Recipes & Food

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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Heirloom Tomato and Polenta Pesto Stacks

Heirloom Tomato and Polenta Pesto Stacks

SUMMER EVENINGS MADE SIMPLE Evenings made simple with friends and family make for the best moments during the summertime. Taking time to slow down for an evening in a relaxed way without distractions (ex. TV, cell phone, book, magazine), pausing to enjoy the warm summer air, sharing an uninterrupted meal with those close to us, […]
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Garden Veggies and Soba Noodles with Tahini Dressing

Garden Veggies and Soba Noodles with Tahini Dressing

A NOODLE RENEWAL Summertime is a great time to venture into new noodle territory to create some fun food adventures! This week I was looking for something hearty but light so I turned to buckwheat as my experimentee. Buckwheat (aka kasha) is sometimes thought to be a grain but it’s actually the seed of an herb […]
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Spicy Curried Lentil Salad Boats

Spicy Curried Lentil Salad Boats

CLEARING THE FRIDGE There have been plenty of times I’ve had to toss perfectly good food because I let it sit for too long in my fridge. According to the Feeding America Organization, 70 billion pounds of good, edible food goes to waste each year in America. That means that nearly 40 percent of all food […]
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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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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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Tahini Dressing

Tahini Dressing

SMALL SEEDS, BIG TASTE, HEALTHY PASTE Tahini is a paste made from ground sesame seeds that have distinct nutty flavor. They offer a powerhouse of nutrition full of vitamins and minerals like calcium (one of the best sources around), a great source of unsaturated fat, an alkaline food that supports bone health and very easy for your body […]
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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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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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Fresh from the Garden Pesto Lasagna with Zucchini

Fresh from the Garden Pesto Lasagna with Zucchini

GROWIN’ WITH THE FLOW… I began a gardening project this Summer, and the fruits of my labor are just beginning to harvest! It’s been a process that has taught me a lot about the benefits of cultivating my own garden, learning to be open to the process and surrendering to Mother Earth to take the lead. I […]
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