Recipes & Food

Roasted Butternut Squash, Black Bean and Spinach Tacos with Cashew Cumin Sour Cream

Roasted Butternut Squash, Black Bean and Spinach Tacos with Cashew Cumin Sour Cream

NOT YOUR TYPICAL TACO Tacos bless us with a multitude of options for breakfast, lunch, dinner, even dessert.  They are simple, easy to make and endless when it comes to creative combinations that are authentic, festive and flavorful. Tacos are all about getting your creative juices flowin’ and this recipe is intended to help do just that! Uncovering ways […]
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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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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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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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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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Black-Eyed Pea, Collards & Corn Chili

Black-Eyed Pea, Collards & Corn Chili

Happy 2013…Whoohoo!!! Growing up, a southern tradition my family has maintained each year is to create a meal on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day that represents good health and good luck for the New Year. Black-eyed peas are actually legumes that became popular in the South during the Civil War. It’s been said that […]
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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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Black Bean Burger Sliders

Black Bean Burger Sliders

INEXPENSIVE & GOOD FOR YOUR HEART Black beans are rich in antioxidants. Studies show that the darker the bean, the denser it’s antioxidant level, leaving black beans to top the charts! All beans are extremely beneficial to those looking to improve the nutrient density of their foods that offer a dependable protein source, help lower […]
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