Zesty Quinoa Bean Salad

Zesty Quinoa Bean Salad

This salad takes Quinoa, a plant based complete protein, and pairs it with protein rich legumes and zesty Lime and Cayenne Pepper to create a tangy dish. Quinoa is one of those perfectly lovely foods created by nature. It has a pleasing texture and takes on the flavors of anything it is paired with. Even […]

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Carrot Coconut Muffins (Gluten Free)

Gluten Free Carrot Coconut Muffins

I’ve recently jumped on the trendy bandwagon (which I try to never do) and am making an attempt at going mostly gluten free. I’m not going to lie, for years it drove me crazy when someone said they were gluten free (except for those with Celiac Disease of course). I just felt like they looked […]

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Blueberry Lemon Poppy Seed Cast Iron Skillet Cake (Gluten Free)

Gluten Free Lemon Blueberry Poppyseed Cake

This April I hosted an Ayurvedic cleanse for my friends and family, with the intent to bring the cleanse to a broader audience this Fall. After two weeks of cleansing it became clear to me that I feel much better off of gluten. I am not as bloated, I don’t feel heavy after meals, my […]

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Simple Fried Rice

Simple Fried Rice

I recently traveled to Bali and have been on an Asian food kick ever since. Bali is one of many islands in Indonesia and, while it does have some original foods, most tend to be based on Chinese and Indian foods that came over to the island with the local people. Fried Rice is called […]

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Herbed Ricotta Baked Eggs

Eggs, Ricotta and Parsley

If you need a simple, quick breakfast dish, this is an easy one. Just chop the herbs, whisk the eggs, place in the oven and “poof!” – breakfast. Serve with a little fruit salad and whole grain toast to round it out and get your day going. Yield: 1 Serving, multiply as needed “ME” indicates […]

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Zucchini Bok Choy Pizzas with Whole Wheat Crust

Whole wheat pizza crust loaded with fresh vegetables and cheese makes for a satisfying snack or meal anytime of year. Pizza is a comfort food in the winter, but isn’t too heavy for a summer appetizer or meal shared with salad. I’ve been making this particular crust for over ten years and it is always […]

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Kale Salad with Pumpkin Ginger Dressing

Kale Salad with Pumpkin Ginger Vinaigrette

Kale has become one of my favorite vegetables over the past year. The health benefits are endless – Kale is high in Calcium, Antioxidants, Iron, Fiber, and Vitamins K, C and A, and is low in calories with anti-inflammatory properties. With all those benefits it is amazing how good it tastes. My food friends and […]

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The Great Vegan Bean Book Review and Tomato White Bean Soup

Tomato and White Bean Soup

One of the great things about being a food writer is meeting other amazing people whose purpose and passion is centered around food. One of the people I’ve been lucky enough to become friends with during my food adventures is Kathy Hester, one of my favorite people in the world of food, blogger at Healthy […]

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Baked Eggplant and Zucchini Parmesan

Eggplant and Zucchini Parmesan

Eggplant and Zucchini have been coming out of my ears (nearly) all Summer long thanks to a luscious and bountiful garden season. Combining the two for a tasty baked Parmesan recipe was the perfect solution to using more of the produce lying around my kitchen. It was a big hit with my friends and I’ll […]

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Cucumber Tomato Salad with Miso Vinaigrette

Tomato Cucumber Salad

Today I pulled up the last of my summer vegetable garden to make way for a Fall planting. As a result I had 32 tomatoes, some Cucumbers and other veggies in need a of a food home. This salad is a perfect use the Cucumbers and Tomatoes and I’ve been making it all Summer. I’ve […]

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