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- Lemon Vanilla Cashew Cream | cureativenutrition
Back Lemon Vanilla Cashew Cream Ingredients: 1 cup raw cashews (soaked for 2 hours in filtered water) Juice from 1/2 a large lemon, we used our own Meyer lemons out the backyard! (careful of seeds!) Water (enough to cover cashews in blender by 1") 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions: 1. Pour all ingredients into blender and cover with water up to 1 inch over the cashews. Blend on high speed until it reaches a smooth and thick consistency. Stop and taste it to make sure the flavors and consistency are there. At first, ours was a little grainy so we blended it a little longer and it came out perfect! 2. Store in containers in the fridge Caesar Cashew Dressing Ingredients: 1 cup raw cashews (soaked for 2 hours in filtered water, or overnight for best results) Water (enough to cover cashews in blender by 1") 4 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1 small garlic clove, chopped 3 tablespoons capers, or to taste Salt and pepper to taste Directions: 1. Pour all ingredients into blender and cover with water up to 1 inch over the cashews. Blend on high speed until it reaches a smooth and thick consistency. Stop and taste it to make sure the flavors and consistency are there. Add extra garlic powder, lemon, etc. based on the flavors you like. *Store in containers in the fridge. This is a great dip for celery!
- Re-stuffed Southwestern Avocados | cureativenutrition
Back Re-stuffed Southwestern Avocados INGREDIENTS: 1 chicken breast, baked and shredded (or use pre-cooked rotisserie chicken) 1 ripe avocado, cut in half, seeded and flesh gently removed from skin using a spoon (do not tear skin in order to re-use as the bowl to restuff). Dice avocado after removing from the skin. 1 small red pepper, seeds and stem removed, roasted or grilled (we used a panini press) and diced 1 whole lime, juiced 2 tablespoons sour cream, or more to taste 2 tablespoons mild salsa with no sugar added, or more to taste Grated cheese of choice for topping (we used sharp cheddar) DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix shredded chicken, diced red pepper, sour cream, salsa, lime and diced avocado until evenly combined. Stuff the avocado skins evenly with chicken mixture and top with grated cheese. Bake for about 8 minutes, or until cheese on top is melted and beginning to brown.
- Festive Cheese Ball | cureativenutrition
Back Festive Cheese Ball INGREDIENTS: 8 ounces cream cheese 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese 1 bunch small green onions (thinly sliced), roots discarded 2 ounces diced jarred pimentos (drained) 2 tablespoons softened butter 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce DIRECTIONS: Combine all ingredients in an electric mixer and beat on medium-high until well combined. Refrigerate for an hour. Form mixture into a ball and serve with non-starchy vegetable like peppers or cucumbers.
- Baked Lobster | cureativenutrition
Back Baked Lobster with Mango and Avocado Arugula Salad INGREDIENTS: 1 lobster tail Butter 2 teaspoons Salt and pepper 1.5 cups arugula ½ cup finely diced mango ½ cup diced tomatoes ½ avocado, medium diced Juice from ½ grapefruit 1 tablespoon plain mustard 1 tablespoon olive oil DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Split the lobster tail down the middle with a sharp knife and crack into two separate pieces. Add one teaspoon butter to each ½ and dust with salt and pepper. Transfer to a baking dish and bake for 25 minutes. While lobster is baking, combine mango, tomato, avocado and arugula in a mixing bowl. For the vinaigrette dressing, whisk the mustard, olive oil, grapefruit juice and a pinch of salt and pepper together until well combined. Pour over salad and mix well until evenly incorporated. Let the salad sit with the dressing to soften the arugula while lobster finishes in the oven. When lobster is finished, remove from the shell and transfer to plate on top of the arugula salad, top with remaining juices from the pan.
- Chocolate Avocado Pudding | cureativenutrition
Back Chocolate Avocado Pudding Serves 2 INGREDIENTS: 1 medium ripe avocado 1 medium ripe banana (optional) 2 tablespoons honey 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 cup milk of choice (we use grass fed dairy) Chopped nuts and shredded coconut for topping, optional DIRECTIONS: 1. Using a high powered blender or food processor, combine all ingredients and process until thick and smooth. Chill for at least one hour for best results. Top with nut topping and enjoy! *This recipe has a buttery/nutty avocado flavor!
- Waffle Iron Eggplant Parmesan | cureativenutrition
Back Waffle Iron Eggplant Parmesan with Italian Herb Chicken INGREDIENTS: 1 medium eggplant, peeled and sliced into ½-inch thick rounds 1 small chicken breast 2 cups finely grated parmesan cheese, with one half on a plate or flat surface. 1 egg, whisked Italian seasoning Salt and pepper Olive oil No-sugar added marinara DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Preheat and lightly grease waffle iron Place chicken breast in baking dish, coat with olive oil and evenly sprinkle both sides with Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Bake chicken for approx. 30 minutes, or until cooked through, but still moist. While chicken is cooking, prepare eggplant: dip each round in the whisked egg and evenly coat. Transfer to the plate with grated parmesan cheese and evenly coat both sides, flipping and adding more cheese as necessary. Transfer two parmesan encrusted eggplant rounds at a time to the waffle iron and cook until the cheese forms dark golden brown squares (resembling waffles). Continue this step until all eggplant rounds are complete. When chicken is finished cooking, slice lengthwise and plate with eggplant and marinara sauce.
- Classic Chicken Pot Pie | cureativenutrition
Back Classic Chicken Pot Pie INGREDIENTS FOR THE CRUST 1 and 1/4 cup white whole wheat flour 1 teaspoon sugar Pinch of Himalayan salt 1 stick unsalted butter, cold and cut into individuals tablespoons 3 tablespoons ice cold water FOR THE FILLING 5 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 medium yellow onion, diced 4 medium carrots, diced 4 medium celery stalks, sliced 2 large garlic cloves, minced 2 teaspoons garlic powder, or to taste 1 teaspoon dried thyme, or to taste 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, finely minced 15 oz. cooked chicken, cubed 1 cup frozen peas 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour 4 cups vegetable broth Salt and pepper to taste FOR THE CHICKEN 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, finely minced 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper DIRECTIONS 1. Prepare dough. Place all ingredients except the water in a food processor and pulse until all butter is broken up and dispersed throughout the flour resembling course meal. Add the 3 tablespoons ice cold water and pulse until dough begins to form. Remove dough from processor and form into a bowl. Wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. 2. Prepare chicken. Wash chicken and pat dry. Mix olive oil, rosemary, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a mixing bowl. Prepare a roasting pan lined with tin foil and set aside. Dredge each piece of chicken in the oil/herb mixture and thoroughly coat. Line the seasoned chicken on the roasting pan and roast at 375 degrees until temperature gauge reads 175 degrees for each strip of chicken. Once cooked, remove from oven, cube and set aside. 3. In a Dutch oven, melt the 5 tablespoons of butter over medium-high heat. Add the onions, carrots and celery, garlic powder, salt and pepper, cook for 5-7 minutes. Add the 1/2 cup flour and stir to coat all vegetables. Add broth one cup at a time and stir to incorporate after each pour. Bring mixture to a boil and then simmer until mixture thickens. Meanwhile, remove dough from refrigerator and roll out on floured surface to 1/4-inch thick. Stir in chicken, rosemary, and peas. Place dough over top of mixture and cut slits to allow steam to escape while baking. 4. Bake at 375 for 40 minutes. Allow to cool for 15 minutes, garnish with rosemary and serve. **After the filling mixture is cooked, you can distribute it equally into individual oven proof dishes, cover with individual pieces of dough cut to fit each and bake. (Depicted in the picture).
- Roasted Beets, Sweet Potatoes & Orange S | cureativenutrition
Back Roasted Beets, Sweet Potatoes & Orange Segments with Goat Cheese INGREDIENTS: 3 small beets, peeled and chopped into bite-sized pieces 1 large sweet potato, washed, skin left on, chopped into bite-sized pieces 2 large oranges, zested (about 2 teaspoons at least), and cut into thin slices to remove triangular segments (see picture) 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon coconut oil 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper 1/2 cup goat cheese, or more if preferred DIRECTIONS: 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare a roasting pan lined with tinfoil. 2. Combine the beets and sweet potatoes in a bowl with honey, coconut oil, orange zest and pepper. Stir well to evenly incorporate. Transfer mixture into the roasting pan. Bake until beets and potatoes begin to brown in the edges and become tender (about 30-45 minutes). Stir around to cook evenly. Lay orange segments on top. Bake until orange segments begin to caramelize. 3. Remove from oven and gently toss with goat cheese. Serve warm or chilled as a great side dish or snack!
- Portobello Tuna Melt | cureativenutrition
Back Portobello Tuna Melt INGREDIENTS: 1 portobello mushroom cap, stem removed 1- 2.6 ounce packet plain tuna 1.5 tablespoons regular mayo (or mayo with olive oil) ½ tablespoon regular mustard 1/3 cup grated cheese (we used Gruyere) 2 tablespoons died yellow onion 1 tablespoon finely sliced green onion for garnish Salt and pepper to taste DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to broil 375 degrees F. Prepare a foil-lined baking sheet. Place mushroom cap gill side up on foil. Drain and mix tuna with mayo, mustard, diced onion and salt and pepper to taste. Top mushroom cap with tuna mixture and smooth into an even layer. Top tuna mixture with grated cheese. Broil in the oven on the top rack until mushroom is tender and cheese is browned on top, approx. 10-12 minutes, but watch carefully. Remove from oven and cut into wedge slices.