Recipes & Food

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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Sea Salted Beet Chips

Sea Salted Beet Chips

TURN UP THE BEETS Beets are incredibly concentrated and are a great way to detoxify your body regularly when eaten raw, fermented or cooked. This simple snack is an easy way to up your intake.  The special pigment that makes beets so vibrant stimulates liver function and helps oxygenate the blood. This helps to increase […]
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Steamed Purple Cabbage with Cilantro-Ginger Vinaigrette

Steamed Purple Cabbage with Cilantro-Ginger Vinaigrette

CRUCIFEROUS VEGGIE TO NEUTRALIZE AND BEAUTIFY Cruciferous veggies, like cabbage, contain some of the largest concentrations of health-promoting sulfur compounds. These compounds increase the liver’s ability to produce enzymes that neutralize potentially toxic substances. This is one reason I enjoy experimenting with easy ways to prepare it – in addition to it being one of the most […]
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Fresh Berries and Vanilla Coconut Cream

Fresh Berries and Vanilla Coconut Cream

BRAVERY, INDEPENDENCE AND BERRY CREAM PIES This time of the year is a favorite for many reasons, one because it’s a day to honor all the brave warriors who have fought for our country. It’s a time to a commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, declaring independence from Great Britain in 1776. As a byproduct […]
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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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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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