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Madagascar Pink Rice w. Roasted Squash, Apples, Onion & Green Peas

January 16, 2015
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I’m a big fan of meals in a bowl and you really can’t go wrong with this dish adapted from Choosing Raw. It’s delicious, simple to prepare and the kids love it. Grown from a single seed, Madagascar Pink Rice amazed with its abundant growth and satisfying, subtly sweet flavor. Elusively aromatic of cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg, this soft supple rice is also nutritionally dense, milled to retain most of the wholesome bran layer. In the Lake Alaotra region, where…

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Hummus-Crusted Cauliflower Steaks

October 23, 2013
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Simple, healthy, delicious side dish from Susan Voisin’s FatFree Vegan Kitchen blog. Gather 1 large head cauliflower (you will use only half) Sea salt and pepper 2/3 cup hummus Fresh rosemary Method Preheat oven to 400°F. Wash the cauliflower and trim off all the leaves and the bottom of the stem. Place it stem-down on your cutting board. Cut it in half straight down through the middle. Take each half and make another parallel cut so that you have four…

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Quinoa & Cauliflower Cakes w. Ramps

October 21, 2013
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Simple, healthy, whole food is anything but ordinary in Vegetarian Everyday by David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl. The creators of the Green Kitchen Stories blog are known for their creative flavor combinations, gorgeous styling, and colorful photography. This is one of our family’s favorite recipes from the vibrant cookbook. The cakes can be served warm or enjoyed cold the next day. Gather 1 cup quinoa 1 2/3 cup cauliflower florets, from one medium head of cauliflower 6-8 ramps (or wild leeks), cleaned and coarsely chopped*…

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Mushroom Poblano Tart in a Cornmeal Crust

October 14, 2013
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Inspired by a polenta cornmeal crust from the book Ancient Grains for Modern Meals by Maria Speck and a mushroom poblano filling featured in Bon Appétit, this easy-to-prepare tart is perfectly delicious any time of day. Cornmeal, poblano chile peppers and crimini mushrooms make a divine flavor combination—and if you’d like, you can roast the poblanos first to give them extra depth. Gather Crust 1 cup vegetable broth 1 cup filtered water 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 3/4 cup polenta or corn grits…

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Healing Ayurvedic Kitchari

September 26, 2013
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Kitchari is a traditional one-pot Ayurvedic dish that’s known to gently detoxify and balance the body. Abundant in protein, chock full of health benefits, easy to digest, inexpensive and easy to make, this has become a staple dish in our home. Calming, warming and soothing, it’s wonderful when recuperating from an illness or any great physical or emotional stress, such as childbirth, surgery, or extensive travel. There are different variations for this recipe, but this is the one I typically make for our…

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Pomegranate-Glazed Portobello Steaks Over Lemony Spinach

July 23, 2013
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In Superfood Kitchen by Julie Morris, beautiful dishes are entirely composed of plant-based, nutrient-dense, and whole foods that energize, nourish, and taste delicious. Delightfully written and gorgeously illustrated, this book is coffee-table worthy and the information presented about superfoods is invaluable for anyone who wants to nourish their bodies for optimal health and vitality. Our family has quite a few favorites in this book, with Pomegranate-Glazed Portobello Steaks Over Lemony Spinach ranking very high. “The pomegranate’s complex sweet-acidic dichotomy complements the earthy meatiness of…

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Chickpea, Tomato & Bread Soup

May 26, 2013
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This delicious recipe from Yotam Ottolenghi’s vegetarian cookbook Plenty is a take on the Tuscan ribollita. Somewhere between a soup and a vegetable stew, it is a warming and filling meal in a bowl after which you don’t need much… maybe just a comfy little pillow to rest your head on! Gather  1 large onion, sliced 1 medium fennel bulb, sliced 5 tablespoons olive oil plus more for drizzle over finished soup 1 large carrot, peeled, cut in half lengthways and sliced 3 celery sticks, sliced 1…

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Meyer Lemon Risotto w. Sage

May 23, 2013
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I’m kind of obsessed with the Meyer lemon. Living in Southern California, we are fortunate to have beautiful mature Meyer lemon trees growing right in our back yard. It flowers intermittently throughout the year, but the main season of production is in the spring. The lemon is a medium sized, round fruit that has a gorgeous golden yellow color. The edible skin is shiny, and smooth with small pores. The rind of the Meyer is thin, and the fruit very juicy,…

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Spiced Chickpea & White Bean Smothered Sweet Potato

February 16, 2013
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A slightly spicy chickpea and tomato stew plays off of a bright orange sweet potato in this flavorful recipe. This hearty dish is simple to throw together, packed full of goodness, and is perfect for keeping warm on a chilly night. Gather 2 medium sweet potatoes, preferably rounder 1 tablespoons olive oil 2 medium shallots 1 tablespoon cumin seeds* 2 teaspoons coriander seeds* 2 whole cloves* 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes** 1 tablespoons smoked paprika 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 cup…

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Roasted Acorn Squash Stuffed w. Quinoa, Mushrooms & Herbs

October 2, 2012
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I could go on and on waxing poetic about Autumn. It’s my favorite season… curling up by a toasty fire, taking an evening stroll in the crisp outdoor air, sipping spiced hot drinks, and enjoying the season’s most festive foods like pumpkins, apples, and squash! I had a perfect opportunity to pick up some squash at the Harvest Festival last weekend but you can find it at your local farmer’s market or grocery store. I have made different variations of stuffed acorn…

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