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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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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Roasted Butternut Squash, Black Bean and Spinach Tacos with Cashew Cumin Sour Cream

Roasted Butternut Squash, Black Bean and Spinach Tacos with Cashew Cumin Sour Cream

NOT YOUR TYPICAL TACO Tacos bless us with a multitude of options for breakfast, lunch, dinner, even dessert.  They are simple, easy to make and endless when it comes to creative combinations that are authentic, festive and flavorful. Tacos are all about getting your creative juices flowin’ and this recipe is intended to help do just that! Uncovering ways […]
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Sweet Potato Pasta with Greens, Olives & Sun-dried Tomatoes

Sweet Potato Pasta with Greens, Olives & Sun-dried Tomatoes

A SWEET WAY TO SAVOR PASTA The Sweet Potato Noodle This delicious sweet vegetable is rated as one of the most nutritious, according to The Center for Science in the Public Interest. Sweet potatoes are high in beta-carotene, a compound that helps maintain healthy skin and plays a vital role in eye health. Individuals who consume […]
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Mint Chocolate Chip Shake

Mint Chocolate Chip Shake

A SHAKE THAT’LL MAKE YOU SMILE… I love the newness of spring, I cherish friends, and I’m a sucker for milkshakes. So, it was during a nostalgic moment with a good friend that I was pleasantly reminded of a day from my childhood playing in Centennial Park with my pet duck, Happy. Happy and I […]
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Spinach, Egg and Sweet Potato Hash

Spinach, Egg and Sweet Potato Hash

SUPER VEGGIE HASH Sweet potatoes are an excellent addition to any meal. Since they are extremely healthy from a nutritional perspective, I was curious to see how I could include them into another meal besides lunch and dinner. The breakfast lover in me was thrilled to discover a sweet addition to start off the day.  Sweet potatoes […]
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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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Persimmon Wild Rice Spinach Salad

Persimmon Wild Rice Spinach Salad

Recipe The Goods: Salad 2 cups wild rice blend (uncooked) 4 cups of baby spinach 4 fuyu persimmons, chopped 1/2 cup hazelnuts, toasted (optional) The Goods: Dressing 1 1/2 tsp grated orange rind 1 1/2 cup orange juice 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup white wine vinegar 1/2 tsp sea salt 1/4 tsp cayenne […]
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