Mindful Eating (ME)

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  • Ice Cream

    (Almost) Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream (ME)

    Posted on Jan 23rd, 2012

    This Ice Cream, with no cream or sugar added, is AMAZING. Seriously. You will not believe how close to the real deal this creamy dream is. You can…

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    Apple Brussels Sprouts Slaw

    Apple Brussels Sprout Slaw (ME)

    Posted on Apr 30th, 2013

    I've been on a bit of a slaw kick lately, and I've been experimenting with various cruciferous veggies. A couple of weeks ago I made a Sweet and…

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    August Harvest Salad

    August Harvest Salad (ME)

    Posted on Aug 30th, 2011

    This time of the summer you'll find a plethora of tomatoes and peppers in your garden and at the farmers market. Those fresh veggies combined with…

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    Succotash

    Black Eyed Succotash (ME)

    Posted on Dec 2nd, 2011

    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…

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    Freshly Raosted Carrots in a Blood Orange Brown Sugar Glaze

    Blood Orange Roasted Carrots (ME)

    Posted on Mar 22nd, 2011

    These carrots are scrumptious and sweet, and contain one of my favorite fruit juices, freshly squeezed blood orange. Blood Oranges are a tangy, tasty…

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    Gluten Free Carrot Coconut Muffins

    Carrot Coconut Muffins (Gluten Free)

    Posted on May 9th, 2014

    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,…

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    Bison Quinoa Meatballs

    Cheesy Bison Quinoa Meatballs in Brown Pan Sauce (ME)

    Posted on Oct 14th, 2011

    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…

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    Bison Quinoa Meatballs

    Cheesy Bison Quinoa Meatballs with Spaghetti Squash Pasta (as seen in Kentucky Monthly)

    Posted on Apr 25th, 2012

    This recipe is featured in the May 2012 edition of Kentucky Monthly magazine and was the winner of the recipe contest for the category of Local Fare…

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    Chive Blossom Eggs

    Chive Blossom Eggs (ME)

    Posted on May 13th, 2011

    This is a seasonal variation on the Simple Two Egg Scramble I posted previously. This time of year, my chives start to blossom. The blooms need to be…

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    asparagus-salad

    Cold Asparagus Salad (ME)

    Posted on Sep 16th, 2011

    This little salad is crisp, tangy and the perfect accompaniment to a heavier dinner when you're too tired of lettuce and spinach salads. The…

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    Cornmeal Crusted Black Bean Cakes

    Cornmeal Crusted Black Bean Cakes (ME)

    Posted on May 26th, 2011

    I first made these black bean cakes during my law school years, and hadn't made them in so long I couldn't remember the specifics. Many a legal…

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    Tomato Cucumber Salad

    Cucumber Tomato Salad with Miso Vinaigrette (ME)

    Posted on Sep 8th, 2013

    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…

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    Roasted Potato Salad

    Dill Roasted Potato Salad (ME)

    Posted on Jun 26th, 2011

    Potato salad is a Southern staple in the Summer for picnics and BBQs. And who doesn't love a good dill pickle as part of their Summer feast? Dill is,…

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    Edamame, Corn and Bok Choy Salad (ME)

    Posted on Jun 11th, 2013

    If you haven't had Edamame or Bok Choy you're missing out on some tasty, Asian inspired eats. Edamame are young, green soybeans and Bok Choy is a…

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    Market Soup

    End of Summer Market Soup (ME)

    Posted on Sep 22nd, 2011

    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…

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    Berry Herb Salad

    Fresh Herb and Berry Salad (ME)

    Posted on Jul 20th, 2011

    This tangy, spicy salad is not for the faint of heart. You must truly love fresh herbs to enjoy the complex flavors that will dance across your…

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    Kabobs

    Garlic Grilled Vegetable Skewers (ME)

    Posted on Jul 8th, 2011

    These skewers are simple, easy and, if allowed marinate for the day, filled with extra kick and flavor. If you don't have access to an outdoor grill…

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    Garlic Roasted Cauliflower Soup

    Garlic Roasted Cauliflower Soup (ME)

    Posted on Feb 17th, 2012

    Nothing is as comforting in the cool winter months as a steaming bowl of soup filled with your favorite veggies. This garlicky burst of cauliflower…

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    Garlic Sage Pork

    Garlic Sage Grilled Pork Tenderloin (ME)

    Posted on Sep 1st, 2011

    The key to this tasty pork is picking a great piece of meat and allowing it to marinate for at least 24 hours. Once those two criteria are met you'll…

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    Sauteed Spinach

    Garlic Sautéed Spinach (ME)

    Posted on Jan 25th, 2012

    Sometimes the simplest foods are the best, and this sautéed spinach is no exception. A little garlic, olive oil and lemon can make a lovely green a…

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    Garlic Spinach and Roasted Garbanzo Beans

    Garlic Sautéed Spinach with Roasted Garbanzo Beans (ME)

    Posted on Dec 26th, 2012

    The textures of soft spinach and chewy, roasted garbanzo beans come together perfectly in this simple dish. This is a quick side to cook and share…

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    Spaghetti Squash Pasta

    Garlicky Whole Grain Spaghetti Squash Pasta (ME)

    Posted on Nov 1st, 2011

    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…

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    Healing Superfood Soup

    Healing Superfood Soup to Speed Recovery from a Common Cold

    Posted on Feb 4th, 2013

    In the cold of winter it is quite common to catch a little sniffle or two. However, eating the right foods can help boost immunity, lead you down a…

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    Salad 2

    Hearty Salads (ME)

    Posted on Mar 11th, 2011

    I'm always looking for new ways to add more veggies and fruits into my diet and these simple, hearty salads make it easy. To the extent you can find…

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    Heirloom Bean Salad

    Heirloom Bean Salad (ME)

    Posted on Jun 23rd, 2011

    I am fascinated with heirloom seeds and vegetables. There are so many vast and unique varieties just waiting to be loved and tasted. In particular,…

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    Eggs, Ricotta and Parsley

    Herbed Ricotta Baked Eggs (ME)

    Posted on Apr 9th, 2014

    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.…

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    Hot, honey coated sweet potato fries.

    Honey Baked Sweet Potato Fries (ME)

    Posted on Apr 22nd, 2011

    Sweet Potatoes are a Southern staple to be sure. And nothing is as quick and easy as some baked sweet potato fries. I jazz these up with a little…

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    Honey Roasted Pear Salad with Goat Cheese

    Honey Roasted Pear Salad with Goat Cheese (ME)

    Posted on Mar 30th, 2011

    If you love roasted pears, goat cheese, or both this salad is divine! It takes minimal time to prepare and tastes like something out of a gourmet…

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    Turkey Burger

    Juicy Turkey Burgers (ME)

    Posted on Apr 27th, 2012

    These burgers are quick and easy to make, but add a major punch of tasty flavor to any meal. I cooked these burgers in Coconut Oil, which was a first…

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    Kale Salad with Pumpkin Ginger Vinaigrette

    Kale Salad with Pumpkin Ginger Dressing (ME)

    Posted on Oct 26th, 2013

    Kale has become one of my favorite vegetables over the past year. The health benefits are endless - Kale is high in Calcium, Antioxidants, Iron,…

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    Kale and Quinoa

    Kale, Quinoa and Couscous Salad (ME)

    Posted on Dec 28th, 2012

    I am madly in love with Kale. It is true. I just can't help it. I have kept large bags of kale in my refrigerator for months now and I add it to…

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    Kentucky Derby Mint Julep Fruit Salad

    Kentucky Derby Recipes: Mint Julep Fruit Salad (ME)

    Posted on May 4th, 2013

    Being a Louisville native, I absolutely love and adore the first Saturday in May, The Kentucky Derby. This year the weather happens to be a little…

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    Steamy braised kale fresh out of the oven.

    Kristen’s Braised Kale (ME)

    Posted on Apr 20th, 2011

    Last night I was at my dear friend Kristen's house and she made this amazing Kale! She often downplays her cooking abilities, but everything I've had…

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    Sun Tea

    Lavender Mint Sun Tea (ME)

    Posted on Jul 21st, 2011

    In the South, we love our sun tea. And while it takes some time and patience, there isn't much more to do when it is hot and sweltering in the wet…

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    Miso Roasted Sweet Potatoes

    Lemon Miso Roasted Sweet Potatoes (ME)

    Posted on Jul 28th, 2013

    I love dishes that are simply brilliant. Short prep time and a dish you can walk away from in the oven are two great factors. Take that and combine…

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    Lemony Waldorf Salad 1

    Lemony Waldorf Salad (ME)

    Posted on Feb 23rd, 2012

    This Waldorf Salad is healthier than your standard version with Lemon and Greek Yogurt in place of the heavy mayonnaise of traditional versions…

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    Groceries

    Mindful Eating Shopping List

    Posted on Jan 16th, 2012

    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…

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    Veggies and Fruit

    One Month of Mindful Eating

    Posted on Jan 12th, 2012

    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…

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    Peach, Avocado, Bok Choy Salad

    Peach, Avocado and Bok Choy Salad (ME)

    Posted on Aug 8th, 2013

    Bok Choy is one of my new favorite vegetables this year, and I always ensure to keep it stocked in my fridge. I do prefer Bok Choy fresh and crisp in…

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    Squash Seeds 2

    Roasted Butternut Squash Seeds (ME)

    Posted on Oct 11th, 2011

    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…

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    gazpacho

    Roasted Garlic Gazpacho (ME)

    Posted on Jul 13th, 2011

    Gazpacho is a traditional Spanish dish of cold cucumber and tomato soup. It is tasty and simple and perfect for a steamy summer day. I make my…

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    Langostino and Greens

    Seafood Tossed Brussels and Kale (ME)

    Posted on Jan 16th, 2012

    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…

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    Almond Butter

    Simple Almond Butter (ME)

    Posted on Mar 8th, 2011

    It is surprising how simple it is to make almond (and other nut) butter at home. The below recipe is for a small batch of almond butter, and you can…

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    Simple Berry Parfait

    Simple Berry Parfait (ME)

    Posted on Jul 27th, 2011

    This is a super simple dessert that makes great use of fresh summer berries. No cooking and minimal preparation are ideal in the hot summer months.…

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    Simple Fried Rice

    Simple Fried Rice (ME)

    Posted on Apr 15th, 2014

    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…

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    Spring Green Salad

    Simple Spring Green Salad (ME)

    Posted on Apr 29th, 2012

    Spring has sprung and is mostly gone, at least for those of us in the South. The heat came early this year, beaming down in wonderful rays of…

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    Avocado Tomato

    Simple Tomato and Avocado Salad (ME)

    Posted on May 27th, 2011

    It is Memorial Day weekend which means BBQs with tasty meats, baked beans, corn on the cob and assortments of fresh salads. This little salad is…

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    Tasty Two Egg Scramble with honey wheat toast and fruit.

    Simple Two Egg Scramble (ME)

    Posted on Apr 7th, 2011

    I am a big fan of savory foods in the morning. I love a few bites of sweet added into the mix, but savory and salty satisfies my palate in the…

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    Strawberry Balsamic Chicken

    Strawberry Balsamic Chicken with Late Spring Vegetables (ME)

    Posted on Jun 1st, 2012

    The bright flavors of late Spring combine in this simple chicken dish to light up your palate. It is so good you may want to sing a song or dance a…

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    Sweet and Spicy Broccoli Slaw_edited-1

    Sweet and Spicy Broccoli Slaw (ME)

    Posted on Apr 12th, 2013

    My dear friend Joyce from Friends Drift Inn gave me a jar of Bread and Butter Pickles. She is the canning Queen and anything she gives you in a Ball…

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    Sweet Corn Salsa

    Sweet Corn Salsa (ME)

    Posted on May 26th, 2011

    I've been on a southwestern food kick lately, particularly anything to do with corn cakes, black beans, avocado and salsa. I was recently having some…

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    Sweet Potato

    Sweet Potato Hash (ME)

    Posted on Jan 22nd, 2012

    Sweet Potatoes are one of my favorite Southern staples. The sweet, melt in your mouth texture is heaven on plate. It is just an added bonus that…

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    meatloaf

    Tangy Bison Meatloaf (ME)

    Posted on Aug 27th, 2011

    I'm currently visiting my boyfriend in coastal Virginia and Hurricane Irene is headed this way tonight. The wind and rain has already started to rip…

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    Caprese Stack Salad

    Tomato Basil Salad (Caprese) 4 Ways (ME)

    Posted on Aug 2nd, 2011

    Sometimes I take the basics for granted. For the past month I've been reveling in the sheer joy of fresh tomatoes and basil from my garden. I've made…

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    Trail MIx Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

    Trail Mix Chocolate Oatmeal Energy Cookies (ME)

    Posted on Apr 25th, 2013

    Ever thought to yourself, It would be so awesome right now to be eating a homemade cookie on this hike instead of trail mix and power bars? Well, if…

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    Turkey Meatballs

    Turkey Meatballs with Roasted Squash Pasta (ME)

    Posted on Oct 5th, 2011

    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…

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    Vignole

    Vignole – Italian Spring Vegetable Soup (ME)

    Posted on May 20th, 2013

    Vignole, loosely translated, means a "celebration of spring" and this lovely light and savory soup is just that. Filled with young, tender, green…

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    Wake Me Up Eggs

    Wake Me Up Eggs (ME)

    Posted on Aug 15th, 2011

    Some mornings you need a little kick to get you going. These spicy little devils will invigorate your body and mind, as well as your metabolism. For…

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    Whole Grain Spaghetti

    Whole Grain Chili with Bittersweet Chocolate (ME)

    Posted on Oct 30th, 2011

    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…

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    Wilted Beet Green Salad

    Wilted Beet Green Salad (ME)

    Posted on Jun 4th, 2012

    Growing up I often ate dinners of warm spinach salads my step father would cook in his cast iron skillet with salty bacon and a few eggs. It became…

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    Zesty Quinoa Bean Salad

    Zesty Quinoa Bean Salad (ME)

    Posted on May 21st, 2014

    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…

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    Zucchini Bok Choy Pizzas with Whole Wheat Crust (ME)

    Posted on Feb 10th, 2014

    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…

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    Zucchini Pie 2

    Zucchini Spinach Pie (ME)

    Posted on Jan 17th, 2012

    I've been making this simple dish for years and I recently revamped it. It had been a while since I made it and when I had my first bite this…

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