Smoky Tempeh with Quinoa and Snap Peas

September 12, 2014
Smoky Tempeh with Quinoa

I love cooking with tempeh. It’s such a delicious and healthy way to add texture to a dish and it’s very filling and satisfying. Soy food sometimes get a bad rep in natural health circles. I get it, there’s a lot of debate regarding whether soy is safe to eat. I tend to lean toward […]

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{recipe redux} Raw Wild Blueberry Snack Balls

August 22, 2014
Raw Wild Blueberry Snack Balls

I spent a few days in Bar Harbor Maine last week to learn about wild blueberries. The trip was sponsored by the Wild Blueberry Association of North America. It was a great time! I caught up with some fun RD colleagues, saw some beautiful parts of Maine, and of course learned a ton about wild blueberries. […]

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Bloody Mary, Skinny Juices Style

August 20, 2014
skinny bloody mary

I was asked by Williams-Sonoma to share my personal spin on the iconic Bloody Mary using freshly juiced tomatoes. Since my book has been out I’ve been answering a lot of questions about juicing, so I thought I would also share a few tips on juicing and juicers. The very first thing I want to […]

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Chia and Oatmeal Breakfast Bowl with Cherries

August 7, 2014
Chia Oatmeal bowl with cherries

Disclosure: By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Quaker Oats and National Dairy Council. I am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time. For this post I’m entering a recipe redux challenge sponsored by the National Dairy Council and Quaker Oats to combine the nutritional and […]

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{healthy cocktail} Citrus, Mint & Kiwi Bubbly

July 22, 2014
citrus mint and kiwi bubbly

I spent a few days last week in California, courtesy of Sunkist, to visit a citrus grove and learn about using citrus to lower salt content when cooking. Whenever I visit California I wonder why I don’t live there. It’s so gorgeous. One of the highlights of my trip was meeting and learning from Matthew Biancaniello of […]

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Green Salad With Warm Cranberry Dressing

July 18, 2014
Mixed Greens salad with warm cranberry dressing

It’s been a long time since I’ve enjoyed a warm salad dressing. Probably because the warm dressing recipes I come across usually involve bacon. That’s why I was intrigued by this warm dressing that replaces the bacon with something more nutritious, more delicious and more beautiful….dried cranberries! If you like cranberries you will love this […]

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My 8 Top Trader Joe’s Finds

July 10, 2014
trader joe

Trader Joe’s has been creating food especially for me. Well not officially, but that’s how it feels these days. Inspired by this post from The Kitchn, I thought it was high time I shared some favorite finds from my neighborhood TJs. Here goes: The raw, fermented sauerkraut is my most recent find and probably the most […]

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Zucchini Noodles with Cherry Tomatoes & Olives

July 2, 2014
Zucchini noodles with cherry tomatoes and black olives

I think pasta might be making a comeback. I keep seeing recipes everywhere for fun, light, summery dishes using orzo, penne, and spaghetti.I admit I long for the days when I could feast on pasta and not feel like I’m committing  a crime. Is pasta bad for me? Probably not. Can I eat an “appropriate” […]

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