Recipes & Food

Tahini Dressing

Tahini Dressing

SMALL SEEDS, BIG TASTE, HEALTHY PASTE Tahini is a paste made from ground sesame seeds that have distinct nutty flavor. They offer a powerhouse of nutrition full of vitamins and minerals like calcium (one of the best sources around), a great source of unsaturated fat, an alkaline food that supports bone health and very easy for your body […]
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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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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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Fall Harvest Bowl with Wild Rice

Fall Harvest Bowl with Wild Rice

FULL OF HARVEST BOWL Fall is my favorite time of the year. It is a time to enjoy the many fruits of labor from previous months in addition to observing the visible changes in nature. It is a time of moving inward as the weather shifts to colder temperatures and for taking time to rest.  So, […]
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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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Black-eyed Pea Sun-dried Tomato Hummus Wraps

Black-eyed Pea Sun-dried Tomato Hummus Wraps

GOOD FORTUNE LIES AHEAD Each year I try to create a new way to enjoy the traditional “lucky foods” to give a healthy boost and a fun start to the new year.  Southern tradition says when you consume black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day, you will receive good luck. They have a very distinct taste […]
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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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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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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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