brown butter maple rosemary almonds

There are few snacks that pair as well with a glass of wine, a beer or cocktails, than nuts. Especially when they’re seasoned perfectly with just the right amount of salty heat & coated in nutty, browned butter; lemon zest; maple syrup & fresh rosemary.

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spiced chickpea bowl with lemony avocado dressing

Cool, crunchy cucumbers, juicy ripe tomatoes, spicy chickpeas, olives, Italian parsley & a lemony avocado dressing are the stars of this simple, throw-together, nourishing bowl.  … [Continue reading...]

Smoky Bacon Squash Noodles

You've seen veggie noodles haven't you? They're made using a spriralizer gadget. More often than not it's zucchini that's used to make endlessly long strands of noodles in the hopes of being a stand-in for traditional pasta. Butternut squash is perfect for spiralizing: not only because of its girth - the wider the vegetable the better (and … [Continue reading...]

seed & nut bread

Have you ever tried gluten-free bread & thought: oh this is pretty awful? Or been shocked at the cost of a tiny loaf? I have. Over the years I’ve tested countless recipes I’ve found in cookbooks & online as well as developing my own recipes in search of a good gluten-free breakfast bread. My parameters: great taste, high in fiber, contain … [Continue reading...]

5 recipes with asian meatballs

Before I tell you about these delicious meatballs, I wanted to let you know if you receive an email twice from me, apologies. I'm in the throes of changing to a new email system making things better for you, the subscriber (if you haven't subscribed, check out the blue box top right column or bottom of post on a mobile device). I'm still learning … [Continue reading...]

the green salad with pistachio lime pesto

This super crunchy, fresh green salad is the first in a salad series I’m working on. The Green Salad with Pistachio Lime Pesto was the perfect meal after completing a five-day juice fast. And, after not eating all week, it was the best thing I’d ever eaten.                          … [Continue reading...]

roasted squash, orange & avocado salad

This gorgeous roasted squash, orange, avocado, chick pea & jalapeno salad with its smoky cilantro dressing isn’t just sunshiny pretty, this salad is loaded with the life-giving goodness of Vitamin C. … [Continue reading...]

5 Southeast Asian soups you need to be making

There are few things more wholesome & comforting than a steaming bowl of soup. If that soup happens to take its flavor inspiration from Southeast Asia, better yet. To celebrate National Soup Day, here is my quick, cheat’s version of hot & sour shrimp soup plus a few others you have to try. All soups start with a good base, such as … [Continue reading...]

citrus jalapeno shrimp salad

Have you ever timed yourself when you eat? Mostly like you haven’t. I have. Next time you’re eating something warm & comforting notice how fast you wolf-down your meal. Then time yourself consuming a salad. The resulting time between the two meals is quite different - the salad taking more than twice as long to eat. I’m in love with this citrus … [Continue reading...]

how to make chicken broth in a slow cooker

Chicken broth is not only a necessary ingredient for would-be cooks but it is also a must for us dieters. At one time or another we've all used the ready-made, shelf-stable chicken broth (or stock) in the tetra pack or can. Mostly because of convenience. You probably have one or two cartons of it in your pantry now because, seriously, who has time … [Continue reading...]

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