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gluten free fried chicken

GLUTEN FREE FRIED CHICKEN Ingredients: 4 T lemon juice 4 cups plain almond milk 1 T paprika 2 tsp garlic powder 2 tsp onion powder salt and pepper 2 1/2 cups all-purpose gluten-free flour 1 T smoked paprika 6 chicken breasts 1/2 cup coconut oil Directions: First, make the buttermilk by combining the lemon juice with the milk and let sit… Continue reading gluten free fried chicken

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pumpkin bison chili

PUMPKIN BISON CHILI Ingredients: 1 lb ground bison 1 sweet onion, diced 1 T coconut oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 T chili powder 4 large tomatoes, diced (or 1 15oz. can diced tomatoes) 2 cups pumpkin puree salt & pepper to taste Directions: Brown the bison slowly in a nonstick pan, or in a stainless steel pan… Continue reading pumpkin bison chili

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enchilada quinoa casserole

ENCHILADA QUINOA CASSEROLE Ingredients: 1 cup quinoa, dry 10 oz enchilada sauce (Whole Foods has GF and non­GMO) 1 can (4.5 oz) of green chiles 1 can (4-5 oz) of sliced black olives 1/2 cup canned organic black beans drained and rinsed 2 T organic fresh cilantro leaves chopped 1/2 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp chili powder… Continue reading enchilada quinoa casserole

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sonoma chicken salad

SONOMA CHICKEN SALAD Ingredients – Salad: 2 lbs chicken breasts (pre-baked) or rotisserie chicken (from Whole Foods) 2 cups red seedless grapes, cut in half (or if grapes are out of season, use chopped apples) 3/4 cup pecan pieces 3 stalks celery, sliced thin Spring salad mix Ingredients – Dressing: 2 tsp poppy seeds 5 tsp honey 3 tsp apple… Continue reading sonoma chicken salad

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homemade mayonnaise

HOMEMADE MAYO Ingredients: 1 16 oz. mason jar Immersion blender 1 eggs, separated 1/2 T apple cider vinegar 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp mustard 1 cup olive oil Directions: Separate yolks from whites. Save yolks. Place yolks in mason jar with apple cider vinegar, salt, mustard and olive oil. Use immersion blender to blend until smooth… Continue reading homemade mayonnaise

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stuffed sweet potatoes

STUFFED SWEET POTATOES Ingredients: 6 medium sweet potatoes 1 T coconut oil 1 medium onion, diced 5 garlic cloves, minced 1 lb ground turkey 1 jar organic enchilada sauce 2 tomatoes, diced (optional) 2 avocados, sliced (optional) Directions: Preheat oven to 400. Scrub your sweet potatoes and pierce the skin a few times with a fork. Lightly… Continue reading stuffed sweet potatoes

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shepherd’s pie {paleo}

SHEPHERD’S PIE {PALEO} Ingredients – Meat & Veggies: 1 onion, diced 2 cloves of garlic, minced 1 lb ground bison or turkey 2 large carrots, diced 2 celery stalks, diced 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp pepper 1/2 tsp thyme 1/2 tsp dried rosemary 3/4 cup of beef broth 2 T tomato paste 2 T coconut or olive oil… Continue reading shepherd’s pie {paleo}

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creamy bolognese spaghetti {clean eats}

I’m nothing even remotely close to being Italian, but it is my favorite genre of food by far! Once my hubs and I began this clean eating journey in July 2015, giving up my favorites at Maggiano’s, Carrabba’s and Bella Nonna took some getting used to. But, thanks to Pinterest I was able to find a… Continue reading creamy bolognese spaghetti {clean eats}

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the grand finale (at least for now!)

I have been blogging now at The.Refurbished.Life for SEVEN MONTHS! Seems like much longer on some days, and like I just started yesterday on other days. When I began, I had absolutely NO idea how much work it is to maintain a successful blog. The hours of writing content that is hopefully captivating enough to… Continue reading the grand finale (at least for now!)

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diy geo styled coffee mug

There are seriously so many possibilities when it comes to spray paint. Never underestimate the transformation those little cans of colored mist can do! I was recently sent a pin on Pinterest that inspired me to take a few minutes to create my own geo-styled coffee mug. Here’s the original inspiration, thanks to our adult daughter,… Continue reading diy geo styled coffee mug