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Brazilian Coconut Shrimp

Broiled Brazilian Coconut Shrimp RecipeMy kids evaluate the flavors, shrimp tails and use of jalapeño in my recipe for broiled Brazilian Coconut Shrimp. This fresh, flavorful dinner comes together in under 40 minutes. Converting from kebabs to one-pan broiling shaves 30 minutes off the prep time. And you can use less of the marinate, freezing the other half for a super quick second dinner. Two meals, one marinate! 

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The best gluten-free breadcrumbs

I have been gluten-free since 2009 when my dentist suggested I try an elimination diet to resolve joint pain and fatigue. I don't have any official medical diagnosis confirming a gluten allergy or intolerance, but it seemed to work for me so I kept it up. I am pretty good at adapting recipes to be gluten-free. The one thing that never quite turned out were breaded recipes. I tried numerous work-arounds to create a suitable gluten-free alternative to panko bread crumbs, generally this meant grinding up the reserved heels from gluten-free bread. But the end result was always soggy. I found a near perfect panko alternative in the cereal aisle. Use a food processor to pulverize a gluten-free crispy rice breakfast cereal and...

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Chicken stock recipe

I have a big freezer bag I fill up with chicken bones, celery tops, extra herbs, onion tops and carrot peels. When the bag is full, I make this delicious chicken stock. The bone broth is so much better than store-bought that I won't even bother making soups or risotto unless I have some on hand.  Chicken stock recipe:- Bones from 3-4 chickens- 2 large onions, roughly chopped (it's ok to leave the skins on)- 3 carrots, no need to peel- 1 clove garlic, sliced in half (it's ok to leave the skins on)- 3 stalks of celery- 1 TB salt- 1/2 tsp ground pepper- 1/2 tsp dried thyme (or use 8 sprigs of fresh)- 1/2 tsp dried dill (or use 10 sprigs of fresh)- 10 sprigs fresh...

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Applesauce & avocado frozen treats

Two years ago I bought a very awesome kit to make frozen pops from my nearby Lakewinds Co-op. It was made by the BellyFuLL company and came with a book of simple, whole-ingredient recipes.  Avocados were on sale because of the Super Bowl and perhaps I got carried away. To use up an extra avocado, I made these delicious pops today (courtesy of BellyFULL). They have a creamy texture with a refreshing apple flavor. Applesauce-A-Saurus Frozen Pops 1 2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce1 avocado, minus the pit and peel2/3 cup vanilla yogurt Directions:Add ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Pour into frozen pop mold and add sticks. Freeze for three hours. 

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Hot dish hoping to become a hot start-up

Minnetonka food start-up Mostly Made debuted its products on crowdfunding website Kickstarter.com on January 24, 2017. We were named a “Project We Love” by the Kickstarter team. Campaign link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/212701278/mostly-made-meals-you-assemble-in-minutesWhen her sister-in-law was diagnosed with breast cancer, Jillian McGary did what many Minnesotans would do: she made hot dish for the family. That is, until the bulky pans would no longer fit in the freezer. After cooking many dinners over many months, she realized it took hours to chop vegetables and brown the meat, but once that was done, the meal could be assembled in a few minutes. So Jillian began bringing just the dinner fillings. Each one stacked nicely in the fridge and could be prepared whenever the family needed a...

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