Crockpot Fall Soup

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Ingredients:
4 cups low sodium broth (veggie or chicken)
4 carrots (chopped)
1 plum tomato (diced)
1 cup chickpeas
1 cup artichoke hearts (chopped)
1/2 cup red split lentils
1/2 sweet onion (diced)
1 cup orzo
3 cups kale (chopped)
*optional: add chopped chicken breast for extra protein
*add more water if needed
Season to taste. I used pepper, garlic powder & Lindbergh-Snider seasoning. Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 4 hours.


Coconut Bowl Bliss

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Banana-cinnamon-açaí smoothie topped with chocolate granola, chocolate covered almonds, mangos, blackberries, strawberries and freshly shredded coconut with a nutmeg-honey-tahini drizzle.

Hull out a coconut and cut the brown husk off the back of the coconut meat. Throw the white meat in a blender and chop until fine. Set aside an add to the bowl once your smoothie is finished.

Smoothie Ingredients:
1 frozen banana
1 frozen packet Sambazon açaí
1/2 cup oj
1 tsp cinnamon
*Blend in a blender until smooth

Tahini Drizzle Ingredients:
1 tbsp smooth tahini
1 tbsp honey
1/4 tsp nutmeg
*stir until smooth and liquified – you may need to add water to reach a “drizzle consistency”

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Cuban Style Spicy Rice, Plátanos Madras and Chili Lime Tilapia

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Cuban style plátanos madras – sweet fried plantains sprinkled with coconut sugar and cinnamon, spicy garlic rice with onions, tomatoes, peas and cilantro + crispy bites of chili, lime tilapia.

Plátanos Madras Recipe
1 plantain (sliced into long ovals)
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
*sprinkle plantain slices with coconut sugar and cinnamon. Place on a hot skillet seasoned with sunflower oil (or any tasteless veggie oil). Fry until golden.

Tilapia Recipe
1 tbsp honey
1/4 tsp paprika
1 lime (juice)
1 cup panko crumbs
*mix honey, paprika and lime juice together in a small dish. Dip tilapia in the mixture and then dredge through panko crumbs. Place on a seasoned skillet and cook until the the crumbs are golden and the fish is white and flaky.

Cuban Spicy Rice
1 cup white rice
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup onions (chopped)
1/2 cup red bell pepper (chopped)
2 garlic cloves (pressed)
2 tomatoes (diced)
1/2 cup peas
1/2 cup cilantro (minced)
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp salt

*Partially cook rice in chicken broth and set aside. In a hot oiled skillet, cook onions, bell peppers and garlic until slightly caramelized. Add partially cooked rice, peas, cilantro, paprika and salt.  Cover with lid. Simmer on low until the liquid is absorbed and the rice is tender.
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Make Your Own Pizza Night

Make Your Own Pizza Night
Make-you-own-pizza night! Dan and I thought it would be fun to have some friends over and make our own pizzas at home. We got all the fixings…dough, sauce, cheese, sausage, pepperoni, basil, olives, veggies etc. D snagged a few mini pizza boxes from our local Mom n Pop pizza shop around the corner and he boxed up our babies and headed to the beach to catch the sunset. It was a perfectly “cheesy” summer evening.
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Thai Inspired Noodles with Mango, Basil & Peanuts

  Thai inspired noodles with mango, basil and peanuts
Ahhh I’m hungry…what do we have? I was looking for something citrusy, summery, zesty, sweet and tangy with a bit of kick. OK, this will do! Cold buckwheat noodles with mango, tomato, basil, garlic, lime, crushed peanuts, bell peppers & carrots topped with a creamy, salty/sweet/spicy peanut sauce. Awww yes, that’s what I want. Flavor explosion! Fast and easy sort-of-Thai-inspired cold summer noodles. The Bub and the Hub give it a thumbs up.

Serves 3
Ingredients

3 cups of buckwheat noodles
3 mangoes (thinly sliced)
1 cup cherry tomatoes (halved)
10 fresh basil leaves (chopped)
2-3 cloves garlic (minced)
2 tbsp peanuts (crushed)
1 bell pepper (sliced)
1 carrot (thinly sliced)
*1 lime (quartered for squeezing on top)
Directions
Throw it all together in a big bowl.

Sauce
1/3 cup olive oil
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp creamy peanut butter
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp ginger (minced or powder)
1 tsp sriracha
Directions
*Whisk Whisk Whisk it up! Pour on top.

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Bubbalove wanted to help model the dish. Super chef in the making right here.^
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