super versatile, and it's one I use for everything from a late night snack to lunch on the fly.  You can make it spicy with hot pepper or chili powder, you can add dill, or other fresh herbs to change the flavors, try dicing up vegetables like peppers, celery or carrots and mixing them … [Read more...]

Tuna Avocado Salad

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Tuna Avocado Salad Yield: 1 serving You will need: can opener, mesh strainer, mixing bowl, fork, knife, cutting board, measuring spoons These delightful little bite-sized snacks can be made with 3 simple ingredients: 1 can tuna 1/2 avocado 2 T spicy mustard Mash everything together. You can serve them on sliced cucumbers with a little slivered carrot and cilantro garnish (as shown), or add diced shallots to spice them up a little more. I've also added chopped celery, parsley and … [Read more...]

Chia Seed Strawberry Jam

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aU1vnsKthKw I absolutely love baking and cooking with chia seeds. They're super absorbent, and do some really cool things when you get creative with them in recipes like this. You only need 3 ingredients, and start to finish the jam takes about 15 minutes to make. Chia Seed Strawberry Jam Yield: 3 servings You will need: food processor or blender, small pot, wooden spoon, measuring spoon 10-12 fresh, organic strawberries 1 T chia seeds 2-4 T coconut … [Read more...]

Superfood: Asparagus and its top 5 Health Benefits

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Superfood Saturday: Asparagus - one of my favorite vegetables - crunchy and delicious! Top 5 health benefits of Asparagus: 1. Contains Anti inflammatory nutrients 2. Contains Antioxidant nutrients: vitamin E, vitamin C, beta carotene (and more) 3. Good fiber content- supports digestion 4. Contains Inulin: feeds special bacteria in our intestine that aid nutrient absorption 5. Amazing spectrum of B-vitamins - which are key in sugar and starch metabolism, aiding in blood sugar … [Read more...]

Save Money Baking: Make Your Own Nut Butter and Flour

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I know that cooking and baking gluten-free can get expensive - all those nut flours and special foods - one of my favorite ways to save money is to make my own nut butter and nut flours. It'ss so easy. Almond Butter For almond butter, I like to roast my almonds first. 1. Preheat oven to 350. 2. Lay almonds on cookie sheet and bake for 10-15 min. 3. Sprinkle with a little Celtic sea salt and cool. 4. Place desired amount in food processor and turn on. 5. Stop the processor occasionally … [Read more...]