Spring Vegetable Primavera over Mung Bean Noodles

Spring Veggie Primavera

Hello Friends!  It has been a while since I posted on here, and I’m sorry about that.  It’s been a whirlwind spring filled with leading the Spring Refresh & Renew: 10 Days of Clean Eating, co-facilitating Living Whole Redwoods: An Immersion Retreat in Self-Care, and opening my new Boston office space.  It has all been wonderful, but my kitchen … [Read more...]

Black Bean and Veggie Noodles

Black Bean and Veggie Pasta

  Even before I eliminated gluten from my diet I preferred to eat quinoa pasta.  I love the taste, texture, and high protein content.  I often recommend it to clients looking to upgrade the nutritional value of their dishes (or get their toddlers to eat something healthier!).  I'm still a committed quinoa pasta fan, but black bean pasta is … [Read more...]

Spicy Red Lentils with Tomatoes and Lime

Spicy Red Lentils

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – lentils should be part of your life! They are packed with nutrients, ridiculously easy to make, and delicious every time. I keep me pantry stocked with red, black, and green lentils, and end up using them at least once per week. For this recipe red lentils work best because we’re looking for a soupy … [Read more...]

Italian White Beans with Kale and Tomatoes

Italian White Beans with Kale and Tomatoes

I'm a sucker for Italian recipes.  Maybe it was studying there in college, or spending so much time cooking there on the big trip. Whatever it was, my love of Italian food has stuck with me and always finds it's way into my cooking. One common misconception I often hear is the assumption that Italian food is heavy, filled with processed carbs, … [Read more...]

Three Bean Chili

Three Bean Chili

As the weather turns cooler it is so important to eat rich, nutritious, and warming foods. Warming foods can mean both foods that are physically warm, and foods that are filled with warming spices that help warm us on the inside (hot peppers, ginger, cinnamon, cumin, cardamom etc.). This chili fits the bill for both! Not to mention also being … [Read more...]

Recipes on Natural Living Mamma

Lemony Lentil Salad

This past spring I joined the team of regular contributors over on the Natural Living Mamma blog.  I know, it's a bit funny because I'm not a mother, but luckily there is no parenting required to whip up delicious whole foods recipes!  Natural Living Mamma has all sorts of great parenting advice, but also lots of excellent posts about food, … [Read more...]

Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

I’m always looking for new healthy snacks to share with my family and friends.  Unfortunately many of the snack foods for sale in grocery stores are totally processed and full of junk.  But luckily there are endless options for delicious snacks to make at home.  These spicy roasted chickpeas are one of my favorites – they are so simple to make and … [Read more...]

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Tacos

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Tacos

Sometimes Mexican-inspired food gets a bad rap for being filled with meat, cheese, and loads of calories. In fact, it is one of my favorite cuisines to cook at home, because it is so simple to combine healthy ingredients with delicious Mexican flavors. Skip the fast-food junk and make your own Mexican – you’ll be so glad you did! One of my … [Read more...]

Kabocha Squash Coconut Curry

Kabocha Squash Coconut Curry

Ready to eat something healthy and nourishing after a week of holiday indulgence?  Me too!  I actually made this curry while we were in Slovenia this fall, but I've been craving warm, healthful soups in this cold weather and was reminded of this recipe.  The robust, spicy flavor and loads of healthful ingredients make this soup a perfect choice for … [Read more...]

Perfect Every Time Dried Beans

Perfect Every Time Dried Beans

Silky dried beans have long been an elusive beast in my kitchen.  Given my commitment to whole foods and traditional cooking methods, I prefer to use dried beans, but often end up slightly crunchy beans that are not-quite-as-good as those from a can.  Luckily, I've continued to persevere and am thrilled to announce that I've figured it out.  This … [Read more...]