Recipes & Food

Roasted Cauliflower with Figs, Olives & Herbs

Roasted Cauliflower with Figs, Olives & Herbs

AN UNLIKELY ESSENTIAL FROM PLANTS Cauliflower is a great source of plant-based amino acids along with other cruciferous veggies – cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and kale. In addition to asparagus, spinach, sprouts, nuts, legumes and seeds you’ll find plenty of plant foods that when eaten in abundance fulfill protein requirements when a variety are consumed according […]
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Summer Grape and Melon Slush

Summer Grape and Melon Slush

BEAT END OF SUMMER HEAT WITH HEALTHY ICY TREAT An original high-energy food like the grape is a great option for concocting the perfect summer slush.  Simply add your favorite melon, some ice and voila! You’ve got yourself a purple phytonutrient powerhouse. Red grapes are used in this recipe because they are loaded with a phytonutrient called resveratrol. The […]
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Avocado-Cucumber Toast with Microgreens

Avocado-Cucumber Toast with Microgreens

THREE PRODUCT LOVES IN ONE EASY RECIPE Finding high quality ingredients for reasonable prices can be simple. It really boils down to knowing where to look. I’ve combined a few items I use often into one recipe and summarized their benefits and versitility below. The first item is organic microgreens from Trader Joes. They are deliciously crunchy sprouts that add […]
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Sea Salted Beet Chips

Sea Salted Beet Chips

TURN UP THE BEETS Beets are incredibly concentrated and are a great way to detoxify your body regularly when eaten raw, fermented or cooked. This simple snack is an easy way to up your intake.  The special pigment that makes beets so vibrant stimulates liver function and helps oxygenate the blood. This helps to increase […]
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Steamed Purple Cabbage with Cilantro-Ginger Vinaigrette

Steamed Purple Cabbage with Cilantro-Ginger Vinaigrette

CRUCIFEROUS VEGGIE TO NEUTRALIZE AND BEAUTIFY Cruciferous veggies, like cabbage, contain some of the largest concentrations of health-promoting sulfur compounds. These compounds increase the liver’s ability to produce enzymes that neutralize potentially toxic substances. This is one reason I enjoy experimenting with easy ways to prepare it – in addition to it being one of the most […]
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Fresh Berries and Vanilla Coconut Cream

Fresh Berries and Vanilla Coconut Cream

BRAVERY, INDEPENDENCE AND BERRY CREAM PIES This time of the year is a favorite for many reasons, one because it’s a day to honor all the brave warriors who have fought for our country. It’s a time to a commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, declaring independence from Great Britain in 1776. As a byproduct […]
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Herbed Cashew Dip with Tamari

Herbed Cashew Dip with Tamari

DIP, SPREAD & SWIRL WITH COLORFUL SEASONAL VEGGIES The thing I love most about this time of year is local farmers now brimming with vibrant colors full of nutritionally dense and mouth-watering produce.  Richly colored veggies are pleasing to the eye that can’t help but inspire finding ways to enjoy them to the fullest!  The fruits […]
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Cilantro Pesto and White Bean Tacos

Cilantro Pesto and White Bean Tacos

A SIMPLE & FLAVORFUL TACO… Experimenting with herbs and discovering ways to turn them into tasty meal additions is something that peaks my interest. Many herbs when incorporated into dishes can act as a sodium replacement while adding an abundance of flavor and loads of nutrition. While cilantro (sometimes called fresh coriander leaves) seems to […]
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Poached Egg with Shaved Asparagus and Avocado Salad

Poached Egg with Shaved Asparagus and Avocado Salad

SPEARHEADING SIMPLE DISHES FOR SPRING I’m always in search of seasonal combinations for simple dishes. This week I stumbled upon a bunch of beautiful spears of asparagus to experiment and do just that! Typically the peak season for asparagus runs from April to May, however, the first crops of the year are ready as early as Feb […]
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Mango Turmeric Salsa and Simple Garlic Salsa

Mango Turmeric Salsa and Simple Garlic Salsa

IT’S HOMEMADE SALSA TIME! The newness of spring and warmer weather calls for more time outdoors filled with fun and fresh air. Along with warmer days comes delicious local produce with lots of possibilities to create some tasty recipes. I have to admit, I am bit of a salsa freak and I like to make it every opportunity […]
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