Recipes & Food

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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Simple Dark Chocolate Almond Truffles

Simple Dark Chocolate Almond Truffles

A SIMPLE & DELICIOUS GIFT These easy truffles will bring a holiday smile to any chocolate lover on your list. The richness of the raw cacao powder combined with the mild sweetness of the dates and hint of sea salt are a match made in heaven for your tastebuds and health! All chocolate is made […]
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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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Easy Gluten-Free Pancakes with Pumpkin Coconut "Butter"

Easy Gluten-Free Pancakes with Pumpkin Coconut "Butter"

SUNDAY MORNING WITH PAMELA Pamela’s gluten-free pancake mix, that is. Pancakes and pumpkins were on my mind when I woke up this morning. And the freezing temperatures in Nashville kept me indoors to creatively conjure a meal from the cupboard. I opened the door to find a bright yellow bag of Pamela’s Gluten-Free Pancake Mix […]
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Sweet Potato Brownie Sundae

Sweet Potato Brownie Sundae

CELEBRATE GOOD TIMES, COME ON! I love chocolate, and I’m smitten for sweet potatoes. So, I thought I’d experiment with a new Fall dessert.  Fall is a time of birthday celebrations for close friends and family members (including my Dad, myself and twin brother.)  I thought, why not combine the two to make a sweet […]
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Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Raw Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Raw Pumpkin Seed Pesto

SPAGHETTI THAT’S A VEGGIE Spaghetti squash is considered a winter squash that typically contain greater amounts of natural sugars, carbohydrates and vitamin A. Using spaghetti squash in place of pasta is a simple way to incorporate more veggies while introducing new flavors and textures. And it’s fun! Sweet and yellow in color, the texure is […]
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Morning Millet with Cinnamon Apples, Cranberries & Almonds

Morning Millet with Cinnamon Apples, Cranberries & Almonds

SAVORING GOODNESS Similar to quinoa, millet is classified as a grain but is actually a seed. It’s a high protein wheat alternative that is high in silica that supports bone flexibility as we age.  Millet is perfect for winter months because it acts as a good body heater and it’s less starchy then other grains like […]
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Rice Pasta Lasagna with Swiss Chard, Zucchini & Crimini Mushrooms

Rice Pasta Lasagna with Swiss Chard, Zucchini & Crimini Mushrooms

GETTIN’ HOT AND HEALTHY! Winter is in full swing in San Diego – it was 37 degrees here this morning! And since these record breaking cold temps are not typical, I’m doing everything I can to stay warm and sick-free. This weekend I cranked up my heater, turned on my oven and got busy in […]
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Black-Eyed Pea, Collards & Corn Chili

Black-Eyed Pea, Collards & Corn Chili

Happy 2013…Whoohoo!!! Growing up, a southern tradition my family has maintained each year is to create a meal on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day that represents good health and good luck for the New Year. Black-eyed peas are actually legumes that became popular in the South during the Civil War. It’s been said that […]
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