Recipes & Food

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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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 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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Garden Veggies and Soba Noodles with Tahini Dressing

Garden Veggies and Soba Noodles with Tahini Dressing

A NOODLE RENEWAL Summertime is a great time to venture into new noodle territory to create some fun food adventures! This week I was looking for something hearty but light so I turned to buckwheat as my experimentee. Buckwheat (aka kasha) is sometimes thought to be a grain but it’s actually the seed of an herb […]
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Autumn Lentil Soup with Wilted Greens

Autumn Lentil Soup with Wilted Greens

THE SEASON FOR SOUPS AND STEWS This chunky soup is a tasty one-dish meal that is as easy to prepare as it is to eat. As the temperature begins to drop and winter season nears, I like to make soups and stews in bulk to freeze and stash for later use. This is one of them! […]
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Carrot Cake Pistachio Nut Muffins with Sweet Cashew Cream

Carrot Cake Pistachio Nut Muffins with Sweet Cashew Cream

HEARTY MUFFINS WITH TASTY TOPS In sharing some love for my carrot cake affinity and for my inner athlete and hearty snack lover appetite, I went nuts with these muffins – literally and figuratively. Let me just say that these carrot cake creations aren’t for the faint at heart. They are tailored for the “give me the […]
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Garden Green Juices

Garden Green Juices

SPRING HAS SPRUNG… Eating green foods will keep your body well mineralized, and since many of the foods consumed today are mineral-deficient (with processed and packed foods), experimenting with ways to replenish the body is very important. If  you are new to juicing, it’s good to begin with vegetables you enjoy. Making green vegetables the […]
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Portobello Pho with Zucchini Noodles

Portobello Pho with Zucchini Noodles

A VEGAN VERSION OF PHO Pho, pronounced (fuh) is a classic Vietnamese dish typically prepared with beef broth that is poured over fresh rice noodles, vegetables, and herbs. The traditional version is incredibly delicious but not so simple to make. Due to the timely process of this respected and delightful dish, I decided to create […]
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Roasted Carrot Curry Chicken Soup

Roasted Carrot Curry Chicken Soup

A CUP OF HEALING POWERS I was never a big curry eater growing up but, as an adult, I’m all over it. Having learned about the healing powers of spices over the years, I began experimenting with ways to add them whenever possible. I especially double up on them during cold and flu season. This […]
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