Recipes: omnivore

Shrimp, Corn & Coconut Rice Bowl

By Gina Caputo

Shrimp, Corn & Coconut Rice Bowl
This is summer comfort food at it's best! Somehow it's creamy, soothing and delicious without feeling heavy. Shrimp and corn are a classic combo (grits anyone?) that are upleveled with the flavors of coconut and a little jalapeño kick. The acid from the lime at the end is LIFE!

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Watermelon Salad

By Gina Caputo

Watermelon Salad
This is such a simple One Bowl Wonder and my absolute favorite for the hottest summer days. Sweet watermelon combines beautifully with salty feta, bitter arugula and spicy grilled chicken or tofu with a tangy lemon vinagrette. Major crowd pleaser right here.

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Chicken/Chickpea Salad

By Gina Caputo

Chicken/Chickpea Salad
When I was living in Kansas City, my favorite place to eat was a luncheonette called Happy Gillis. Mismatched s&p shakers, great sandwich bread, epic chocolate chip cookies and the world's greatest chicken salad. I do not consider myself a chicken salad person. At all. But I love to ask what the staff loves and someone recommended this and I've never looked back. It's INCREDIBLE. I included a vegetarian option too!

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Shrimp & Asparagus Salad

By Gina Caputo

Shrimp & Asparagus Salad
When asparagus is in season, this salad is a MUST. The bitter of the arugula goes so spectacularly with asparagus and the lemon makes every ingredient in here pop. Shrimp is a super easy protein to prepare, is amazing with avocado and has a lot of bang for its buck. Vegan friends can use a can of rinsed garbanzo beans and it’s an amazing, hearty salad for all! 

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Cauliflower Kale Chicken Bowl

By Gina Caputo

Cauliflower Kale Chicken Bowl

This bowl hits all the marks of being satisfying, healthy, easy, delicious and even gluten-free. Cauliflower rice is sautéed in coconut oil and combined with massaged kale for a strong veggie base. Add rotisserie chicken (or leave it off for a vegan version!) for a protein boost and then add the party of apples, cranberries and almonds. I added some cayenne-spiked date syrup to my usual balsamic dressing for this one but that may be hard to find. Consider adding a dash or two of cayenne powder to your dressing for a similar effect!

Ingredients:

  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil or olive oil
  • 1 bunch of kale
  • 1 rotisserie chicken, meat removed or 2-3 cooked chicken breasts (roasted, sautéed, grilled, etc)
  • 1 apple
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ chopped almonds
  • Balsamic vinaigrette + add optional dash of cayenne pepper
  • Sea salt

Instructions:

  1. Grate the head of cauliflower on a box grater or similar
  2. Remove the center rib of the kale and chop into bite sized pieces
  3. Chop the chicken into bite sized pieces
  4. Dice the apple
  5. Chop almonds
  6. Prepare your dressing and add cayenne pepper if desired
  7. Place the kale in a large salad bowl and toss or massage with two tablespoons of the balsamic dressing
  8. Sautee the grated cauliflower in a large skillet over medium heat, stir frequently for 5 minutes.
  9. Add the cauliflower to the kale, add the chicken chunks and toss. Add as much dressing as desired.
  10. Add the apples, cranberries and almonds and a pinch of sea salt.
  11. Toss well and serve!

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Thai Coconut Soup

By Gina Caputo

Thai Coconut Soup
Thai-inspired soups always seem so perfect to me in the "shoulder" season in late Fall, where Summer is still fresh in your mind but the early mornings and late nights are feeling like winter. The coconut milk in them is like a nod to summer but their heartiness says, winter is coming. Enjoy this one, definitely a favorite in this household!

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Instant Pot Coconut Curry Chicken

By Gina Caputo

Instant Pot Coconut Curry Chicken
We had a freak September snow storm and after eating lots of cool grain bowls, grills, tacos and salads, it seemed like an invitation to bust out the ole Instant Pot again! After just a little prep in chopping, this one pot wonder has that glorious combo of tomatoes and coconut milk, is a breeze to make and is full of flavor. It also invites innovation with other veggies and can be made omni or vegan!

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Bean Feeling Spicy Lately

By Gina Caputo

Bean Feeling Spicy Lately
This spicy stick-to-your-ribs stew is super versatile. It can be made anything from vegan to omnivore and you have the power to adjust the spicy level to suit your tastes! This protein-rich stew is satisfying on its own for anyone eating low-carb but fresh bread makes a perfect partner too. Or serve it over rice or polenta! No matter what, don't forget the lemon juice at the end!

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