Recipes & Food

Quinoa Con Leche

Quinoa Con Leche

BREAKFAST PUDDING FOR THE PEOPLE Quinoa – a nutrient-rich seed that contains essential amino acids and is a great source of protein. It’s considered the “Mother Grain” is a great source of dietary iron which is integral to energy production. It’s a complete plant protein containing essential amino acids, including lysine, which is necessary for good health. […]
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Roasted Turmeric Pepitas

Roasted Turmeric Pepitas

GOLD FOR THE SOUL. This delightful snack is my favorite addition to salads, soups, curries – anything you can think of, really. Pumpkin seeds (aka pepitas) are higher in protein than many other seeds, they’re a great source of tryptophan (with it’s natural calming effects), zinc, iron, omeg3-fatty acids, calcium and B vitmins. Sprinkle them with […]
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Savory Steel Cut Oats with Poached Egg & Tahini Dressing

Savory Steel Cut Oats with Poached Egg & Tahini Dressing

THIS EXTREMELY VERSATILE DISH can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It’s full of healthy fats, complex carbohydrates, fiber and protein that will sustain you for the whole day through. When I prepare weekly staples on over the weekend, I typically prepare a grain to mix and match with other things throughout the week. This […]
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Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

THIS CRUNCHY AND VERSITLE WINTER VEGGIE, is a cruciferous crop I use with many things year-round round in soups as steaks to even rice! It’s magical anti-inflammatory and nutritional abilities range far and wide offering an array of benefits from fighting cancer, improving brain health (due to it’s great source of the B vitamin choline), to boosting […]
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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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