Recipes & Food

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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Poached Egg with Shaved Asparagus and Avocado Salad

Poached Egg with Shaved Asparagus and Avocado Salad

SPEARHEADING SIMPLE DISHES FOR SPRING I’m always in search of seasonal combinations for simple dishes. This week I stumbled upon a bunch of beautiful spears of asparagus to experiment and do just that! Typically the peak season for asparagus runs from April to May, however, the first crops of the year are ready as early as Feb […]
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Mango-Avo Lemon Ginger Smoothie

Mango-Avo Lemon Ginger Smoothie

A DELICIOUSlY CLEAN SPRING SMOOTHIE This creamy, desert-like concoction will put a smile on your face and add a spring to your step. It’s flavors ring true to springs fresh start feel while the alkalizing combo helps to maintain balanced pH level in the body. The pH scale measures how acidic or basic a substance is and ranges […]
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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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Raw Zucchini Pasta with Basil Avocado Dressing

Raw Zucchini Pasta with Basil Avocado Dressing

THE POWER OF CREATIVE PLAY In search of fun and creative way to introduce zucchini to children for a nutrition education program I taught this summer, I immediately thought of a simple go-to: zucchini pasta! I had never worked with this age group (4th – 6th graders) so I was a little nervous and unsure of […]
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Grilled Halibut Skewers with Mango Avocado Salsa

Grilled Halibut Skewers with Mango Avocado Salsa

SIMPLE SIZZLIN’ SUMMER SKEWERS For the fish lovin, here’s a great addition to your 4th of July fixins.  Wild yet mild, firm yet flaky, halibut with it’s delicately sweet flavor and high nutritional profile is a rich source of essential fatty acids. Essential fatty acids are so named because they are essential for our health […]
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Sesame Avocado Millet Bowl with Tahini Dressing

Sesame Avocado Millet Bowl with Tahini Dressing

BIRD FOOD FOR BONE HEALTH The health benefits of the gluten-free, grain-like seed called millet will have  you ready to toss it in your skillet. Seriously.  A chief cereal grain for millions in North Africa and Asia millet is a great source of manganese and phosphorous, important minerals for bone health. As mentioned in a […]
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Mint Chocolate Chip Shake

Mint Chocolate Chip Shake

A SHAKE THAT’LL MAKE YOU SMILE… I love the newness of spring, I cherish friends, and I’m a sucker for milkshakes. So, it was during a nostalgic moment with a good friend that I was pleasantly reminded of a day from my childhood playing in Centennial Park with my pet duck, Happy. Happy and I […]
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Red Quinoa Salad with Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Avocados & Miso Ginger Vinagrette

Red Quinoa Salad with Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Avocados & Miso Ginger Vinagrette

A NUTRITIONAL WONDER FOOD… While many think of quinoa as a grain, these grain-like pods are actually edible seeds native to Peru and related to beets, chard and spinach. Most people are familiar with the standard cream colored seed type of quinoa however, other colorful varieties are available. Red & black quinoa have a slightly […]
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Homemade Veggie Sushi

Homemade Veggie Sushi

NO SUSHI ROLLING MAT? NO PROBLEM… Learn an alternative way to wrap that roll this summer by using a cold tea towel! Recipe The Goods nori sheets carrots red peppers cucumbers kale purple onion spring onion sprouts avocados sesame seeds, for garnish I sliced all the veggies with a julienne cut (long & rectangular cuts) […]
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