Recipes & Food

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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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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Vegan Pumpkin Curry with Wild Rice

Vegan Pumpkin Curry with Wild Rice

PERFECT FOR A WARM HEARTY DISH The Fall provides us with an abundance of winter squash in stores and Farmer’s Markets, so it’s time to take advantage! Though this particular recipe is considered more difficult than most on my site, I guarantee it’s worth the effort. The sweetness of the pumpkin, spiciness of the peppers, […]
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Rice Pasta Lasagna with Swiss Chard, Zucchini & Crimini Mushrooms

Rice Pasta Lasagna with Swiss Chard, Zucchini & Crimini Mushrooms

GETTIN’ HOT AND HEALTHY! Winter is in full swing in San Diego – it was 37 degrees here this morning! And since these record breaking cold temps are not typical, I’m doing everything I can to stay warm and sick-free. This weekend I cranked up my heater, turned on my oven and got busy in […]
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Homemade Veggie Sushi

Homemade Veggie Sushi

NO SUSHI ROLLING MAT? NO PROBLEM… Learn an alternative way to wrap that roll this summer by using a cold tea towel! Recipe The Goods nori sheets carrots red peppers cucumbers kale purple onion spring onion sprouts avocados sesame seeds, for garnish I sliced all the veggies with a julienne cut (long & rectangular cuts) […]
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Black-Eyed Peas With Tomatoes & Greens

Black-Eyed Peas With Tomatoes & Greens

GIFTS OF GOOD FORTUNE Most cultures have their own spin on what foods will indeed bring luck. Being from the South, according to Southern tradition, turns out there are a variety of foods that are believed to be lucky & improve the odds that the new year will be great & prosperous. This “magic soup” […]
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Cornbread-Stuffed Pumpkin with Greens & Walnuts

Cornbread-Stuffed Pumpkin with Greens & Walnuts

A VERSATILE & IMPRESSIVE WINTER WINTER SQUASH Pumpkins can trick the eye but treat the body to radiant health & happiness.  In the United States, the phytonutrient-rich pumpkin is most typically associated with jack-o-lanterns and holiday pie filling, it is, historically, an aphrodisiac. And although Americans rarely reap the rewards of pumpkin’s aphrodisiac nutrients, many […]
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Coconut Yogurt with Pumpkin & Pepitas

Coconut Yogurt with Pumpkin & Pepitas

A YOGURT WITH THAI YOUNG COCONUTS? Outside of eating this delicacy raw, there are lots of ways it can be enjoyed. If you’ve never tried fresh coconut meat, i highly suggest giving it a try. Not only do you benefit from it’s yummy taste but your body gets to reap the advantages of it’s powerful […]
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Beet Burgers

Beet Burgers

HAPPINESS ON A BUN THAT CAN’T BE BEET! Recipe The Goods: 1/3 cup of EACH sunflower seeds & pumpkin seeds (aka. pepitas) 1/4 cup flax seeds 2 cups of grated beet 1/2 cup grated carrots 1 1/2 cups brown rice (cooked) 1 large white onion, chopped 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 Tbsp paprika […]
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