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.

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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Roasted Butternut Squash, Black Bean and Spinach Tacos with Cashew Cumin Sour Cream

Roasted Butternut Squash, Black Bean and Spinach Tacos with Cashew Cumin Sour Cream

NOT YOUR TYPICAL TACO Tacos bless us with a multitude of options for breakfast, lunch, dinner, even dessert.  They are simple, easy to make and endless when it comes to creative combinations that are authentic, festive and flavorful. Tacos are all about getting your creative juices flowin’ and this recipe is intended to help do just that! Uncovering ways […]
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Roasted Sweet Rainbow Carrots & Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Sweet Rainbow Carrots & Brussels Sprouts

FAVORING BRIGHTLY COLORED GRUB FOR A HEALTHY FALL! Most root vegetables are available all year round, but they’re at their peak from fall to spring, so now’s the time to grab hold of some delicious root veggie grub!   Underground gems such as carrots, garlic, onions, ginger, turnips, sweet potatoes, beets, and parsnips deliver ample […]
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Chocolate Chia Breakfast Pudding

Chocolate Chia Breakfast Pudding

A CHOCOLATE LOVERS BREAKFAST This extremely simple chocolate and chia combo is simply divine and a cinch to whip up. This breakfast of chocolate champions delivers a thick and creamy texture full of vitamins A, B, D and E and a host of minerals such as calcium, magnesium, niacin, potassium and iron.  As you can see, Chia, the Mayan […]
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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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Red Lentil & Mushroom stuffed Eggplant with Cashew Sour Cream

Red Lentil & Mushroom stuffed Eggplant with Cashew Sour Cream

COMFORT ZONES AND EGGPLANT This particular recipe is more involved than most, however, lately, I’ve been trying things outside my “comfort zone.” So, I went with it. Turns out, the kitchen can be a great space for developing a practice of comfort zone crossing! I like to think of it as my own private labratory for expanding beyond the of the […]
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