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Thanksgiving

November 26, 2015

For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, for love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson We usually have Thanksgiving at my parents house, but this year sisters went out of town with their families so we invited my parents over to our house for a relaxed evening. Instead of cooking, I took the day off and ordered Thanksgiving meal boxes from SunCafe. Each box is organic,…

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Fall Quinoa Bowl

November 20, 2015

Get all the flavors of fall in this healthy bowl of deliciousness! It’s full of nutrients and is and easy to make. Best of all, the kids love it!  3 cups butternut squash, chopped (kabocha squash would also work nicely) 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 1 cup uncooked quinoa (or rice) 1½ cups water ⅓ cup dried cranberries ⅓ cup red onion, finely chopped 3 Tbsp. toasted pumpkin seeds ¼ cup sheep’s milk feta (optional) sea salt and freshly ground black pepper Balsamic…

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Savory Sweet Potato & Goat Cheese Egg Skillet

November 15, 2015

As a doula, it’s always nice when you can eat a good meal before attending a birth! When I have time to do so, I like to whip up some sort of egg skillet because it’s an unfussy and satisfying breakfast that keeps me energized. There is no exact recipe I follow – I happened to have these ingredients on hand and the flavor combination turned out to be incredibly delicious, but you can easily swap out red potatoes for sweet potatoes, tomatoes for…

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The Forest Feast Bay Potatoes

November 9, 2015

Today was one of those lazy days when I just wanted to stay in my pajamas and cuddle up with my boys. A mid-afternoon snack was calling so I grabbed one of my favorite cookbooks for inspiration, The Forest Feast, Simple Vegetarian Recipes from my Cabin in the Woods by Erin Gleeson, not only because it’s beautiful – but because it’s filled with short and simple recipes using a handful of ingredients that I usually have at home. Judah flipped around the book until he came…

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The Last Meal Salad

October 15, 2015

In her book, the Sprouted Kitchen Bowl + Spoon, Sara Forte explains why she chose this name for this delicious salad ~ “A last meal is composed of all your favorite things, right? This is a hodgepodge of some of my favorite things. The quality of the ingredients matters most. The avocado needs to be ripe, but not mushy, the leeks sauteed crispy but not oily, and the lettuce fresh and dried well so the dressing lightly coats each leaf.…

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Spiced Chickpea & Veggie Samosas w. Mint Chutney

September 20, 2015

I LOVE samosas but miss them terribly since cutting gluten out of my diet. It must have been my lucky day because I’m scrolling through my Instagram feed and see this genius recipe from @mystiquezen. Instead of deep-frying pastry, she uses rice wrappers and stuffs them with aromatic spiced chickpeas, vegetables, toasted cashews and coconut, and then bakes them to a golden brown. Paired with a date-sweetened mint chutney for dipping, the result is a delicious and satisfying take on an iconic Indian…

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Fire Cider Immune Boosting Natural Remedy

September 10, 2015

With deep roots in folk medicine, this natural remedy has been passed down through the generations. The term Fire Cider was given to this legendary tonic by renowned herbalist, Rosemary Gladstar. Apple cider vinegar is infused with powerful anti-viral, anti-microbial, decongestant, and warming herbs that boost the circulatory and immune systems, stimulate digestion and warms you up on chilly days. It needs to be made in advance and with cold and flu season just around the corner, I made a batch…

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Salad in a Jar

July 30, 2015

Salads in a jar are pretty to look at, but they’re a game changer for anyone who’s pressed for time but wants to eat well and feel good!  I make a few in advance and store them in the fridge to eat throughout the week.  It makes it so much easier when I’m home with the kids or when on-the-go, I simply toss a jar in my bag.  No more missed lunches! To get started, you’ll want to use clean glass wide-mouthed jars…

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Summer Vegetable Tian

June 15, 2015

This gorgeous dish is one of my all-time favorites. It’s so simple, healthy and easy to make, yet incredibly flavorful and delicious. It can be served as a side dish but it also stands on its own. I ran out of potatoes on the evening I prepared and photographed this dish, so I served it over a bed of fluffy basmati rice with a pat of butter, salt, and Herbs de Provence. The key to this recipe is using a good quality olive…

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Strawberry Tabbouleh

May 31, 2015

Everyone’s talking about perfect recipes for spring, and this one from The Sprouted Kitchen: Bowl + Spoon is up there with the best of them. This recipe swaps out tomatoes which are used in traditional tabbouleh for strawberries and it is divine! This has become my go-to dish of the season for picnics and gatherings. Our local farmer’s market has Gaviota strawberries that are incredibly sweet. Freshly chopped mint and parsley play off of them beautifully. Dressed in a combination of…

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