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: 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 [...]