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Sweet Summer Salad

Is it ever so hot outside that you just can’t imagine eating a hot lunch? When all you want is something juicy and refreshing? That’s how I’ve been feeling lately (95 degrees plus every day in Orlando, not that I’m complaining!) and where the inspiration from this Sweet Summer Salad comes from. Summer typically equals…   Read More»


Roasted Beet, Red Quinoa and Goat Cheese Salad with Orange-Beet Balsamic Vinaigrette

Have you ever seen this much red on one plate? This is quite honestly the best salad I’ve ever made. When I tell people I don’t really love salads, they look at me like I have 5 heads. A dietitian that doesn’t like salads?! When I say salad, I mean that boring iceberg lettuce, 2 cherry…   Read More»


Winter Vegetable Soup

My oh my, what weird weather we are having here in Houston. Two weeks ago I broke out the shorts, flip flops and tank tops, then last week I had bust my winter coat and sweater boots back out. Now its in the 40’s and pouring down rain! A little taste of summer, winter and spring…   Read More»


Spicy Veggie Chili

Remember 2 Mondays ago when Ohio State shocked the world and won the National Championship? That same night, I shocked the world (of Texas) with an amazing chili recipe– with NO meat! Texans tend to get pretty squirrely when you mention taking the meat out of something… so I just don’t mention it. I let…   Read More»


Mushroom Bourguignon Soup

I can’t remember where I ran across it, whether it was in a magazine, on a blog or on a cooking segment, but someone was trying to make Julia Child’s famous Boeuf Bourguignon recipe. It has almost a full bottle of red wine in it and it got me in the mood to cook something with red wine….   Read More»


Chickpea, Kale and Cashew Superfood Soup

How many of you have been sick already this year? Contrary to what mom told you, you won’t catch a cold from going outside with wet hair or without a jacket. The real reasons we tend to feel under the weather more often in winter increased stress and lack of sleep which depress our immune…   Read More»


Healthy Whole Grain Pasta Salad

If you’re a self-proclaimed kitchen clutz and worried about what you’re going to take to an upcoming family gathering, work function or football watch party, I’m here to solve all your problems with this super easy, healthy pasta salad recipe. If you can wield a knife and boil water, you can make this crowd-pleasing bowl of…   Read More»


Meatless Monday: Creamy Habanero Tomato Soup

Creamy Habanero Tomato Soup Serves 4 in 30 minutes or less – 7-8 medium sized tomatoes, de-stemmed and cut in half – 1 small habanero pepper – 3 garlic cloves, peeled – 1/4 cup olive oil – 3 tablespoons tomato paste – 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, minced – 1/8 teaspoon sea salt – Cracked…   Read More»


Red Thai Chili Soup

I adapted this simple recipe from one of my very favorite cookbooks, Forks Over Knives. It’s full of over 300 plant-based whole food recipes and follows one of my favorite theories about food: I love the flavors of Thai food, but I’m not expert on cooking the cuisine. This recipe requires no prior experience cooking Thai…   Read More»


Spinach-Pesto Salad with Farro

Are you down with the farro (pronounced like the King Tut Pharaoh)? Don’t be intimidated— it’s just another ancient grain like quinoa and barley except farro grains are a little bigger and chewier. Think big, plump, oversized oats having children with brown rice and you’ve got farro. Why use it? Well first because it’s a…   Read More»


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