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emily's fresh kitchen, pork tenderloin, pecans,

Pecan Crusted Pork Tenderloin

I love the combination of flavors in this dish. The Dijon, maple syrup, pecans, and cayenne pepper together compliment the pork really well. This recipe is quick and easy to make and will bring rave reviews at the dinner table.

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Roasted Pumpkin and Quinoa Salad

This roasted pumpkin salad is festive with colorful ingredients that look and taste like fall. It is hearty and can be served as an entree or side salad. Vegans can substitute riced cauliflower for the goat cheese.

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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Sage Infused Coconut Cream

One of the best ways to warm up after being outside in the crisp fall weather is with a piping hot bowl of soup. This Roasted Butternut Squash Soup is a favorite in our house.

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emily's fresh kitchen, eat heal thrive, chicken tacos, paleo chicken tacos, whole 30 tacos

Grilled Chicken Tacos with Guacamole

We eat a lot of tacos at our house. All varieties—shrimp, carnitas, fish, veggie, etc. They are all delicious and everyone loves them. One of our favorites are these grilled chicken tacos with guacamole.

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Emily's Fresh Kitchen, Eat Heal Thrive, Barbecue Bacon wrapped shrimp, paleo, scd

Barbecue Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

When I was growing up, my family took a few vacations to the Gulf Coast of Florida. Many of the restaurants we went to offered barbecue bacon wrapped shrimp on their menus. It became a popular entree for members of my family to order.

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Emily's Fresh Kitchen, eat heal thrive, peach and burrata

Peach and Burrata Salad

This salad reminds me of Italy because all of the meals I ate there were made with a few simple and fresh ingredients. The dishes didn’t need much added to them because of their high quality components.

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Grilled Asian Chicken Thighs

Grilled Asian Chicken Thighs are on the dinner rotation at my house year round. They are a guaranteed hit. I always make extra to add to salads or wraps for my family’s lunches the next day.

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emily's fresh kitchen, eat heal thrive, gluten free tabouli, quinoa salad

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

This fresh, light salad was inspired by the popular Mediterranean-Middle Eastern tabouli, which is traditionally made using bulgur wheat. In this recipe, the bulgur is replaced by quinoa, making it gluten free.

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emily's fresh kitchen, eat heal thrive, lamb, lamb lollipops, grilled lamb

Grilled Lamb Lollipops

This recipe is on repeat at our house in the summer. I fire up the grill as often as I can after our long Minnesota winters. These little lamb lollipops cook up quickly and are always a crowd pleaser.

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Avocado Burder

Avocado Burgers

These are honestly the best burgers. I have yet to meet someone who has not loved them. My mother made these often when we were growing up and they are still a favorite for everyone in my family. Be sure to use 85% or 90% lean beef. A higher fat content than that will cause the burgers to fall apart on the grill. For those of you who like more fat in your ground beef, don’t worry. The avocado adds enough fat to keep them tender and juicy. At my house, we like to eat these wrapped in lettuce with tomato. If you eat bread, they are also incredible on a toasted, buttered bun. Enjoy!

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