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Want to kick up your pumpkin seeds a notch? Try coating them in spices and roasting them to serve as a crunchy snack at parties or for friends or family. The combination of sweet and spicy in this recipe will keep people coming back for more!

Pumpkin Seeds are one of nature’s most nourishing foods. They contain high amounts of vitamin E, B-complex, magnesium, zinc, and omega-3 fatty acids. Pumpkin seeds are essential for men’s health and provide significant protection for the prostate gland. They are an excellent source of tryptophan which is critical for good quality sleep and for keeping anxiety and depression at bay.

The B-complex vitamins in pumpkin seeds work as co-factors in the body to help reduce cholesterol and enhance GABA activity which is also known to reduce anxiety and neurological disorders. Pumpkin seeds also contain anti-inflammatory properties which provide benefit for those that suffer with chronic inflammation such as in sinusitis, arthritis, bursitis, and other autoimmune disorders.

Raw pumpkin seeds provide the most nutrition and health benefits but these roasted and spiced pumpkin seeds are a wonderful festive treat. Enjoy!

Sweet & Spicy Pumpkin Seeds

Ingredients:
1 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2-1 tsp avocado oil
1 tbsp maple syrup
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/8 tsp to 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, depending on how spicy you want it
1/4 tsp coconut aminos (optional)
1/2 - 1 tsp sea salt

Directions:
Preheat oven to 325 F. In an oven-proof skillet, warm avocado oil over medium-high heat and sauté the pumpkin seeds until lightly golden, about 3-5 minutes.

In a small bowl combine the maple syrup, smoked paprika, ground cumin and cayenne. Take the skillet off the heat and stir in the maple syrup spice mixture.

Transfer the skillet to the oven and roast for about 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally to make sure they don’t burn. Taste the seeds to make sure they are crispy throughout, and not soft in the center. Continue cooking if necessary.

When finished, tip the seeds out onto a baking sheet covered with parchment paper and cool. Sprinkle with sea salt to taste while still hot.

Makes about 1 cup

Find out more undiscovered properties of healing foods and how they support the liver, in my New York Times bestselling book Liver Rescue.

This item posted: 16-Nov-2018 - Disclaimer

These brussels sprouts are unbelievably appealing. They’re sweet and spicy and tangy and rich with flavor. If spicy is not your preference, feel free to leave out the spices for a sweet and salty treat that will keep everyone coming back for more.

In Liver Rescue, I share how each of these ingredients can support you and your loved ones in healing. Let’s take a look…

Brussels sprouts: An ultimate liver-cleansing food, providing a vast array of chemical compounds and phytonutrients. The sulfur compounds found specifically in brussels sprouts are different from those in any other food in the cruciferous (that is, Brassica) family, as they’re derived from the large mother stalk upon which the little baby brussels sprouts grow. This is some of the most powerful, beneficial sulfur for the liver; it has the ability to loosen hardened prison cells of poisons and inherited troublemaker toxins, because it has a greater reach for toxins that have been in your family line for generations, if not centuries. Once it loosens up the cell prisons, old poisons come out, though they don’t go rogue. Brussels sprouts’ sulfur has an ability unlike any other to cling to each poison and safely escort it out of the liver, whether through the kidneys, bile duct, or intestinal tract, staying bonded all the way until the troublemaker leaves the body. It’s a food rarity.

Lemons (and limes): Improve hydrochloric acid production as well as bile production and potency. Contain micro mineral salts that break down pathogens such as unproductive bacteria, mold, yeast, and fungus to help protect your liver’s immune system. The rich calcium levels in lemons and limes binds to the vitamin C within them, and both of these enter into the liver, where they waken a stagnant, sluggish, fatty liver, helping loosen and disperse fat cells. Lemons and limes clean up dirty blood syndrome, improve glucose absorption, and even protect the pancreas.

Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Ingredients:

2 pounds brussels sprouts
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons maple syrup
1 garlic clove
¼ teaspoon cayenne
¼ teaspoon paprika
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
½ teaspoon sea salt, divided

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 450°F.

Prepare the brussels sprouts by removing the stems and slicing vertically into halves. This should yield about 6 cups of halved brussels sprouts.

Place the lemon juice, maple syrup, garlic clove, cayenne, paprika, red pepper flakes, and ¼ teaspoon of the sea salt into the blender and blend until a smooth marinade forms. In a large mixing bowl, toss the brussels sprouts in the marinade.

Spread out the brussels sprouts face down on two baking trays lined with parchment paper. Make sure to save the leftover marinade in the mixing bowl.

Roast the brussels sprouts for 15 to 20 minutes, until they start to turn golden brown. For extra crispiness, broil them for 1 minute before removing them from the oven. Return the roasted brussels sprouts immediately to the mixing bowl and toss them in the leftover marinade. Sprinkle the remaining ¼ teaspoon of sea salt over the top and serve immediately for best results.

Tip:

Don’t skip the step where you reserve the marinade. Tossing the brussels sprouts in the marinade again after roasting causes them to soak up the extra flavor and makes them extra delicious!

Makes 4 servings

Find out more undiscovered properties of healing foods and how they support the liver, check out my bestselling book, Liver Rescue.

This item posted: 14-Nov-2018 - Disclaimer

A tall stack of pancakes drizzled with maple syrup is hard to beat, but the traditional ingredients leave a lot to be desired. Forgo the gluten, dairy and eggs but sacrifice none of the flavor with this pancake recipe. Plus, the addition of pumpkin and warming spices makes this recipe even more delicious, unique and fun. These pancakes would make a great treat for a holiday breakfast for the whole family.

Pumpkin is packed with antioxidants such as vitamins A, C, E, beta-carotene, and the high amount of phytonutrients in pumpkin have been shown to help prevent the risk of cancers, particularly mouth, lung, and colon cancer. It also contains immune-boosting properties, which can help the body stay strong and ward off common colds and flus that may be going around.

Pumpkin Pie Pancakes

Ingredients:
1/2 cup + 1-2 tbsp unsweetened almond milk
1/3 cup unsweetened pumpkin puree
1 cup wholegrain gluten-free oat flour
3 tbsp coconut sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp of ground nutmeg
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup pecans, roughly chopped, for topping (optional)
2-3 tbsp maple syrup, for topping

Optional coconut whip:
1 14-ounce can (414 ml) coconut cream or full fat coconut milk, chilled in the fridge overnight
2-3 tbsp raw honey or maple syrup

Directions:
To make the optional coconut whip, chill your mixing bowl in the freezer for 10 minutes. When the bowl is chilled, remove the thick cream from the top of the can, leaving the coconut water behind. Using an electric whisk or standing mixer, beat the cream for 2-3 minutes until you get soft peaks. Add the honey or maple syrup and beat for another 2 minutes.

In a small bowl or jug, combine the almond milk and pumpkin puree. Mix well and set aside.

Add the oat flour, coconut sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and baking powder to a medium-sized bowl and whisk to combine. Pour the pumpkin puree mixture into the flour and stir until you get an even batter. Add 1-2 tbsp more almond milk if needed - the batter should be thick but pourable.

Place a non-stick ceramic pan on medium-high heat and add a couple spoonfuls of pancake batter. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, until browned underneath, then flip. Repeat with rest of the batter.

Serve the pancakes immediately with coconut whip, chopped pecans and a drizzle of maple syrup.

Serves 2

Learn more about the hidden healing powers of fruits & vegetables in the #1 New York Times Bestselling book Life-Changing Foods 

This item posted: 11-Nov-2018 - Disclaimer

It may feel hard to find fat-free, healthy dessert recipes that are absolutely indulgent and rich. Well, look no further. This Baked Bananas Foster recipe is just as decadent as the original yet full of only the best ingredients for your whole body and soul. Enjoy them plain or serve them with the included Banana Nice Cream. Either way, you will find yourself swept off your feet.

In Liver Rescue, I share how each of these ingredients can support you and your loved ones in healing. Let’s take a look…

Bananas: The fructose in banana is liver’s favorite source of food. It provides quick fuel to the liver and wakes up sleepy cells, increasing their ingenuity and work output. Soothes the linings of the intestinal tract and also soothes the nerves attached to the intestinal tract. Contrary to popular belief, bananas are one of the most antibacterial, anti-yeast, antifungal foods. A great food to combine with other nutrient-rich foods or to take with supplements, because they improve the liver’s ability to absorb nutrients.

Maple syrup: The combination of sugars and high mineral content quickly travels to the liver and becomes instant fuel of phytonutrient composition. It’s like an IV for the liver containing the best of both worlds: a vast array of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients (many of them still undiscovered) coupled with high-quality sugar on which the liver thrives.

Baked Bananas Foster

Ingredients:
3 bananas
2 ½ tablespoons maple syrup, divided
½ teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons maple sugar
¹⁄8 teaspoon sea salt (optional)

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Slice the bananas in half lengthwise and arrange them in a baking dish lined with parchment paper.

In a small bowl, stir together ½ tablespoon of the maple syrup with the cinnamon, maple sugar, and sea salt until well combined.

Brush the banana slices with the remaining 2 tablespoons of maple syrup, making sure to coat both sides. Spread the cinnamon mixture evenly along the top of the banana slices and bake them in the oven for 15 to 18 minutes, until the bananas are soft and golden brown.

Makes 3 servings

Find out more undiscovered properties of healing foods and how they support the liver, check out my bestselling book, Liver Rescue.


This item posted: 07-Nov-2018 - Disclaimer

This egg-free, diary-free, gluten-free chickpea quiche is portable and stores well in the refrigerator. Try baking one up on Sunday and munching it throughout the week for an easy breakfast or lunch option. It tastes wonderful on its own and also tastes amazing topped with an herby tomato sauce, such as the Ratatouille Tomato Sauce recipe on page 400 of Liver Rescue.

In Liver Rescue, I share how the star ingredients in this recipe can support you and your loved ones in healing. Let’s take a look…

Broccoli: The “trunks” of broccoli are rich in sulfur compounds, which are not researched to the extent needed—they’re more important than we realize. These phytochemical sulfur compounds act as harmful gas to unfriendly bacteria and other microorganisms inside the intestinal tract and also travel straight to the liver, where they saturate liver tissue, allowing the liver’s immune system to have a fighting chance at controlling pathogens.

Tomatoes: Harness critical micronutrients, phytochemicals, vitamins, and minerals to support many functions of the liver. Lycopene is a beloved nutrient that the liver admires: the liver uses it to shield itself from cell damage, plus lycopene helps the liver detox red blood cells safely, smoothly, and efficiently. The fruit acids in tomatoes help keep the gallbladder healthy, helping rid sludge from the gallbladder and even reduce gallstone size. Even poorly grown tomatoes have a high mineral content. These minerals often get to the deep, inner core of the liver, helping prevent disease where it commonly starts for people. Tomatoes grow at night, under the moonlight, and the liver also responds to moonlight—when it’s a full moon, the liver tends to work harder at cleaning, filtering, and processing in the wee hours of the morning. When organic or heirloom tomatoes are in the diet, the full moon energy that they collected during their growing cycle works with the liver’s ability to cleanse. If you’re avoiding tomatoes due to trendy nightshade hatred that constantly recirculates over and over again, you’re missing out on keeping your liver healthy and preventing disease.

Chickpea Quiche

Ingredients:
4 cups small broccoli florets
4 cups halved cherry or grape tomatoes
4 cups diced red onion
8 garlic cloves, skins on
2 cups water
3 cups chickpea flour
4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
2 teaspoons sea salt

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Spread the broccoli florets, tomatoes, red onion, and garlic cloves on two baking sheets lined with parchment paper and roast for 15 to 20 minutes until tender.

Peel the roasted garlic cloves (being careful not to burn your fingers!) and place them into the blender along with the water, chickpea flour, lemon juice, poultry seasoning, and sea salt and blend until a smooth batter forms. Pour the batter into a large mixing bowl and stir in all of the roasted vegetables. Pour this mixture into a quiche dish or pan lined with parchment paper.

Alternatively, you can divide the quiche batter into a standard 12-cup muffin pan lined with parchment baking cups and make individual mini quiches. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, opening the oven halfway through to release steam. The quiche is done when the top is browned and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Remove the quiche from the oven and allow to cool before serving.

Tips:
This quiche freezes well, so make two and you’ll have one on hand for an easy grab-and-go meal anytime. Remove the parchment lining prior to freezing.

Makes 6-8 servings

Find out more undiscovered properties of healing foods and how they support the liver, check out my bestselling book, Liver Rescue.

This item posted: 01-Nov-2018 - Disclaimer

These wonderfully hearty and flavorful Curry Pockets are the perfect meal or snack to satisfy you without weighing you down. Made with healing vegetables and spices, they are fat free, grain free, and plant based. Pair them with a green salad for a delicious dinner or lunch at home, or pack them into lunch boxes for your whole family to enjoy.

Potatoes are an important food for those who are heavy thinkers and those recovering from stress damage and adrenal exhaustion. They are also particularly beneficial for depression, insomnia, sleep disorders, brain fog, and stress related illnesses. Potatoes are also known to be good for promoting cardiovascular health and are highly beneficial for reducing the risk of heart attack, stroke, atherosclerosis, and COPD.

Cauliflower has excellent anti-inflammatory properties due to its omega-3 content and is an essential food for those trying to prevent chronic inflammation as in fibromyalgia, hepatitis, arthritis, cardiomyopathy, cystic fibrosis, IBS, and Alzheimer’s disease. It is also known to be an effective detoxifier for the liver and spleen and can aid in cleansing toxins from the blood, lymph, tissues, and organs.

Peas are one of the most nutritious of the leguminous vegetables and are rich in antioxidants, vitamins A, C, K, and B-complex and minerals such as zinc, iron, calcium, and manganese. They are a great source of protein, fiber, and omega-3 fats in the form of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA).

Curry Pockets

Potato pocket ingredients:
4-5 medium-sized potatoes
1 tbsp potato starch
3 tbsp tapioca flour (more if needed)
Sea salt and pepper
1/2-1 tsp water (if needed)

Curry filling:
1 cup finely chopped cauliflower
1/3 cup frozen green peas, defrosted
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground cilantro
1/2 ground turmeric
1.5 tsp curry powder
Small handful fresh cilantro, finely chopped
Sea salt, to taste
Black pepper, to taste
1 tsp lemon juice (optional)

Directions:
Place all the potatoes in a large pot fitted with a steaming basket. Add a few inches of water and steam until soft, about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Remove and cool for 10 to 15 minutes, until cool enough to handle.

Place the potatoes in a large, flat-bottomed bowl or pot and mash until they are broken down. Add the salt, pepper, potato starch, tapioca flour and mash until the flour and starch have been incorporated. If the mixture is very dry, add a bit of warm water. If the mixture is very wet, add a bit more tapioca flour. The dough should be pliable and not stick to your fingers. Set aside while you make the filling.

Steam the chopped cauliflower in a steaming basket or fine mesh sieve over a pot of water until cooked. Remove and add to a bowl with the peas, ground cumin, ground cilantro, curry powder, fresh cilantro, sea salt, pep-per and lemon juice (if using). Mix well.

To make the pockets, take a handful of the potato mixture and roll it into a ball. Flatten the sides out so that there is a cavity in the middle, then add a tablespoon of the filling. Close the pocket gently and smooth out any creas-es. Repeat with remaining dough.

Place a non-stick pan over medium-low heat or spray with a bit of avocado oil (if needed). Add the pockets and cook for 5-10 minutes on either side, until browned and crispy. You can bake them in the oven at 350F for an additional 20 minutes if you want them even more crispy.

Makes 4-5 pockets

Learn more about how to restore your liver in my new book Liver Rescue

This item posted: 27-Oct-2018 - Disclaimer

No one will miss the crostini with these handheld Potato Bruschetta. The more flavorful your tomatoes, the more bold and wonderful this recipe will be. Diced together with garlic, basil, and sea salt, those tomatoes will sing with the flavors of summer against the tender roasted potato slices.

In Liver Rescue, I share how the star ingredients in this recipe can support you and your loved ones in healing. Let’s take a look…

Potatoes: Abundant in amino acids that specifically inhibit viral growth. Potatoes are high in glucose that provides substance to the liver, as it’s precisely what the liver relies on to keep strong. It also helps build up glycogen storage, the very resource that protects us against blood sugar problems, weight gain, fatty liver, and dirty blood syndrome. Potatoes keep the liver grounded and stable, giving us a good constitution. They’re also shunned for being a nightshade, when in truth they have the ability to reverse many varieties of chronic illness.

Tomatoes: Harness critical micronutrients, phytochemicals, vitamins, and minerals to support many functions of the liver. Lycopene is a beloved nutrient that the liver admires: the liver uses it to shield itself from cell damage, plus lycopene helps the liver detox red blood cells safely, smoothly, and efficiently. The fruit acids in tomatoes help keep the gallbladder healthy, helping rid sludge from the gallbladder and even reduce gallstone size. Even poorly grown tomatoes have a high mineral content. These minerals often get to the deep, inner core of the liver, helping prevent disease where it commonly starts for people. Tomatoes grow at night, under the moonlight, and the liver also responds to moonlight—when it’s a full moon, the liver tends to work harder at cleaning, filtering, and processing in the wee hours of the morning. When organic or heirloom tomatoes are in the diet, the full moon energy that they collected during their growing cycle works with the liver’s ability to cleanse. If you’re avoiding tomatoes due to trendy nightshade hatred that constantly recirculates over and over again, you’re missing out on keeping your liver healthy and preventing disease.

Potato Bruschetta

Ingredients:
2 large or 4 small russet potatoes
2 cups diced cherry or grape tomatoes
2 garlic cloves, minced
5 fresh basil leaves, minced
¼ teaspoon sea salt
½ lemon, juiced
1 teaspoon honey (optional)
Additional sea salt, dulse, and/or black pepper to taste

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 425°F. Slice the potatoes lengthwise into long ovals about ¼ inch thick and arrange them on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Bake the potatoes for 30 minutes, until the tops are turning golden brown.

Whisk the lemon juice, sea salt, garlic, and honey (if desired) in a small bowl. Add the diced tomatoes and toss to combine.

Arrange the baked potato slices on a serving tray and top them with the diced tomatoes and minced basil. Finish off each bruschetta with an extra sprinkle of sea salt, dulse, and/ or black pepper to taste.

Makes 4 servings

Find out more undiscovered properties of healing foods and how they support the liver, check out my bestselling book, Liver Rescue.


This item posted: 25-Oct-2018 - Disclaimer

Looking for a fun and delicious meal or snack for you and your family? Fat free and grain free, these Pizza Pockets are packed full of healing ingredients that come together in the perfect comforting vehicle – a crispy potato pocket! Be prepared for all the flavors of pizza with each bite into the pocket. Pizza Pockets are a great portable option to take to work, to eat on the go, or to pack into your children’s school lunchboxes. You can also make them in advance and freeze them so they’re ready whenever you need a quick snack or meal.

Potatoes are a nutritious, healthy food that are rich in vitamins A, C, & B-complex and minerals such as manganese, iron, magnesium, copper, and potassium. Potatoes contain an antioxidant called quercetin which has anti-cancer and cardio-protective properties. Potatoes are an excellent source of B6, a vitamin which is essential for the formation of almost every new cell in the body. Vitamin B6 also is a vital component for the neurological system and for the creation of amines which are neurotransmitters that send messages from one nerve to the next.

This makes potatoes an important food for those who are heavy thinkers and those recovering from stress damage and adrenal exhaustion. They are also particularly beneficial for depression, insomnia, sleep disorders, brain fog, and stress related illnesses. Potatoes are also known to be good for promoting cardiovascular health and are highly beneficial for reducing the risk of heart attack, stroke, atherosclerosis, and COPD.

Pizza Potato Pockets

Ingredients:
4-5 medium-sized potatoes (about 1.5 lb)
1 tbsp potato starch
3 tbsp tapioca flour (more if needed)
1 tsp dried oregano (optional)
1 tsp dried basil (optional)
0.5 - 1 tsp water (if needed)
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp black pepper

Cheese sauce:
1 steamed potato, diced
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp paprika or smoked paprika
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp sea salt (more if needed)
1/4-1/3 cup water or vegetable broth

Pizza sauce:
1/2 cup tomato paste
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp raw honey
3-4 tbsp water
Sea salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:
Place all the potatoes in a large pot fitted with a steaming basket. Add a few inches of water and steam until soft, about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Remove and cool for 10-15 minutes, until cool enough to handle. Remove one of the potatoes from the pot and set aside for the cheese sauce.

Place the remaining potatoes in a large, flat-bottomed bowl or pot and mash until they are broken down. Add the sea salt, pepper, potato starch, tapioca flour, oregano and basil, and mash until the flour and starch have been incorporated. If the mixture is very dry, add a bit of warm water. If the mixture is very wet, add a bit more tapioca flour. The dough should be pliable and not stick to your fingers. Set aside while you make the filling.

Place the left-over potato in a small food processor or blender and add the garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, lemon juice, sea salt, and water/vegetable stock. Blend until smooth. Add a bit more liquid if necessary, then set aside.

Make the pizza sauce by combining the tomato paste, dried oregano, dried thyme, raw honey, water, sea salt and pepper in a bowl and mixing well.

To make the pockets, take a handful of the potato mixture and roll it into a ball. Flatten the sides out so that there is a cavity in the middle, then add a couple teaspoons of the pizza sauce and cheese sauce. Close the pocket gently and smooth out any creases. Repeat with remaining potato dough.

Place a non-stick pan over medium-low heat (you can use a non stick pan or spray with a bit of avocado oil.) Add the pockets and cook for 5-10 minutes on either side, until golden brown and crispy. You can bake them in the oven at 350F for an additional 20 minutes if you want them even more crispy.

Makes 4-5 potato pockets

For more healing recipes, check out my bestselling books Medical Medium, Life-Changing Foods, Thyroid Healing, and Liver Rescue.

This item posted: 19-Oct-2018 - Disclaimer

Lentil Tacos

Who doesn’t love tacos? The lentil filling for these romaine lettuce tacos can be enjoyed warm or cold according to your preference. If you’re looking for something a little heartier, feel free to try corn-free, gluten free tortillas instead. For an extra kick, this recipe would pair well with the Spicy Lime “Vinaigrette” on page 388 or even the Mint Tahini Sauce on page 390 of my book Liver Rescue.

In Liver Rescue, I share how the star ingredients in this recipe can support you and your loved ones in healing. Let’s take a look…

Onions (and scallions): Very similar to garlic, onions have antimicrobial sulfur compounds that expel unfriendly pathogens from the liver. Onions have a disinfecting quality for the liver, keeping it from becoming inflamed. They also improve the temperature control or “thermostat” of the liver so it can heat and cool itself properly.

Leafy greens (especially lettuces and their stems): An extremely cleansing tool for your liver that you can apply on a daily basis. The leafy outer greens of lettuce provide dozens of micronutrients for the liver to stay healthy and balanced, while the core of the lettuce, down closer to the root, provides milky chemical compounds that act as a purging mechanism for it. When leafy greens are eaten with fruit, their medicinal qualities increase twofold.

Mushrooms: Contain hundreds of undiscovered phytochemical compounds, many of which are detoxifying for the liver without hurting it. Mushrooms are medicine for the liver. Many people fear mushrooms because they believe that their status as a type of fungus means they feed fungus within the body. It’s just the opposite. A mushroom is a fungus that destroys fungus, and the liver accepts mushrooms as allies—if the liver is dealing with unwanted microorganisms such as fungus, mushrooms are very helpful in pushing them out of the liver. Mushrooms also reduce fungus, bacteria, and viruses in the intestinal tract, allowing for cleaner nutrients and cleaner blood to arrive in the liver.

Lentil Tacos

Ingredients:
1 cup diced onion
½ cup vegetable broth (see Tips)
1 cup diced mushrooms (optional)
4 garlic cloves, minced
3 cups cooked lentils (see Tips)
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
½ teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon chipotle powder
¼ teaspoon honey or maple syrup (optional)
½ teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon cayenne (optional)
2 heads romaine or butter lettuce

Directions:
Sauté the onion in 2 tablespoons of vegetable broth over medium-high heat for approximately 5 minutes until tender. Continue to add vegetable broth by the spoonful as needed to prevent sticking.

Add the mushrooms, garlic, lentils, poultry seasoning, cumin, paprika, chipotle, honey, and sea salt to the sauté pan. If spiciness is desired, add the cayenne as well.

Continue to cook everything over medium-high heat for 5 minutes or until the mushrooms are tender and cooked through.

Serve the lentil mixture in individual romaine leaves as “taco shells” and top with any or all of the optional toppings.

Tips:
The Liver Rescue Broth found on page 368 can be used for this recipe, or you can use store-bought. As in the previous recipe, make sure it doesn’t contain canola oil, citric acid, natural flavors, or other sneaky additives. Water can also be substituted when vegetable broth is unavailable.

Brown or green lentils work best for this recipe. Prepare 1 cup of dried lentils according to the directions on the packaging.

Makes 3 servings

Find out more undiscovered properties of healing foods and how they support the liver, check out my bestselling book, Liver Rescue.

This item posted: 17-Oct-2018 - Disclaimer

These potato pancakes come out of the oven perfectly crispy and satisfying, and then they’re topped off with light, refreshing Cucumber Radish Salad that takes them over the top. Feel free to try other toppings. If you have hungry kids in your life, they may like to try their potato pancakes topped with mashed avocado or black beans!

In Liver Rescue, I share how the star ingredients in this recipe can support you and your loved ones in healing. Let’s take a look…

Potatoes: Abundant in amino acids that specifically inhibit viral growth. Potatoes are high in glucose that provides substance to the liver, as it’s precisely what the liver relies on to keep strong. It also helps build up glycogen storage, the very resource that protects us against blood sugar problems, weight gain, fatty liver, and dirty blood syndrome. Potatoes keep the liver grounded and stable, giving us a good constitution. They’re also shunned for being a nightshade, when in truth they have the ability to reverse many varieties of chronic illness.

Radishes: A strong medicine for our livers. The pungent, biting nature of radishes comes from a compilation of chemical compounds, many of them undiscovered, that act as disinfectants to the liver, stopping pathogen infection and boosting the liver’s personalized immune system by increasing its white blood cells’ ability to fight and destroy invaders.

Cucumbers: Allies to the liver due to their ability to hydrate it. Your liver’s always in need of living water that’s filled with minerals and other nutrients, because your liver keeps your blood hydrated. It relies on sources such as cucumber for that living water. This minimizes dirty blood syndrome by helping reduce fats and toxins inside of dirty blood. Phytochemical compounds in cucumbers act as anti-inflammatories to the small intestines and colon. Cucumbers have a gentle blood-thinning ability, too, allowing for detox to occur naturally, without obstruction.

Potato Pancakes With Cucumber Radish Salad

Ingredients:
2 large russet potatoes, peeled and grated
1 tablespoon arrowroot powder
½ teaspoon sea salt, divided
1 cucumber, thinly sliced
6 radishes, thinly sliced
2 teaspoons raw honey
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon dill, minced
¼ cup chopped chives
¼ teaspoon red pepper (optional)

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 425°F. Combine the potatoes, arrowroot powder, and ¼ teaspoon sea salt in a mixing bowl and stir to combine.

Line two baking trays with parchment paper. Drop the potatoes onto the parchment paper by the ¼ cup and shape them into circles approximately 3 inches in diameter, using your hands or a cookie cutter as a mold. Press them down until they are approximately ¼ inch thick. Bake the potato pancakes for 20 minutes.

Remove them from the oven and flip the pancakes over by carefully grasping the edges of the parchment paper and flipping the entire sheet. If needed, peel any stuck potato pancakes carefully off the parchment paper and stick them back into the oven on the unlined baking trays for 5 minutes more.

While the potato pancakes are baking, make the Cucumber Radish Salad by combining the sliced cucumber and radishes with the honey, lemon juice, dill, chives, remaining ¼ teaspoon of sea salt, and red pepper in a mixing bowl, tossing gently to combine. Serve the potato pancakes piping hot and garnished with Cucumber Radish Salad.

Makes 2 servings

Find out more undiscovered properties of healing foods and how they support the liver, check out my bestselling book, Liver Rescue.

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Potato Bruschetta - No one will miss the crostini with these handheld Potato Bruschetta. The more flavorful your tomatoes, the more bold and wonderful this recipe will be. Diced together with garlic, basil, and ..
Pizza Pockets - Looking for a fun and delicious meal or snack for you and your family? Fat free and grain free, these Pizza Pockets are packed full of healing ingredients that come together in the perfect co..
Lentil Tacos - Who doesn’t love tacos? The lentil filling for these romaine lettuce tacos can be enjoyed warm or cold according to your preference. If you’re looking for something a little heart..
Potato Pancakes - These potato pancakes come out of the oven perfectly crispy and satisfying, and then they’re topped off with light, refreshing Cucumber Radish Salad that takes them over the top. Feel f..
Pineapple & Apple Chips With Spicy Mango Salsa - Chips and salsa make a classic snack food, and in this version, fruit chips and a flavorful mango salsa are a unique twist on the original. This recipe includes instructions to make either ba..
Rustic Apple Galette - It’s hard to go past juicy apples encased in a warm, biscuit crust. Especially when the recipe is grain free, dairy free, and egg free, making it a much better choice than a traditional..
Apple Juice Popsicles - Apple juice with warming spices is a delicious and classic combination. But did you know that all those fragrant spices have incredible healing benefits too? These Spiced Apple Juice Popsicle..
Baked Apple Roses - Baked apple roses are like apple pie filling without the crust, beautifully formed in cups and enjoyed warm right out of the oven. The filling is always the best part anyway, right? In L..
Apple Crisp - This Apple Crisp recipe is a wonderful recipe to serve up at your next gathering with family or friends. Warm, comforting, sweet, and delicious, it’s delicious all on its own or served ..
Apple Butter - This creamy and delicious apple butter is the perfect versatile spread to eat with almost anything! Enjoy it alone or as a dip for apples, pears, bananas, celery, cucumbers, sweet potatoes or..
Kale Apple Salad - Full of flavor and just the right amount of crunch, this delicious salad is a great way to get more leafy greens and fruit into your diet. Massaging the kale with avocado tenderizes the green..
Baked Apple Chips - If you love a good crunch, these sweet baked apple chips are for you. They make a perfect healthy alternative to fried potato chips and crackers with unhealthy ingredients. Plus they’re..
Hibiscus Lemonade - This hibiscus lemonade is just as gorgeous as it is delicious. It’s the perfect show-stopping beverage for your next gathering, and it’s also simple enough to enjoy anytime. Try f..
Hot Apple Cider - Whether it’s the holidays, the weather is turning cool, or you simply want a big mug of pure comfort, look no further than this delicious Hot Apple Cider. Packed full of healing spices ..

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