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Strawberry-Mango Quinoa Salad w. Honey-Lime Vinaigrette

June 28, 2016

This summer salad is nutritious, light yet satisfying, kid-friendly and bursting with flavor! Mango, strawberries and avocado are tossed with fluffy quinoa, chopped spinach, crumbled goat cheese, pine nuts and dressed in a honey-lime vinaigrette. It’s perfect for lunch or dinner and is a crowd-pleaser at gatherings. Gather Salad 6 cups baby spinach, roughly chopped 1 cup strawberries, hulled and cut into ¼-inch thick slices 1 mango, diced ½ avocado, diced 1½ ounces goat cheese (omit for vegan) 2 tablespoons pine…

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Mediterranean Quinoa Bowl w. Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

May 10, 2016

This bowl is everything! Simple to prepare, light yet satisfying, packed with nutrients and kid-approved! I make extra for a quick and delicious meal in minutes throughout the week. When on-the go, simply layer the ingredients in a jar and toss in your bag. No more missed lunches! Roasting the red peppers is super easy and brings out their natural sweetness. The roasted red peppers that you buy at the market will work, but they really don’t compare to roasting them at home…

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Spinach, Golden Beet & Quinoa Salad w. Maple Cider Vinaigrette

April 5, 2016

School was out for Spring Break and my friend and I were looking for some fun outdoor activities to do with our children. We packed them up in the car and headed to a local farm for a day of fresh air, exploration, play and discovery.  There were several highlights from the day (enjoying a picnic lunch under a shady tree, feeding baby ducklings, wagon rides, watching a mama pig nursing her babes) but one of them was picking our own fresh, seasonal…

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Riced Cauliflower w. Asparagus & Lemon

March 25, 2016

Cauliflower is in regular rotation at our house. It’s versatile and easy to sneak in to my kids food, although when I tell Judah about all of the superfood powers a particular food has, he’s excited to eat it and show me how strong he is! A member of the cruciferous family of vegetables, cauliflower contains an impressive array of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other phytonutrients. It contains a compound that has been shown to kill cancer stem cells, boosts…

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Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Zucchini Noodles

February 20, 2016

While I do enjoy an occasional bowl of pasta, zoodles (or zucchini noodles) leave me feeling energized instead of sluggish. Judah has fun helping me spiralize (with close supervision as the blades are very sharp) and loves telling Benny how good zucchini is for our bodies. Loaded with vitamin C, phytonutrients, and minerals like manganese and potassium, zoodles are a much healthier alternative to pasta. Zoodles are quite versatile – we make them pretty often as the possibilities are endless! The sauce…

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

March 5, 2015

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 Red Pepper Alfredo over Zucchini Noodles

February 8, 2015

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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Jam & Sunflower Thimbles

February 14, 2014

I was feeling ambitious this morning so my husband took the baby for a walk and I baked these cookies from Green Kitchen Stories with my toddler. It was nice to spend some one on one time with him since I’ve been bonding and breastfeeding with baby the past couple of weeks. This recipe is pretty quick and simple and I already had the ingredients on hand. I’ve always loved thumbprint cookies as a kid but they were loaded with refined sugars…

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