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Lavender, Rosemary & Orange Cookies

March 31, 2017

Upon returning from a restorative family trip to the Ojai Valley, I was inspired to bake cookies using aromatic Spring herbs and citrus that fill the air this time of year. The buttery undertones and neutral flavor of shortbread to allow the lavender, rosemary and orange to shine through. A simple orange icing really takes this cookie to the next level. Gather Cookies: 1/2 cup of butter 1/4 cup of sugar 1 1/2 cups of flour 1 tsp of vanilla extract a…

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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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Quinoa Pasta w. Asparagus, Spring Peas & Cherry Tomatoes

March 15, 2015

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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Creamy Mushroom Pasta w. Roasted Asparagus & Lemon

February 21, 2015

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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Meyer Lemon Risotto w. Sage

May 23, 2013

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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