Recipes & Food

Leafy Greens with Shaved Spring Vegetables and White Beans

Leafy Greens with Shaved Spring Vegetables and White Beans

FROM GARDEN TO PLATE… I started a gardening project almost 2 years ago and it’s been a sweat-laboring, land-learning, poop-appreciating, dirt-loving, transition-laden process from beach livin’ to backyard chillin’. My only previous attempt at gardening was using half a wine barrel I found at Lowe’s Home Improvement store to plant plants in when living at the beach. […]
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Spring Minestrone with Cauliflower Rice

Spring Minestrone with Cauliflower Rice

A WARM BOWL OF SPRING BOUNTY This is a very simple soup that’s full of spring’s bounty. Chock-full of spring greens this light and nourishing soup provides a unique flavor that’s bright and clean with earthy undertones. The combination of sweet peas, mildly flavored fresh asparagus spears, delicately sweet baby spinach and the crisp bite […]
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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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Vegan Pumpkin Curry with Wild Rice

Vegan Pumpkin Curry with Wild Rice

PERFECT FOR A WARM HEARTY DISH The Fall provides us with an abundance of winter squash in stores and Farmer’s Markets, so it’s time to take advantage! Though this particular recipe is considered more difficult than most on my site, I guarantee it’s worth the effort. The sweetness of the pumpkin, spiciness of the peppers, […]
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Pear Penne with Pomegranates, Walnuts & Gorgonzola

Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Pear Penne with Pomegranates, Walnuts & Gorgonzola

A SIMPLE HARVEST PASTA This dish is full of Autumn’s most flavorful fruits and veggies including one of my favorite cool season crops – Brussels sprouts! This delicious vegetable is a member of the cabbage family and closely related to cauliflower, broccoli, kale and collards. The flavorful combination of the seasonal fruits & Brussels sprouts, mixed […]
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Tuna Tartare in Cucumber Cups

Tuna Tartare in Cucumber Cups

NO COOKING REQUIRED Cucumber cups topped with tuna tartare bursting flavors & freshness that’ll make you feel like a superstar star. Simply slice, dice & garnish with toasted sesames. Recipe The Goods: 1 hot house cucumber, cut into 1 inch thick rounds 1/4 pound sushi-grade tuna, diced (sustainable tuna) 1/2 tsp finely chopped shallot 1 Tbsp. […]
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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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Quintessential Quinoa Burger

Quintessential Quinoa Burger

A FABULOUS DAY OF FREEDOM Well…here I go with my very FIRST post to share weekly recipes & tips with y’all!! Each Sunday I prepare food for the week & wanted to share it with you. I hope you are enjoying some fabulous food on this day of freedom with fireworks, parades, fairs, picnics & […]
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