Recipes & Food

Steamed Asparagus and Smoked Salmon Wraps

Steamed Asparagus and Smoked Salmon Wraps

ASPARAGUS CONTAINS MORE FOLATE THAN ANY OTHER VEGGIE.  It is necessary for healthy cell division and DNA synthesis, and instrumental in preventing birth defects – to name a few. It’s peak asparagus season as we speak, so now is the best time to enjoy them reap their amazing benefits! This veggie is a fantastic source of fiber, potassium, vitamins A, E, […]
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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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Marine Green Berry Smoothie

Marine Green Berry Smoothie

THIS BLUE GREEN MACHINE is similiar in taste to your typical delicious banana-berry smoothie, but this one’s a bit different. There is a secret ingredient that’s loaded with nutrition giving it’s emerald green hue, and it’s called spirulina. It’s a blue green algae that grows in both fresh and salt water that’s a one-celled organism – […]
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Garden Spinach and Herb Pesto

Garden Spinach and Herb Pesto

PESTO FOR EATING PLEASURE It’s the season for palate-pleasing pesto! Summer is officially in our midst and with that comes many opportunities for parties, picnics, and finding simple ways to delight and share in its endless possibilities. Pesto is a personal favorite that’s fun to make and can serve as a nutritional pharmacy with flavors that rarely […]
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Leafy Greens with Shaved Spring Vegetables and White Beans

Leafy Greens with Shaved Spring Vegetables and White Beans

FROM GARDEN TO PLATE… I started a gardening project almost 2 years ago and it’s been a sweat-laboring, land-learning, poop-appreciating, dirt-loving, transition-laden process from beach livin’ to backyard chillin’. My only previous attempt at gardening was using half a wine barrel I found at Lowe’s Home Improvement store to plant plants in when living at the beach. […]
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Spring Minestrone with Cauliflower Rice

Spring Minestrone with Cauliflower Rice

A WARM BOWL OF SPRING BOUNTY This is a very simple soup that’s full of spring’s bounty. Chock-full of spring greens this light and nourishing soup provides a unique flavor that’s bright and clean with earthy undertones. The combination of sweet peas, mildly flavored fresh asparagus spears, delicately sweet baby spinach and the crisp bite […]
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Cauliflower Flatbread

Cauliflower Flatbread

A WHITE BREAD THAT’S GOOD FOR YOU… Though fall is the peak season for this versatile crop, cauliflower is available year round to create a delicious flavor profile for some of the most unassuming food items – like bread, rice and mashed potato-like masterpieces. The cauliflower along it’s cruciferous cousins cabbage, kale, collards, Brussels sprouts and broccoli […]
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Avocado-Cucumber Toast with Microgreens

Avocado-Cucumber Toast with Microgreens

THREE PRODUCT LOVES IN ONE EASY RECIPE Finding high quality ingredients for reasonable prices can be simple. It really boils down to knowing where to look. I’ve combined a few items I use often into one recipe and summarized their benefits and versitility below. The first item is organic microgreens from Trader Joes. They are deliciously crunchy sprouts that add […]
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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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Herbed Cashew Dip with Tamari

Herbed Cashew Dip with Tamari

DIP, SPREAD & SWIRL WITH COLORFUL SEASONAL VEGGIES The thing I love most about this time of year is local farmers now brimming with vibrant colors full of nutritionally dense and mouth-watering produce.  Richly colored veggies are pleasing to the eye that can’t help but inspire finding ways to enjoy them to the fullest!  The fruits […]
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