Posts Tagged ‘nuts’

Homemade Almond Milk

May 16th, 2014


Recently my 5-year old discovered that chicken actually came from a…CHICKEN!  He no now longer consumes chicken, meat, yogurt or milk (he’s even switched over to coconut milk ice-cream, although he has been know to consume some soft serve when we’re out!).  He loves oatmeal for breakfast and was starting to miss the addition of
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Spiced Pumpkin Squares

January 29th, 2014


I love pumpkin.  It’s delicious in soup, over pasta (this is a must try) and in these simple squares!  I used whole wheat pastry flour and a mix of nuts and seeds to up their nutritional value. The added cinnamon let me cut back on the sugar without sacrificing flavor. And decided to use a
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Cranberry Apple Crisp

November 24th, 2013


Cranberries make their debut in the fall and typically show up someplace on the Thanksgiving menu.  One cup of cranberries contains only 40 calories, but adds a bright hit of flavor to all sorts of dishes AND are packs a nutritional punch.  They are a good source of vitamins C and K as well as a
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Lemon Pepper Pappardelle with Tomatillo and Cilantro Pesto

July 28th, 2013


I have to admit I had never seen a tomatillo until it arrived in my Fresh Box (local CSA fresh and local fruit and vegetable box).  I wasn’t sure what to do with it, so I did a bit of research to get some ideas and came up with a mouthwatering new dish. Tomatillos are
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Dandelion Green Pesto

July 20th, 2013


This week my CSA Fresh Box came with a generous batch of dandelion greens, an unusual but very nutritious leafy green.   Dandelion greens are a good source of dietary fiber and high in vitamins A, B6, and C, and the minerals copper, phosphorus, potassium, iron, calcium, and magnesium!  You can enjoy them raw in a salad
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Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad

July 9th, 2013


This is one of my favorite summer salads.  It is simple to make, full of delicious flavor and very versatile.  You can make it with any vegetables you have in the house (I’ve used asparagus, roasted red onions, eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes…) and it comes out amazing every time.  This weekend I had a bunch of
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Simply Sauteed Sugar Snap Peas

April 17th, 2013


I love sugar snap peas.  They are beautiful, crisp, and so yummy!  Did you know that not only are they delicious and full of vitamins and minerals, they are also beneficial to bone health?  They are a source of B6, a vitamin that improves bone health by reducing the buildup of molecules that can cause osteoporosis.
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Chicken Lettuce Wraps

March 22nd, 2013


Looking for a healthy alternative to ordering in?  Then this is a must try.  It’s quick to make, low in fat and full of delicious flavor.  The shiitake mushrooms add depth of flavor and the water chestnuts add a crunchy texture making this a delicious and easy recipe that the entire family will enjoy! Chicken
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Snack Time!

March 11th, 2013


When your kids come into the kitchen after school starving and asking for a snack, make sure you have something nutritious and delicious to serve them.  Snacks play an important role in managing hunger, boosting nutrition and stabilizing energy.  But not all snacks are created equal.  While it may seem quicker to grab a pre-packaged
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Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash

March 1st, 2013


This gluten-free dish is not only delicious, it’s also beautiful! Fancy enough to serve to guests, but simple enough to throw together on a busy weeknight! YUM! Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash 2 small acorn squash, halved and seeds removed 3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper 1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed 1/2
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