Thai Turkey Meatballs w Coconut Curry Sauce

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Ingredients
• 1 lb ground turkey
• 1 zucchini, finely grated
• 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
• 4 garlic cloves, minced
• 1/8 cup cilantro, chopped
• juice of 1 lime
• 1 tbsp cumin
• 1 tbsp garlic powder
• 4 tbsp collagen powder
• 1 tbsp sea salt to taste
• 4 tbsp red chili paste
• 1 can full fat coconut milk
• 1 cup bone broth
• 2 tbsp butter or ghee
• 1/2 cup green onions chopped

Directions
1. In a large bowl, mix together the turkey, zucchini, onion, garlic, cilantro, lime juice cumin, garlic powder, collagen and sea salt until well blended.
2. Form meatballs into 1 1/2 inch balls and set aside
3. In a large pan, heat chili paste, coconut milk, bone broth and butter/ghee over medium high heat.
4. Add meatballs to pan and simmer until meat is thoroughly cooked, about 25 minutes. With about 5 minutes left, add in the green onions.
5. Serve hot over rice, quinoa, sorghum, spaghetti squash, cauliflower rice, etc.

Enjoy!

Thai Coconut Curry Bowl

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This recipe is the result of a Thai food craving. While I love peanuts, they are currently on my black list and I also can’t handle spicy food so I got creative with this recipe. Pretty happy with how it turned out. Enjoy!

Ingredients
• 1 lb ground turkey
• 1 tsp curry powder
• 1 tsp ground basil
• 1 tsp garlic powder
• 1 tsp fresh ginger
• Sea salt to taste
• 4 garlic cloves
• 1 sweet onion
• 1 green bell pepper
• 3 tbsp unsalted butter
• Juice from 1 lime
• 6 tbsp Thai chili paste (I chose the most mild version…feel free to pick your poison (: )
• 1 14 oz can full fat coconut milk
• 1/8 cup green onions, chopped

Directions
1. Heat a large pan on the stovetop, add ground turkey and spices. Cook until turkey is no longer pink. Set aside.
2. In a blender, place onion, garlic, bell pepper and ginger. Pulse until chopped into small pieces. (I use a BlendTec and it’s a slice of heaven on earth.)
3. In the same large pan, melt the butter and saute the onion/garlic/pepper/ginger mixture until onions are translucent, about 5 – 6 minutes.
4. Add curry paste, lime juice and coconut milk. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 – 12 minutes or until the sauce begins to thicken.
5. Add ground turkey and stir until turkey is completely mixed into the sauce.
6. Cook for another 5 minutes, top with fresh green onion and serve immediately over rice or quinoa.

Dairy-Free Coconut Popsicles

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Another stop on the popsicle-making quest! Although these are just plain coconut-flavored, they might actually trump the coconut cantaloupe popsicles in terms of my favorite flavor. Here’s the recipe!

Ingredients
• Organic coconut milk (Full fat! Whatever brand you buy, look at the ingredient list to make sure there’s no added sugars.)
• 2 tbsp maple syrup
• ¼ tsp vanilla extract
• 1 tsp gelatin (Make sure to get the kind in the green container (vs. red) or else the popsicles will have a weird consistency!)
• 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 

Instructions
1. Combine all ingredients into a bowl and mix well.
2. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds.
2. Freeze, enjoy!

That’s it!

It usually takes a few hours for the popsicles to set. Leave the popsicles in the molds until you’re ready to eat. If you have trouble getting the popsicles out of the molds, you can either run them under warm water, wiggling gently on the handle, or simply let the popsicles sit on the counter for a minute or two. At this point, they will slide right out. 

Bon appetit!

Coconut Cantaloupe Popsicles

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Ever since buying popsicle molds, I’ve been on a popsicle making quest. To date, I think these are my favorite flavor! The recipe is so easy and takes no more than 10 minutes. 

Ingredients
• Organic coconut milk (Make sure it’s full fat!)
• 1 1/2 cup chopped organic cantaloupe
• 2 tsp honey (I recommend getting it at your local farmers market. If this isn’t an option, both the Whole Foods and Central Market bulk sections have it less expensively than the pre-packaged honey. Fresher too. (: )
• 3 tsp gelatin
• 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

Directions
1. Combine all ingredients into a bowl.
2. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds.
3. Freeze, enjoy!

That’s it!

It usually takes a few hours for the popsicles to set. Leave them in the molds until you’re ready to eat. If you have trouble getting the popsicles out of the molds, you can either run them under warm water, wiggling gently on the handle, or simply let the popsicle sit on the counter for a minute or two. At this point, they will slide right out.

Bon appetit!