Recipes & Food

Zucchini and Avocado Fritters with Lemon Zest Yogurt

Zucchini and Avocado Fritters with Lemon Zest Yogurt

FOR THE LOVE OF FRITTERS Zucchini is a type of summer squash loaded with the powerful antioxidant vitamin C. This particular antioxidant is great for helping your heart operate at it’s best during warm summer months. It’s rich content in both vitamin C and A help protect LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) from oxidation – a process that can lead […]
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Garden Spinach and Herb Pesto

Garden Spinach and Herb Pesto

PESTO FOR EATING PLEASURE It’s the season for palate-pleasing pesto! Summer is officially in our midst and with that comes many opportunities for parties, picnics, and finding simple ways to delight and share in its endless possibilities. Pesto is a personal favorite that’s fun to make and can serve as a nutritional pharmacy with flavors that rarely […]
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Cauliflower Flatbread

Cauliflower Flatbread

A WHITE BREAD THAT’S GOOD FOR YOU… Though fall is the peak season for this versatile crop, cauliflower is available year round to create a delicious flavor profile for some of the most unassuming food items – like bread, rice and mashed potato-like masterpieces. The cauliflower along it’s cruciferous cousins cabbage, kale, collards, Brussels sprouts and broccoli […]
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Roasted Cauliflower with Figs, Olives & Herbs

Roasted Cauliflower with Figs, Olives & Herbs

AN UNLIKELY ESSENTIAL FROM PLANTS Cauliflower is a great source of plant-based amino acids along with other cruciferous veggies – cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and kale. In addition to asparagus, spinach, sprouts, nuts, legumes and seeds you’ll find plenty of plant foods that when eaten in abundance fulfill protein requirements when a variety are consumed according […]
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Red Lentil & Mushroom stuffed Eggplant with Cashew Sour Cream

Red Lentil & Mushroom stuffed Eggplant with Cashew Sour Cream

COMFORT ZONES AND EGGPLANT This particular recipe is more involved than most, however, lately, I’ve been trying things outside my “comfort zone.” So, I went with it. Turns out, the kitchen can be a great space for developing a practice of comfort zone crossing! I like to think of it as my own private labratory for expanding beyond the of the […]
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Sea Salted Beet Chips

Sea Salted Beet Chips

TURN UP THE BEETS Beets are incredibly concentrated and are a great way to detoxify your body regularly when eaten raw, fermented or cooked. This simple snack is an easy way to up your intake.  The special pigment that makes beets so vibrant stimulates liver function and helps oxygenate the blood. This helps to increase […]
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Steamed Purple Cabbage with Cilantro-Ginger Vinaigrette

Steamed Purple Cabbage with Cilantro-Ginger Vinaigrette

CRUCIFEROUS VEGGIE TO NEUTRALIZE AND BEAUTIFY Cruciferous veggies, like cabbage, contain some of the largest concentrations of health-promoting sulfur compounds. These compounds increase the liver’s ability to produce enzymes that neutralize potentially toxic substances. This is one reason I enjoy experimenting with easy ways to prepare it – in addition to it being one of the most […]
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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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Homemade Vanilla Almond Milk

Homemade Vanilla Almond Milk

EASY AND DELICIOUS Until you’ve actually tried homemade almond milk you haven’t truly experienced the deliciousness this nut milk beverage has to offer.  It may seem like a lot of work at first but it’s incredibly easy once you get past soaking the nuts. You not only receive much greater nutritional benefit (preservative-free) from making it […]
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Poached Egg with Shaved Asparagus and Avocado Salad

Poached Egg with Shaved Asparagus and Avocado Salad

SPEARHEADING SIMPLE DISHES FOR SPRING I’m always in search of seasonal combinations for simple dishes. This week I stumbled upon a bunch of beautiful spears of asparagus to experiment and do just that! Typically the peak season for asparagus runs from April to May, however, the first crops of the year are ready as early as Feb […]
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