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Quick Cobb Salad

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(Makes 2 Big Servings, or 3 Small Servings)

8 Leaves of Romaine
3 Hard Boiled Eggs
9 Strips of Turkey Bacon (crumbled)
1 Large Tomato
1 Avocado
Roasted Chicken Breast (cut into chunks)
½ of a Cucumber
½ of a purple onion

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Quinoa Cobb Salad

11/2 cups cooked quinoa
1/2 c diced tomato
1/4 c chopped onion
1/4 diced avocado
1 egg diced

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Quinoa Winter Salad

2 C cooked quinoa
1/2 head radicchio, cored and thinly sliced
1/4-1/2 C dried apple juice sweetened dried blueberries
1/4-1/2 C pecans
1 C mixed greens
3T olive oil
1T apple cider vinegar
sea salt and pepper to taste

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Yummy Yogurt

This makes a great breakfast, snack or dessert.  The secret is finding a really good quality plain greek yogurt.

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Beet, Avocado and Walnut Salad

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Salad
2 large red beets, cooked
2 cupd mixed salad greens
1 avocado
1/2 cups walnuts

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Carrot Coconut Soup

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5 large carrots, peeled and cut into small pieces
1 quart chicken broth, check the label, make sure it's natural and phase friendly
1 Tsp grated fresh ginger
1/2 white onion, cut into pieces
3/4 Cup canned coconut milk
dash of sea salt to taste

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Apple Pie Smoothie

apple-pie-smoothie    If the smell of apple pie is tempting you to abandon your Phase One commitment, take heart! Try this smoothie with all the flavors of America’s favorite dessert without any of the added sugar or flour. 

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Mediterranean Stuffed Mini-Peppers

med-stuffed-peppers2   Have you seen those new little baby sweet bell peppers? Like all things miniature, they’re irresistible! They come in festive colors perfect for a holiday appetizer, and best of all, when stuffed with a Greek inspired feta cheese they make a perfect self-contained, one -to two-bite finger food -type appetizer. Easy peasy! 

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Lemon Basil Spritzer

lemon-spritzer-1    If abstaining from the occasional cocktail has caused you to feel deprived, this should cheer you up. It’s refreshing, tasty and seems to have a similar flavor profile to a very light alcoholic beverage. Not overly sweet, the basil and lemon combine to deliver a beverage that seems remarkably “grown-up.”

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Hot Roasted Almonds

roasted-almonds-1    If you want to impress your guests without having to do much at all, make these. Seriously. They’re healthy, super yummy and ridiculously easy. Sometimes I even skip the flavored oil and just drizzle on a bit of olive oil and good salt as they come out of the oven, and they’re still a hit.

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Mexican Chicken Meatballs

mexican-meatballs Here’s an easy Phase One appetizer you can whip up in minutes. Serve them with some fresh salsa or guacamole for dipping, if desired. This recipe makes about 2 dozen meatballs. If you happen to have left-overs, they are great for breakfast with fried eggs! (Wrap in foil and reheat in a 350° oven for about 10-15 minutes.)

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Prime Rib Roast with Jus

prime-rib-jus-1   When ordering the roast, ask your butcher to remove the ribs and then tie them back on. (Any meat roasted with the bones always has more flavor.) This will make carving much easier.

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Creme Brulee

creme-brulee-1   Crème Brûlée is a classic French dessert, basically a rich custard with a burnt sugar crust. We’ve recreated it Phase one style, minus the crust, but if you’re on Phase Two you can use a tiny bit of coconut crystals to “brûlée” the top. 

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Roasted Asparagus With Lemon-Caper Sauce

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Compund Butters

While they may sound “fancy,” compound butters (beurre composé in French) are really simple and take only minutes to prepare. It’s basically just herbs, spices and/or other aromatic ingredients folded into softened sweet butter, rolled into a log, refrigerated, and then used to add wonderful flavor by melting bits of it over any hot dish you choose, from meats, fish and poultry, to vegetables or quinoa 

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Yorkshire Pudding Popovers

yorkshire-popovers Yorkshire pudding is a side dish traditionally served with Prime Rib. It’s made with flour, eggs, milk, salt and fat rendered from the roast. It’s sometimes made in the roasting pan and then cut into individual pieces, but more often made in a popover pan or in custard cups.  When you substitute butter for the beef fat, you end up with a less savory version called a popover.

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Baked Apples

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4 green apples, cored
½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans
½ teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons chopped dried, unsweetened or apple juice sweetened cranberries
¼ teaspoon Stevia or to taste OR

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Bacon Wrapped Shrimp & Scallops

bacon-wrapped Season the shrimp and scallops with salt and pepper and lime juice.

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Prime Rib Roast

prime-rib-roast 3 rib roast  (feeds 6-8 people)
insert small pieces of garlic cloves into the roast.

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Wahoo Cheese Cake

wahoo-cheese-cake 12 oz of cream cheese
2 eggs
1tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1 tsp of cinnamon
stevia to taste (go sweeter than you may think)

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Quinoa Stuffing

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Ingredients:
3 cups cooked quinoa

1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup chopped yellow onion
3/4 cup chopped celery
3/4 cup chopped green apple

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