Pumpkin Chocolate Crumb Cake

Pumpkin Chocolate Crumb Cake

Whether for breakfast, afternoon snack or dessert, this cake is sure to please. Fall flavors, dairy-free and decadent, this is one bite you and your family can feel good about indulging in. Perfect for this time of year. Happy Thanksgiving.  Pumpkin Chocolate Crumble {Yield: 1 single layer 9-inch cake} For the topping: 1 cup walnuts [...]

DEFINE foods: Cooling Ayurvedic Foods + a recipe

DEFINE foods: Cooling Ayurvedic Foods + a recipe

Feeling irritable and over-heated? In August at the DEFINE foods kitchen we discussed how to eat to balance our energies, an Ayurvedic approach to complete health and wellbeing. Ayurveda is an ancient system of natural health that originated in India and is one of the oldest documented sciences. A healthy digestive system is at the [...]

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 [...]