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About Casey

Casey runs the cooking school Simple Spoon and is currently working on her next big project, Food Lab. (www,foodlabboulder.com) When she is not busy cooking you can find her drinking wine or mountain biking, hopefully not at the same time.

Garlic Sesame Shrimp Salad

    Always having good salad makings in the fridge is key to a quick easy salad. A protein, some greens and a house made dressing. Store bought dressings can be okay for ease, but check the label to make sure its not all sugar! Garlic Sesame Shrimp Salad 2 servings 1 lb shrimp, peeled … Continue reading »

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Stewed Chicken over Sweet Potato with Cuban Slaw

    Stewed Chicken and Cuban Slaw on Sweet Potato Serves 8, Great to have on had for the week! Or make 1/2 the recipe Using boneless chicken breast is the least fatty way to go, but feel free to use a whole chicken parted, or just drumsticks. You can also sub beef or pork, … Continue reading »

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Creamy Cauliflower Fennel Soup with Pickled Vegetables

    This creamy soup is just so made creamy from the texture of the blended cauliflower and a fresh cashew milk. Served with a balsamic drizzle and fresh pickles, its a perfect little combo for a nice chilly day.   1 head Golden cauliflower (any cauliflower can be used, you just won’t get this … Continue reading »

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Quick Pickled Vegetables

    Quick Pickles are so easy and such a great little condiment to have around your fridge. They last a while, at least a month in the fridge in a sealed jar. (Kepp your fingers out of it! Use a fork, our germs will surely spoil them more quickly). You can use all different … Continue reading »

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Vegetable Sesame Slaw Over Coconut Quinoa

  This recipe originated from a thought for fried rice. I did not want to make it as complicated (not that fried rice is complicated, but this is crazy simple). I put some of the dressing on the bottom of a quart mason jar, then the grain, then vegetables. Its a perfect to go container! … Continue reading »

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Coconut Quinoa

1 cup quinoa 1 cup coconut milk 1 1/4 cup water Pinch Salt Put quinoa, coconut water and water in a pot with pinch of salt. Bring to boil, reduce to low and cover, letting cook until quinoa is done, about 30 minutes.  

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Brussel Sprout and Radicchio Salad

    I started making this raw brussel sprout salad when I started my love affair with brussel sprouts. I used to hear so many people say they didn’t like them, only to find out they had only had them boiled whole. YUCK.  This here is not only an awesome salad, but is Conscious Cleanse … Continue reading »

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Lamb Meatballs with Cauliflower Puree and Chimmichurri

  This meal can be a little time consuming, especially the first time you make it. But the cauliflower is so good, you can save it for anything else the whole week. The chimmichurri is an awesome condiment for all meat and eggs, watch the garlic though if you aren’t a garlic fan!   Lamb … Continue reading »

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Cauliflower Puree

  This is a side dish that I actually cook a lot. I like to buy the golden cauliflower when I see it in the store, the flavor profile is the same, but it has a beautiful golden hue.  *Note: Go ahead and experiment, but I have noticed that the purple variety becomes  a very … Continue reading »

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Chimmichurri

  This is a great condiment, added to anything gives it a fresh yet acidic punch. It might be too strong for some people on vegetables, but meat will stand up to it.   1 bunch parsley 6-10 cloves garlic 3/4 cup olive oil 2 TBSP red wine vinegar TBSP red onion Handful cilantro Few … Continue reading »

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Kalamata Garbanzo Bean Salad

I though this would be a good mid afternoon snack to energize and perk us up a bit! Toss on top of spinach or arugula  for more of a salad.  Serve with the Lemon Dill Asparagus Soup for a nice soup and salad!   Kalamata Garbanzo Bean Salad At least 4 servings 1 1/2 cup … Continue reading »

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Roast Chicken over Greens with Basil Vinaigrette

  Lunch anyone? Today’s vegetable and protein packed lunch is simple. It’s Monday, I’ve got every burner going, I’m tossing together dressing, getting the kids out the door,  let’s just make it easy. I have used the Roast Chicken that I just made for the chicken on here.   Serves 2   2 chicken breasts … Continue reading »

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Conscious Cleanse Begins, With a Whole Roast Chicken!

  So, my husband is the guinea pig for all of my delish recipes over the next two weeks! We will be eating along with the rest of the folks doing the Conscious Cleanse, which is an anti-inflamitory and non-allergenic diet. We will be leaving out soy, gluten, dairy, certain inflammatory foods. For more information … Continue reading »

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Kale Chips!

  Kale chips are quick, easy and simple when you know what you are doing. Make these a couple of times and you will be a pro.  You  can start adding other seaonings if you like, but this simple and clean flavor is a big hit around my house!   1 bunch curly kale (I … Continue reading »

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Easton Salad

    This salad is difficult to keep around the Easton household. Its really all about the dressing, and the small bites of vegetables, I think. You can add all different types of vegetables, and top with different proteins. I like to pop an egg on it, quick , easy and delicious!   Easton Salad … Continue reading »

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