Link between vitamin D, dementia risk confirmed — ScienceDaily

How’s your milk and cheese intake? With recent studies de-linking animal fat intake with heart disease and obesity, and a new study once again linking vitamin D deficiency with dementia and Alzheimer’s, it may be time to give dairy a second look.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/08/140806161659.htm

Fish Taco Friday! | Friend that Cooks Blog

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Cilantro, Lime, Yogurt Slaw under Chili, Garlic Seasoned Swai.  Refreshingly light dinner for a warm summer night!

Friend That Cooks personal chefs in Wichita and Kansas City offer weekly meal prep for families with busy schedules, food allergies or special diets. Learn more at http://www.friendthatcooks.com.

Shark week shark tacos! – personal chef style

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Thresher shark taco

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Seared thresher shark

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Take that you mean 'ol shark!

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Searing shark

Its Shark Week! To celebrate, you could be eating shark tacos like these made by one of our personal chefs.

This version of shark tacos was made from Thresher shark. Its more tender and a little less “steamy” than Mako shark. I seasoned it with coriander, cumin, clove, chili powder, salt and pepper, then pan seared it in corn oil.

The shark was served on a puffy taco made from a par fried tortilla topped with fresh guacamole, slivered cucumber salad, tomato, queso fresco and sliced green Maules pepper.

Awesome! Take that you man eating beast!

Friend That Cooks personal chefs in Kansas City, St. Louis and Wichita offer weekly meal prep for families with busy schedules, food allergies and special diets. Learn more at www.friendthatcooks.com.

Gluten free horseradish crusted salmon recipe

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Horseradish salmon after roasting

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Horseradish salmon in pan

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Coating the salmon

This awesome Paleo friendly recipe uses ground quinoa and amaranth chips as a crispy coating instead of bread crumbs. Its a very simple recipe for getting a nice horseradish bite on your salmon.

Coat the flat side of your salmon filets with prepared horseradish. Just lay down a blob on the salmon and spread it around with a fork or butter knife.

Take the salmon and press it into some crumbs made from grinding your favorite gluten free chip, or use Panko breadcrumbs if you don’t need it gluten free. Put the salmon bread-side-down in a pan preheated on medium, with a couple tablespoons of walnut oil. Other oils will work too. Cook the bread crumbs until crisp and golden brown, about three minutes. Finish the salmon bread-side-up on a sheet pan in a 425° oven for 6-8 minutes, depending on how thick your salmon is and how well done you want it.

Friend That Cooks personal chefs in Kansas City, St. Louis and Wichita offer weekly meal prep for families with busy schedules, food allergies and special diets. Learn more at www.friendthatcooks.com.

Peach braised chicken | blog.friendthatcooks.com

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Peach braised chicken meals

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Chicken braising in peaches, shitakes and star anise

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Peach braised chicken | blog.friendthatcooks.com

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Peach chicken ingredients

I love braising meats. This meal prep dinner was made by pan searing chicken thighs and braising them in low sodium stock with soy, oyster sauce, rice vinegar, star anise, fresh peaches, shiitake mushrooms, onions and garlic.

I simmered the mixture with a lid on for around an hour then took the lid off and continued to reduce most the water out. I reserved half the fresh peaches for the last ten minutes of cooking.

This dinner was plated with rice noodles and steamed carrots and snow peas with a little soy and sesame oil for seasoning. Its a gluten free recipe also.

Friend That Cooks personal chefs in Kansas City, St. Louis and Wichita offer weekly meal prep for families with busy schedules, food allergies and special diets. Learn more at www.friendthatcooks.com.

Southwest Shrimp Salad | Friend That Cooks Blog

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Here’s a yummy salad with massaged kale, red onions and shrimp. The shrimp was roasted with peppers and garlic before being tossed in a homemade salsa and finished with avocado and homemade honey mustard.

Friend That Cooks personal chefs in Wichita and Kansas City offer weekly meal prep for families with busy schedules, food allergies or special diets. Learn more at http://www.friendthatcooks.com.

Seared salmon with green bean risotto and grilled hearts of palm | Friend That Cooks Blog

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If you’ve never had hearts of palm, think of the flavor of artichokes with the texture of surimi crab. They caramelize beautifully on the grill and bring out the nuttiness of the green beans. This is not a light dish, but it eats like it is with the acidity of the palm and delicate flavor of the salmon.

Friend That Cooks personal chefs in Wichita and Kansas City offer weekly meal prep for families with busy schedules, food allergies or special diets. Learn more at http://www.friendthatcooks.com.