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 Veggies and Soba Noodles with Tahini Dressing

Garden Veggies and Soba Noodles with Tahini Dressing

A NOODLE RENEWAL Summertime is a great time to venture into new noodle territory to create some fun food adventures! This week I was looking for something hearty but light so I turned to buckwheat as my experimentee. Buckwheat (aka kasha) is sometimes thought to be a grain but it’s actually the seed of an herb […]
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Fresh from the Garden Pesto Lasagna with Zucchini

Fresh from the Garden Pesto Lasagna with Zucchini

GROWIN’ WITH THE FLOW… I began a gardening project this Summer, and the fruits of my labor are just beginning to harvest! It’s been a process that has taught me a lot about the benefits of cultivating my own garden, learning to be open to the process and surrendering to Mother Earth to take the lead. I […]
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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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Raw Zucchini Pasta with Basil Avocado Dressing

Raw Zucchini Pasta with Basil Avocado Dressing

THE POWER OF CREATIVE PLAY In search of fun and creative way to introduce zucchini to children for a nutrition education program I taught this summer, I immediately thought of a simple go-to: zucchini pasta! I had never worked with this age group (4th – 6th graders) so I was a little nervous and unsure of […]
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Rice Pasta Lasagna with Swiss Chard, Zucchini & Crimini Mushrooms

Rice Pasta Lasagna with Swiss Chard, Zucchini & Crimini Mushrooms

GETTIN’ HOT AND HEALTHY! Winter is in full swing in San Diego – it was 37 degrees here this morning! And since these record breaking cold temps are not typical, I’m doing everything I can to stay warm and sick-free. This weekend I cranked up my heater, turned on my oven and got busy in […]
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Lemon Steamed Mahi Mahi over Marinated Squash Salad

Lemon Steamed Mahi Mahi over Marinated Squash Salad

SUMMER SQASH IS STILL GOING STRONG With an abundance overflowing the farmer’s market, I couldn’t help but fill my basket with these beautiful green & gold summer gems.  Zucchini, the most popular summer squash is about 95 percent water and because of it’s high water content, it doesn’t require much cooking; raw, squash adds a […]
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Pecan Pate Appetizer Wraps

Pecan Pate Appetizer Wraps

Recipe The Goods: Wrappers 2 zucchini, thinly cut into wide strips with a mandolin slicer. The Goods: Pate 1 1/2 cups pecans 2 Tbsp leeks, minced 1 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice 1/2 Tbsp tamari (wheat-free soy sauce) 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp Celtic sea salt  2 Tbsp fresh parsley, minced (optioal)  
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Summertime Zucchini Pasta

Summertime Zucchini Pasta

SUMMERTIME CREATIONS Hi Everybody! Week 2 recipes are here for YOU. Summertime is my favorite time to prepare dishes that hit the spot when it’s just too darn hot for a heavy meal. This is when I like to experiment with raw food creations choosing fruits & veggies in season to reap the benefits of […]
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