• Mocktail Recipes for Summer Parties

    Posted on July 1, 2015
    Deciding not to drink at the summer parties this year? We totally support you. That's why we've scoured the Internet for some of the best mocktail recipes out there. Here are our favorites: Orange Earl Grey Iced Tea Ingredients: ¼c loose tea or 12 Earl Grey teabags Peel of one orange Instructions: Steep tea and orange peel in 4 c boiling water Add sugar and stir until dissolved Add cold water and refrigerate until chilled Serve in mason jars and garnish with orange slices Blended Strawberry Basil Lemonade Ingredients: ¼ c fresh basil leaves 4 strawberries hulled 1 lemon, peeled and halved 4 strawberries, hulled 4 tbsp honey or agave 1/2c-1c ice cubes Instructions: Blend all ingredients together Serve in mason jar and garnish with a...
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  • Mouthwatering Pesto Salmon

    Posted on August 29, 2014
    More Herbs, Less Salt A healthy diet is extremely important, not just for recovery, but for overall physical and mental health. A good rule of thumb when it comes to a balanced diet is “everything in moderation.” Our bodies need some sodium to function properly, but many people go overboard when it comes to salt consumption. Most Americans consume at least 1.5 teaspoons of salt per day, which contains far more sodium than our bodies need. Too much sodium in the diet can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and other health complications. “But salt makes everything taste better,” you may say. Don’t worry, we have a simple solution-HERBS! Adding herbs to our diet is a great way to lay off the salt but still add amazing flavor to the foods we eat. Herbs have the power ...
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  • From the Kitchen, with Love

    Posted on July 10, 2014
    by Chef Sarah, Executive Chef Here in Reunion's Kitchen, I prepare fresh healing foods every day for our clients. I use organic produce from local farms, herbs, local honey and high-quality meats and cheeses. My belief is that we are what we eat! I like to introduce our clients to a healthy eating style, beginning with a detox diet if needed, which consists of freshly juiced vegetables, homemade broths and lots of salads and smoothies. By doing this, it allows the body and cells to cleanse, replenish and heal with good building blocks in place. By cooking simple foods that are bursting with fresh enzymes and packed with nutrients, the well-being of the clients start to show on their faces. Their skin starts to glow, they begin to smile a lot more and become much more eager to try ...
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  • Lasagna Bolognese with Kale and Spinach

    Posted on May 28, 2014
    Our lovely chef, Sarah, and her kitchen staff have served up another delicious recipe for us to try! Lasagna Bolognese with Kale and Spinach. Serves 8 Ingredients: Sauce: 1/4 cup olive oil 3 oz of pancetta, finely diced 1 onion finely chopped 1 carrot chopped 1 celery rib fine chop 2 cloves garlic chopped 2lb organic ground beef 2lb beef chuck organic (if possible) or bison 1.5 cup milk 1/4 tomato paste 1.5 tsp thyme 1.5c beef or chicken stock Ricotta Filling: 2x10 oz frozen spinach thawed 1 small bunch toscana kale finely chopped 2x 15oz containers of ricotta 4 organic eggs, beaten 1/2 c grated Parmesan 1/2 tsp grated nutmeg 3/4 c whole milk Lasagna: 12 Barilla “no boil” dried lasagna noodles 1/2 c grated Parmesan 1x 13'x9' baking pan (3'inch dee...
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  • Choriatiki Salad Recipe

    Posted on March 14, 2014
    Choriatiki Salad Enjoy this Choriatiki Salad recipe, compliments of Practical Recovery's chef, Sarah Jones! 6 Portions 3 firm tomatoes 1 cucumber 1 onion 2 green peppers 1 cup kalamata or black olives 180 grams sheep or goat feta Cheese 1/2 cup olive oil (use first pressed oil, virgin or unrefined) 1/2 cup of vinegar red fresh oregano salt & pepper Method Cut tomatoes & cucumbers into slices & the onions & peppers into rings. Place in salad bowl, sprinkle with a little salt, pepper & oregano Add olives Cut feta cheese into chunks and add to other ingredients in bowl Pour oil and vinegar or over ingredients Mix gently and serve with nice fresh bread CHEERIO, Sarah Residents of Practical Recovery's residential rehab, "Reunion," enjoy all meals ...
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