Recipes & Food

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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Superfood Kale Salad

Superfood Kale Salad

THE KING OF CRUCIFEROUS VEGGIES Why add greens like kale to your diet? They clean you out, help you shed unwanted pounds, offer a mean nutritional punch and they’re delicious when you know how to prepare them.  In addition, green vegetables are missing most from the modern diet. They are also perhaps the most important […]
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