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Creamy Vegan Tomato Basil Soup

Creamy Vegan Tomato Basil Soup – The Roasted Root

Regardless of the time of year, creamy tomato soup is always a comforting meal to fall back on for lunch or dinner. Homemade soups that are packed with nutrients are a sure way of keeping your fuel tank satisfied, while soothing the soul. This simple recipe is prepared using all whole food ingredients, and is vegan, gluten-free, and paleo-friendly. Aside from the fact that this soup is flavor-packed and comforting, it’s also quite healthful. Rather than using dairy or flour to generate a thick and creamy soup, this recipe calls for soaked raw macadamia nuts. When blended, the soaked nuts… Read more

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Cook with Confidence: Chicken Roulade

Celebrating the end of the year with friends or family is certainly a special occasion. Planning a menu for guests with different dietary needs, however, can be a challenge. You may have friends who are gluten-free or following a paleo diet. With this classic (and impressive) main course, you can take on dinner planning with confidence. Roulade is an excellent dinner party entree and making it is easier than you might think. Just butterfly the chicken breast and pound to about ¾ inch thick. Season with salt and pepper, then top with prosciutto, spinach, and sun-dried tomatoes. Tuck the ends… Read more

Cider-Glazed Pork Loin with Apple-Walnut stuffing and Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Cider-Glazed Pork Loin with Apple-Walnut stuffing and Roasted Sweet Potatoes from Heather Christo

  Born and raised in a large family in Seattle, Heather graduated from the University of Washington then attended the California Culinary Academy, Le Cordon Bleu. She spent several years throwing spectacular cocktail and dinner parties as well as serving as private chef for her Seattle clients. When Heather married in 2006, she hung up her chef’s coat and began her blog, HeatherChristo.com, dedicated to great food, drinks and entertaining. Heather and her husband Pete have two beautiful young daughters, Olympia and Colette, and in early 2014 Heather and both of her daughters were diagnosed with severe food allergies. Turning Lemons into Lemonade, Heather has totally rededicated her… Read more