DEFINE foods: Amaranth Porridge

DEFINE foods: Amaranth Porridge

A great alternative to oatmeal, amaranth porridge is a warming bowl full of feel-good nutrients. Amaranth is a superfood seed that's vitamin and mineral-rich, and very high in protein. A nutritional-powerhouse, this gluten-free grain has loads of vitamin E and B, calcium, iron and phosphorous. It looks and cooks similar to quinoa but is lighter in texture, [...]

DEFINE foods: Gingered Carrots, Beets & Fig w Miso-Sesame Dressing

DEFINE foods: Gingered Carrots, Beets & Fig w Miso-Sesame Dressing

Ring in the New Year with this new recipe! A fresh, clean start to cooking right. Good-quality, seasonal ingredients make for a perfect dish. Carrots and beets are available locally right now at your farmer’s markets. Combined with fresh fig and a bright pop of pomegranate seeds, this dish has sweet and savory earthiness that makes it grounding as a side-dish [...]

DEFINE foods: Farro Salad w Roasted Grapes & Pomegranate

DEFINE foods: Farro Salad w Roasted Grapes & Pomegranate

Just in time for the Holidays! This is a wonderful side dish for your festive table.  Farro is an ancient strain of hard wheat, but a plant and grain all its own. A grain of farro looks and tastes somewhat like a lighter brown rice and is often confused with spelt. It has a complex, nutty [...]

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 [...]