<![CDATA[Shine Functional Medicine, Megan DeBell, MD - Recipes]]>Tue, 01 Feb 2022 00:21:35 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[KALE GINGER SALAD]]>Fri, 22 Mar 2019 18:45:23 GMThttps://www.shinefunctionalmedicine.com/recipes/detoxifying-kale-ginger-salad
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Salad Ingredients:
  • 3 cups finely-chopped kale leaves
  • 1 cup finely-chopped broccoli
  • 2 cups broccoli slaw
  • 1 cup finely-chopped red cabbage
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup roughly-chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 cup toasted slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup thinly-sliced green onions
  • 1 avocado, peeled pitted and diced

Ginger Dressing Ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons tamari (organic gluten-free soy sauce)
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil or olive oil (or any mild-flavored cooking oil)
  • 1 tablespoon finely-chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon finely-chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon honey (or a couple drops of Stevia)
  • 1 tablespoon white (shiro) miso
  • 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste

*For those avoiding soy, you can replace tamari with coconut aminos and white miso with tahini. 

Mix all together and enjoy! :) 
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<![CDATA[Microbiome-Friendly THAI NOODLES]]>Fri, 22 Mar 2019 18:42:47 GMThttps://www.shinefunctionalmedicine.com/recipes/microbiome-friendly-thai-noodles
This recipe features konjac noodles, made from the konjac root. Konjac root is a natural source of glucomannan, a prebiotic fiber that nurtures a healthy gut microbiome. 

Ingredients (Serves 1):
  • 1/4 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/4 cup chopped purple cabbage
  • 1/4 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1 handful of bean sprouts
  • 1 egg or 1/4 cup chopped organic tofu. Or, if you prefer or you if are following the AIP eating plan (Autoimmune Paleo) you can use chopped grilled chicken or other meat or fish.
  • 1 bag (about 1 cup) of konjac noodles or “Miracle Noodles”
  • 1 tbsp of chopped cilantro
  • 2 tbsp chopped green onions 
  • For sauce: Combine 1 tbsp almond butter, 2 tbsp coconut cream, 1 tbsp water, 1 tbsp coconut aminos, 1 tbsp coconut vinegar (or apple cider vinegar), 1/4 tsp salt, 1 tsp ground red pepper (adjust depending on how spicy you like your meals), 1 tsp lime juice, and 1 drop of stevia or 1/4 tsp maple syrup for sweetness. (*For AIP: you can make a sauce with coconut aminos, coconut cream, dash of salt, apple cider vinegar, lime juice and stevia.)

1. For noodles: First rinse the konjac noodles with water to freshen them and decrease their unique smell. Bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil. Add the noodles to the boiling water and cook for 10 minutes.

2. While the noodles are boiling, cook the egg to your preference - fried over easy is lovely. Or, dice the tofu or meat into bite-sized pieces. 

3. Strain the noodles and stir in the egg, tofu or meat, and veggies.

4. Make the sauce: Stir all of the sauce ingredients together in a small glass or ceramic bowl and microwave  on high for 1 minute. Drizzle sauce over the noodles and veggies. Toss and enjoy!

*If not following the AIP diet, you can add crushed nuts for some extra texture!
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<![CDATA[Chai CARDAMOM Chia SEED PUDDING]]>Thu, 21 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMThttps://www.shinefunctionalmedicine.com/recipes/chai-cardamom-chia-seed-pudding
This is a tasty, creamy option for anyone working on eating whole foods and wanting gluten-free/grain-free breakfasts and/or snacks. 

  • 2 tbsp loose leaf chai tea (and a tea steeper) or 1 bag chai tea
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (or coconut, cashew…whatever you prefer)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds (really, that's all you need)
  • 1 tsp cardamom spice
Other toppings: carob powder, pecans, blueberries, ginger, etc. 

  1. Put the loose leaf tea (with steeper) or your bagged tea into a pot with the dairy-free milk, water and cardamom spice.
  2. Simmer on low for about 10 minutes. Watch until it bubbles and becomes a lovely brown color.
  3. Remove from heat and let it cool. Transfer to a container about 1 1/2 cups capacity (a lidded jar or large mug works well.) 
  4. Stir in the chia seeds. If you have a secure lid, consider shaking the mixture so it mixes well.
  5. Put in the fridge to gel overnight.
  6. Add your favorite toppings in the morning.

Note: This recipe is not recommended for an Autoimmune Paleo (AIP) diet as it includes chia seeds which are not part of that plan.
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