Lemon Olive Oil Cake with Strawberries & Cream

Lemon Olive Oil Cake with Strawberries & Cream

A great light cake to feel good about eating. This is a fresh take on a previous winter version of this recipe. Serve with sliced strawberries or other in-season fruit of your choice. There are a few components to build your plate and serve, but the cake itself comes together in 45 minutes and also [...]

Spring Festive Salad

Spring Festive Salad

Just in time for Easter dinner this afternoon, I pulled together this salad to bring to my in-law's. Quick and easy, with  only a few fresh ingredients you can do this too. Colorful and festive, this is the perfect side salad to accompany any meal this season.  Spring Festive Salad {Yield: 6} 1 bag of [...]

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: 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 [...]

DEFINE foods: Fall for Persimmons

DEFINE foods: Fall for Persimmons

Fall produce has officially started to make appearances at the local farmer's markets. I have been doing quite a bit of recipe testing for the upcoming launch of DEFINE foods.  Persimmons, sweet potatoes, acorn squash and pumpkin..here is a little taste of what is to come! Check out this exclusive recipe for my Persimmon Tea [...]

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 [...]