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asparagus on cutting boardVegetables

Vegetable Techniques – Asparagus

There is so much asparagus in the stores right now, even when the other vegetables are looking sparse.  If you havent been buying asparagus because you arent sure how to cook it, or it goes bad too fast, this post is for you. If you purchase some asparagus and are...
March 9, 2020
Dairy Free PestoSauces and Dips

Dairy Free Pesto

I used to think pesto was out of my life forever.  When I went dairy free, I sadly said goodbye to pesto and mourned the loss of its deliciousness.  Every pesto in the stores and in most restaurants is full of Parmesan cheese. This is a challenge when you are...
March 2, 2020
close up of jug with green juice and vegetablesHealing Foods

3 Simple Shifts for Health and Healing

Once I discovered that I had to change my diet, I went on a mission to learn as much as I could about healing with food. Eliminating gluten and dairy was a great start and the results were transformative. But that didn’t mean the rest of my (somewhat deficient) diet...
January 6, 2020
Quinoa PaellaMain DishesVegetarian

Vegetarian Quinoa Paella

As we move more deeply into winter, we tend to crave comfort foods like mac n’ cheese, pizza and hot chocolate. But in the colder months, it’s essential that we continue to treat our bodies well and boost our immune systems through real, whole foods. To me, food is medicine...
December 16, 2019
Christmas cookies with red bowSweets

Allergy-Free Holiday Dessert Recipes!

Even though I’m a nutritional therapy practitioner, I’d never ask a client to completely give up dessert—especially on a holiday. Rather than avoiding all indulgences, which may or may not lead to a binge later on, I recommend whipping up sweet treats that you can feel good about. Fortunately, there...
December 9, 2019
Menu Planning

Irresistible Peppermint Recipes for the Holiday Season

The holiday season is all about being with friends, celebrating and, of course, baking. There’s nothing quite like preparing desserts you can enjoy throughout the season. And there’s nothing more seasonal than peppermint indulgences! The peppermint recipes I’m sharing will help you avoid sugar spikes (and crashes), allergenic ingredients and...
December 2, 2019
Sweets

Gluten-Free Zucchini Bread

I wrote this gluten-free zucchini bread recipe straight out of culinary school back in 2008. I converted the recipe from a regular wheat flour version because back then, there were not a lot of gluten-free recipes and I had to make my own. The recipe was not a home run...
November 25, 2019
Chicken bone broth in bowlSoups

Chicken Stock from Scratch

Bone broth has been getting a lot of attention for its health benefits. Could it be possible that we will soon see people sipping on a mug of bone broth instead of coffee?
November 11, 2019
Raw red lentilsSoupsVegetarian

Dairy Free Red Lentil and Coconut Soup

This is one of my favorite soups to make, as well as a household and client favorite. This Dairy Free Red Lentil Soup has a slight sweetness that comes from the coconut milk, which makes it smooth and filling. I end up adding in other ingredients like broccoli stalks or...
October 28, 2019
Sweets

Chocolate Peanut Butter Crispy Treats

Oh, and what a treat they are! I first tried these at a class at the Natural Gourmet in New York City and thought they were wonderful. The beauty of this recipe is how flexible it is. You can make the crispy treats more chocolaty or if you really love...
October 21, 2019
Sweets

Decadent Dairy-Free Chocolate Pudding

This recipe is inspired by the first non-dairy pudding I ever tried back in culinary school at the Natural Gourmet Culinary Institute. Until then I didn’t know it was possible to make a pudding that could fool you into believing it was full of milk. One of the ingredients that help to make...
October 14, 2019
Penzey's Store Front the best spices for cookingKitchen Tips

Penzey’s, The Best Spices for Cooking

This is my favorite spice shop!!!!  As a professional chef and enthusiastic eater at home, I consider Penzey’s to be the best spices for cooking, hands down. I always stock my house with their products as well as purchase them for all my clients. If you do a lot of...
October 7, 2019