Sweet Baked Beans

Growing up I LOVED baked beans with a hot dog and mac-n-cheese.  Then, I started to clean up my diet and the baked beans, hot dogs and mac-n-cheese had to go… Or did they?? I was able to re-create the baked beans and mac-n-cheese (check that out here) that I loved...

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Kalamata Olive Hummus

Apart from sweets and pop-corn my mom and I have completely different tastes. She loves bitter foods; I detest them. She likes steamed veggies; I don't touch them if they were steamed. Good thing is there is something for everyone's tastes buds! Here's one of her...

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Delicata Bowl

Autumn is my favorite time of the year as we get to enjoy all of the delicious squashes nature gives us. This delicious dish combines Delicata squash, greens and beans for a satisfying bowl of goodness that you will surely go on your “favorites” list. Delicata Bowl...

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Tasty Asparagus and Brown Rice

Asparagus is an amazing spring-time treat. Sauteed with olive oil, salt and pepper or cooked over the grill it’s quick and easy to enjoy. Among other things, Asparagus is great for: * strengthening female hormones * promoting fertility * relieving menstrual pain *...

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Anke’s Lentil Salad

It makes me so happy when others get excited about food as I do. One of my wonderful clients, Anke, emailed me about this Lentil Salad recipe that she created and this is what she had to say when I asked her if I could share it with you: “Of course I’ll share the...

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Quinoa with Chickpeas and Spinach

I wish that I could take credit for this dish because it is Delish! This recipe is one of my favorites from Greens Glorious Greens. It may seem complicated to make at first but once you get it down, you’ll be able to make it in a snap! What’s Smart & Sexy About...

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Energizing Italian Navy Bean Soup

This was actually one of the first recipes I created for an assignment in culinary school and have been enjoying it ever since. It’s easy to make and great to have on hand for a rainy day. What’s Smart & Sexy About This Soup? Kale--Kale is an exceptional source of...

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“Sloppy” Joe’s (Lentil Style)

I found this recipe in Veganomicon, The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook and it so surprisingly tastes just like a Sloppy Joe that you’ll never miss the meat (don’t worry, it’s just as sloppy as the meat-version). Wanting a little more of a kick I added in cayenne and black...

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Quinoa Chili (Vegan)

My family was going to be outside at a @Grace Estate Winery listening to my brother and his friends play music on a particularly chilly Friday evening. It’s the kind of event where you can buy food from the food truck or bring a picnic dinner.  Since I can’t eat...

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Red Lentil Soup with Greens

There isn’t much more comforting on a cold, rainy, dreary day than a bowl of soup. This soup is so satisfying & nourishing.  Its great to make ahead of time & pull out of the fridge or freezer and reheat on the stove.  You’ll instantly feel the warmth running...

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Okra Corn Salad

The first (and last) time I made anything with Okra was when I was in culinary school years ago.  We had to make a 4-course meal for our final and for one of the dishes we made pickled Okra.  I remember it being ok but I never bothered with it since then. Honestly, I...

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