Recipes & Food

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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Poached Egg with Shaved Asparagus and Avocado Salad

Poached Egg with Shaved Asparagus and Avocado Salad

SPEARHEADING SIMPLE DISHES FOR SPRING I’m always in search of seasonal combinations for simple dishes. This week I stumbled upon a bunch of beautiful spears of asparagus to experiment and do just that! Typically the peak season for asparagus runs from April to May, however, the first crops of the year are ready as early as Feb […]
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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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Mango-Avo Lemon Ginger Smoothie

Mango-Avo Lemon Ginger Smoothie

A DELICIOUSlY CLEAN SPRING SMOOTHIE This creamy, desert-like concoction will put a smile on your face and add a spring to your step. It’s flavors ring true to springs fresh start feel while the alkalizing combo helps to maintain balanced pH level in the body. The pH scale measures how acidic or basic a substance is and ranges […]
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Ricotta Stuffed Squash Blossoms with Capers & Sun-dried Tomatoes

Ricotta Stuffed Squash Blossoms with Capers & Sun-dried Tomatoes

EDIBLE FLOWERS BURSTING WITH FLAVOR Bursting with vibrant colors these beautiful edible flowers have serious culinary powers! Squash blossoms are the sweet and tender flowers of growing summer squash. These gorgeous blossoms can be stuffed and fried, or added to quesadillas, soups and risottos. Their flavor is delicate with a hint of the zucchini they […]
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Veggie Paella

Veggie Paella

A BIG OL’ IRON SKILLET OF VEGGIE-LADEN GOODNESS Springtime has a wonderful way of lifting the spirit and nourishing the soul that ignites restoration, innovation and new creation!  Known as nature’s birthing season, spring displays it’s beauty by sprouting newness all around us. It’s a time when growth is stimulated in every aspects of our […]
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Portobello Pho with Zucchini Noodles

Portobello Pho with Zucchini Noodles

A VEGAN VERSION OF PHO Pho, pronounced (fuh) is a classic Vietnamese dish typically prepared with beef broth that is poured over fresh rice noodles, vegetables, and herbs. The traditional version is incredibly delicious but not so simple to make. Due to the timely process of this respected and delightful dish, I decided to create […]
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Vanilla Coconut Cream

Vanilla Coconut Cream

A DELICIOUS CREAM FOR SPECIAL TREATS I make this go-to scrumptious cream for different treats to enjoy with decadent desserts, fresh berries, or to add some silky smoothness to a cup of fair-trade, organic coffee for a delightful weekend treat.  I use canned coconut milk for this recipe and it only takes only 5 minutes to […]
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Rhubarb Blackberry Pie in a Jar

Rhubarb Blackberry Pie in a Jar

ALTHOUGH I GREW UP WITH IT, love eating it, and admire its array of many colors, I’ve just never cooked with rhubarb – until now! I noticed the rosy celery-like stalks at my summer market, and, thinking how similar it looked to Swiss chard, my interest was piqued and I brought it home. Not sure […]
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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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