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Gluten Free / Dairy Free / Tomato Sauce Free PIZZA

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Hi all, so i’ve decided to do a detox, and then continue on with an elimination diet.  I eliminated all gluten, dairy, additives, coffee, alcohol, soy, peanuts, corn, processed foods and also nightshade vegetables (tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant, peppers). Needless to … Continue reading

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Cucumber & Heirloom Tomato Salad (Salad Shirazi)

This a delicious summer salad. With just a few ingredients, it’s very important that they be excellent quality. Thus you need to go the extra mile. Wait for the summer so that your organic, colorful heirloom tomatoes are in season … Continue reading

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Lemon Saffron Chicken

Perhaps one of the most straight forward-close-your-eyes-and-make-it Persian dishes. Yet so good. Makes me feel warm on a rainy day. Chicken and Rice. Plain and Simple. Arroz con pollo. It contains no oil and I remove the skin (but keep … Continue reading

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Herb Crusted Salmon

This is one of my favorite salmon dishes. It’s easy to make for 1 or in a large quantity for a party. I vary the herbs I use depending on what I have on hand. The combo below is one … Continue reading

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Shrimp Lettuce Wrap with Hummus & Veggies

1  tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp ginger, grated 1  tsp fresh turmeric, grated (used dried if you can’t find fresh) 1  yellow squash, cut into matchsticks 1 large handful green beans, trimmed and cut in half 1 pound raw shrimp … Continue reading

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Almond “milkshake” with Chia Seeds

I just made the drink that celebrity nutritionist Kimberly Snyder calls the “Pure Protein Chia Shake”. She made it on the Dr. Oz show and he said it was like a milkshake – though it doesn’t taste like ice cream … Continue reading

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Homemade Hummus

Hummus is so easily made at home, not sure why people bother with the store bought stuff! When you make it you’ll notice you can easily play with the ingredients to make different flavors, adjust creaminess, saltiness and sourness. I’ve … Continue reading

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Red Rice and Vegetable Medley

People sometimes ask me how I manage to cook for 1 all the time. “Isn’t it hard?” No matter the size of your family, you need to have a system that works for you and then it’s rather easy. Enjoyable … Continue reading

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Salmon Curry with Quinoa

This is a dish I make over and over again. It’s full of flavor and it fits my often lazy cooking habits. In the 20 minutes it takes for the quinoa to cook, the salmon can be prepped and cooked … Continue reading

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Ground Beef Stir Fry with Israeli Couscous

  Sometimes I need a quick “go-to” meal with all the right comfort elements: proteins, vegetables and starches. It is fast to make, pretty simple and most of the ingredients can be substituted so I use the vegetables and herbs … Continue reading

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