Recipes

Green Apple Signature Salad

This salad has sweet, sour, and salty flavors, and lots of crunch! The mustard-cumin vinaigrette complements the dark leafy greens.

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Beef Vegetable Stew

Beef stew doesn’t have to just be meat and potatoes. Adding vegetables creates even more flavor and texture as well as nutrition. It’s also an easy way to get sweet vegetables into your diet.

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Vegetarian Pasta for the Ravenous Meat Eater

It is possible to make a satisfying meal with no meat! This is a great clean-out-the-fridge pasta dish. Just substitute most fresh or frozen veggies if you don’t have the exact ones called for in the recipe.

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Spicy Kale

Kale is incredibly flavorful, especially when cooked right. Lightly steaming or sautéing until the leaves are a bright green color and still slightly crunchy brings out a sweet flavor and wonderful texture. Lemon juice, garlic, and cayenne add tartness and spice.

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Asian Salmon

Say good-bye to boring fish! This recipe is incredibly flavorful and works well with fresh or previously frozen salmon. If you don’t have fresh ginger, powdered will do in a pinch, and you can also substitute fresh cilantro for ground coriander.

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Sausage Ratatouille

Ratatouille is originally a vegetarian dish, and this recipe is just as good without sausage. I cooked this batch in my Le Creuset Dutch oven.

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Buttered Turnips with Rainbow Chard

Rethink your childhood prejudices against turnips! Cooked in butter, they have a wonderfully mild and sweet flavor, offset by the sweetness and color of Swiss chard. When you’re eating so many good-for-you vegetables, butter is an easy-to-justify indulgence.

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Stoplight Salad

This salad couldn’t be easier to prepare, and it’s a welcome change from lettuce-based salads, not to mention full of antioxidants. If you can’t find yellow tomatoes, substitute a yellow bell pepper for sweetness and color.

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Amazing Beets

The surprising combination of sweet and salty in this recipe yields delicious results! You can use regular soy sauce, but nama shoyu, a raw, fermented soy sauce, adds beneficial bacteria to the digestive tract.

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Multicolored Squash, Carrot, and Kale Sauté

Shallots are the flavor base in this colorful dish. The more color on your plate, the healthier your meal, so you get a lot of points for eating this!

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Moroccan Chicken with Potatoes, Olives, and Kale

Finally, a meat-and-potatoes dish you can feel good about eating! This hot chicken “salad” is incredibly filling and satisfying, and the lemon juice and spices contain numerous digestive benefits.

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Creamy Green Enchiladas



Collards are the new spinach! They’re surprisingly tasty when mixed with cream and spicy peppers, and you won’t even realize you’re eating something healthy. The flavor of the corn tortillas makes the dish.

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Purple Cabbage Salad with Ginger Garlic Dressing



This recipe is about as simple as it gets! Making your own salad dressing is key because many store-bought salad dressings contain unhealthy vegetable oils.

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Quick Baked Ziti

This baked ziti recipe combines the deliciousness of lasagna with the ease of spaghetti. Red wine, capers, and kalamata olives give it a rich, exotic flavor.

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Poached Egg with Tomato

These poached eggs, vegetables, and spices create a delicious broth that makes a surprisingly satisfying breakfast.

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Braised Fish with Fennel and Swiss Chard

Fennel, tomatoes, and lemon give the white fish a delicious, delicate flavor.

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Spicy Beef & Collard Soup

The difference between the lightly cooked collards in this soup recipe and the traditional stewed-to-death ones is amazing! They are sweet and have a wonderful texture and flavor.

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Kale Pesto

Kale pesto is full of essential nutrients like calcium, zinc, and vitamins A, C, E, and K, all made absorbable by the good fat in the olive oil and pumpkin seeds, to insure that you’re satisfied and your body will efficiently use calories rather than storing them.

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Sweet Potato Quinoa Pilaf

Sweet potatoes, quinoa, and kale mixed with cayenne, turmeric, and thyme for an anti-inflammatory nutrient powerhouse.

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Salmon and Leeks Baked in Parchment

This salmon recipe from Promenades Gourmandes, an amazing French culinary tour and cooking class, features Moroccan cured lemons.

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Rutabaga Fries

Rutabagas are delightfully sweet, and this uniquely seasoned recipe tastes amazing plain or with your favorite dip.

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Crockpot Chicken Chili

This is the easiest chili I’ve ever made. No chopping required, just sprinkling and can-opening. Throw it all in the crockpot and know you’ll have a delicious dinner when you get home.

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Quinoa Breakfast Bites

These crustless quiches contain quinoa, which provides both carbohydrate and additional protein. They’re perfect for a healthy on-the-go breakfast.

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Quinoa Brownies

These are brownies in every way except that they contain quinoa instead of flour. Quinoa is gluten free and it also contains protein, which means that you’re likely to eat only one because you’ll be far more satisfied.

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Marinated Sirloin

Grass-fed, organic sirloin is delicious beyond imagining. This marinade will work for any cut of beef.

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Roasted Cauliflower and Beets with Garlic

If you’ve never tried cauliflower roasted, you don’t know what you’re missing! Cumin, coriander, and garlic bring out the flavors in these tasty vegetables.

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Red Wine Shallot Vinaigrette

Making your own vinaigrette can be easy, tasty, and much healthier than using store-bought dressing. All you need are this recipe and a dressing mixer.

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Balsamic Chicken (or Fish) with Broccoli

Balsamic vinegar gives this simple meal a rich, exotic flavor.

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Spicy Grouper

The secret to this delicious grouper recipe is ras el hanout. Any white fish also works well with this recipe.

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Spicy Moroccan Eggs

The multitude of flavors in this recipe is truly astounding. These eggs make a wonderful quick breakfast or a leisurely brunch or dinner to be savored.

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Cardamom Almond Shortbread

Made with real butter, extracts, and delicious cardamom, this simple, easy shortbread is a truly enjoyable treat.

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Lemon-Thyme Grouper

A quick recipe for fish with a light, delicious flavor and a hint of spice.

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Breakfast Eggs with Black Beans, Zucchini, Onion, and Kale

These healthy breakfast eggs are a great way to start getting vegetables into your diet early in the day, along with plenty of filling protein and carbs.

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Apple Cider Vinaigrette

1/2 cup apple cider vinegar (unpasteurized if possible) 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil (organic if possible) 1 Tbsp diced shallot 1 tsp maple syrup or honey 1/2 tsp sea salt 1/4 tsp pepper a generous pinch of dried arame seaweed (optional) splash of umeboshi plum vinegar (optional)

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