Recipes & Food

Spicy Curried Lentil Salad Boats

Spicy Curried Lentil Salad Boats

CLEARING THE FRIDGE There have been plenty of times I’ve had to toss perfectly good food because I let it sit for too long in my fridge. According to the Feeding America Organization, 70 billion pounds of good, edible food goes to waste each year in America. That means that nearly 40 percent of all food […]
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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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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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Chunky White Bean & Kale Soup

Chunky White Bean & Kale Soup

Recipe The Goods: 2.5 cups Navy Beans (I used 2 cans of Eden Organic brand) 3 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 2 large yellow onions, roughly chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 bunch fresh kale, stems removed 1 tsp fresh Thyme 2 (14.5 ounce) can crushed tomatoes (I used Muir Glen Organic with Italian herbs) 1 […]
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Raw Butternut Squash Pasta with Sundried Tomato Sauce

Raw Butternut Squash Pasta with Sundried Tomato Sauce

A COLORFUL WINTER SQUASH PASTA I picked up a HUGE organic butternut squash this weekend and thought I’d get creative and make a new & unique kind of pasta dish. Over the summer I experimented with delicious zucchini pasta (which turned out great!) so today I decided to make pasta with a delectable winter squash […]
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Beet Burgers

Beet Burgers

HAPPINESS ON A BUN THAT CAN’T BE BEET! Recipe The Goods: 1/3 cup of EACH sunflower seeds & pumpkin seeds (aka. pepitas) 1/4 cup flax seeds 2 cups of grated beet 1/2 cup grated carrots 1 1/2 cups brown rice (cooked) 1 large white onion, chopped 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 Tbsp paprika […]
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