Recipes & Food

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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Persimmon and Pomegranate Salad

Persimmon and Pomegranate Salad

THANKFUL FOR SIMPLE FOOD Simplicity in the kitchen is something I admire in the teachings of Alice Waters, creator of Chez Panisse Restaurant. Her emphasis on having the best and tastiest ingredients from local producers and farmers educates a way of food preparation that is extremely simple and delicious. It is centered around the idea that you can cook simply with […]
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Quinoa and Shiitake Mushroom Cakes with Dijon Maple Glaze

Quinoa and Shiitake Mushroom Cakes with Dijon Maple Glaze

MUSHROOM MAGIC Flavorful mushrooms like Shiitake are rich in the savory flavor sense known as umami, offering a delicious meaty texture and smoky flavor. Their distinctive taste and aroma delight the senses; however, these nuggets of magic offer much more than just good taste. Here are some of Shiitake mushrooms legendary health benefits: Ancient traditions prescribed […]
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Autumn Lentil Soup with Wilted Greens

Autumn Lentil Soup with Wilted Greens

THE SEASON FOR SOUPS AND STEWS This chunky soup is a tasty one-dish meal that is as easy to prepare as it is to eat. As the temperature begins to drop and winter season nears, I like to make soups and stews in bulk to freeze and stash for later use. This is one of them! […]
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Fall Harvest Bowl with Wild Rice

Fall Harvest Bowl with Wild Rice

FULL OF HARVEST BOWL Fall is my favorite time of the year. It is a time to enjoy the many fruits of labor from previous months in addition to observing the visible changes in nature. It is a time of moving inward as the weather shifts to colder temperatures and for taking time to rest.  So, […]
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Ricotta Stuffed Squash Blossoms with Capers & Sun-dried Tomatoes

Ricotta Stuffed Squash Blossoms with Capers & Sun-dried Tomatoes

EDIBLE FLOWERS BURSTING WITH FLAVOR Bursting with vibrant colors these beautiful edible flowers have serious culinary powers! Squash blossoms are the sweet and tender flowers of growing summer squash. These gorgeous blossoms can be stuffed and fried, or added to quesadillas, soups and risottos. Their flavor is delicate with a hint of the zucchini they […]
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Portobello Pho with Zucchini Noodles

Portobello Pho with Zucchini Noodles

A VEGAN VERSION OF PHO Pho, pronounced (fuh) is a classic Vietnamese dish typically prepared with beef broth that is poured over fresh rice noodles, vegetables, and herbs. The traditional version is incredibly delicious but not so simple to make. Due to the timely process of this respected and delightful dish, I decided to create […]
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Simple Dark Chocolate Almond Truffles

Simple Dark Chocolate Almond Truffles

A SIMPLE & DELICIOUS GIFT These easy truffles will bring a holiday smile to any chocolate lover on your list. The richness of the raw cacao powder combined with the mild sweetness of the dates and hint of sea salt are a match made in heaven for your tastebuds and health! All chocolate is made […]
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Vanilla Coconut Cream

Vanilla Coconut Cream

A DELICIOUS CREAM FOR SPECIAL TREATS I make this go-to scrumptious cream for different treats to enjoy with decadent desserts, fresh berries, or to add some silky smoothness to a cup of fair-trade, organic coffee for a delightful weekend treat.  I use canned coconut milk for this recipe and it only takes only 5 minutes to […]
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Easy Gluten-Free Pancakes with Pumpkin Coconut "Butter"

Easy Gluten-Free Pancakes with Pumpkin Coconut "Butter"

SUNDAY MORNING WITH PAMELA Pamela’s gluten-free pancake mix, that is. Pancakes and pumpkins were on my mind when I woke up this morning. And the freezing temperatures in Nashville kept me indoors to creatively conjure a meal from the cupboard. I opened the door to find a bright yellow bag of Pamela’s Gluten-Free Pancake Mix […]
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