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Three-hundred-sixty degrees is a metaphor for complete. Here you’ll find information on how to optimize your performance, train for exceptional results, nutrition, client stories with whom you’ll be able to relate, as well as concepts specifically related to fat loss and weight loss.

Libby Duane

My name is Libby Duane, and I am a wife, a sister, a daughter; I am also an entrepreneur, and a chief customer officer who always thinks about taking action to deliver the best customer experience. 

jicama potatoes

Jicama Home Fries

These little gems that are brown and crisp on the outside with a warm tender goodness on the inside. They are good with eggs in the morning or next to a burger. Season with plenty of salt and a touch of paprika. These fries transform the Mexican potato into an all-American classic. Note: Jicama needs to cook in slow cooker for about 8-12 hours before frying.

chicken soup

Thai Chicken Curry

This is an easy Thai Chicken Curry dish that is spicy, savory and sweet. It really hits all the senses. The coconut milk along with the sweet potatoes offset the spice of the curry and the chilis. This is one of my client's favorite dishes and is requested over and over again. Nutritious and delicious!!!

Apple Pie – Gluten Free

Oh my it is gluten free pie! This crust can be used for any of your holiday pies.  You can substitute...

venison with sauce

Venison With Mushroom Tomato Sauce

Hunting season is still in full effect and if you were lucky enough to get your deer, this is the perfect venison recipe to warm up the cooler days of autumn. The Butchery in Costa Mesa may be able to help you locate a cut of venison if you did not get your deer this year. If you cannot locate venison steaks you can substitute a pork tenderloin or elk. Good game for the adventurous foodie!!

stuffing

Turkey Stuffing

It is time to stuff your turkey and this recipe is not only full of flavor but gluten free. It can be used to stuff a whole bird or used in a turkey roulade. It is one my favorite GF stuffing recipes and it will impress your guest with the flavor and texture.

Elk

Elk Tenderloin With A Cherry Sauce

It is Elk hunting season and what better way to celebrate but with a tender piece of elk tenderloin. It is tender, flavorful and little less gamey than some of the other wild animals. It is also great for those individuals that have a food sensitivity towards beef but love beef. You can order from the Butchery in Costa Mesa in one pound portions if you have not been hunting. If you are an adventurous foodie and like wild game this is a deliciously elegant dish.

Bean-less Bison Chili

Football and Fall is a great time to enjoy a bowl of chili! This is a delicious meat-based chili (bean free) that you can use bison instead of ground beef if you have a food sensitivity towards beef. It is rich in flavor and will put a smile on anyones face that enjoys a little spice. You can adjust the heat by decreasing chili powder or if you like a little more heat add a pinch of cayenne.

Potatoes with ham

Herbed Smashed Red Potatoes

Are you craving mashed potatoes and want something that is just as delicious and healthy? We are at Stark! Try these herbed smashed red potatoes that are gluten and dairy free. This dish will compliment all most any protein that you prepare. They should look chunky and rustic. Simple and delicious!!

Cioppino: a Seafood Soup

September through April is the best time to enjoy Cioppino a seafood soup. Mostly, because the summer months are when shell fish spawn and they need a rest period to repopulate. In addition, spawning fish taste different. This is a great meal to serve your guests and after making this Cioppino you will not want to eat it in a restaurant again! Serve with GF garlic toast to sop up the yummy broth.