Spicy Tumeric Twice Baked Potato

By Karielyn Tillman

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If you want a change of pace and a little spice to your regular twice baked potatoes, these Spicy Turmeric Twice Baked Potatoes are just for you! They are very flavorful due to the turmeric and cumin and a little spicy from the red pepper flakes. This recipe uses two potatoes, which could be a meal for two or a side dish for four. And don’t worry if you don’t have or want to use regular white potatoes… I’ve made this with sweet potatoes, too, and it’s just as good! Traditional twice baked potatoes are usually filled with dairy like cheese, sour cream, yogurt and butter. This healthy version is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and paleo (based on Primal Palate’s paleo guidelines).

5 Fast Facts About Potatoes:

  • one potato contains 16% dv of fiber
  • one potato contains 39% of vitamin B6
  • good source of zinc, copper and magnesium
  • contains more potassium than a banana
  • 20% of a potatoes nutrients are in it’s skin
5 Fast Facts About Almonds (Almond Milk):

  • helps to regulate cholesterol and blood pressure
  • energy booster
  • loaded with calcium and fiber
  • 1/4 cup contains 8 grams of vegan protein
  • high in anti-oxidants
5 Fast Facts About Turmeric:

  • antibacterial and a natural antiseptic
  • excellent for liver detoxification
  • contains anti-inflammatory properties
  • powerful anti-oxidant and it can inhibits cancer cell growth
  • 2 teaspoons contain 17% dv of manganese
5 Fast Facts About Cumin:

  • high in anti-oxidants
  • aids in digestion
  • 1 tablespoon contains 20% dv of iron
  • 1 tablespoon contains 6% RDV of magnesium
  • can help lower cholesterol and triglyceride

5 Fast Facts About Garlic:

  • regulates blood sugar levels
  • lowers high blood pressure
  • contains anti-bacterial and analgesic properties
  • anti-viral
  • helps to lower cholesterol levels
5 Fast Facts About Shallots:

  • 1 cup contains 24% dv of iron
  • good source of fiber
  • 1 cup contains 11% potassium
  • contains more antioxidants than onions
  • contains 10% dv of folate
5 Fast Facts About Extra-Virgin Olive Oil:

  • lowers blood cholesterol levels
  • rich in anti-oxidants
  • improves bone mineralization and calcification
  • excellent protection from heart attack and stroke
  • contains anti-inflammatory benefits
5 Fast Facts About Himalayan Pink Salt:

  • contains 84 minerals
  • unrefined, unprocessed, raw
  • promotes stable pH balance in cells
  • controls water levels in the body
  • aids digestion and facilitates better nutrient absorption

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Strawberry Tea

By Sylvia Smith

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This recipe is very fast and easy to make. It’s one of my favorite drinks whenever I’m detoxing and it only requires 5 ingredients!


Strawberries are wonderful antioxidants and I love to freeze them to use as ‘ice cubes’. Coconut Oil is beneficial to your hair and skin and it can also increase your metabolism. My favorite ingredient and my newest obsession is Agave Nectar. I try to avoid sweetening my foods with white sugar and honey can be a little too pricey. That’s when I remembered seeing Agave Nectar in my Nutrition class when I was in Culinary School and in the baking section of my local grocery store. A few days ago, I decided to give it a try and seriously guys, I’m in love! It is so easy to pour, unlike honey’s thick consistency and it’s surprisingly sweet!… Read More
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Spinach Pesto

By Karielyn Tillman

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Today I have a non-dairy Spinach Pesto recipe for you that requires only 6 clean ingredients. I used to buy the organic powdered pesto sauce, but after looking more closely at the ingredients, I knew making it fresh with real ingredients was better, so that’s what I’ve been doing ever since. There are many different varieties of pesto you can make, like my Basil and Walnut Pesto, but I had a lot of extra spinach I needed to use so it became the main ingredient for this recipe. It’s really easy to make with a food processor and ready in a matter of minutes.

This clean pesto version is perfect to use on my Gluten-Free Pesto Pizza recipe, with some fresh zucchini pasta, or even as a dip.

And, it’s raw, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and paleo-friendly too!… Read More

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Watermelon Vinaigrette Salad

By: Karielyn Tillman

Summer brings us juicy, red watermelons and one of my favorite things to make with it…Watermelon Salad with my Clean Eating Watermelon Vinaigrette!

It’s a light salad with a light vinaigrette that has lots of nutrients from the hemp seeds, chia seeds and walnuts. The Clean Eating Vinaigrette I used is a super easy dressing that can be made in a matter of minutes and you’ll have plenty to use for your summer salads.

I used an organic “Deep Green – Power” salad blend by Earthbound Farm which contains baby kale, chard, and spinach. It was perfect for this salad.

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The salad and dressing are both raw, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo-friendly and with no refined sugar!

5 Fast Facts About Watermelon:

• 1 cup contains 16.4% vitamin C

• provides anti-inflammatory benefits

• excellent anti-oxidant

• excellent source of potassium

• natural diuretic

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Berrylicious Smoothie

By: Katie Morse

I’m finding myself making smoothies a lot lately. They are not only filling, but I can also pack all the nutrients I need into one easy drink. Smoothies are super convenient to take on the go and I’ve been having them for breakfast mostly while occasionally for dinner too when I don’t have time or don’t feel like cooking.

Here is the recipe for one of my favorite smoothies that’s made with delicious berries. Keep scrolling for more information!

smoothie-recipe

 

Ingredients

1⁄2 cup Frozen strawberries

1⁄2 cup Frozen blackberries

1⁄2 cup Frozen raspberries

1⁄2 cup Frozen blueberries

2 tablespoons plain non-fat greek yogurt

A dash of chia seeds

A dash of flaxseed

Water

When I’m having a smoothie post-workout, I always add in Osmo Nutrition Active Recovery to help my muscles recover 🙂

No pic for tonight’s smoothie, but I did all of the above and added in broccoli (for my veggie), a banana, and honey! Not bad, sneaking the broccoli in there. Not gonna lie.

What is one thing you sometimes sneak into your smoothie?

 

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Cauliflower Crust Pizza

By: The CgC Daily Team

We’ve all been hearing about this cauliflower craze and how you can replace it for almost anything. Honestly, we were doubtful of it’s ability to keep the flavors alive in any recipe, so we decided to test it out in the CgC kitchen.

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Ingredients:1 head of cauliflower
Pizza Sauce
Olive Oil
Toppings of your choice
First you need one large head of cauliflower. Take the head and rinse it under cold water and do not dry. Then, put the cauliflower into your food processor and process it until it is the consistency of rice. You are now going to roast it for 15 minutes before transferring it to a bowl lined with a cheese or tea cloth and drain the cauliflower by squeezing the towel over the bowl multiple times. Get your…read more
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Gazpacho & Tortilla de Patata

By: Christina Gomez

Summer days can get pretty hot here in Spain. In fact, it can get so hot that you only want to eat light food that won’t take you ages in the kitchen to prepare. One of my rules in the summer is to avoid using the oven and today’s recipes are ideal for those hot days. Gazpacho is a popular refreshing drink in Spain consisting mainly of veggies and it is super healthy. Tortilla de Patata is Spain’s most popular dish together with Paella and, in case you haven’t heard of it before, it’s basically a potato omelette. It can be served as a main course or, since it also tastes great when served cold, it makes an excellent picnic food. In Spain it is sometimes served as tapas, cut into small cubes as you can see in the photo.

Gazpacho & tortilla

Without further ado, here are the recipes:

Gazpacho
Ingredients:

1 red pepper

1 teaspoon of vinegar

2 spoonfuls of virgin extra olive oil

3 tomatoes

1⁄2 a clove of garlic

1 cucumber

1 spoonful of bread crumbs

A pinch of salt

A small cup of water

 

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“The” Pasta Salad of All Pasta Salads

By: The CgC Daily Team

Pasta salad has always been a staple in everyone’s dining table, but here at the CgC Daily office, we like to give it a healthy twist by adding fresh tomatoes and blanched asparagus. This dish is super quick and easy to prepare and guaranteed to be a hit whether you are serving it at a party or as a side dish on your next family dinner. It’s also great for those that are challenged in the… umm… Kitchen arena shall we call it!

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Lemon Parmesan Orzo Salad 

12 oz. orzo
1 bunch fresh asparagus  (cut into 1-inch pieces)
1 pint (small box) cherry tomatoes (cut in half)
1 lemon (zested and juiced)
4 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
2 Tbs. fresh parsley, minced (you can also use dried parsley)
Salt (We used truffle salt)
Fresh ground pepper (Flavor to taste)
Crushed Red Pepper (Flavor to taste)
Grated Parmigiano Reggiano (Trader Joe’s has freshly grated parmesan cheese)

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