Recipes & Food

Black Bean and Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice Tacos

Black Bean and Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice Tacos

TACOS FOR TUESDAY OR ANY DAY you need to use up your fresh veggies. As a huge taco lover I enjoy creating different (and sometimes random) combinations. For the recent Cinco de Mayo holiday, I had an abundance of veggies on hand that I needed to use, so I threw them into the taco making […]
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Soba Noodle Bowl with Gingered Collards, Portobello, Sesame and Nori Seaweed

Soba Noodle Bowl with Gingered Collards, Portobello, Sesame and Nori Seaweed

NOURISHMENT IN THE NEW YEAR With the beginning of each New Year comes the reflection of the past, present and future surrounding this beautifully short, confusing, amazing, awe-inspiring, strange experience called life. There’s so much to do, see, and try that it can seem overwhelming at times, at least for me. I’m a dreamer, I’m a creator and […]
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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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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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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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Sweet Peach & Toasted Almond Ice Cream (Dairy-Free)

Sweet Peach & Toasted Almond Ice Cream (Dairy-Free)

PEACHES FRESH OFF THE TREE… I have been patiently waiting for the opportunity to swipe up some fresh Georgia peaches to make a cool sweet treat. As I was driving down the road recently I spotted The Peach Truck in Nashville, TN and was thrilled to catch them on their annual small town peach tour. […]
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Carrot Cake Pistachio Nut Muffins with Sweet Cashew Cream

Carrot Cake Pistachio Nut Muffins with Sweet Cashew Cream

HEARTY MUFFINS WITH TASTY TOPS In sharing some love for my carrot cake affinity and for my inner athlete and hearty snack lover appetite, I went nuts with these muffins – literally and figuratively. Let me just say that these carrot cake creations aren’t for the faint at heart. They are tailored for the “give me the […]
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Roasted Carrot Curry Chicken Soup

Roasted Carrot Curry Chicken Soup

A CUP OF HEALING POWERS I was never a big curry eater growing up but, as an adult, I’m all over it. Having learned about the healing powers of spices over the years, I began experimenting with ways to add them whenever possible. I especially double up on them during cold and flu season. This […]
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Sweet Potato Brownie Sundae

Sweet Potato Brownie Sundae

CELEBRATE GOOD TIMES, COME ON! I love chocolate, and I’m smitten for sweet potatoes. So, I thought I’d experiment with a new Fall dessert.  Fall is a time of birthday celebrations for close friends and family members (including my Dad, myself and twin brother.)  I thought, why not combine the two to make a sweet […]
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Fresh Berry Crepes with Vanilla Coconut Cream

Fresh Berry Crepes with Vanilla Coconut Cream

LOVE YOUR MOTHER What better way to show your Mom some love than with a fresh and delicious crepe breakfast? Loaded with berries rich in Vit C (highest in raspberries and strawberries) they work to tone and firm the skin with it’s collagen fibers. Collagen is a protein that helps make up the dermis so […]
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