Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin Muffins These pumpkin muffins are so fluffy and flavorful! I know pumpkin is often thought of as a fall treat, but you can enjoy these anytime! Using just 1 large bowl will help you save time by not doing as many dishes. As a mom with school aged kids, I need all the time saving tricks I can get! Pumpkin is full of good nutrients including fiber, vitamin A, and vitamin C. I used Greek yogurt for this recipe instead of buttermilk since I have it around the house…

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Favorite Vegetable Recipes!

Caprese Salad

All through the month of January, we did a Veggie Challenge in my weekly newsletter!  We worked on increasing our vegetables, diversifying our vegetables, trying a new vegetable and trying a new recipe that included vegetables.  The last week, I asked if you would share some of the yummy vegetable recipes with all of us, and HERE THEY ARE!!! I hope you will try some of these and continue to work on all of your goals from last month! Turmeric Rice By: Myka K 1 cup Rice ¼ cup Diced…

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Cauliflower Rice with Green Chile

Cauliflower Rice with Corn and Green Chile

Cauliflower Rice with Corn and Green Chile This simple cauliflower rice with corn and green chile side dish truly exceeded all of my expectations!  We had been traveling for over two weeks and when we got home I was scrounging in the freezer for dinner.  I had a bag of cauliflower rice, some frozen corn and green chile.  So, this is what I made!  I added a little garlic powder and cracked black pepper and it tasted amazing! So I am sharing my success in this cauliflower rice with corn…

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Bacon Jalapeño Poppers

Bacon Jalapeno Poppers

Bacon Jalapeño Poppers This jalapeño poppers recipe is truly one of my favorite appetizers or snacks!  I love the spicy taste of the jalapeño with the creamy texture of cheese and the bacon on top makes it absolutely irresistible!!! This time of year, all kinds of peppers are being harvested her in New Mexico.  Of course we love our green chile here, but I also love jalapeños!   Jalapeños are a vegetable that is really popular further south in Mexico.  They are a medium spice pepper with tons of amazing flavor! …

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Summer Citrus Dressing

Summer Citrus Dressing

Easy Summer Citrus Dressing Making your own salad dressing is actually very easy and much healthier because it eliminates many of the preservatives found in store bought dressing!  This is one of my favorites!  Citrus fruits have so many great benefits!  They are loaded with vitamin C and antioxidants to help you fight chronic inflammation and chronic disease. We know that eating more whole foods, especially vegetables can work wonders for your health.  Each color of vegetable has different nutrients, antioxidants, and phytochemicals that boost your immune system and help…

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Broccoli Slaw

Broccoli Slaw

Broccoli Slaw Serves: 6 Cook Time: 0 Prep Time: 15 minutes This week I was trying to make my fresh vegetables last to reduce my number of trips to the grocery store.  I had bought some fresh broccoli including the stems and I was steaming the heads for dinner.  As I was about to throw away the stems, I started thinking about the waste!  Here I was in need of more fresh veggies and I was throwing away a perfectly good part of this broccoli.  I started brainstorming and came…

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Mineral Broth

Mineral Broth This home made vegetable mineral broth is almost magical because it takes all of the wonderful nutrients from all of the amazing vegetables and puts it into a delicious broth that you can use in all of your cooking to help your body heal.  I truly believe in the power of good food to make the body well.  Using food to really nourish the body well is called functional nutrition.  Functional nutrition takes into account all of the systems in the body and formulates a plan for optimal…

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Roasted Parmesan Broccoli

Roasted Parmesan Broccoli

Roasted Parmesan Broccoli I absolutely LOVE roasting vegetables!  It is one of my favorite ways to prepare and eat fresh produce.  Roasting brings out some wonderful flavors and with broccoli, it reduces the bitterness.  Lastly, roasting vegetables helps to break down the cell walls of the veggies to make more nutrients available to your body! Broccoli is full of vitamins C, fiber, potassium, and iron.  It is also one of our vegetables with the highest amounts of protein.  Broccoli has been shown to help increase our immune systems and reduce…

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Garlic Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower

Garlic Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower

Garlic Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower This simple side dish, garlic turmeric roasted cauliflower is so flavorful!  It is packed with wonderful nutrients from the garlic and the turmeric to help boost your immune system.  Allium from the garlic has amazing antioxidant, antiviral, and antibacterial properties.  The curcumin in the turmeric is anti inflammatory and may help to reduce risk of heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease.  Learn more about the benefits of turmeric here.  Plus, you get all the good stuff from the cauliflower like vitamin C and vitamin K!  Don’t forget,…

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Easy Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad

Easy Caprese Salad This caprese salad is so easy and delicious!  I love making different kinds of salads in the summer using the fresh vegetables right out of my garden.  There is nothing like the fresh taste of home grown tomatoes and basil. This salad is full of flavor and is a good sources of protein when using fresh mozzarella cheese.  My mozzarella this month came from this cheese maker, and was absolutely amazing! Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 4 Small chopped tomatoes, or about 40 cherry or snacking tomatoes, quartered…

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