Category Recipes

Fresh Strawberry Salsa

Strawberries are sweet and in season now. This is a wonderful, fruit salsa that I made for Delicious TV last year. I made one amendment to it to really make the flavor pop. This is great for the upcoming Memorial weekend and anytime during the summer. You can eat with tortilla chips, use on tacos, or eat by itself as a snack. Please enjoy! ingredients 2 cups of strawberries diced

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Quinoa Cucumber Salad with Cranberry Salsa

This lovely combination came as a result of wanted to make a quick side dish that was cooling (as that day was really hot!). Cucumbers straight out of the fridge are THE BEST thing ever and adding it to this tasty concoction lifted my spirits. Cranberry Salsa Ingredients 5-6 tomatoes (Roma or cluster) 3 garlic cloves 1/2 white onion, medium 2 teaspoons unsweetened, concentrated cranberry juice 1/4 teaspoon cayenne 1/4

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Recipe :: Plantain Kale Hash

Potatoes are not currently part of my vegetable rotation but one morning I wanted a hash of sorts to accompany my breakfast. Many times, I’d use yucca, but wanted to switch it up, plus was short on time. I love plantains and always find a way to have at least one during the week. Hope you enjoy this simple, quick, and delicious recipe as much as I do! Ingredients 1

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Seasonal Eating in April :: Avocados

This is a repost from April 2012 with a new recipe because I live avocados so much! Avocados are like tofu; You can season them to impart the taste of whatever you want and they are great substitutes in recipes. Avocados are one of the healthiest fats you can consume, particularly helpful for belly fat. One friend liked my guacamole so much during the summer of 2006, I got the

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Smoked Pepper Green Beans With Shiitake Mushrooms

1 pound green beans, end stems snapped off 1/2 cup shiitake mushrooms, sliced 2 tsp coconut oil 2 tsp olive oil 1/4 tsp smoked paprika 1/4 tsp garlic granules 1 garlic clove 1/4+ cup water salt to taste, pepper optional Procedures 1. In large skillet, heat up coconut oil on medium. Add green beans and stir. Let cooked for 3 minutes. 2. Add water and cover pot. Cook for 3

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Seasonal Eating in March :: Sunchokes

While sunchokes, also know at the jerusalem artichoke, resemble a hybrid of artichokes and potatoes in taste, they are in fact not related to artichokes. They are related to sunflowers. These are one of my favorite root vegetables, especially since I don’t eat potatoes and I adore the taste of artichokes. For a quick meal, I usually remove skin, slice, and saute in olive oil and garlic until soft. They

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Fresh Pomegranate Rooibos Tea

I can’t have sugar right now but am allowed to have pomegranates. My love of this fruit sparked my curiosity to pair it with my favorite tea from South Africa. Pomegranates are not only high in vitamins C and B, but they also contain potassium, and are high in antioxidants. Enjoy them now as their seasonality is coming to and end and they shall disappear in a week or two!

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6 Delicious and Healthy Side Dishes for the Holidays

Getting back to my chef roots, I wanted to share a slice of comfort with you all. Side dishes are what bring a holiday feast together but sometimes they get redundant and are filled with fat. Here is a round up of some of my favorite healthy holiday dishes to prepare that reserve the extra calories and deliver all the flavor. I’ve also included a new recipe that is sure

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Health Makeover :: A.M. Love Latte Blend

For those who want to avoid or try something different from your morning coffee, this is a perfect alternative. My A.M. Love Matte is easy to make and of course, customizable. ingredients 2 servings 1 cup strongly brewed Chai Tea My chai tea of choice is organic Oregon Chai from Mountain Rose. I make enough to use immediately if I am short on time and let the rest sit overnight

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Seasonal Eating :: July :: Plums + Recipe

Nutrients This sweet and tangy fruit is a good source of Vitamin C (10%), Vitamins A, K, fiber, and potassium. Benefits Studies have show that plums (and the dried version, prunes) increase the absorption of iron, mostly because its Vitamin content. ability of plum and prune to increase absorption of iron. Fruits also have show to be a better source of antioxidant protection against macular degeneration which is a lose

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