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Jonell Francis
Balsamic Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese

Balsamic Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese

Balsamic Roasted Beet Salad Ingredients 6-8 medium size golden and red beets, tops removed and scrubbed 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar 1/2 cup olive oil 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 4 ozs baby arugula or spring mix salad greens 1/3 cup roasted walnuts (in 400' oven for 10 minutes) 4 ozs soft goat cheese (or almond feta if goat cheese doesn't agree with you) Instructions Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place beets in a covered dish and roast them for 50 minutes to an hour depending on their size, until a small sharp knife inserted...

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Jonell Francis
Fresh Cabbage Salads Your Way

Fresh Cabbage Salads Your Way

Fresh Cabbage Salads Your Way Fresh salad ingredients are packed with essential nutrients and enzymes that cooked foods no longer contain, Plus raw foods cleanse and nourish the body and heal the gut. Which is why we have a salad for lunch nearly every day at our house. Because cabbage stores so well I always have it on hand. Serve it sliced thin and topped with sprouted seeds, nuts or legumes, frozen peas or avocado and an easy homemade oil and vinegar dressing. For dinner, a large salad is always served before the main dish, and is sometimes the meal...

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Jonell Francis
Kale and Chickpea Salad with Lemon Viniagrette

Kale and Chickpea Salad with Lemon Viniagrette

Oh the Virtues of Kale and Chickpeas Kale Yes! As a superfood it's hard to beat the vitamin density, beneficial fiber content and broad range of antioxidants packed into just one green frilly leaf. And when you add chickpeas to it, so rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber, with plant protein that says "step aside" to the animal kind, you have a dynamic duo to boost immunity and overflow your recommended daily allowance of vitamin A, C, K and even healthy omega 3's. What I love is that this salad has so few ingredients and yet is dressed to kill...

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Jonell Francis
Carrot Ginger Soup

Carrot Ginger Soup

Carrot Ginger Soup When I was a kid, Mom's homemade soups were their own form of nurture flying from her fingertips. I love soups! But because Mountain Man exceeded his soup threshold as a teen, I limit its welcome at our table to once a week. This nourishing soup packed with beta carotene comes together in less than 30 minutes. Ingredients: 1 Tbsp butter 1 large white onion, chopped 3 cups vegetable broth or chicken broth 1 lb peeled baby carrots or 1 lb large unpeeled carrots scrubbed 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger 1/2 can coconut milk or coconut cream...

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