Recipes & Food

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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Spinach, Egg and Sweet Potato Hash

Spinach, Egg and Sweet Potato Hash

SUPER VEGGIE HASH Sweet potatoes are an excellent addition to any meal. Since they are extremely healthy from a nutritional perspective, I was curious to see how I could include them into another meal besides lunch and dinner. The breakfast lover in me was thrilled to discover a sweet addition to start off the day.  Sweet potatoes […]
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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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Cauliflower Mash with Garlic & Rosemary

Cauliflower Mash with Garlic & Rosemary

A UNIQUE ALTERNATIVE TO POTATOES… Cauliflower! This is a wonderful subsitute for starchy dishes. It’s also my favorite side dish to introduce to friends and family during the holidays…and it’s a hit!  It whips up fluffy like a potatoes and tastes like them too! The very versatile cauliflower proves to be great in salads (like […]
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Eggplant Fries with Garlic Truffle Aioli

Eggplant Fries with Garlic Truffle Aioli

HAVE A HANKERING FOR FRIES? Botanically a fruit, eggplant combines with other foods like non-starchy vegetables and as I discovered, makes for a delicious crispy french fry! I like french fries, but I haven’t quite discovered a homemade “healthy” version that I really enjoy until this weekend. I’ve never been a big eggplant eater but […]
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Heirloom & Cherry Tomatoes with Quinoa Pasta, Basil and Feta

Heirloom & Cherry Tomatoes with Quinoa Pasta, Basil and Feta

SWEET GLOBES OF SUMMER Heirloom tomatoes come with history, tradition and the care that generations took to save these precious seeds. Delight your senses in the flavors, textures, shapes & sizes of this tasty seasonal fruit and feel the satisfaction along with a connection to those who came before. Recipe The Goods: 1 package of […]
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Spinach Frittata

Spinach Frittata

IF MOMMA AIN’T HAPPY… …ain’t nobody happy. That was one of the many the bumper sticker on Moms car growing up. That said, my amazing sister & her equally awesome husband took extra care in making a delicious Mothers day feast for all to enjoy at a fun family gathering in Nor Cal. We celebrated […]
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Roasted Beets with Pesto & Goat Cheese

Roasted Beets with Pesto & Goat Cheese

CELEBRATING EARTH DAY! Our earth is a household we belong to & how well we treat it matters to everyone & everything, everywhere. Similar to how we treat the home within ourselves.  Today, I celebrated the fruits of the earth by making a delicious roasted beet pesto dish that’s full of flavor that I lathered […]
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Cornbread-Stuffed Pumpkin with Greens & Walnuts

Cornbread-Stuffed Pumpkin with Greens & Walnuts

A VERSATILE & IMPRESSIVE WINTER WINTER SQUASH Pumpkins can trick the eye but treat the body to radiant health & happiness.  In the United States, the phytonutrient-rich pumpkin is most typically associated with jack-o-lanterns and holiday pie filling, it is, historically, an aphrodisiac. And although Americans rarely reap the rewards of pumpkin’s aphrodisiac nutrients, many […]
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