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Paleo Peppermint Bark

Ingredients 1 cup coconut butter, melted ½ cup coconut oil, melted 2 Tbsp. honey (or maple syrup) 2 teaspoon peppermint extract ¼  cup pomegranate seeds, cranberries and or nuts (for topping )   Instructions Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper Combine the coconut oil, butter, honey, and peppermint extract in a large mixing bowl. Spread the mixture evenly…
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Walnut and Cranberry Stuffed Holiday Mushrooms

Ingredients 1 pound large cremini mushrooms or small portobello mushrooms (stemmed, 16 ounces, about 12 mushrooms with a 2-inch diameter) 1 ¼ cups raw walnut pieces, divided 2 cloves garlic, smashed and peeled 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil ½ cup finely diced shallots (about 2 medium shallots) 2 Tbsp. finely chopped sage leaves 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary ¼ teaspoon dried thyme ¼ teaspoon plus ⅛ teaspoon sea salt, divided, plus more to taste Freshly…
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Fall Kale and Apple Super Salad

Ingredients 2 cups kale, chopped and massaged 6-8 Brussels sprouts, finely chopped 3-4 broccoli florets, finely chopped ½  cup dried cranberries ¼  cup roasted sunflower seeds, (or pumpkin seeds/pepitas) 1 medium apple 1 slice bacon, cooked and chopped (optional)   Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing: 1 Tbsp. coconut sugar, or honey 1 ½  Tbsp. white vinegar 2 Tbsp. paleo mayonnaise, or Greek yogurt 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 Tbsp. vegetable or canola oil 1 teaspoon poppy seeds Pinch salt/pepper Instructions To make poppy…
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Pumpkin, Feta and Spinach Salad

Ingredients ½ butternut or kent pumpkin, cut into small cubes ¼ cup cubed feta 2 cups fresh spinach leaves 1 Tbsp. whole flax seeds ½  lemon sea salt + black pepper to taste 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 2 soft-boiled eggs (optional) Instructions Preheat oven to 200°C. Place pumpkin on parchment paper-lined baking tray…
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Roasted Cauliflower Salad

Ingredients For the Salad:  1 head of cauliflower  3 Tbsp. avocado oil or olive oil  2 Tbsp. lemon juice  6 cups finely chopped kale  ½  medium red onion  ½  cup toasted pine nuts  ½  cup raisins  Salt and pepper For the Lemon Tahini Vinaigrette:  ¼  cup avocado oil or olive oil  ¼  cup lemon juice  2 Tbsp. tahini  1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar  1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard  Pinch of sea salt   Instructions…
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Asparagus & Tomato Salad

Ingredients 8 ounces asparagus Mixed salad greens or other small lettuce leaves of choice 1 cup arugula 2 heirloom tomatoes, sliced 12 black olives, pitted and chopped 1 Tbsp. toasted pine nuts   Dressing 1 teaspoon lemon-infused olive oil 1 Tbsp. olive oil 1 teaspoon whole grain mustard 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar Sea salt and…
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Steak and Mango Salad

Ingredients 4 sirloin steaks 4 cups mixed greens 2 large mangos, peeled and cut into thin wedges 1/3 cup cashew nuts, roasted, coarsely chopped ¼  cup chopped fresh cilantro ¼  cup fresh basil, minced Juice of 1 lime ¼  cup olive oil Red pepper flakes (optional, to garnish)   Instructions 1.    Preheat grill to high. 2.    Season…
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Strawberry Avocado Salad

Ingredients 1 cup fresh strawberries 2 avocados ½ red onion 3 cups arugula or spinach ½ bunch cilantro pine nuts or cashews for garnish   And for the easy lemon dressing: 1 Tbsp. avocado oil ½ of lemon juiced 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 teaspoon coconut aminos ¼ Tbsp. garlic powder   Instructions 1.    In a…
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Smokey Carrot Dip

Ingredients ½ cup skin-on almonds 2 lb. carrots, trimmed, peeled 2 Tbsp. plus ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil; plus a little more 2½ teaspoons Celtic sea salt, divided, plus more 2 garlic cloves ½ cup canned chickpeas 3 Tbsp. (or more) fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper ¾ teaspoon hot smoked Spanish…
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Almond Coconut Macaroons

Ingredients  ½ cup whole almonds, chopped into tiny pieces 2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut 2 egg whites ¼ cup raw honey 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract   Instructions Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, whisk together the honey and the egg whites. Add the almonds,…
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