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Cinnamon Roast Chicken

Cinnamon Roast Chicken

A delicious twist on classic roast chicken? The addition of cinnamon! Beyond imparting a warm, sweet, fragrant aroma, cinnamon is a spice that has also been used medicinally since ancient times. The Chinese used cinnamon at least 5,000 years ago, and medicinal the use...

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Ginger Flank Steak

Ginger Flank Steak

When I was growing up, one of my mother’s staple home-cooked dishes was stir-fried broccoli with sliced flank steak with big hunks of ginger in the mix. As a kid, I wasn’t crazy about broccoli; I didn’t much like flank steak; nor did I care for large chunks of ginger...

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Cast Iron Skillet Bison Burgers

Cast Iron Skillet Bison Burgers

These bison burgers have bite!  I love eating them for breakfast, but you can enjoy at any meal. Bison is NOT the same as buffalo. Commercial brands use the terms “bison” and “buffalo” interchangeably. However, while bison and buffalo are from the same Bovidae family,...

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Jerk Cornish Hens

Jerk Cornish Hens

Jerk Cornish Hens Serves 2-4 2 Cornish hens, each about 1 to 1-1/4 pounds each, rinse well and pat dry with paper towels For the jerk: 1 large bunch of scallions or 2 thin bunches of scallions 1 habanero, deseeded + 2 red chili peppers (seeds intact), ends trimmed...

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Grilled Five Spice Duck Breast

Grilled Five Spice Duck Breast

Duck is a rich source of protein and nutrients, including B vitamins, selenium, iron and zinc, that support thyroid health.  This is a fun way to get out of the kitchen on a sweltering day, while grilling something delicious.  For a more traditional way of cooking...

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Ginger Pork Chops

Ginger Pork Chops

It may be in my ancestral DNA, but I absolutely love the combination of pork and ginger! Pasture-raised pork is an excellent source of protein. Pork also contains an abundance of vitamins and minerals that support thyroid health, including B vitamins for energy,...

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Grilled Cinnamon Poussin

Grilled Cinnamon Poussin

A poussin is a young chicken, sometimes referred to as a "spring chicken".  At slaughter, poussins are less than a month old and weigh between 1 and 1-1/2 pounds. Whether roasted, poached or grilled, they are delectable because the meat is so tender. A word about...

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Braised Rabbit in Almond Sauce

Braised Rabbit in Almond Sauce

In my past life as a food and lifestyles writer, I remember a trip to Catalonia, Spain (which hugs the Mediterranean coast in northeast Spain) with great fondness. I spent time at an olive oil estate, learning their production methods, and also took a side trip to...

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Hi, I’m Kathryn Matthews. As a Board Certified Functional Health Coach, I help clients reclaim their energy, vitality and well-being. I want you to feel empowered about taking charge of YOUR health! To learn more, see About Kathryn.

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