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A Rooster I Can Live With

Alright, y’all, confession time…I have been harboring an addiction for too many years to count. It is something that has haunted my dreams and caused me to drool uncontrollably at times. I’ve even been known to audibly squeal just at the site of it. “My name is Katie and I’m a Sriracha addict…” Over the past several years I have …

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Pumpkin Black Bean Soup

  This is one of my Fall favorites, full of flavor and a little spicy kick.  It also happens to be packed with nutrition – gotta love that! Pumpkin Black Bean Soup: 1 tbsp. Coconut Oil 1 clove Garlic chopped ½ Onion chopped 1-2 cups Vegetable Broth (low sodium if available) 2 cups roasted Pumpkin or 1 can pureed Pumpkin …

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The Spoon Theory

A dear friend of mine sent this to me shortly after I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Lupus. It was a God-send and I continue to pass it along every chance I get. The Spoon Theory by Christine Miserandino www.butyoudontlooksick.com My best friend and I were in the diner, talking. As usual, it was very late and we were eating …

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Cleansing Smoothie

This delicious smoothie provides essential nutrients, enzymes and anti-inflammatory properties to assist the body in detoxing and healing. 1 cup fresh or frozen pineapple 1/2 cucumber 1 celery stalk 1 handful parsley 1 handful cilantro 1/2 peeled lemon or 1 small lime 1 inch piece ginger 1-2 cups water or coconut water  

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Spinach Grapefruit Salad with Citrus-Sesame Dressing

Spinach Grapefruit Salad with Citrus-Sesame Dressing 4 cups spinach 1 large ruby red grapefruit ¼ cup fresh chives 1 diced and seeded jalapeño 1 small bunch arugula shoots Dressing:   2 tbsp. coconut/olive or hemp oil Juice from ½ lime 1 tsp. wheat-free tamari 1 tbsp. toasted sesame seeds 1 tsp. local raw honey (optional)   Using a sharp knife, …

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Coco-Berry Pops

These delicious and decadent little pops are perfect for Summer. With fresh organic berries available, these are the perfect way to satisfy that cool, creamy, sweet craving.   Coco-Berry Pops Ingredients: 1 cup expeller-pressed (refined) coconut oil 1 cup fresh berries, such as raspberries, blueberries, pomegranates, cherries and strawberries 10-14 drops SweetLeaf “French Vanilla” flavored stevia (to taste) Gently melt coconut oil on …

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Turmeric Tea

My Friend Sandra taught me how to make this tea. I make sure there is always a batch in the fridge. This tea is quite amazing! It nixes inflammation, helps detox the liver and even keeps your skin clear.   4 cups filtered water 4 Green Tea teabags 1 finger sized piece of Turmeric (peeled and roughly chopped) OR 1 tbsp. powdered Turmeric 1 …

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Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

This Smoothie will STOP INFLAMMATION in its tracks. It is perfectly ALKALYZING and nourishes you completely! Drink one of these every morning for a week and you will see AMAZING results! In your Juicer: 1 (packed) cup of Spinach: 1 (packed) cup of Parsley 1 Green Apple 5 ribs Celery 1 large Cucumber 1 Lime with skin Put Juice into your Blender   In your …

Thai Spiced Noodles

Ingredients For the Sauce: 1/2 cup cashews or macadamia nuts 1/2 avocado 1 jar of roasted red peppers 1 tsp. himalayan salt 1 clove garlic 1 tbsp. red chili flakes cracked black pepper 1/4 cup coconut milk dash of cayenne (optional) Blend sauce ingredients in a high speed blender, set aside. 1 zucchini sliced thin 1 cup snow peas 1 …

Katie’s Kale Chips

Ingredients 1 head kale, washed and thoroughly dried 2 tablespoons olive oil Sea salt, for sprinkling (optional sprinkles: red chili flakes, Capitol Hill Seasoning, or my favorite Chinese Five Spice) Directions Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F. Remove the ribs from the kale and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces. Lay on a baking sheet and toss with the olive …