Grapefruit Brûlée

Oatmeal isn’t the only heart-friendly breakfast: Enjoying one grapefruit a day can help lower “bad” LDL cholesterol levels by 15.5% and triglycerides by 27%, according to a study in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Grapefruit Brûlée “Top grapefruit slices with a little butter and brown sugar and run them under the broiler for an easy, healthy dessert.”Recipe By: EatingWell Test Kitchen Ingredients 3 large pink … Continue reading Grapefruit Brûlée


Un-stuffed Bell Peppers

INGREDIENTS  1.5 lbs browned ground beef 1/2 large sweet yellow onion 2 medium green bell peppers 4 cloves fresh garlic (minced) 1 can of Rotel tomatoes 1 can of crushed tomatoes 2 cups cooked rice 1.5 cups shredded cheese ( I used mixed cheddar) INSTRUCTIONS Sauté onion , peppers, garlic in butter (olive oil works, too!) until softened and onions are clear. Mix all ingredients except … Continue reading Un-stuffed Bell Peppers


Mango Chicken Lettuce Wraps

MANGO CHICKEN LETTUCE WRAPS WITH YOGURT DRESSING   Ingredients dressing 1/4 cups greek yogurt 2 1/2 ounces mango chutney (plus extra to serve) 1 tablespoon curry paste (yellow Thai) chicken (Mango) 1 chicken (per-cooked Rotisserie chicken skin removed, meat shredded) 1 mango (destoned, peeled, thinly sliced) 4 scallions or onions (finely diced) 1 head romaine lettuce (washed, leaves trimmed, cut into palm sized sections) 1/4 cups cilantro Directions  In a large bowl, toss chicken, mango and scallion together. Chill until required. To make the dressing: In … Continue reading Mango Chicken Lettuce Wraps


Tangerine & Mango Salad

This salad is packed with Vitamin C, B’s potassium and magnesium… This is a very heart healthy recipe! Did you know that mango and tangerines are also great for your skin and hair? Ingredients 2 tangerine peeled and segmented 1 mango peeled, pitted, and diced 2 tbsp onion finely diced 1 tomato finely diced 2 tbsp cilantro chopped 1 tbsp mint leaves chopped 1 tbsp rosemary leaves chopped 1/2 tsp honey raw 1/2 lemon freshly juiced 1/4 tsp cumin ground (to taste) Himalayan pink salt … Continue reading Tangerine & Mango Salad


Thai Chicken & Red Pepper Lettuce Wraps

Chicken and Red Pepper Lettuce Wraps 3 pounds chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces Salt and ground pepper 6 tablespoons olive oil 1 large onion, halved and thinly sliced 1 stalk celery, finely chopped 2 large red bell peppers, ribs and seeds removed, thinly sliced 5 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon dried ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon tangerine peel 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional; add more if you like it hot) … Continue reading Thai Chicken & Red Pepper Lettuce Wraps


Cucumbers…Recipes, tips and more

Who knew there were so many ways to use cucumbers? I mean- sushi and eye pads are  given- but in drinks? Oooh! Here are a few of our favorites compiled from the helpful people at Chocolate and Zucchini (enough said!) Cucumber salads – Bite-size cucumbers and tomatoes with onion and feta, sprinkled with balsamic vinegar. – With baby spinach, strawberries, and cubed feta coated with … Continue reading Cucumbers…Recipes, tips and more

Italian food ingredients - tomatoes, basil, olives, olive oil, garlic, peppercorns and mozzarella on rustic wooden background, with chalkboard, top view

Spicy Skillet Turnip Greens Recipe

Spicy Skillet Turnip Greens Recipe…found and tried this gem from Add A Pinch! Prep time 5 mins Cook time 20 mins Total time 25 mins A quick recipe for spicy skillet turnip greens for a comforting, home-cooked meal. Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium onion, cut into wedges 1 pound turnip greens, cleaned and chopped ¼ cup water pinch brown sugar ⅛ teaspoon red … Continue reading Spicy Skillet Turnip Greens Recipe


Chunky Potato & Veggie Soup

This recipe features a potato soup that is rich in flavor and texture but won’t leave you with a heavy feeling after eating it. You’ll appreciate the fact that you can enjoy a bowl of potato soup that isn’t loaded with fat and calories and is Daniel Fast friendly! Try it. I think you’ll like it! Chunky Potato & Veggie Soup 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 cup … Continue reading Chunky Potato & Veggie Soup

Italian food ingredients - tomatoes, basil, olives, olive oil, garlic, peppercorns and mozzarella on rustic wooden background, with chalkboard, top view

Homemade Vegetable Stock

This recipe is so easy to make, you can even make extra and keep it in the fridge or freezer…it’s versatile enough to use in many Daniel Fast recipes. Soups, casseroles…I even like to use stock when cooking pasta (whole grain, of course!) and quinoa.  The veggie used in this recipe can be substituted with whatever you have on hand! Vegetable Stock (Broth)  8 cups water … Continue reading Homemade Vegetable Stock


Sweet Basil’s Mini Pigs

Here are our latest Mini Pigs- soon cute! We are so excited to show off our new colors!! We now have reds and blues! Plus, we have some adorable and super sweet little solid black and black and white oinkers. We had 3 litters- whew- after all deposits and pick-of-the litter- we have 8 amazing babies left- but they will go fast! We are currently taking … Continue reading Sweet Basil’s Mini Pigs