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The Easiest Roasted Vegetables

My first thought, always, when someone says they don't like vegetables is, "but have you had roasted vegetables?" Because there's a difference. And if you've had them or made them, you know. This is not the same. Steamed Brussels sprouts and the crispy, caramelized sprouts that come out of the oven might as well be… Continue reading The Easiest Roasted Vegetables

mashed cauliflower with parsnips
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Dairy-Free Mashed Cauliflower + Parsnips

I never in a million years would have thought mashed cauliflower and parsnips tasted so good. I mean, yeah, I'm a huge veggie lover (obviously), but I gotta admit "mashed cauliflower" isn't exactly tempting... Of all the things you can do with cauliflower - roast it, rice it, pizza-crust it... mashing it has gotta be… Continue reading Dairy-Free Mashed Cauliflower + Parsnips

black bean salsa
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A Salad That’s Also a Dip: Black Bean Salsa Salad

I've said it before and I'll say it again - you know you've got something special when a salad can also be a dip. This black bean salsa salad is EVERYTHING. I threw this mess of deliciousness together before heading to dinner at a friend's house recently and it was such a hit that I… Continue reading A Salad That’s Also a Dip: Black Bean Salsa Salad

kabocha winter squash
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What to do with a Winter Squash in the Summer

You don't see kabocha winter squash very often. You may have never seen or noticed it. Or maybe you have but you had no idea what it was. Kabocha squash isn't as well known as it's more popular relatives butternut and acorn, but I think it's the tastiest. That's why I jumped and bought three when… Continue reading What to do with a Winter Squash in the Summer

spiralized zucchini
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Zucchini Pasta with Avocado Pesto + The Veggie Spiralizer

It's the first week of fall and while everyone else is blogging about pumpkin flavored soup, smoothies, muffins, cookies.... I'm stuck in summer mode. As excited as I am to move on to fall, I'm still savoring the last few tastes of summer, like the basil, zucchini and tomato in this dish. The light, refreshing flavors feel and… Continue reading Zucchini Pasta with Avocado Pesto + The Veggie Spiralizer

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The Trick to Making a Delicious Kale Salad

How do you really feel about kale? If you're making a bitter face after reading that sentence, I understand. The No. 1 complaint I hear about kale is that it's soooo bitter. And you're right. Eaten completely raw the stuff is absolutely disgusting. There, I said it. But when kale is properly prepared, that bitterness mellows… Continue reading The Trick to Making a Delicious Kale Salad

red white and blueberry salad
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Red, White & Blueberry Salad

Happy Fouth of July, everyone! I just couldn't let the holiday go by without contributing something red, white, blue and edible. Now, I realize there's just no topping last year's American flag tart (gluten-free and dairy-free), so I didn't even try with the desserts. I decided to go in a completely different direction instead... salad. Before I go any… Continue reading Red, White & Blueberry Salad

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Chicken with Cauliflower Mash and Broccolini

I just got home from seeing Dr. Mark Hyman speak at the Dallas Performing Arts Center. If you dont know Dr. Hyman, he is a rock star in the health and nutrition world, leading the way for functional medicine and changing the way we all think about health, disease and medicine. Check him out. One… Continue reading Chicken with Cauliflower Mash and Broccolini

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Simple Slaw Salad with Salmon

Meet my new favorite meal for spring. This plate has so much good stuff going on I'm not even sure where to begin. You've got your omega-3s in the salmon, and an extra anti-inflammatory boost from covering the fish in curry powder. Pair that with a slaw of raw veggies in all their glory, pure and unwilted delivering enzymes, nutrients… Continue reading Simple Slaw Salad with Salmon

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Spring Quinoa Salad and the Four-Hour Vacation

I decided something a few weeks ago. "Nothing" deserves a much higher place on my priority list. Recently we were given a rare gift - an extra weekend day, with no set plans and nowhere to go. Sure, the ever growing to-do list was still there. But the hubs and I decided to set it aside, pack a picnic and a… Continue reading Spring Quinoa Salad and the Four-Hour Vacation