Recipes & Food

Soba Noodle Bowl with Gingered Collards, Portobello, Sesame and Nori Seaweed

Soba Noodle Bowl with Gingered Collards, Portobello, Sesame and Nori Seaweed

NOURISHMENT IN THE NEW YEAR With the beginning of each New Year comes the reflection of the past, present and future surrounding this beautifully short, confusing, amazing, awe-inspiring, strange experience called life. There’s so much to do, see, and try that it can seem overwhelming at times, at least for me. I’m a dreamer, I’m a creator and […]
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Sweet Potato Pasta with Greens, Olives & Sun-dried Tomatoes

Sweet Potato Pasta with Greens, Olives & Sun-dried Tomatoes

A SWEET WAY TO SAVOR PASTA The Sweet Potato Noodle This delicious sweet vegetable is rated as one of the most nutritious, according to The Center for Science in the Public Interest. Sweet potatoes are high in beta-carotene, a compound that helps maintain healthy skin and plays a vital role in eye health. Individuals who consume […]
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Roasted Cauliflower with Figs, Olives & Herbs

Roasted Cauliflower with Figs, Olives & Herbs

AN UNLIKELY ESSENTIAL FROM PLANTS Cauliflower is a great source of plant-based amino acids along with other cruciferous veggies – cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and kale. In addition to asparagus, spinach, sprouts, nuts, legumes and seeds you’ll find plenty of plant foods that when eaten in abundance fulfill protein requirements when a variety are consumed according […]
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Cranberry, Orange, Ginger Smoothie

Cranberry, Orange, Ginger Smoothie

A SOOTHING SMOOTHIE… As we’re unwinding from a food-filled holiday weekend, I decided to create a nourishing smoothie this morning to help myself recalibrate. With that said, I located some ingredients that would help soothe the digestive tract and relieve excess gas and bloating from all the fun party festivities. Though many would believe the post-Thanksgiving […]
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Persimmon and Pomegranate Salad

Persimmon and Pomegranate Salad

THANKFUL FOR SIMPLE FOOD Simplicity in the kitchen is something I admire in the teachings of Alice Waters, creator of Chez Panisse Restaurant. Her emphasis on having the best and tastiest ingredients from local producers and farmers educates a way of food preparation that is extremely simple and delicious. It is centered around the idea that you can cook simply with […]
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Quinoa and Shiitake Mushroom Cakes with Dijon Maple Glaze

Quinoa and Shiitake Mushroom Cakes with Dijon Maple Glaze

MUSHROOM MAGIC Flavorful mushrooms like Shiitake are rich in the savory flavor sense known as umami, offering a delicious meaty texture and smoky flavor. Their distinctive taste and aroma delight the senses; however, these nuggets of magic offer much more than just good taste. Here are some of Shiitake mushrooms legendary health benefits: Ancient traditions prescribed […]
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Autumn Lentil Soup with Wilted Greens

Autumn Lentil Soup with Wilted Greens

THE SEASON FOR SOUPS AND STEWS This chunky soup is a tasty one-dish meal that is as easy to prepare as it is to eat. As the temperature begins to drop and winter season nears, I like to make soups and stews in bulk to freeze and stash for later use. This is one of them! […]
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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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Black-eyed Pea Sun-dried Tomato Hummus Wraps

Black-eyed Pea Sun-dried Tomato Hummus Wraps

GOOD FORTUNE LIES AHEAD Each year I try to create a new way to enjoy the traditional “lucky foods” to give a healthy boost and a fun start to the new year.  Southern tradition says when you consume black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day, you will receive good luck. They have a very distinct taste […]
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Coconut Chai Nog

Coconut Chai Nog

A NEW SPIN ON NOG I love eggnog. This year, however, I thought I’d give a go to creating a dairy-free holiday nog that’s still had the consistency of cream and eggs found in your typical holiday nog. To do this I turned to a superfood, the amazing chia seed. When chia is mixed with […]
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