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Homemade Cream Corn

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Have you ever had canned cream corn? Yuck!! I can’t stand it and will usually avoid as much as possible. But I went to one of my favorite steakhouses and someone at the table ordered the cream corn. It came to the table and actually looked pretty good, not all mushy like it came from the can. So I decided to give it a try and fell in love! I had to go home and find a recipe to make it at home because I couldn’t get enough. This homemade version is the complete opposite of the mushy canned stuff. […]

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Butternut Rice Pilaf

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Butternut Rice Pilaf (to be served with Pineapple BBQ Roasted Salmon)   1 tsp coconut oil 1 cup chopped onion 3 garlic cloves, minced 3 cups butternut squash, peeled and cubed into ½”-1” pieces 2 cups water or chicken broth 1 cup uncooked long grain brown rice ½ cup roasted red peppers, chopped 1 tsp dried sage 1 tsp lemon juice 1/2 tsp cumin Salt and pepper to taste   Heat coconut oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, and sauté 3 minutes. Add squash, water (or stock), and rice, and bring to a boil. Cover […]

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Immune Boosting Side Dish

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For cold and flu season, it’s important to keep yourself healthy with foods loaded with Vitamin C, beta carotene, and zinc. Many people think of oranges when they think of Vitamin C, but broccoli, bell peppers, lemon juice, and cauliflower are excellent sources too! Sweet potatoes are high in beta carotene, and mushrooms are great sources of zinc. Kelapo Extra Virgin Coconut Oil supports a healthy immune system.   Ingredients 1 small butternut squash, cubed 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced 1 sweet potato, peeled and cut into slices ½-1 inch thick 1 head cauliflower, in bite sized pieces […]

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