Seafood Tossed Brussels and Kale

Last week I started my Mindful Eating Plan and the first recipe I made was Langostino Tails with Brussels Sprouts and Kale. Langostino is a Spanish word used to describe the meat of a Squat Lobster which is actually more of a crab. Regardless of what it is, it is tasty. You can also use […]

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Mindful Eating Shopping List

I recently posted about a Mindful Eating Plan I created for myself and am implementing for the next month. Below is a list of foods that meet that plan, and that I’ve been eating the past week. I’ll start posting recipes for Mindful Eating that will be designated with an “ME” in the title. You […]

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One Month of Mindful Eating

I love food (I mean, hello, you’ve seen this blog). The idea of not eating what I want when I want seems abysmal. I’ve never dieted (the mere word makes me cringe). However, I so want to eat more mindfully for the next month and see what happens and how I feel. There are numerous […]

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Black Eyed Succotash

Succotash is one of my favorite dishes and is quite popular in my family. I’ve added a few unexpected twists and turns to my version to give it a little edge. Black Eyed Peas combined with Edamame (the Japanese inspired soybeans now made popular in the U.S.) make for a unique bean combination, while the […]

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Garlicky Whole Grain Spaghetti Squash Pasta

I love spaghetti squash but, like most people I hear complaints from, it doesn’t fully substitute as a pasta for me. There is a heartiness and texture to noodles I crave when I want pasta. Recently, I decided to combine spaghetti squash with whole grain spaghetti and the results were deliciously fantastic. Add a little […]

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Whole Grain Chili with Bittersweet Chocolate

This is a hearty, healthy chili for those cool Fall nights and even colder Winter nights. There are a few ingredients in this mix that may surprise you: bittersweet chocolate, chocolate stout beer and pearl cous cous – different and delicious. This does make a very thick chili, so you could add more stock, tomato […]

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Cheesy Bison Quinoa Meatballs in Brown Pan Sauce

These meatballs were a miracle of happenstance. I went to look for my standard oatmeal and realized there was none in the pantry. I was rummaging around for an additional starch filler for my meatballs and stumbled across my Quinoa (pronounced ‘keen-wah’). If you’re anything like the three guests at my table that night, you’re […]

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Roasted Butternut Squash Seeds

Yesterday, before I made my Honey Bourbon Butternut Squash Soup, I saw Amy’s post on She Wears Many Hats for Toasted Pumpkin Seeds. As soon as I saw those yummy squash seeds I was reminded that I needed to save them and cook them up for a little snack. The seeds are one of the […]

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Turkey Meatballs with Roasted Squash Pasta

You know me, I love my Italian comfort food and this pasta and meatballs really fits the bill. The turkey is tender and delicious and the kick of the jalapeno and spices really wakes up your taste buds. These meatballs are even better the next day, so if you’re short on time you can make […]

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End of Summer Market Soup

The last day of Summer is here and now is the time to enjoy all of the late Summer veggies available at the Farmers Market. This past Saturday I visited my local market and loaded up on all my favorites to make this balanced, hearty and healthy soup. This recipe also freezes very well, so […]

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    On this site I share my bottomless passion for good food, big adventures and green spaces. You can learn more about my wellness programming, cooking and gardening classes and Ayurvedic offerings here.

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