Recipes & Food

Red Beet & Coconut Muffins

Red Beet & Coconut Muffins

YOU ARE A LOVE MUFFIN I love beets. I had a long stint without feeling the love for these marvelous medallions, however. And once you hear what they have to offer, you might just find yourself falling head over heels too. A versatile addition to the veggies in your kitchen, beets can be turned into […]
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Superfood Kale Salad

Superfood Kale Salad

THE KING OF CRUCIFEROUS VEGGIES Why add greens like kale to your diet? They clean you out, help you shed unwanted pounds, offer a mean nutritional punch and they’re delicious when you know how to prepare them.  In addition, green vegetables are missing most from the modern diet. They are also perhaps the most important […]
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Cacao & Roasted Almond Butter Bark

Cacao & Roasted Almond Butter Bark

A DELICIOUSLY RICH COMBO This recipe is full of phytonutrients and best incorporated as a 2-ounce daily treat. I used 100% cacao nibs in this recipe, which are naturally unsweet. Nibs do not melt when heated, so if you will be using them, a high-speed blender is needed to pulverize well. If you are unable […]
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Eggplant Fries with Garlic Truffle Aioli

Eggplant Fries with Garlic Truffle Aioli

HAVE A HANKERING FOR FRIES? Botanically a fruit, eggplant combines with other foods like non-starchy vegetables and as I discovered, makes for a delicious crispy french fry! I like french fries, but I haven’t quite discovered a homemade “healthy” version that I really enjoy until this weekend. I’ve never been a big eggplant eater but […]
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Lemon Steamed Mahi Mahi over Marinated Squash Salad

Lemon Steamed Mahi Mahi over Marinated Squash Salad

SUMMER SQASH IS STILL GOING STRONG With an abundance overflowing the farmer’s market, I couldn’t help but fill my basket with these beautiful green & gold summer gems.  Zucchini, the most popular summer squash is about 95 percent water and because of it’s high water content, it doesn’t require much cooking; raw, squash adds a […]
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Tuna Tartare in Cucumber Cups

Tuna Tartare in Cucumber Cups

NO COOKING REQUIRED Cucumber cups topped with tuna tartare bursting flavors & freshness that’ll make you feel like a superstar star. Simply slice, dice & garnish with toasted sesames. Recipe The Goods: 1 hot house cucumber, cut into 1 inch thick rounds 1/4 pound sushi-grade tuna, diced (sustainable tuna) 1/2 tsp finely chopped shallot 1 Tbsp. […]
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Simple Black Bean Salad

Simple Black Bean Salad

A SIMPLE STAPLE The best black bean salad in the world! Just sayin. Enjoy. Recipe The Goods: Base 1/2 cup cooked brown rice, black beans, dried or canned (15 oz can. I like Eden Organic Brand) 2 cups leafy greens (I used Romaine) tortilla chips (optional) The Goods: Toppings cherry tomatoes scallions carrots avocado cilantro […]
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Pineapple, Mango Kale Salad with Pecans & Coconut-Lime Dressing

Pineapple, Mango Kale Salad with Pecans & Coconut-Lime Dressing

A CITRUSY KALE SALAD Today I enjoyed the company of an incredible group of ladies for a nice Sunday brunch to catch up, relax & have some fun. As I was contemplating the type of dish I wanted to contribute, my taste buds were torn between wanting something citrusy & sweet for breakfast and a […]
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Black Bean Burger Sliders

Black Bean Burger Sliders

INEXPENSIVE & GOOD FOR YOUR HEART Black beans are rich in antioxidants. Studies show that the darker the bean, the denser it’s antioxidant level, leaving black beans to top the charts! All beans are extremely beneficial to those looking to improve the nutrient density of their foods that offer a dependable protein source, help lower […]
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Black Bean Sweet Potato Chili

Black Bean Sweet Potato Chili

A SWEET, ROOT VEGETABLE WITH BENEFITS It is the time for winter soups and stews! And sweet potatoes are a great addition. They are a good source of potassium and vitamin B6, which help support a wide range of activities in our nervous system. The body tends to use a lot of potassium and other […]
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