Recipes & Food

Warmed Pumpkin Chia Porridge with Persimmon

Warmed Pumpkin Chia Porridge with Persimmon

AN ENERGY BOOSTING AUTUMN BREAKFAST In general, seeds are high in nutrients and provide anti-inflammatory and cardiovascular benefits. But for breakfast? Absolutely! Chia seeds are a powerhouse of nutrition. Not only are they a wonderful source of protein, they also have a large range of essential and non-essential amino acids and fiber that help promote […]
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Pumpkin Cream Pie Bars

Pumpkin Cream Pie Bars

PUMPKIN + CHOCOLATE TREATS These delicous fall treats offer a hint of sweentess that won’t trick your system.  The combination of coconut milk and pumpkin creates a delicious bar brimming with beta-carotene. Beta-carotene helps maintain healthy, glowing skin while supporting those treasured windows to your soul. This seasonal treat gives a nice balance of flavors […]
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Swiss Chard and Buratta Cheese Toast

Swiss Chard and Buratta Cheese Toast

JOY TO THE TOAST Looking for tasty toast fixings?  You can start by adding some garden greens that sprout like colorful rainbows from the earth, Swiss Chard! Saute with extra virgin olive oil, garlic, onions and olives and smother over a smidge of melty, gooey cheese toast and you’ll bring some joy to this world because you’ve discoverd joy in […]
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Cauliflower Flatbread

Cauliflower Flatbread

A WHITE BREAD THAT’S GOOD FOR YOU… Though fall is the peak season for this versatile crop, cauliflower is available year round to create a delicious flavor profile for some of the most unassuming food items – like bread, rice and mashed potato-like masterpieces. The cauliflower along it’s cruciferous cousins cabbage, kale, collards, Brussels sprouts and broccoli […]
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Roasted Butternut Squash, Black Bean and Spinach Tacos with Cashew Cumin Sour Cream

Roasted Butternut Squash, Black Bean and Spinach Tacos with Cashew Cumin Sour Cream

NOT YOUR TYPICAL TACO Tacos bless us with a multitude of options for breakfast, lunch, dinner, even dessert.  They are simple, easy to make and endless when it comes to creative combinations that are authentic, festive and flavorful. Tacos are all about getting your creative juices flowin’ and this recipe is intended to help do just that! Uncovering ways […]
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Roasted Sweet Rainbow Carrots & Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Sweet Rainbow Carrots & Brussels Sprouts

FAVORING BRIGHTLY COLORED GRUB FOR A HEALTHY FALL! Most root vegetables are available all year round, but they’re at their peak from fall to spring, so now’s the time to grab hold of some delicious root veggie grub!   Underground gems such as carrots, garlic, onions, ginger, turnips, sweet potatoes, beets, and parsnips deliver ample […]
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Sweet Potato Pasta with Greens, Olives & Sun-dried Tomatoes

Sweet Potato Pasta with Greens, Olives & Sun-dried Tomatoes

A SWEET WAY TO SAVOR PASTA The Sweet Potato Noodle This delicious sweet vegetable is rated as one of the most nutritious, according to The Center for Science in the Public Interest. Sweet potatoes are high in beta-carotene, a compound that helps maintain healthy skin and plays a vital role in eye health. Individuals who consume […]
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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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Red Lentil & Mushroom stuffed Eggplant with Cashew Sour Cream

Red Lentil & Mushroom stuffed Eggplant with Cashew Sour Cream

COMFORT ZONES AND EGGPLANT This particular recipe is more involved than most, however, lately, I’ve been trying things outside my “comfort zone.” So, I went with it. Turns out, the kitchen can be a great space for developing a practice of comfort zone crossing! I like to think of it as my own private labratory for expanding beyond the of the […]
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Cranberry, Orange, Ginger Smoothie

Cranberry, Orange, Ginger Smoothie

A SOOTHING SMOOTHIE… As we’re unwinding from a food-filled holiday weekend, I decided to create a nourishing smoothie this morning to help myself recalibrate. With that said, I located some ingredients that would help soothe the digestive tract and relieve excess gas and bloating from all the fun party festivities. Though many would believe the post-Thanksgiving […]
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