Be Nourished


When it comes to nourishing yourself, deriving pleasure and nutrition from meals increases the quality of our attention to any moment. It’s the art of paying attention with openness and curiosity that allows us to connect with ourselves and others in powerful ways. The kitchen is a wonderful place to begin cultivating this mindfulness and tasting the blessings of each moment to satisfy our lives with health, happiness, peace, joy and well-being.

Warmed Pumpkin Chia Porridge with Persimmon

Warmed Pumpkin Chia Porridge with Persimmon

AN ENERGY BOOSTING AUTUMN BREAKFAST In general, seeds are high in nutrients and provide anti-inflammatory and cardiovascular benefits. But for breakfast? Absolutely! Chia seeds are a powerhouse of nutrition. Not only are they a wonderful source of protein, they also have a large range of essential and non-essential amino acids and fiber that help promote […]
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Pumpkin Cream Pie Bars

Pumpkin Cream Pie Bars

PUMPKIN + CHOCOLATE TREATS These delicous fall treats offer a hint of sweentess that won’t trick your system.  The combination of coconut milk and pumpkin creates a delicious bar brimming with beta-carotene. Beta-carotene helps maintain healthy, glowing skin while supporting those treasured windows to your soul. This seasonal treat gives a nice balance of flavors […]
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Zucchini and Avocado Fritters with Lemon Zest Yogurt

Zucchini and Avocado Fritters with Lemon Zest Yogurt

FOR THE LOVE OF FRITTERS Zucchini is a type of summer squash loaded with the powerful antioxidant vitamin C. This particular antioxidant is great for helping your heart operate at it’s best during warm summer months. It’s rich content in both vitamin C and A help protect LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) from oxidation – a process that can lead […]
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Swiss Chard and Buratta Cheese Toast

Swiss Chard and Buratta Cheese Toast

JOY TO THE TOAST Looking for tasty toast fixings?  You can start by adding some garden greens that sprout like colorful rainbows from the earth, Swiss Chard! Saute with extra virgin olive oil, garlic, onions and olives and smother over a smidge of melty, gooey cheese toast and you’ll bring some joy to this world because you’ve discoverd joy in […]
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Grapefruit Pineapple Smoothie

Grapefruit Pineapple Smoothie

A TWO INGREDIENT REFRESHER… This is the simplest, most refreshing combination to cool down this summer, and you can make it in no time. It’s so good I’d suggest purchaing grapefruit in bulk so you can enjoy this refreshing treat often. And if you have fresh pineapple on hand, even better! However, frozen pineapple works extremely well […]
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Garden Spinach and Herb Pesto

Garden Spinach and Herb Pesto

PESTO FOR EATING PLEASURE It’s the season for palate-pleasing pesto! Summer is officially in our midst and with that comes many opportunities for parties, picnics, and finding simple ways to delight and share in its endless possibilities. Pesto is a personal favorite that’s fun to make and can serve as a nutritional pharmacy with flavors that rarely […]
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Leafy Greens with Shaved Spring Vegetables and White Beans

Leafy Greens with Shaved Spring Vegetables and White Beans

FROM GARDEN TO PLATE… I started a gardening project almost 2 years ago and it’s been a sweat-laboring, land-learning, poop-appreciating, dirt-loving, transition-laden process from beach livin’ to backyard chillin’. My only previous attempt at gardening was using half a wine barrel I found at Lowe’s Home Improvement store to plant plants in when living at the beach. […]
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Spring Minestrone with Cauliflower Rice

Spring Minestrone with Cauliflower Rice

A WARM BOWL OF SPRING BOUNTY This is a very simple soup that’s full of spring’s bounty. Chock-full of spring greens this light and nourishing soup provides a unique flavor that’s bright and clean with earthy undertones. The combination of sweet peas, mildly flavored fresh asparagus spears, delicately sweet baby spinach and the crisp bite […]
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Cauliflower Flatbread

Cauliflower Flatbread

A WHITE BREAD THAT’S GOOD FOR YOU… Though fall is the peak season for this versatile crop, cauliflower is available year round to create a delicious flavor profile for some of the most unassuming food items – like bread, rice and mashed potato-like masterpieces. The cauliflower along it’s cruciferous cousins cabbage, kale, collards, Brussels sprouts and broccoli […]
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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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