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Autumn Reds Detox Salad

This tasty salad requires some chopping time, but it's well worth it. It's mostly seasonal fruits and veggies, but the avocado, hazelnuts and dulse give it enough staying power to enjoy as a lightly detoxifying meal, great for enjoying after a bit of heavy holiday "celebrating" :)

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Bison Flank Steak

Flank steak tends to be a tougher cut of meat, especially bison steaks because they are even lower in fats than beef. The solution? A citrusy, tenderizing marinade and then slicing thinly on the bias. This one practically melts in your mouth!

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Citrus Chicken ‘N Veg

One Vinaigrette = Marinade + Dressing! Another Simply Clean innovation. One dressing flavors the protein and finishes the meal. Look for several variations on this theme. Ultra-quick, ultra-tasty, ultra-easy meals.

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Coconut Curried Chicken

This is a great dish for batching – the cold or rewarmed chicken is an excellent grab-n-go protein for breakfast or lunch. Double the recipe for planned leftovers.[tax-terms-text]

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Ginger Lime Flank Steak with Carrot Slaw

Another tasty Simply clean all-in-one meal featuring inexpensive flank steak. Slicing it against the grain will yield tender, tangy morsels. The zippy slaw pulls it all together.

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Grilled Lemon Basil Chicken and Balsamic Peaches

Grilling peaches gives them a wonderful soft smoky sweetness that’s hard to define. Here they are paired with chicken breasts marinated in a complementary dressing of lemon, mustard and fresh basil to transform the simple ingredients into a gourmet entrée. The longer you marinate the chicken the stronger the flavor will be, but lemon juice is acidic enough to break down the muscle fibers if left on too long, so it’s best to prepare the chicken to marinate in the morning rather than the night before.

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In this culture it’s not all that easy to get clean fermented foods into your diet on a regular basis. Eating fermented foods is a healthy and natural way to populate the gut with friendly bacteria, but most of us have no idea what to choose beyond dairy products like yogurt and kefir. Most natural food stores carry things like true fermented sauerkraut or pickles (made with salt, not vinegar), but it’s actually quite easy to brine and ferment a wide variety of vegetables at home.

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Rack of Lean Lamb with Herbs and Roasted Shallots

Lamb is one of the healthiest meats on the planet. Because it’s young (under a year old by definition) the animal hasn’t had too much time to accumulate toxins. Most lamb is not “factory farmed” but raised on pasture, so added antibiotics, steroids and hormones aren’t the problem they are with factory farmed beef. (And if you really want the best, it’s possible to get grass-fed New Zealand lamb at many grocery stores or butchers.)

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Scallops and Greens

Marinating fresh sea scallops in a little sherry helps to bring out their inherent sweetness. Make sure to get true sea scallops for this recipe, the large meaty ones, and not their tiny counterparts, bay scallops. They will cook in a flash - take them off the heat when they are just-cooked-through to retain their juicy tenderness.

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Spicy Thai Chicken Thighs

If you’re looking for an alternative to high heat grilling, chicken thighs are a terrific, flavorful cut that's super-easy to bake. Unlike chicken breast, the thighs retain great flavor and moisture when baked because of their slightly higher fat content, even when skinless. They're perfect for marinating and cook up very quickly in the oven. This tasty marinade has a good kick to it which you can moderate by increasing or decreasing the amount of hot pepper you use. For the most concentrated flavors, allow the chicken to marinate overnight before baking. I love the leftovers sliced up and served cold over thinly sliced Savoy cabbage with a little lemon juice and sesame oil.

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