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Kim’s Mediterranean Chicken

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

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Guest Recipe Curator: Kim Philpot

For today’s recipe blog, the Heal Yourself Beautiful community welcomes Guest Chef Kim Philpot. Kim has written a little bio about herself so you can get to know her.

“This is Kim Philpot from Louisville Ky. I have been following Dr. Josh Axe for 6 years, but just started on his nutritional products last year. I do not have a medical background, but have been heavy into exercise and nutrition. I believe in eating, “real food” and a variety of food groups. I try to only purchase grass fed beef, organic chicken and wild caught fish. I use gluten free pasta when possible, but have tolerated gluten in the past. I believe strongly in starting my day with a smoothie of soy milk, organic berries and banana mixed with the greens and collagen powder created by Dr. Axe. I also add a heaping spoonful of organic flax seeds. I feel this gives me a healthy start to my day.  Essential oils have become a part of my everyday life and have helped in many ways. I believe everyone needs four days a week of cardio and three days a week lifting weights. I still have changes I need to make and I will continue with my desire to stay healthy.”

Thank you, Kim, for your contribution to healthy eating!

 

Kim’s Mediterranean Chicken

 Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar-Free

 Ingredients:

  • 1lb. Organic Chicken Breast
  • 2 Tbsp Organic Coconut Oil
  • 1 Whole Organic Red, Green and Yellow Pepper
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 can or frozen Organic Artichokes
  • ¾ cup Organic Kalamata Olives
  • 1 cup chopped Mushrooms (any variety)
  • ½ cup Gluten-Free Pasta of choice (cooked)
  • ½ tsp Sea Salt
  • ½ tsp Ground Peppercorns (or to taste)
  • ½ tsp fresh Organic Oregano
  • 4 cloves Garlic, chopped

Dressing:

  • ½ cup Olive Oil
  • ½ cup Vinegar of choice
  • 2 Tbsp Wild Tree Italian Dressing Spice or Italian Dressing Mix of choice

Instructions:

  1. Sauté chicken in coconut oil until browned.
  2. Add onions, peppers and garlic. Cook until tender.
  3. Add mushrooms, olives, artichokes and spices.
  4. Mix in cooked pasta and top with dressing.
  5. Mix well until heated throughout. Enjoy.
  6. For those without daily intolerances, you can top with organic cheese of choice.

Cucumber Cilantro Gazpacho

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

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Guest Recipe Curator: Rachel Shuck

Heal Yourself Beautiful is all about providing you with the best and healthiest recipes and education. In order to keep your body working like a well-oiled machine, appropriate excellent nutrition is critical. Load your body with the best fuel possible!

The Heal Yourself Beautiful community continues hosting “guest chef” recipe curators to this site. Every now and then you will see a recipe submitted by one of the members to enhance your recipe box and help you on your health quest. Today’s BLOG recipe post is from Guest Chef Rachel Shuck. Rachel is sharing her recipe for “Cucumber Cilantro Gazpacho” and she notes “this is a great soup when you need something light and refreshing on a hot summer day”.

Rachel Shuck is a board-certified nutritional coach and author of the health book “The Shucking Truth”, as well as a supplemental cookbook, “Learning to FLY One Session at a Time”. She is certified with the International Sports Science Association and the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Association, as well a holding a master’s degree in Spanish Education. Her personal journey began running 5k’s and has progressed into marathons. In her decade of study, coaching runners and personal experience she has found a true passion for teaching people to fuel for optimal performance. Rachel’s articles have been featured in Mind Body Green and the Idiots Running Club. She has also been featured several times on local news shows covering health and fitness. You can follow Rachel at her website: http://flygirlsforever.com.

Cucumber Cilantro Gazpacho

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar-Free, Vegan

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cucumber (peeled and de-seeded)
  • 3 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2-3 tsp Salt
  • ¼ cup Cilantro
  • 1 cup Water
  • ½ Avocado

Instructions Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Sprinkle with paprika, smoked paprika or a tiny dash of cayenne for garnish.