Recipes & Food

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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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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Veggie Paella

Veggie Paella

A BIG OL’ IRON SKILLET OF VEGGIE-LADEN GOODNESS Springtime has a wonderful way of lifting the spirit and nourishing the soul that ignites restoration, innovation and new creation!  Known as nature’s birthing season, spring displays it’s beauty by sprouting newness all around us. It’s a time when growth is stimulated in every aspects of our […]
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Portobello Pho with Zucchini Noodles

Portobello Pho with Zucchini Noodles

A VEGAN VERSION OF PHO Pho, pronounced (fuh) is a classic Vietnamese dish typically prepared with beef broth that is poured over fresh rice noodles, vegetables, and herbs. The traditional version is incredibly delicious but not so simple to make. Due to the timely process of this respected and delightful dish, I decided to create […]
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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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Black Bean Sweet Potato Chili

Black Bean Sweet Potato Chili

A SWEET, ROOT VEGETABLE WITH BENEFITS It is the time for winter soups and stews! And sweet potatoes are a great addition. They are a good source of potassium and vitamin B6, which help support a wide range of activities in our nervous system. The body tends to use a lot of potassium and other […]
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Black-Eyed Peas With Tomatoes & Greens

Black-Eyed Peas With Tomatoes & Greens

GIFTS OF GOOD FORTUNE Most cultures have their own spin on what foods will indeed bring luck. Being from the South, according to Southern tradition, turns out there are a variety of foods that are believed to be lucky & improve the odds that the new year will be great & prosperous. This “magic soup” […]
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Cornbread-Stuffed Pumpkin with Greens & Walnuts

Cornbread-Stuffed Pumpkin with Greens & Walnuts

A VERSATILE & IMPRESSIVE WINTER WINTER SQUASH Pumpkins can trick the eye but treat the body to radiant health & happiness.  In the United States, the phytonutrient-rich pumpkin is most typically associated with jack-o-lanterns and holiday pie filling, it is, historically, an aphrodisiac. And although Americans rarely reap the rewards of pumpkin’s aphrodisiac nutrients, many […]
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