Nutrient-dense meals are always on my radar, especially ones that come together in under 30 minutes and this one is particularly cozy. I was initially inspired by the earthy flavors of winter vegetables that contrast with the bright acidity and sweetness of oranges. It’s just a perk that also happens to be packed with seasonal goodies that balance out the winter blues.Read More
I’ve recently been playing with feminine and floral flavor pairings, and this Strawberry Rose Adaptogen smoothie came out of my experiments. Strawberry and rose create a delicate balance of floral, sweet and tart while also packing a heavy dose of healing benefits with collagen, adaptogens, and honey.Read More
The spotlight for this frittata is shone on carminative herbs used to aid in the digestion and relief from what my family calls The Holiday Heavies (aka, the feeling of being “so full you couldn’t possibly eat ever again”). The featured herbs are dill, parsley, cilantro and a bit of turmeric to settle down any residual intestinal inflammation.Read More
I usually don’t play favorites, but sorghum is currently my choice grain. Sorghum, paired with hearty kale and zippy pomegranate creates a winter salad with a tropical feel that is actually appropriate for a full meal, not just a side or snack.Read More
Beneficial gut bacteria can be supported by adding probiotic-rich foods into our diets. Examples of this are cultured yogurts, kimchi, kombucha, miso and other fermented foods, including this vegan cultured cashew yogurt with cinnamon, pear compote! Letting the yogurt, which is as easy as a smoothie, ferment for 12-24 hours gives it a delicious tang and lots of belly beneficial bacteria.Read More
All seasons come with attached memories and emotions from years before, but for many of us, Autumn is especially magical. It is following mother nature’s recommendation of letting go, accepting change and settling in. The transition calls for sweaters, corn mazes, stacks of new books and, of course, soups.Read More
I don’t always eat bread, but when I do it’s this gluten free zucchini bread that is, quite possibly, a meal in itself. This dish is the never-fail solution to both my immediate hunger and lack of “salad fresh” goodies. When compared to it’s more dessert like cousin, (looking at you banana bread) it’s savory and filling enough to be allowed for breakfast.Read More
I’ve perfected this specific smoothie bowl over the last few days, it’s the best combination of quick and filling and provides me with a long lasting source of clean energy. I like to layer the bowl (or smoothie if I’m on the go) to give it some depth and diversity but the ingredients can just as easily be thrown in all at once for those on a super time crunch. I’ve done it and it’s still just as tasty.