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Italian Quinoa

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this!I’m just going to say it. I LOVE quinoa. I’m not sure how I lived my life before I found quinoa, but now that it’s here I can’t get enough of it… it isn’t just a crush or one of those hot and heavy romances that burns out after a while… my love affair [...]

Squash & Lentil Coconut Curry

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this! This fragrant and warming curry is a perfect meal for cooler weather as we head into winter. Serve as a stew on its own or scoop on top of a bed of brown or jasmine rice or quinoa… you can’t go wrong with this! And PS – this happens to be vegan. I [...]

Autumn Fruit & Pecan Crisp

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this! Nothing says fall like a fresh apple crisp and that is what inspired me to create this healthier version with other seasonal fall fruits. You can play around with the ratio and type of fruit to keep things interesting but this worked really nicely. Bon appetit! For the filling: 3-4 gala apples, diced [...]

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Hitting “Reset” – a simple 3-day cleanse

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this!I just got back from major travel… a long weekend/mini vacay in Hawaii, and 2 weeks working in China and Hong Kong. It is so easy (and often excusable!) to stray from normal eating habits when away from home and I am no exception. When visiting someplace new, part of the fun is trying [...]

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Veggie Frittata

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this! Sometimes, you just want Breakfast for Dinner… I’m a HUGE fan of this option and when you think about it, generally the stuff we eat for breakfast is lighter and healthier than what we have for dinner, which is when most of us “fall off the wagon” of our healthy eating. This basic [...]

Edamame Sweet Corn Salad

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this! Sweet corn is in season during late summer and farmers markets everywhere have the good stuff for you fresh and still on the cob. If you can’t get to a farmer’s market or are strapped for time like myself, buy the frozen kind from the store but make sure that it is a) [...]

Amazing Beet Salad

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this!1/2 pound beets 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoon minced chives, mint or parsley (or a combination) Salt to taste Peel the beets and grate in a food processor using the shredding blade. Combine the orange juice, lemon juice and [...]

Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this!Assemble this casserole the night before and stick in the over in the morning before serving. Ingredients: 2 lb. package of frozen hash brown potatoes 2 cups evaporated milk 1 large green pepper, chopped 1 large onion, chopped 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped (with seeds if you like spice!) 1 tbsp. fresh chopped dill 10 [...]

Coconut Brownie Bites

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this!This recipe is adapted from the lovely Julie Morris’ “No Bake Brownies” and in my opinion is divine and one of those “ridiculously easy” ones I hope everyone tries! 1 cup raw walnuts 1 cup medjool dates, pitted (about 8 large dates) 1/2 cup raw cacao powder 1 tsp. pure vanilla essence 1 tsp. [...]

Roasted Baby Bok Choy

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this!Something easy to do with your loot from the farmer’s market… I am a sucker for in-season produce from the market and end up bringing home lots of stuff I have no idea what to do with… my first go-to prep for veggies is extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, and roast or broil [...]

Curried Carrot Soup

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this!12-15 young summer carrots 4 cups vegetable stock 1 cup coconut milk 1-2 dates soaked in water 2-3 hours 1 tbsp. curry powder 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1 tbsp. chopped fresh chive salt & pepper to taste 1. Cook the carrots in the veggie stock & coconut milk seasoned with curry, salt and [...]

Boot Scoot’n Yoga with lululemon athletica The Shops at West End

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this!Howdy ya’ll… thought I’d share the playlist from the 6.4.10 country vinyasa class! What a great way to end a week! 1. American Honey – Lady Antebellum 2. Sweet Southern Comfort – Buddy Jewell 3. Where the Green Grass Grows – Tim McGraw 4. Cowboy Take Me Away – Dixie Chicks 5. I’m Alive [...]

Roasted Eggplant Spread

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this!This dip is great served cold or room temperature… an alternative for hummus or salsa, you can spread it on a sandwich or wrap, or dunk fresh veggies or chips in it. 1 small-medium eggplant, cubed & roasted, about 2 cups 1 tbsp crushed garlic 1 tbsp tomato paste 1-2 tbsp extra virgin olive [...]

Massaged Arugula Salad

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this!OMG, talk about wholesome goodness, your taste-buds will sing when you try this salad! I adapted it from a recipe my friend Kitty described to me yesterday during an intense conversation about how awesome we feel not eating “shit food” as she calls it. Her version had kale, cilantro, lemon and some other stuff [...]

Choco-Nana Mini Pies

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this!This is an easy and tasty raw dessert… and a dessert that I can eat for breakfast is O-K in my book! 1/2 cup raw walnuts 1/2 cup raw pecans 10 dates, soaked in water for 30 minutes 2 bananas, just yellow, not too ripe 1 tbsp. raw cacao powder Crust & crumble for [...]

Farfalle with Spicy Pesto

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this!Bon giorno! This recipe comes from “Giada at Home” by Giada de Laurentiis and I followed the recipe pretty closely, halving her original recommendations which would have given me 4 to 6 servings. The below amounts yielded 2 very generous sized main-course portions (or could have been 4 sides if served with protein). 1/2 [...]

Quinoa Loaf with Mushrooms and Peas

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this!April 22nd 2010 was the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day. My Earth Day contribution was a day of vegan eating, 100% no animal products. For dinner, I tried a recipe from Whole Foods and followed it exactly: 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, plus more for greasing 8 ounces button mushrooms, sliced Salt and [...]

Tropical Green Monster Smoothie

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this!NEWSFLASH: It is recommended that you (yes, YOU!) eat as much as 9 servings of fruits and vegetables every day! This smoothie is an easy way to get close to 1/2 of your recommended daily servings! Note – this is not a “breakfast beverage”. It is a MEAL. It will give you more fiber, [...]

Black Bean Quinoa

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this!This dish is ridiculously simple and a protein and whole grain powerhouse. The avocado adds a nice touch of healthy omegas and the basil gives it a great fresh taste that just reminds me of Spring. Enjoy! 1 cup whole grain quinoa 2 cups vegetable stock 1 can (about 2, 2.5 cups) black beans, [...]

Reflections on “Yogasm… 1000 People Doing it at Once” Event

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this!I believe I just had one of the most amazing experiences of my life… one of those that you actually know is important and special AS it is happening, not merely after the fact. I felt the energy building up to the event for weeks and have been basking in the glow for over [...]


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