Recipes & Food

Creamy Cold-Brewed Cacao Tea

Creamy Cold-Brewed Cacao Tea

NOTHING SHORT OF MAGIC If you love chocolate consuming it in tea form takes it to a whole new level! This delicious cold-brewed chocolate turned elixir is nothing short of magic. You not only receive a potential increase in serotonin levels that are beneficial in improving your mood, you also receive some of it’s flavonoid benefits that help protect […]
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Heirloom Tomato and Polenta Pesto Stacks

Heirloom Tomato and Polenta Pesto Stacks

SUMMER EVENINGS MADE SIMPLE Evenings made simple with friends and family make for the best moments during the summertime. Taking time to slow down for an evening in a relaxed way without distractions (ex. TV, cell phone, book, magazine), pausing to enjoy the warm summer air, sharing an uninterrupted meal with those close to us, […]
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Garden Veggies and Soba Noodles with Tahini Dressing

Garden Veggies and Soba Noodles with Tahini Dressing

A NOODLE RENEWAL Summertime is a great time to venture into new noodle territory to create some fun food adventures! This week I was looking for something hearty but light so I turned to buckwheat as my experimentee. Buckwheat (aka kasha) is sometimes thought to be a grain but it’s actually the seed of an herb […]
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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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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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Virgin Cherry-Mint Mojito

Virgin Cherry-Mint Mojito

“LIFE IS JUST A BOWL OF CHERRIES” Lew Brown phrased it well when he wrote the lyrics to the song “Life is just a bowl of cherries.” He writes, “don’t take it serious, it’s too mysterious. We’re not here to stay, we’re on a short holiday.” So, I decided to create a frosty cherry beverage to […]
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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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