BLACK BEAN NOURISH BOWL

I am really into bulk cooking – where I cook a large amount of some staple foods and eat them in different meals throughout the week. I usually try to make a batch of black beans in the pressure cooker and make a batch of brown rice. I think I make them so much because […]

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DAIRY-FREE HOT COCOA

I was beginning to think I needed to put all my winter recipes on the shelf. It’s February and I was playing basketball outside with the boys without jackets or coats. It was too warm for cozy soups or hot cocoa. But yesterday we woke up with a blanket of snow. The boys ran to […]

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CHOCOLATE DATE SMOOTHIE BOWL

We had our first winter storm of the year. The snow is falling outside and all I can think about is having a cup of hot chocolate. In order to get my chocolate fix, we’ve been making this chocolate smoothie bowl. When it comes to smoothie bowls, it’s important to have different textures. The chopped […]

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SPINACH LEMON GREEN SMOOTHIE

I think everyone should have a basic, go-to green smoothie recipe. This recipe is easy and very nutritious. I have a variety of green smoothie recipes that I make for my family but this one is kind of our staple. I think I love green smoothies so much because my kids never turn them down […]

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CHOCOLATE ALMOND SHAKE

This shake has been one of our favorite drinks for years. Its nutritious but tastes like dessert. I like to use fresh dates like medjool dates for creaminess. If you don’t have a high-powered blender that will totally liquify the dates, you will have gummy dates at the bottom of your blender. I kind of […]

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ZUCCHINI NOODLES

Zucchini are taking over our garden. We’ve been eating zucchini bread, summer zucchini fritters and sautéd zucchini all week. And we are adding zucchini noodles to the mix. I love these noodles because you can serve them as a side vegetable dish or a main pasta dish. When I eat them as a side dish […]

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CUCUMBER MINT SALAD

I’m making more Brazilian food as the Olympics in Rio continue. This is a side salad I used to eat a lot when I lived in Brazil. It goes really well with beans and rice, spicy foods and Latin-style foods. The recipe calls for raw onions. Members of my family (I won’t say names) don’t […]

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