Recipes & Food

Quinoa and Shiitake Mushroom Cakes with Dijon Maple Glaze

Quinoa and Shiitake Mushroom Cakes with Dijon Maple Glaze

MUSHROOM MAGIC Flavorful mushrooms like Shiitake are rich in the savory flavor sense known as umami, offering a delicious meaty texture and smoky flavor. Their distinctive taste and aroma delight the senses; however, these nuggets of magic offer much more than just good taste. Here are some of Shiitake mushrooms legendary health benefits: Ancient traditions prescribed […]
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Ricotta Stuffed Squash Blossoms with Capers & Sun-dried Tomatoes

Ricotta Stuffed Squash Blossoms with Capers & Sun-dried Tomatoes

EDIBLE FLOWERS BURSTING WITH FLAVOR Bursting with vibrant colors these beautiful edible flowers have serious culinary powers! Squash blossoms are the sweet and tender flowers of growing summer squash. These gorgeous blossoms can be stuffed and fried, or added to quesadillas, soups and risottos. Their flavor is delicate with a hint of the zucchini they […]
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Veggie Paella

Veggie Paella

A BIG OL’ IRON SKILLET OF VEGGIE-LADEN GOODNESS Springtime has a wonderful way of lifting the spirit and nourishing the soul that ignites restoration, innovation and new creation!  Known as nature’s birthing season, spring displays it’s beauty by sprouting newness all around us. It’s a time when growth is stimulated in every aspects of our […]
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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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Peach Bruschetta with Arugula (rocket) Pesto

Peach Bruschetta with Arugula (rocket) Pesto

PEACH LOVE AND ROCKET In the heat of summer discovering ways to prepare deliciously light and healthy ways to enjoy it’s rich harvest is something I look forward to. As a leafy greens addict I’m always on the hunt for peak season produce. A wild, peppery, bunch of arugula (aka rocket) caught my eye so […]
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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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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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Superfood Kale Salad

Superfood Kale Salad

THE KING OF CRUCIFEROUS VEGGIES Why add greens like kale to your diet? They clean you out, help you shed unwanted pounds, offer a mean nutritional punch and they’re delicious when you know how to prepare them.  In addition, green vegetables are missing most from the modern diet. They are also perhaps the most important […]
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