Gluten-free

Dark Green Health Soup

January has been about healthful green soup for me for many years now. This one is my latest version which uses all health-promoting foods and is filling and yummy! I think most of us start feeling pretty tired of heavy holiday foods and start craving something lighter, simpler and, dare I say, healthier!  This soup

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Fall

Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Chickpeas, Lemon and Greens

Depth of flavor with simple ingredients, this is a great recipe for batch cooking because it comes together pretty quickly after the squash is roasted and removed from the shell. The flavors all meld so well and the umami flavors of the olives and sun-dried tomatoes really give it depth.  I urge you to try

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Appetizers

White Bean and Pine Nut Spread

A high protein flavor booster for sandwiches or wraps that can also be used as a dip for your favorite crudite or flatbread. With the holidays coming up, it is nice to have something to serve as a quick appetizer that is also healthy!  This bean spread is so easy and versatile and has lots

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Fall

Yummy Vegan Gravy

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE gravy!  This time of year always reminds me of that.  I like to put it on everything!  But, let’s face it, some of us are trying to eat less meat and don’t always have bones and parts or drippings to use to make good meat gravy. Enter this

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Gluten-free

Purple Rain Cole Slaw

I live in the desert. June is the hottest, driest month of the year. We dream of rain. We cling to the hopes of every single cloud that just so happens to appear – which is rare in June. We all have our little rain dance rituals.  Mine is to create foods that make us

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Desserts

Romantic Dark Chocolate Pots de Creme

Throughout the history of humanity, people have prepared food on special occasions for friends, family and romantic partners as an expression of love. It has been this way for millennium.

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Gluten-free

Goddess Love Soup

I first learned about Love Soup about 7 years ago while just doing an internet search for healthy soups.  I was working as a health and wellness director and I put together a monthly newsletter that included recipes. This soup is adapted from Anna Thomas’ Green Love Soup which is the one that started it

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Cooking Advice

No “Diets” Here

TRADITIONAL EATING Our modern society is swarming with 24-hour convenience stores, fast food drive-throughs or delivery, vending machines and packaged foods. But our ancestors’ diets were built around seasonal, whole foods that took time to procure and to prepare. Although culturally diverse in their recipes, flavors, and ingredients, nearly all traditional diets are centered on

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