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.

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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Summer Grape and Melon Slush

Summer Grape and Melon Slush

BEAT END OF SUMMER HEAT WITH HEALTHY ICY TREAT An original high-energy food like the grape is a great option for concocting the perfect summer slush.  Simply add your favorite melon, some ice and voila! You’ve got yourself a purple phytonutrient powerhouse. Red grapes are used in this recipe because they are loaded with a phytonutrient called resveratrol. The […]
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Avocado-Cucumber Toast with Microgreens

Avocado-Cucumber Toast with Microgreens

THREE PRODUCT LOVES IN ONE EASY RECIPE Finding high quality ingredients for reasonable prices can be simple. It really boils down to knowing where to look. I’ve combined a few items I use often into one recipe and summarized their benefits and versitility below. The first item is organic microgreens from Trader Joes. They are deliciously crunchy sprouts that add […]
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Sea Salted Beet Chips

Sea Salted Beet Chips

TURN UP THE BEETS Beets are incredibly concentrated and are a great way to detoxify your body regularly when eaten raw, fermented or cooked. This simple snack is an easy way to up your intake.  The special pigment that makes beets so vibrant stimulates liver function and helps oxygenate the blood. This helps to increase […]
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Steamed Purple Cabbage with Cilantro-Ginger Vinaigrette

Steamed Purple Cabbage with Cilantro-Ginger Vinaigrette

CRUCIFEROUS VEGGIE TO NEUTRALIZE AND BEAUTIFY Cruciferous veggies, like cabbage, contain some of the largest concentrations of health-promoting sulfur compounds. These compounds increase the liver’s ability to produce enzymes that neutralize potentially toxic substances. This is one reason I enjoy experimenting with easy ways to prepare it – in addition to it being one of the most […]
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