Fennel Root, Pumpkin, & Tempeh

 

IMG_1192My lunch today was just too tasty not to share with my favorite people. 🙂 I’ve been trying to vegetables, new spices, & new combinations. I can honestly say I have never eaten this combination before today. I LOVE trying new delicious foods! I hope you enjoy this one as much as I did!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 Fennel Root thinly sliced
  • 1/8 small pumpkin thinly sliced seeds removed
  • 1/3 block Tempeh thinly sliced and cut in half
  • 2 tbs. Coconut oil
  • Himalayan Salt
  • Shredded raw cheese (optional)

This is a SUPER simple recipe. Heat coconut oil over medium-high heat in a medium-sized pan then place fennel, pumpkin, & tempeh in pan. Cover and let cook for about 3 minutes, then stir. Cook mixture until browned. Sprinkle with salt and if desired sprinkle with cheese (raw cheese or Daiya cheese).

This entire meal will take you about 10 minutes all together to make. It’s super delicious! Let me know how you like it by leaving me a comment below!

Health benefits of fennel bulb

  • Fennel bulb is a versatile vegetable, used since ancient times for its nutritional and medicinal properties. This winter season has some noteworthy essential oils, flavonoid anti-oxidants, minerals, and vitamins that have known health benefits.IMG_1191
  • Bulb fennel is one of very low calorie vegetables. 100 g bulb provides just 31 calories. Further, it contains generous amounts of fiber (3.1 g/100 g or 8% of RDI), very little fat and zero cholesterol.
  • Fresh bulbs give sweet anise-like flavor. Much of it is due to high concentration of aromatic essential oils like anethole, estragole, and fenchone (fenchyl acetate). Anethole has been found to have anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties.
  • The bulbs have moderate amounts of minerals and vitamins that are essential for optimum health. Their juicy fronds indeed contain several vital vitamins such as pantothenic acid, pyridoxine (vitamin B-6), folic acid, niacin, riboflavin, and thiamin in small but healthy proportions. 100 g fresh bulbs provide 27 µg of folates. Folic acid is essential for DNA synthesis and cell division. Their adequate levels in the diet during pregnancy can help prevent neural tube defects in the newborn babies.
  • In addition, fennel bulb contains an average amount of water-soluble vitamin, vitamin-C. 100 g of fresh bulbs provide 12 mg or 20% of vitamin C. Vitamin C helps the body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals. Further, it has small amounts of vitamin A.
  • The bulbs have very good levels of heart-friendly electrolyte potassium. 100 g provides 414 mg or 9% of daily-recommended levels. It is an important electrolyte inside the cell. Potassium helps reduce blood pressure and rate of heartbeats by countering effects of sodium. Fennel also contains small amounts of minerals such as copper, iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc, and selenium.

In Health, Hope, & Happiness,

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Revolutionized Enchiladas- Gluten & Dairy Free!

Growing up, at every family celebration and holiday we had tons of delicious homemade mexican food. I LOVE it all, the problem is that some traditional Mexican recipes can be super fattening, heavy, processed, and high in calories.
Take one of my favorites, enchiladas, for example. In the original recipe, they would use white flour tortillas (GMO, nutrient depleted, refined flour and lard) and fry them each individually in refined oil (trans fats), then fill them with processed cheese (enough said), and commercialized ground beef (filled with hormones and antibiotics), and the sauce was made with refined oil and white flour. Sure, they tasted good- all greasy and fattening, but in no way did it nourish the body and leave the eater with a sense of wellness and health.

Well, I am SO happy to share with you the revolutionized enchilada! This sauce is passed down from generations in my family and my nana is known for making the best enchiladas ever! I am so blessed that she passed this recipe on to me and that now I am able to share it with you guys. Of course the original recipe calls for ¨a little of this¨and ¨a little of that…to taste¨ haha…like most of our family recipes do, but I took the time to get the measurements right so we could be guaranteed success every time. This sauce is SO good and SO easy!! I know you will love these as much as my family does!

Makes about 8-10 servings
Ingredients

  • 1-2 packs Gluten-Free brown rice tortillas
  • 1 c. Shredded organic chicken breast/ grass-fed ground beef cooked/veggies or black beans
  • 2 c. shredded Daiya vegan cheese or shredded organic raw cheese
  • 1 can sliced olives (BPA free or glass jar is best)
  • ½ onion diced (omit if you don’t like onions)

Sauce:

  • 2-3 Cups organic chicken or veggie broth
  • 2 Tb-1/4 c. Chili powder (I used ¼ c. And it did have a kick to it, if you don´t like it spicy, use less)
  • 3 Tb. Organic Extra Virgin Coconut oil
  • ¼ cup Pamela’s pancake & baking mix OR other gluten-free flour
  • 1 Tsp. Garlic powder (no other ingredients but garlic)
  • 1 tsp. Cumin Spice (if you don´t have this, don´t worry)

 

Directions
You will need to get all of your ¨stuffing¨ingredients ready first for simplicity. For chicken, boil approximately 2 chicken breast, let cool, and then shred with hands into little pieces and put into a bowl. Drain olives, dice onions, and put each into their own small bowl.

SAUCE

  • Next we are going to start the sauce. Pour coconut oil into a medium sized pot over medium heat and add chili powder. Saute until you smell a ¨wonderful aroma¨, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Add flour and stir until well combined.
  • Add Chicken broth and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring frequently to make sure it doesn´t burn.

MAKING ENCHILADAS

  • If you want to do these the easy way, like I do, I choose to make a casserole out of it instead of rolling each enchilada. To do this, all you need to do is layer. I do a thin layer of sauce on the bottom, then tortillas, then sauce, cheese, olives, onions, veggies/meat and repeat all the way to the top. For the top layer, cover with sauce and sprinkle with cheese.

For those of you who would like to roll them here are directions:

  • Take your tortillas and if stiff, which most are, warm them up by placing them in a pan (not microwave!) for 10 seconds on each side or so until flexible.
  • Place tortilla inside pot of sauce, covering both sides with sauce. Be careful because the sauce will be hot. You can use a spoon or tongs to pull the tortilla out of the sauce.
  • Place the sauce covered tortilla in the short end of the pan with half of the tortilla up on the side and half laying flat on the bottom to make it easier to stuff. Place cheese, meat/veggies, olives, onions to moderately fill tortilla, then roll tightly. Place your next tortilla part on the previous now rolled enchilada and part on the bottom so you have an “L” shape and a valley to put stuffing in. Roll that tortilla like the previous.
  • Continue doing this with each tortilla until the pan is filled. As you get to the end of the pan, you can squeeze them together to make room for a couple more.
  • If you are making these in advance and are not ready to bake them yet, place them in the fridge. You can even make these days or weeks in advance and freeze them. It works perfectly for an easy dinner one night.

To bake, preheat the oven to 375ºF and pop the pan of enchiladas in until bubbly on top and all the cheese is melted, about 20 minutes. Hope you enjoy!!


 

FACTS ABOUT COMMON ENCHILADAS AND INGREDIENTS

1. Ingredients in Old El Paso canned enchilada sauce
Water, Tomato Puree (Water, Tomato Paste), Modified Corn Starch, Dried Red Chiles, Soybean Oil, Sugar, Salt, Monosodium Glutamate, Citric Acid, Hydrolyzed Corn Gluten, Soy Protein and Wheat Gluten, Onion Powder, Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Spice, Garlic Powder, Red Pepper.

Soybean Oil (and other soy products) is almost always genetically modified unless otherwise specified. It is also an unhealthy oil and fat for our bodies to process, so it is better avoided.

Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) is a known neurotoxin, endocrine disrupter, and carcinogen, yet considered ¨Generally recognized as safe¨by the FDA and used as a flavor enhancer in many products. Look for it in many potato and tortilla chips, soups, spices, chinese food, flavored meats, prepackaged rice mixes (Rice-a-Roni), broths, bullion cubes. HERE is a resource of all the names MSG may be hidding behind.
Hydrolyzed Corn Gluten definitely doesn´t sound like something you will find growing in your garden. But it actually is used as an HERBICIDE! This also yet ANOTHER source of MSG. It is a chemical, highly processed ingredient that causes adverse effects in the body and digestive system.
Soy Protein & Wheat Gluten. Who would have thought that buying enchilada sauce would mess up many people´s stomachs due to the gluten content. Soy protein is also very difficult on the body as it is an extract of the whole soy bean and again most likely genetically modified which is a whole nother can of worms.

Autolyzed Yeast Extract is actually a component of broken down bakers or brewers yeast and a cheaper version of MSG, so be aware of it. It is believed to contribute to many health issues. This kind of yeast also feeds candida albicans which many people are running around suffering with these days due to poor diet, so try to avoid this ingredient when doing your shopping.

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2. Taco Bell Spicy Chicken Enchilada Platter
Calories: 1030
Fat: 44g
Saturated: 14g
TRANSFATS!!: 1.5g—Not safe in ANY amounts!
Carbohydrates: 118g
Protein:41g
Fiber: 15g
Sugars 9g
Sodium: 3330mg- 139% daily value!

WOOOW! That is an eye opener!

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3. BAJA FRESH CHICKEN ENCHILADAS WITH SOUR CREAM
In 2 enchiladas, one serving
Calories: 800
Fat: 25.5g
Saturated: 11.5g
Carbohydrates: 92g
Protein:48g
Fiber: 20g
Sodium: 2655mg- 111% daily value!

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I think I will stick with my delicious, easy, and very nutritious homemade enchiladas thank you very much! Let me know how you like these delicious Revolutionized Enchiladas!

 

Jessica Aubrey

Integrative RN & Health Coach

Jessica@JessicaAubreyRN.com

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Homemade Kale Chips

Howdy!

I hope you all are having an awesome week! Today I wanted to share a SUPER simple, delicious, and nutrient dense snack recipe with you! YAAAAAY!!! 🙂 These are for those of you who…

  • Love chips
  • Want/need to add more veggies to your diet
  • Like delicious foods
  • Don’t want to get sick
  • Want big muscles
  • Want to lose fat
  • Love to snack
  • Are Human 🙂

I know many people are intimidated by kale. If you have been surviving on cheeseburgers, looking at this big curly leaf just might scare the crap out of you and your taste buds. This is where you have to build a bridge…and get over your fears and preconceived notions that kale tastes gross because it REALLY isn’t that bad and can be quite delicious! This is where Kale Chips come in! They are crisp, salty, oily, & delicious!! Try out this recipe and let me know what you think…

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Cut a large bunch of kale into bite-size pieces.
  3. Place in a large mixing bowl and drizzle with 3-4 tbs. melted coconut oil.
  4. Sprinkle with Himalayan or Celtic Sea Salt.
  5. Optional: sprinkle with 3 tbs. Palm sugar for sweet & salty mix.
  6. Spread kale mixture on parchment paper covered baking sheet and place on middle rack in the oven for about 15 minutes or until chips begin to slightly brown and become crunchy.Mix half way through for a more well-rounded crispiness. Remove and let cool.
  7. You can also put these in a dehydrator to keep them raw.

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That’s it! SUPER easy, right? There are many variations you can make of these, you can sprinkle them with raw or Daiya cheese, nutritional yeast, make sweet & salty, or use spices, be creative!! It’s a fantastic way to trick yourself and your family into eating a whole head of kale! 🙂 Have fun & enjoy!!

In Health, Hope, & Happiness,

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My Favorite Superfood Berry Smoothie

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I made this INCREDIBLE smoothie and had to share it with you! It’s amazingly delicious and packed with superfoods that will pump you up with energy!

INGREDIENTS

Blend and enjoy!!!

 

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The Post Christmas Cleanse

Happy day after Christmas!!!

I hope you all had an amazing time celebrating Jesus’ birthday with your friends and family! I know Christmas is usually the day many people splurge and eat way more than they should resulting in a super bloated abdomen, fatigue, headaches, and possibly more symptoms… not to mention 5 extra pounds on your body.

It’s interesting that just 6 days after this massive feast is when people get crazy motivated to lose weight and live a healthy lifestyle. What I’m thinking is…why wait? Why not start now and get a jump start on the new year?

So, I am proposing to you…yes proposing to you…a post-Christmas cleanse! =) You can choose to do this for 1 day or 1 week, whatever you feel like. This gentle cleanse will help you feel more energetic and move out the gunk that has been built up over the holidays.

J-Lo’s Post-Christmas Cleanse

Eat as much as you want of…

  • Organic Green Veggies (Kale, spinach, cucumber, zucchini, mixed greens, avocado, broccoli, etc)
  • Other Organic Non-Starchy Veggies (Carrots, cauliflower, onions, garlic, etc)
  • Homemade broths (bone broth, vegetable broths, chicken broths, etc)
  • Cultured Foods & Drinks (Raw sauerkraut, non-dairy kefir, inner eco, kevita, organic miso, etc)
  • These Fruits only: Berries, cherries, pomegranates, green granny smith apples, lemons, limes, & grapefruit.
  • Superfoods: spirulina, chlorella, maca, acai, camu camu, etc.
  • Sunrider Foods
  • FRESH organic vegetable juices
  • Organic Herbal teas

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Eat moderate amounts of…

  • Healthy fats: coconut oil, olive oil (not cooked), chia seeds, hemp seeds, hemp oil
  • Coconut products: milk, yogurt, flour, etc.
  • All other fruits not listed above
  • Starchy veggies: eggplant, red potatoes, sweet potatoes

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Eliminate…

  • All animal products: meats, dairy, fish, eggs
  • All grains: rice, pasta, crackers, cookies, breads, oatmeal etc.
  • All sugar & sugar-free sweeteners (only exception is stevia)
  • All processed foods
  • All Caffeine: coffee, caffeinated teas, energy drinks
  • All Alcohol
  • All corn products
  • White potatoes

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Hydrate…

  • Drink 1 GALLON of water or Calli tea each day with the juice of 1-2 whole lemons. You can sweeten with stevia if you’d like.

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There you have it! It’s not too bad, right? 🙂 The goal of this cleanse is to rejuvenate your body at a fast rate and get rid of any junk that may have accumulated over the holidays. Let me know what you think and how you feel doing your Post-Christmas Cleanse!!!

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TASTY TUESDAY- 2 Minute Raw Granola- Gluten Free, Grain Free, Sugar Free, Vegan

I don’t know about you, but I really love cereal. When I was a kid, I remember wanting to go on a “cereal diet”. I could have eaten it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner…and then again for dessert :). When I changed my lifestyle to healthier choices, cereal was one thing that got shoved out of my menu plan. What’s the problem with cereal? I mean, what if you’re using whole grain cereal or even gluten free cereal?

Here are the top 5 reasons why cereal could be detrimental to your health:

1. MILK

Yes…milk does NOT do a body good as you have been told all your life. Drinking pasteurized commercialized milk is linked to sky rocketing osteoporosis rates, autoimmune disorders, digestive disease, chronic fatigue, allergies, chronic inflammation, and much more. If you can get your hands on some organic raw milk from grass fed cows, that’s a whole nother ball game. Raw milk actually has live nutrients and restorative, immune boosting effects on the body. Not to mention, commercialized milk is full of puss (eww!), antibiotics, and artificial hormones that is a breeding grown for cancer cells. Instead of using commercial milk, choose raw milk, raw goats milk, coconut milk, or make your own walnut coconut milk! P.S…SOY MILK IS NOT GOOD FOR YOU EITHER!

2. GLUTEN

The wheat and gluten we eat these days is black and white different to the wheat, grains, and gluten that was available in the Bible days. Today’s wheat crops have been so hybridized and corrupted that they can no longer be digested by our digestive tracts, it’s as simple as that. As soon as you eat something with gluten, it changes immediately into sugar. When gluten is mixed with unhealthy fats in your body, it can go straight to your arteries and creates plaque, inflammation, and feeds all the bad-guy cells in the body. Just because you may not have Celiac disease doesn’t mean that gluten agrees with your body. This component is linked with a myriad of health issues including chronic pain, inflammation, thyroid disorders, hashimoto’s disease, leaky gut syndrome, Crohn’s disease, arthritis, autoimmune disorders, chronic fatigue, and more… Even when you’re buying “whole grain” cereals, they are still full of gluten. Whole Grain doesn’t mean much any more unfortunately.

3. SUGAR

Wholy Moly there is SO much sugar in cereals lately! HERE is a great chart that compares different cereals, their sugar content, and if they contain HFCS (High Fructose Corn Syrup)- one of the ugliest sugars. You may be surprised by what you find! For instance, isn’t Raisin Bran supposed to be a healthy cereal? With a whopping 20 grams per 1 cup serving! That’s another thing to make sure you look out for- serving size. Sometimes the label will read 5 gm sugar per serving. This may look like a small amount, but when you look at the serving size, it is 1 tbs! That is 5 grams of sugar for every 1 tbs. of cereal! As you may know, sugar is cancer’s favorite food. Sugar depletes the body in every way and if you eat a sugary cereal for breakfast you are almost guaranteed to crash later. Choose low to no sugar alternatives and sweeten with stevia if you need to.

4. GMO

I was SO disapointed when I learned that Kashi uses GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) ingredients in their cereals! Kashi is touted as one of the healthier cereal options we have available to us! GMO foods are INCREDIBLY DANGEROUS! They can splice your DNA, cause tumors, cancer, infertility, you name it! You MUST read this shocking study done on GMO foods where they are proven to cause these horrendous diseases and where 70% of female test subjects died early! PLEASE educate yourself on this matter and VOTE YES ON PROP 37 on the CA ballot.

5. SYNTHETIC & PROCESSED

You know all those words and special wording on cereal boxes that make them pretty and look nutritious? It usually starts with “enriched with…”. Although this long list of vitamins may look appealing, they are actually synthetic man-made ingredients that do nothing for your health. In addition, many cereals are highly processed and contain grains that are very difficult to digest due to the way in which they became a cereal. Nothing processed or synthetic going into your body is a good thing. This causes many digestive issues and throws your body out of whack.

SO WHAT’S THE SOLUTION???

Homemade cereal is one of them! Here is my SUPER quick, easy, & nutritious cereal recipe that anyone can make at home.

You will need:

  • Food Processor, vitamix, or something to chop nuts
  • 1 cup mixed raw nuts of your choice: hazelnuts, brazil nuts, almonds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, etc. ( All but the hazelnuts and brazil nuts should be soaked for at least 8 hours and rinsed)
  • 1/2 cup raw shredded coconut
  • 1 cup organic dried fruit of your choice: dates, figs, goji berries, golden berries, etc.(I have tried this recipe soaking the dried fruit as well as not, and both turned out good)
  • 1/2 cup almond meal (you can also use the leftovers from making your nut milks!)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • Pinch tumeric
  • Optional ingredients:
  • Cacao nibs
  • 1 tbs. coconut oil
  • Stevia
  • Sunrider Nuplus packets
  • Spirulina/chlorella (will make a GREEN cereal!)

1. Put all contents in a food processor. Pulse a few times until all ingredients are combined and look like granola.

 

2. YOUR DONE. 🙂 Add your choice of healthy milk alternatives, berries, and sweeten with stevia if you’d like, and enjoy!

 

3. Store in a glass jar. You can also store this in the freezer. I love my cereal cold, so I prefer eating it this way.

XOXO,

Jessica 🙂

“Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?” – (Genesis 3:1)

-Don’t forget…the devil knows the bible very well and will use it to try and trick you…this verse came from an awesome devotional today. You can check it out here

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FEEL GOOD FRIDAY- Chocolate!

Happy Friday!!

I hope you all had a great week and are looking forward to an exciting weekend! Today’s spotlight on Feel Good Friday is…drumroll please…..CHOCOLATE!! Did you know cacao literally means food of the gods? Wow! Every knows that chocolate can make any situation a little better. 🙂 You may not know, however, why that is. And while some chocolates bring healing and happy feelings, there are others that bring destruction and wreak havoc on your hormones,body, brain, and BMI (Body Mass Index)! Make sure you know the difference!

wow…that is an attractive face they chose for the one to stop on..my apologese!

A Snapshot of Cacao Benefits:

  • Packed with antioxidants, higher than most fruits & vegetables!
  • Increases production of feel good hormones endorphines and seretonin in the brain.
  • Decreases cardiac & stroke risk
  • Decreases risk of colon cancer
  • Promotes healthy blood sugar levels
  • Full of healthy anti-inflammatory fats
  • High amounts of magnesium & minerals promoting healthy muscle function

TOP 5 AREAS TO LOOK FOR IN A CHOCOLATE

  1. RAW- The most nutrient dense chocolate treats will be those that are made with raw cacao. This preserves all of it’s nutrients so your body can reap maximum benefits from your chocolate of choice.

  2. ORGANIC- Cacao beans are one of the top sprayed crops on the market. Choosing organic will ensure you know what you’re biting into and don’t end up with chocolate covered pesticides. 

  3. CACAO %- The higher the cacao % of chocolate, the more nutrient dense and the less amount of sugar. Optimally you can make your own using 100% cacao and using stevia as a sweetener. If buying a bar, try to choose between 75-90%. 

  4. SWEETENER- If you do purchase a chocolate bar that has an added sweetener, make sure you know what sweetener they used. By all means avoid all artificial sweeteners such as aspartame, saccharine, sucralose, & splenda. 

  5. ADDED INGREDIENTS- Make sure you know what’s going into your chocolate. Some choices may have added ingredients such as milk, lactose, and chemical ingredients. You want chocolate to be as pure as possible. 

Forms of Cacao

Raw cacao Bars
Raw cacao Powder
Raw Cacao nibs

Some of my favorite chocolate brands…

 

 

Would you like my most FAVORITE homemade superfood raw chocolate recipe???

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Read more about how AMAZING chocolate can be for you!

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Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

xoxo,

Jessica

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 Hebrews 11:1

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TASTY TUESDAY- Zero Calorie noodles in a kale mushroom cream sauce

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Welcome back to Tasty Tuesday!

This creation came to me in the spur of the moment last night when I had no idea what to make for dinner. It was a total success and I will definitely be repeating this again soon! Ever since I went gluten-free, I do have days where I miss pasta. I know there are gluten-free pastas, but most of the time they are filled with junk, so I just avoid them. These noodles however are calorie free! I’m not a big calorie counting fan at all, but I do love that these are full of fiber, totally natural, and have zero calories! Check out the recipe below…

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 package of miracle or kelp noodles.
  • 1 onion diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 handful kale chopped
  • 1 cup mushrooms- I found a frozen bag of mixed mushrooms including shiitake & boletus. If you can use shiitake or other medicinal mushrooms, that would be the best!
  • 1 tbs. raw butter
  • 3-4 tbs. organic coconut oil
  • 1 tbs. Nutritional yeast (optional- give is a cheesy flavor)
  • Himalayan salt to taste
  • Optional: add in grilled chicken

DIRECTIONS

  1. Melt coconut oil & butter in a medium skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add onion & garlic and cover. Sautee about 5 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
  3. Add mushrooms & kale and cover
  4. In the meantime, drain and rinse the noodles. For some reason they tend to smell like fish when you open them. The weirdest thing, I know, but they taste NOTHING like fish. 🙂 Rest assured.
  5. Once the mushrooms are cooked and the kale is wilted, add in the noodles, salt to taste, & nutritional yeast and turn to low heat. Cover for about 2 minutes to let noodles heat up.
  6. I also chose to add in some grilled organic chicken breast. I cooked it seperately, cut it into strips and mixed it in at the end. You can choose to do the same if you’d like!
  7. That’s all it takes! Enjoy your nice meal! As a tip, if you would like your sauce to be thicker, you can add a little coconut flour and mix it in. Be careful not to add too much or it may become too thick.

Try it out and let me know what you think by leaving a comment below! Have a great day!!

xoxo,

Jessica Lopez

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Tonight’s Dinner: Zucchinni & Tempeh- OH so good!

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Tonight’s dinner is one that takes 5 minutes and is DELISH! I was in the mood for something light, and this is what my brain came up with. Hope you enjoy it!

Here is what you’ll need:

  • 1 zucchini
  • Organic tempeh- OR- Your choice of clean meat
  • 3 tbs Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
  • Seasonings (optional)
  • Hemp Seeds

To see the video of how EASY this really is, check out my video!

 

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Blessings!

xoxo,

Jess

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