Recipes & Food

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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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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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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Heirloom Tomato and Polenta Pesto Stacks

Heirloom Tomato and Polenta Pesto Stacks

SUMMER EVENINGS MADE SIMPLE Evenings made simple with friends and family make for the best moments during the summertime. Taking time to slow down for an evening in a relaxed way without distractions (ex. TV, cell phone, book, magazine), pausing to enjoy the warm summer air, sharing an uninterrupted meal with those close to us, […]
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Watermelon-Lime Blueberry Basil Salad

Watermelon-Lime Blueberry Basil Salad

NOTHING SCREAMS SUMMER QUITE LIKE IT… A bright red melon with fresh berries, that is. A refreshing addition to share with your BBQ’ing bunch tomorrow as we celebrate our Independence!  It also marks year two of having launched my website, so I would like to pay a special thank you for your support over the […]
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Vegan Pumpkin Curry with Wild Rice

Vegan Pumpkin Curry with Wild Rice

PERFECT FOR A WARM HEARTY DISH The Fall provides us with an abundance of winter squash in stores and Farmer’s Markets, so it’s time to take advantage! Though this particular recipe is considered more difficult than most on my site, I guarantee it’s worth the effort. The sweetness of the pumpkin, spiciness of the peppers, […]
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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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Raw Pumpkin Seed Pesto on Seedy Sourdough

Raw Pumpkin Seed Pesto on Seedy Sourdough

A SEED THAT INCREASES YOUR SEX LIFE… I thought that might get your attention. And it’s true! Nutritionally speaking, these super-star wonder seeds bring a lot to the table (and the bedroom!) The oils in these seeds not only support normal sexual function but also help protect against heart disease. Although these little green gems […]
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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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