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Summer Vegetable Tian

June 15, 2015
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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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Quinoa Pasta w. Asparagus, Spring Peas & Cherry Tomatoes

March 15, 2015
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This delicious dish is Springtime in a bowl. It’s simple and easy to prepare, light yet satisfying, packed with healthy seasonal vegetables and best of all, kid-approved. Gather 8 ounces quinoa pasta 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 1/2 pounds thin asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 cups cherry tomatoes 1 cup shelled fresh Spring peas 1/2 cup vegetable stock 1 cup grated Parmesan (optional) 2 tablespoons chopped…

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California Citrus Salad w. Quinoa & Toasted Walnuts

March 8, 2015

Mildly sweet oro blanco grapefruit and luscious blood oranges and are paired with peppery arugula, tiny pearls of quinoa, creamy avocado and crunchy walnuts for a simple, healthy and delicious salad. It doesn’t get more “California” than this! Gather 1 cup cooked and cooled quinoa 2 medium blood oranges 1 oro blanco grapefruit 1 avocado 2 cups arugula, washed and dried ¼ cup chopped walnuts, lightly toasted ¼ cup torn mint leaves pinch of sea salt Method Using a sharp knife, slice the ends from the citrus…

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Hamentashen for Purim (Dairy, Gluten & Grain-Free)

March 5, 2015
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Hamantashen is a triangular, filled pastry which is traditionally served on the Jewish festival of Purim and is eagerly awaited by everyone, both young and old. This dough for this paleo recipe is grain, gluten and dairy-free. The fillings can be mixed and matched. Prune butter and poppy seed are traditional but any kind of jam or preserves can be used. Gather 1  cup coconut flour 1/2 cup almond flour 2 teaspoon aluminum-free baking soda 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 cup…

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Creamy Mushroom Pasta w. Roasted Asparagus & Lemon

February 21, 2015
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This vegan and gluten-free (optional) pasta is creamy, delicious and easy to prepare. It’s also super healthy. Asparagus, one of my favorite Spring vegetables is packed with vitamin C, K, folate, fiber and is an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-rich food. Crimini mushrooms are a nutrition powerhouse loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, giving them the potential to ward off disease. Be sure to make extra – the kids gobble it up! Gather 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed and washed 1 cup crimini…

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Coconut Vegetable Curry Over Volcano Rice

February 20, 2015
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This vegan and gluten-free dish has quickly become one of my go-to recipes during the week. It’s quick and easy, loaded with veggies, satisfying, flavorful and since it’s light on the spices, the whole family loves it – including the kiddos. I usually use whatever veggies I have on hand. This time I went with zucchini, red bell peppers, carrots, onions, sugar snap peas, cherry tomatoes and red potatoes, but you could easily do mushrooms, broccoli, cauliflower, green bell pepper, snow…

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Creamy Red Pepper Alfredo over Zoodles

February 8, 2015
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I first tried spiralized noodles at a raw restaurant I managed and more recently at a cozy little Italian restaurant in Ojai. My mind was officially blown. I have been dreaming about them ever since so I bought this awesome spiralizer to make them myself. Packed with vitamin C, phytonutrients, and minerals like manganese and potassium, “zoodles” (zucchini noodles) are a much healthier alternative to pasta and leave you feeling energized instead of sluggish. This recipe is thick and creamy, perfectly “cheesy,” satisfying…

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Pumpkin Ginger Cake

November 10, 2014
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The sweet earthiness of pumpkin paired with warming ginger in this seasonal cake adapted from FOLK magazine is simply divine. Oh and that frosting…. CAKE Gather 3 cups coconut sugar 1 teaspoon nutmeg 1 cup coconut oil 1 teaspoon ground cloves 4 eggs 3-1/2 cups coconut flour 2/3 cup water 2 teaspoons baking soda 15 oz. pumpkin puree 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 2 teaspoon ground ginger 1-1/2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon allspice SPICED FROSTING 3 cups powdered sugar 1…

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Caramelized Fennel & Fig Pizza

June 21, 2014
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Anya Kassoff’s The Vibrant Table is a feast for the senses. From small sides to savory meals and sweet indulgences, each nourishing recipe tells a story of a balanced and well-fed lifestyle, centered around the family table. A chapter dedicated to cooking with kids is full of tips and recipes for raising adventurous eaters. This is the first recipe I made from this beautiful book. Sweet luscious figs and anise-scented fennel have a phenomenal affinity for one another. Delicious! Makes 2 medium pizzas Gather…

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Celeriac Chickpea Stew w. Slow Roasted Tomatoes

June 7, 2014
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Sweet slow-roasted tomatoes offset the chile-spiced chickpeas in this simple but flavorful dish. Celeriac (celery root) is a versatile vegetable that adds flavor and nourishment to this dish which can be enjoyed as a dish or its own meal. Gather For the slow-roasted tomatoes ~ 1/4 cup olive oil 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1/2 tablespoon coconut sugar 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 4 garlic cloves, minced Leaves of several fresh thyme sprigs 1 pound cherry tomatoes, preferably on the vine Freshly ground…

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