Food For Thought: Viewer Recipes

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Acai Parfait

Acai Parfait (2/9/14)

Spinach Basil & Walnut Pesto
Prep time:  5 mins
Total time:  5 mins
Serves: 8 oz
(Adapted from

1 cups packed basil leaves
1 cup of spinach leaves
½ cup finely chopped walnuts
2-3 cloves garlic, minced or crushed
tsp. grated lemon zest
teaspoon of lemon juice
? cup olive oil
½ cup grated parmesan cheese
? – ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste

Place basil, spinach, walnuts, garlic cloves, lemon zest and lemon juice in the bowl of a food processor. Process until the basil and spinach has broken down a bit. With your food processor still running, slowly pour in the olive oil. Add parmesan cheese and process for about 7-10 more seconds. Stop the food processor and add salt to taste. Serve…Wherever you want. I’ll leave that to your discretion.

Notes: Pesto can be stored in an airtight sealed jar or container, and keeps about 1 week in the refrigerator, or frozen for about a month.

Nutrition Information: Serving size: 20 Calories: 66 Fat: 6.3 grams Saturated fat: 1.2 grams Carbohydrates: .9 grams Protein: 1.5 grams


Turkey Chili
2 Sweet Potatoes, diced
2 (14.5 oz.) cans diced stewed tomatoes w/ chili
1 can (8oz.) tomato sauce
¾ Cup of diced sweet onion
½ Cup Celery
½ Cup Water
1 Tbls. Chili powder
1 Tsp. Cumin
½ Tsp. Cinnamon
1 pinch salt
1 pinch black pepper
1 pinch cayenne pepper
1 pinch garlic powder
1 pinch onion powder
1 lb. ground turkey
1 can (12oz.) black beans
1 cup corn

Place sweet potatoes, stewed tomatoes, tomato sauce, onion, celery, water, chili powder, cumin, cinnamon, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder in a slow cooker. Cook on high, stirring occasionally, for 5 hours.
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and stir in ground turkey and ground beef. Cook and stir until meat is crumbly, evenly browned, and no longer pink, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain and discard any excess grease. Add cooked ground turkey, cooked ground beef, black beans, and corn to sweet potato mixture in the slow cooker; cook until flavors have blended, 1 to 2 more hours. Serve warm.


Acai Bowl
Acai berries blended with a splash of organic apple juice
Honey to drizzle on top

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