Butternut Squash & Apple Soup

Butternut Squash & Apple Soup

The perfect Fall feel-good soup. Simple enough for a weeknight and elegant enough for your Thanksgiving table. The earthy sage adds a perfectly grounding flavor to the sweet apple and  smooth butternut squash. With a subtle kick from jalapeno, you will feel like kicking up your feet next to a warm fire on a cold night.  [...]

DEFINE foods: Chipotle Black Bean + Sweet Potato Tacos

DEFINE foods: Chipotle Black Bean + Sweet Potato Tacos

Sweet potatoes and black beans are a favorite food combination of mine at this time of year. It's hearty and earthy, healthy and delicious. Throw it in a taco with smokey chile flavor, and you've got yourself a winning dinner. I like to use sprouted corn tortillas, which are made from freshly sprouted 100% organic [...]

DEFINE foods: Miso-Maple Brussels Sprouts & Tofu

DEFINE foods: Miso-Maple Brussels Sprouts & Tofu

A flavorful way to bring Brussels sprouts to your holiday table. There is no better combination than miso and maple at this time of year, especially when browning up brussels! Slicing them thin lends a quicker cook time and a crisper bite. If you’re not a big tofu-lover, feel free to omit. This dish is also [...]

Ginger Soba Noodles

Ginger Soba Noodles

This dish came together nicely and felt oh so good finishing a weeknight with a warm bowl full of healing Asian properties. Ginger aids in digestion, reduces pain-causing inflammation in the body, and also has antimicrobial and antiviral properties that kill germs. I use it often in dishes and always end the night with a cup of ginger tea. Shiitake [...]

Roasted Shallot & Muscadine Grape Quinoa Salad

Roasted Shallot & Muscadine Grape Quinoa Salad

I came across Muscadine grapes at the farmer's market a few weeks ago and was intrigued, as I had never seen or tasted before. I learned that they are native to states south of the Mason-Dixon Line and as far west as Texas and have valuable antioxidants and fiber. They are definitely different from your typical table [...]

Tomato & Broccolini Whole Grain Spaghetti

Tomato & Broccolini Whole Grain Spaghetti

Farm fresh and quick to pull together, this meal is perfect for a weeknight. Local tomatoes are so bright and flavorful right now, the simplest preparation is all you need. I prefer whole grain brown rice pasta over the norm because it's easier to digest, as it's free of wheat, dairy, and gluten. I recommend [...]

Summer Veggie Farro Salad

Summer Veggie Farro Salad

This is a great summer stir-fry that is quick to throw together. You can really use any vegetables or grain that you have on hand. I liked using farro in this dish. Farro is an ancient grain, like quinoa, and is a great source of protein, fiber and iron. It's hearty and filling, without weighing [...]

Quinoa Ratatouille

Quinoa Ratatouille

Ratatouille is a vegetable dish that comes from the south of France and can be served as a side dish or as a main over rice, pasta, or other grain. Tomatoes are the key ingredient, but also includes other nightshades like eggplant, bell peppers as well as onions and lots of fresh herbs (traditionally Herbs de [...]

Hemp Cacao Fig Parfaits

Hemp Cacao Fig Parfaits

Figs have been perfectly ripe at the farmer's markets lately that I've been finding ways to sneak them in at every meal. I've been creating, serving and eating them so  fast I have not been able to keep up with my posts. Here's one dessert that I pulled together while my sister was in town [...]

Black Beans & Brown Rice

Black Beans & Brown Rice

An updated version of black beans and rice...my fresh, feel-good and grounding take is perfect for your weeknight dinner. My secret ingredient is the cinnamon stick, as it brings out a wonderful flavor in the beans! Serve this satisfying dish as a main with a salad, or as a side like my husband loves it, with [...]