Three-Bean Chili

Three-Bean Chili

Deliciously smoky and spicy, this is the perfect bowl of comfort for a cold, winter night. My secret ingredient is the cacao. This superfood brings a sweet depth and balances out the spice just right. Plus it adds a good dose of powerful antioxidants. Who says chocolate must be saved for dessert? You can opt [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Crisp Avocado Salad with Carrot-Ginger Dressing

Crisp Avocado Salad with Carrot-Ginger Dressing

Clean. Cleansing. Refreshing. The exact kind of salad for this time of year. One of my favorite places to get sushi will always be Blue Ribbon Sushi in NYC. I used to go there weekly and now I have to wait for my visits. They have the best simple house salad that I have ever [...]

Cranberry Pecan Muffins

Cranberry Pecan Muffins

Let's be honest, I am not usually one to grab the muffin at a breakfast table, but this is a muffin to feel good about eating. I made these with spelt flour, which is the easiest wheat to digest, chia seeds for added omega-3's and fiber, heart-healthy local Texas pecans...and they are bursting with flavor from [...]

Roasted Veggie Pasta Bake

Roasted Veggie Pasta Bake

The perfect dish to make if you're looking to feed a group, or just in need of having leftovers around for your week. I bake it off once and it lasts for a couple of days, reheating nicely as needed. It's filling and flavorful and very forgiving. You can use any vegetables of your choice- [...]

Winter Salad: Purple kale, pomegranate, pears + kumquats

Winter Salad: Purple kale, pomegranate, pears + kumquats

Some of my favorite seasonal ingredients were thrown into this salad. I picked up most of the produce from the farmers market this past Saturday and decided to toss it all together with a maple-sweetened dressing. Matchstick pears, pomegranate seeds, kumquats and purple kale. The directions below are a bit estimated, as I am not [...]