Super Easy Lentil Chili

Fall is here … What could possibly be better than a warm bowl of chili in the evening? I could eat this chili every day!! I have had quite a few people over for a meal and see their face drop when they hear we’re eating lentils for dinner… and then they try a bite…

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Grain Free Stuffed Patty Pan Squash

I think I’ve mentioned before that Patty Pan Squash is my favorite. It’s just so pretty and tastes so good! The farmer’s market has ended now in our corner of the world, but I was able to buy quite a few patty pan to make a couple more meals before I resign to not getting…

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Eggplant Parmesan

I love summer when so many different vegetables are available from the farmer’s market! So far, I haven’t been able to successfully grow eggplant in my own garden, but many of the booths have beautiful eggplants tempting me! Eggplant Parmesan Ingredients: 2 lbs ground beef 1 onion, diced 1 large tomato, diced 2 medium eggplants, diced Salt to taste…

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Grilled Orange Drumsticks

Looking for a people pleasing dinner? This one is sure to be a hit! Grilled Orange Drumsticks Ingredients: 2 oranges, juiced (approx. 3/4 cup juice) 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 teaspoon sea salt 15 chicken drumsticks (approx. 5 lbs) Directions: Combine all ingredients, except chicken, in a small bowl. Place chicken in a 9″x13″…

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Patty Pan in a Pot

We love patty pan squash! When they come to the farmer’s market I load up! They keep for weeks, just store in a cool dry place. Patty Pans should feel similar to a zucchini to the touch. The old ones have tough skin, so it’s important to pick them before they get old on the…

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Grilled Hake with Cilantro and Lime Butter

I’m always trying new takes on grilled meat over the summer… Well, anything on the grill is good in my book! Grilled Hake with Cilantro and Lime Butter Ingredients: 4 Hake fillets 1/2 cup butter 2 limes, juiced 1 bunch cilantro, chopped Directions: Melt butter, mix in lime and cilantro. Spread over hake fillets and marinate 1-2 hours.…

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The Best Shrimp Scampi. Ever.

Can there be a better main dish?! Being in land-locked Montana has some benefits: I can get awesome grass fed beef and locally grown grains. But I would love to shop in a fresh seafood market on the coast… Just to make this: The Best Shrimp Scampi. Ever.   Ingredients: 1 lb cooked/frozen diveined shrimp…

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Grilled Sausage and Pineapple

Needing a simple summer dinner that looks and smells fabulous? This will have everyone running to the table in anticipation! Grilled Sausage and Pineapple Ingredients: Polish Sausage (sugar and nitrate free) Fresh or frozen pineapple (I used frozen) Coconut oil Directions: Preheat grill to 400 degree F. Drizzle pineapple with oil, place large pieces directly on grill or…

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