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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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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Cashew Cumin Sour Cream

Cashew Cumin Sour Cream

A FLAVORFUL AND CREAMY TOPPING This delicious sour cream made with a cashew base is delicious on tacos, drizzled a top salads or poured over baked sweet potatoes. It’s also great for dipping those sweet potato fries!   Recipe The Goods: Cashew Cumin Sour Cream 1 cup raw cashews, soaked for 30 minutes 1/2 cup water 2 […]
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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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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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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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Healing Turmeric Tea

Healing Turmeric Tea

A TONIC FOR TIPPY-TOP HEALTH Turmeric is made from a distinctive orange root that’s native to Indonesia and southern India. A relative to ginger, this warm and peppery flavored-spice is a healing remedy, condiment and textile dye making it a jack-of-all-trades. The active component in turmeric, curcumin, is what makes it the most powerful natural […]
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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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Cilantro-Ginger Vinaigrette

Cilantro-Ginger Vinaigrette

A FRESH BURST OF FLAVOR A simple dressing for crisp lettuces, avocados or even rice! This light and flavorful dressing will offer a zip of flavor for whatever suits your fancy. Recipe: The Goods 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves, loosly packed and chopped 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, minced 1 garlic clove, […]
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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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