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Homemade Marinara Sauce

Oh yes – say hello to my homemade marinara sauce. You can literally get all of the ingredients for this recipe at the market or out of your garden right now.

Spaghetti was a staple in my house growing up! And I still love it.  It is such a great comfort food and I have learned that marinara sauce tastes great on all types of noodles like brown rice, quinoa, butternut squash, yam or zucchini. They even taste good when the sauce is poured over pre made butternut squash or yam fries. Yes – I like my sauce. 

This sauce is loaded with fresh ingredients and is a great vegan or paleo dinner option. To make it vegan, just use coconut sugar instead of honey in the sauce (it helps cut the acidity of the tomatoes) and place over any noodles that work for your. For the paleo option, you can add the optional meat and then enjoy with zucchini, butternut squash and/or yam noodles (shredded works just great as well).  

Feel free to add mushrooms, carrots, celery, spinach (I like the arugula in this recipe even more than spinach – as it creates such an amazing flavor) or whatever veggies you like. My kids gobbled this down so I am glad the recipe makes a ton. This recipe is enough for 4 servings, plus 2 full mason jars and leftovers for the next day. So make it once and you will eat for days. If you doing meal prep, this is a great recipe.  It keeps fresh for 4 days in the fridge and freezes extremely well. 

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Julie's Steak Marinade

If you are looking the most mouthwatering chicken and steak marinade you have ever had? Look no further. I make this gluten free and diary free marinade in the summer almost once a week. It makes the chicken and steak so tender due to the lemon juice and apple cider vinegar and your end result will taste like one from a restaurant. It is truly my go to recipe when we have company over and it is easily prepared a head of time so you have more time to spend with your guests. The flavor is absolutely outstanding!  Give it a try and let me know what you think – I cannot wait for your reaction. This recipe can also be made completely “Paleo” by substituting the gluten free tamari for coconut aminos. 

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BBQ Chicken Marinade

If you are looking the most mouthwatering chicken and steak marinade you have ever had? Look no further. I make this gluten free and diary free marinade in the summer almost once a week. It makes the chicken and steak so tender due to the lemon juice and apple cider vinegar and your end result will taste like one from a restaurant. It is truly my go to recipe when we have company over and it is easily prepared a head of time so you have more time to spend with your guests. The flavor is absolutely outstanding!  Give it a try and let me know what you think – I cannot wait for your reaction. This recipe can also be made completely “Paleo” by substituting the gluten free tamari for coconut aminos. 

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Chicken Supreme

The ingredients in this recipe do not make sense when you read them but, when they come together, they are sure surprise you. The flavors marinate together so well and the taste is extremely unique. At the same time, this meal is extremely comforting  - a great home made dinner. This chicken dish is a wonderful way to mix up your average chicken dinner and it is a wonderful gluten free, dairy free option for when you are having company.  No one will ever know this is gluten and dairy free. 

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Julie's Lime & Paprika SIBO Meatballs

No joke … I make these meatballs every month! They are so versatile. The Lime & Paprika Meatballs can be broken up and sautéed in ghee with pre cooked butternut squash, arugula, chopped tomatoes, diced peppers and shredded zucchini. This makes a very easy lunch, dinner or even breakfast. I also enjoy eating them just as they are with butternut squash fries and a side salad. I have even made a marinara sauce and then used the meatballs for a ‘spaghetti and meatball dinner’. When I was on the SIBO diet, I craved something lavorful and versatile and this is what I came up with. These meatballs are also appropriate for anyone who is on a Low Fodmap diet. My family loves these meatballs. So, they are defiantly not just for those undergoing a specific elimination diet. Have fun with these little delights and if you find other ways to use them tag me at @juliewalton.health on instagram or comment below so and I can share your creation.  

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Fast Food SIBO Chili

Why do I call it fast food chili you ask? I make most of my recipes from scratch and do not use many canned or processed foods. When I was on the SIBO diet - it was extremely limiting and sometimes you need a meal that is quick and easy but still contains REAL and wholesome ingredients. In search for a recipe like this – my creativity  ran wild and inspired me to create the “Fast food SIBO Chili” recipe. This chili can be made quickly in the morning before work and will cook in the slow cooker so you can come home to a warm meal. It is also a perfect weekend meal. You can quickly make it in the morning and then go out and enjoy your day. You will then return home to a warm SIBO friendly, nourishing meal.   

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New York Style "Paleo & Vegetarian" Pizza Crust/ Flatbread

This melt in your mouth New York style paleo vegetarian pizza crust is crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. It works in so many ways to liven up your meals and will attract even the most gluten loving people. This flatbread can obviously be used as a pizza crust but it can also be made into 6 small crusts, which make a wonderful base for pulled pork - topped with peach salsa of course. I also paint them with olive oil and sprinkle with garlic powder and sea salt and eat just like garlic bread. I even add 1 ½ TBSP of honey sometimes and use as a sweet bread to eat with nut butters or honey. Let me know if you find other uses for these delicious flatbreads.  

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