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Blackened Chicken Fiesta

With the end of summer in sight, I’ve been looking forward to all that there is to love about Autumn. Warm soups, savory squash dishes and pumpkin infusions – I can’t wait! However, with these last few days of Summer, it’s time to turn up the volume on your kitchen inspiration. Try this Blackened Chicken Fiesta dish to spice up your afternoon. Happy Cooking and Enjoy!

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Blackened Chicken Fiesta

Ingredients:

For the Fiesta Salad:

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 15 oz can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup fresh cooked corn (from 1 large ear)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/4 cup minced red onion, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 4 oz diced avocado (1 small haas)

For the chicken:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • olive oil spray
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

For detailed preparation instructions, you can find the original recipe on Skinnytaste. Love what you taste? Follow Skinnytaste on social media: Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.


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Anti-Inflammatory Golden Turmeric and Ginger Breakfast Bowl

Let’s fight inflammation and boost your gut health today – sounds fun, right? Our body responds to the foods that we eat, for better or worse. When we eat unhealthy foods, our gut’s bacteria develops a preference to absorb the unhealthy microbes that also lead to inflammation and weight gain. To combat inflammation and to restore your gut’s health, incorporate nature’s anti-inflammatory remedies. Start your day off well with this Anti-Inflammatory Golden Turmeric and Ginger Breakfast Bowl. It’s rich in gut healthy ingredients like Ginger and Turmeric! Happy cooking and enjoy!

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Anti-Inflammatory Golden Turmeric and Ginger Breakfast Bowl

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 apple, cored and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh turmeric, plus more for garnish
  • 3/4 cup butternut squash purée
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • pinch cardamom
  • pinch salt
  • freshly cracked black pepper
  • handful of chopped fruit or berries
  • bee pollen

For detailed preparation instructions, you can find the original recipe on mindbodygreen. Love what you taste? Follow mindbodygreen on social media: Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.


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“We have to do something right now to empower and educate our older population to keep them healthy and in their homes for as long as possible. ‘Senior Moments’ will help older adults and their caretakers set a path toward wellness and stop the crisis we are heading toward as our older population pressures our healthcare system.”   Debra K

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Summer Corn, Tomato and Avocado Salad with Creamy Buttermilk-Dijon Dressing

With school back in session for many, it’s easy to let the dinner menu take the back-burner. My advice? Take advantage of that fresh summer produce while you still can! Toss together a yummy salad for a quick and easy way to deliver a nutritious meal to the whole family. Mix together this Summer Corn, Tomato and Avocado Salad with Creamy Buttermilk-Dijon Dressing for a meal that’s easy and delicious. Enjoy and happy cooking!

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Summer Corn, Tomato and Avocado Salad with Buttermilk-Dijon Dressing

Ingredients

For the Dressing:

  • 1 tbsp minced shallots
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 6 tbsp 1% buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • pinch black pepper

For the Salad: 

  • 1 head romaine, chopped (about 5 cups)
  • 1 medium corn on the cobb, cooked and cut off husk*
  • 4 to 5 large grape tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/2 large avocado (3 oz), sliced
  • 1/4 cup sliced red onion

For detailed preparation instructions, you can find the original recipe on Skinnytaste. Love what you taste? Follow Skinnytaste on social media: Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.


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“We have to do something right now to empower and educate our older population to keep them healthy and in their homes for as long as possible. ‘Senior Moments’ will help older adults and their caretakers set a path toward wellness and stop the crisis we are heading toward as our older population pressures our healthcare system.”   Debra K

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3 Ingredient Sweet Potato Pizza Crust

A healthy way to enjoy pizza? Say it isn’t so! Enter: 3 ingredient Sweet Potato Pizza crust from Pinch of Yum. With only three main ingredients – one sweet potato, one egg and oats, you’re well on your way to enjoying a healthier version of pizza! Once the crust is made, it’s up to you to style the pizza with your favorite veggies and sauce. Yum! Get creative and Happy Cooking!

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Three Ingredient Sweet Potato Pizza Crust

Ingredients

  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled
  • ⅔ cup rolled oats
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • a pinch of garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

For detailed preparation instructions, you can find the original recipe on A Pinch of Yum. Love what you taste? Follow A Pinch of Yum on social media: Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.


COMING THIS FALL TO PBS STATIONS NATIONWIDE:  The Journey into Wellbeing’s ‘Senior Moments” 

In her quest to “healthify” the nation, Debra K believes there are valuable stories needing to be told.

“We have to do something right now to empower and educate our older population to keep them healthy and in their homes for as long as possible. ‘Senior Moments’ will help older adults and their caretakers set a path toward wellness and stop the crisis we are heading toward as our older population pressures our healthcare system.”   Debra K

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Grilled Zucchini Gyros with Sun-Dried Tomato Tzatziki

If you have a garden that’s overflowing with veggies, you’re bound to be searching for a recipe that features your farmer’s market ready bounty. My favorite part about growing my own veggies is eating them all summer long – especially Zucchini. Beyond Zucchini Bread and Chips, try making these tasty Gyros.  Happy Cooking and Enjoy!

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Grilled Zucchini Gyros with Sun-Dried Tomato Tzatziki

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika or regular paprika
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano
  • 2-4 cloves garlic, minced or grated, depending on your taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt + pepper
  • 2 medium zucchini, sliced in 1/4 inch rounds
  • 2 cups button mushrooms, halved if large
  • 4-6 warm pieces of pita or naan
  • halved cherry tomatoes, sliced cucumber, kalamata olives + crumbled feta, for serving
  • 1 sliced avocado, for serving

For detailed preparation instructions, you can find the original recipe on Half Baked Harvest. Love what you taste? Follow Half Baked Harvest on social media: Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.


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“We have to do something right now to empower and educate our older population to keep them healthy and in their homes for as long as possible. ‘Senior Moments’ will help older adults and their caretakers set a path toward wellness and stop the crisis we are heading toward as our older population pressures our healthcare system.”   Debra K

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Classic Vegan Falafel

Looking for a Vegan treat to bring in to the nightly dinner rotation? Look no further than this Classic Vegan Falafel. With a Gluten Free option, this dish delights as a healthy alternative. What exactly is Falafel? Think everything you love about hummus (hint: chickpeas) in a new medium. As a bonus, this dish is a breeze to make – Happy Cooking and Enjoy!

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Classic Vegan Falafel

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups (300 g) dry chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup (30 g) chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup (80 g) chopped white onion
  • 7 cloves garlic (~21 g)
  • 2 Tbsp (12 g) gluten free oat flour (or gluten free flour blend)
  • 1 1/2 tsp sea salt, plus more to taste
  • 1 Tbsp (7 g) ground cumin
  • Pinch ground cardamom
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • optional: Pinch cayenne pepper
  • Grape seed (or other high smoke point) oil for pan frying

For detailed preparation instructions, you can find the original recipe on Minimalist Baker. Love what you taste? Follow Minimalist Baker on social media: Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.


COMING THIS FALL TO PBS STATIONS NATIONWIDE:  The Journey into Wellbeing’s ‘Senior Moments” 

In her quest to “healthify” the nation, Debra K believes there are valuable stories needing to be told.

“We have to do something right now to empower and educate our older population to keep them healthy and in their homes for as long as possible. ‘Senior Moments’ will help older adults and their caretakers set a path toward wellness and stop the crisis we are heading toward as our older population pressures our healthcare system.”   Debra K

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Vegan Matcha Cake with Vanilla Lemon Cream Frosting

A glass of iced green tea is a summer classic for the health enthusiast. It’s well known that green tea is full of powerful antioxidants and nutrients that are good for your body. Take your devotion to the next level – make this Vegan Matcha Cake with Vanilla Lemon Cream Frosting. Matcha powder is made of compressed green tea leaves through a de-veining and stone grounding process. As a natural sweetener, Matcha powder is most commonly used in Japanese confectionaries. For this recipe, all vegan ingredients and natural sweeteners are used – so you can have your cake and eat it too!

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Vegan Matcha Cake with Vanilla Lemon Cream Frosting

Ingredients

For the Cake:

  • 2 cups light spelt flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 4 teaspoons matcha powder

  • 1/2 cup ripe mashed banana (1 medium banana)

  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil

  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 3 tablespoons organic sugar or coconut sugar

  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons unsweetened vanilla almond milk

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

For the Vanilla Lemon Cream Frosting:

  • 1 (13.5 ounce) can full fat coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons brown rice syrup (or honey)

  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup

  • pinch salt

  • 3 tablespoons agar agar flakes

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • juice of 1 lemon (1/4 cup)

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste (optional)


For detailed preparation instructions, you can find the original recipe on Making Thyme for Health. Love what you taste? Follow Making Thyme for Health on social media: Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.


COMING THIS FALL TO PBS STATIONS NATIONWIDE:  The Journey into Wellbeing’s ‘Senior Moments” 

In her quest to “healthify” the nation, Debra K believes there are valuable stories needing to be told.

“We have to do something right now to empower and educate our older population to keep them healthy and in their homes for as long as possible. ‘Senior Moments’ will help older adults and their caretakers set a path toward wellness and stop the crisis we are heading toward as our older population pressures our healthcare system.”   Debra K

Our valuable partnerships make this show possible.  A special thanks to;

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Exclusive apparel partner – Anatomie  – Exclusive make-up partner – La Bella Donna  – Exclusive skin care partner – Skin Authority
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