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Food/Nutrition

4 Reasons to Eat Locally and Seasonally

Do you feel like eating healthy is too expensive?  I’m here to tell you that it’s NOT…at least if you do it right!   One of the ways you can eat fresh organic produce and still save a ton of money is to buy produce that’s local and in season! Here are my top 4…

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White Bean and Avocado Salad

white bean and avocado salad

Ingredients: 2 cans organic, low sodium cannellini or other white beans, drained and rinsed 2 avocados diced 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halved 2 stalks celery, chopped 1-2 scallions (green onions), sliced into rounds 1 cucumber, diced 1/4 cups chopped parsley *When possible, try to use organic produce. For vinaigrette 3-4 TBSP red wine…

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Food Science vs. Mother Nature…who wins?

Potato lovers, REJOICE! I came across this article the other day by JJ Virgin called The Top Five Reasons to Start Eating Potatoes Again and I had to chuckle.     Her article not only made potato lovers across the world like myself jump with joy, but it inadvertently shed light on something that I feel…

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Chunky Avocado Salad with Dill

Ingredients: Flesh of 2 ripe avocados, cut into large chunks 1 large tomato, cored and cut into chunks 1 medium cucumber, peeled and cut into 1/4 inch rounds 1 14 oz can of hearts of palm, drained and cut into 1/2 in. thick rounds 1/4 c. toasted sunflower seeds or walnuts Juice of 1 lemon…

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Charred Lemon-Broiled Sole

Ingredients: 1 pound from sole fillets Extra-virgin olive oil 2 pinches sea salt Fresh ground pepper to taste 4-6 sprigs fresh thyme 1 lemon, thinly sliced Directions: Preheat broiler in your oven. Line a large baking dish with parchment paper. Drizzle each fillet with a bit of olive oil and then lay them on the…

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Blueberry Quinoa Cereal

Ingredients: 1 c. quinoa, rinsed well 1 c. unsweetened almond milk 1/4 c. unsweetened coconut milk 2/3 c. fresh blueberries Coconut yogurt or coconut milk cream to taste (optional) Stevia, monkfruit, or coconut palm sugar to taste (optional) Directions: In a saucepan, combine the quinoa, almond milk, coconut milk and blueberries.  Bring the mixture to…

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Dreamy Blueberry Smoothie

Ingredients:  1 1/2 cups water or nut milk 1/2 cup frozen blueberries 1 soft Medjool date, pit removed 2 TBSP almond butter 1 TBSP chia gel (recipe below) 1 TBSP shredded unsweetened coconut To make chia gel: 3 TBSP chia seeds 1 3/4 cups water Mix chia and water in a small bowl or cup…

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Brown Rice Tortilla Chips

Ingredients 1 brown rice tortilla (I like to use Engine 2 Plant Strong.) 1 tsp coconut oil, melted Sea salt to taste Directions Pre-heat oven to 350. Pour the coconut oil onto the tortilla and gently rub it in with your fingers to coat one side of the the tortilla.   Cut the tortilla into 8…

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