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Hearty Beef Stew

The secret to this full-bodied stew’s incredibly rich flavor is in browning the beef and de-glazing with red wine to scrape up all the tasty tidbits. Double-down on flavor—and nutrients!—by using homemade stock instead of store-bought, and you made yourself the perfect winter meal. Key Nutrients: Vitamin A, vitamin B12, vitamin B3, omega-3 fats, vitamin B6, biotin, selenium, zinc, potassium, copper Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 90 minutes Yield: 8 servings   Ingredients: 2 pounds organic stew beef, cubed … Read More

Black Bean Brownies

These delicious, gluten-free brownies are every bit as good as the real thing. I challenge the pickiest of eaters to tell the difference. Plus they provide all the health benefits of beans! I recommend using organic black beans because they will contain substantially less sodium that could alter the taste. Keywords: Molybdenum, folate, fiber, copper, manganese, vitamin B1, magnesium, protein, iron, gluten-free Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 35 minutes Yield: 16 servings   Ingredients 1 (15oz) can organic black beans, rinsed and drained … Read More

There’s nothing like a warm breakfast in the cooler months. This hearty oatmeal delivers a tasty dose of whole grains and soluble fiber, while the chia seeds add brain-boosting omega-3 fatty acids and bone-building calcium. The walnuts provide additional omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and iron. Key Nutrients: omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, protein, iron, calcium, magnesium   Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Yield: 5 cups   Ingredients: 3 ½ cups filtered water 2 cups of old fashioned oats … Read More

While the jury is still out on what type of beer to use and why, the net consensus is still clear: grilling a chicken vertically, via a tall can of beer, results in a succulent, moist, mouth-watering-worthy addition to any barbecued meal. The BBQ sauce—made with the capsaicin-rich chipotle pepper—can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge for up to a week. Be sure to pour out just what’s needed for the chicken; you don’t want to “double … Read More

High in fiber, potassium, manganese, beta carotene, and a whole host of other vitamins and minerals—not to mention more than 300% of recommended daily vitamin A—its no wonder that sweet potatoes are called a superfood. Its nearly impossible to ruin a sweet potato, the natural sweetness of which can either be amplified by traditional accompaniments like cinnamon, or subtly complemented with the savory spices in this particular recipe. For the winter months, when manning the grill is a less appealing … Read More