Clean Eating

{recipe} 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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{recipe} 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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{recipe} Lemony Zucchini Noodles with Spinach, Cherries & Pine Nuts

June 25, 2014
lemony zucchini noodles

Summer is officially here and for me that means….zucchini! One of my favorite ways to enjoy the bounty of zucchini coming my way is by making zucchini noodles. I love transforming my favorite pasta dishes into light, low-carb spiralized meals that satisfy and delight. What is a spiralizer? A spiralizer is a way to turn zucchini […]

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The Most Delicious Watermelon Gazpacho…EVER!

June 18, 2014
watermelongazpacho

Our supper club theme this month was colors. We each got assigned a color and had to bring  a food to match it. My assigned color was pink/red, so I had to make a pink or red appetizer. At first, I was uninspired. Then I saw the big ole’ watermelon I had just bought staring […]

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{giveaway} Brassicas Cookbook + Smoky Kale Salad with Egg

June 12, 2014
Smoky Kale Salad with Egg 2

I love a good cookbook, especially one unencumbered by meat. For a plant-based eater like myself, there’s nothing better than perusing through a cookbook full of gorgeous dishes that I can actually eat! This is why I’m excited to share a new cookbook with you. Yes, it’s a veggie cookbook, but one that meat eaters […]

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Matcha & Pumpkin Seed Crusted Salmon

May 22, 2014
matcha green tea

Matcha tea is my latest obsession. I love the color and the texture and I’ve been adding it to pretty much everything. Lucky for me, this month’s recipe redux challenge is cooking with tea: Tea cups around the world are bubbling up with bold new flavors: From cardamom chai and sencha green to bubble teas […]

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Travel Eats: My Plate Recap While Eating On The Go

May 19, 2014
clifdventures

I had fun last week traveling to San Francisco to visit the home of Clif bar. They invited a group of dietitians out for their annual “RD Summit” to educate us on their product line and how they run their company. They are a pretty impressive organization to say the least, and I can see […]

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