May 27, 2020

Pumpkin and other winter squashes can be easily prepared by roasting in slices or halves with a little olive oil, salt and pepper. This recipe calls for kabocha, also known as Japanese pumpkin, a medium-sized winter squash that is sweet and a deep orange color. This co...

May 20, 2020

Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is an excellent wheat-free alternative to other starchy grains that provides twice as much protein as rice or barely. Additionally, quinoa is a complete protein (meaning it contains all of the nine essential amino acids that your body needs...

May 13, 2020

If you've ever handled a beet you've probably noticed that they can stain everything from your fingers to your cutting board. That red color in beets comes from betalains. Betalains are water-soluble pigments that counter inflammation, protect the liver, and have antic...

Cornstarch brings this glaze together, creating a perfectly sticky sweet coating for the vegetables and tofu. Be sure to mix the cornstarch and water together in a separate bowl to create a slurry before adding to other ingredients. (Skipping this step will result in c...

April 29, 2020

Roasting the poblano peppers imparts a smokiness to the sauce. Poblano peppers are not traditionally known for being hot. However, if you look for older peppers (darker red and black skins with striations) they will have more heat. You can control the spice in this rec...

March 11, 2020

A tagine is a cone-shaped cooking vessel used in Moroccan cuisine to prepare a slowly simmered stew. While the word tagine can refer to the clay or ceramic pot used to prepare the stew it can also refer to the stew itself. You don't need to own a fancy clay pot, howeve...

November 5, 2019

Packed with zucchini and dark chocolate flavor this bread is perfect for any time of day. Zucchini bread is a great way to use up the zucchini from the end of a summer harvest and to sneak extra veggies into your diet. Zucchini adds fiber (which aids in digestion), vit...

October 24, 2019

Brightly colored and popular in the fall, pumpkins are a nutritional powerhouse. (As a general rule, the brighter the better in regards to nutritional value.) Pumpkin is rich in vitamin A (good for your eyes), potassium (think electrolytes), fiber (gut health), antioxi...

October 17, 2019

Whether you are avoiding eggs o