Eat more veggies and save time!


For the last few years I have made it a focus of mine to eat as many different vegetables as possible that are available at the Farmers Market or grocery store.  One of the most inexpensive vegetables and frequently on sale is broccoli. I have not always loved eating broccoli.  I hate uncooked broccoli on crudité platters where you get lots of little green pieces stuck in your teeth.  Don't get me started on mushy over cooked broccoli, I just can't eat it. Perfectly cooked, tender crisp with a ...

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Quick and Easy Brussels Sprouts are Sweet, Nutty and Delicious


` When I ask my private clients and friends about their veggie consumption, they think they eat more veggies than they actually do. Even here in Boulder, Colorado where the city is repeatedly voted as one of the healthiest cities in the nation and has the busiest Whole Foods in the United States I find that my clients say they would not eat as many veggies if I was not cooking for them.  I was very surprised. I had thought that my private clients were eating as much vegetables when I was not ...

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Paleo Granola with Pumpkin Seeds, Flax, Hemp and Chia


Most of my clients are on a Paleo Diet or try to eat Paleo most of the time.  I love making granola and set out to create a Paleo granola recipe.  When I did research on the internet I  found Paleo granola made exclusively with nuts and dried fruits.  These recipes did not seem like granola to me.  I have been using hemp hearts, chia seeds and flax seeds in many of my baking recipes and decided to give this healthy trio a try in a granola recipe. Using nuts and seeds with hemp hearts created ...

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Salad in a Jar with Pumpkin Seed, Cilantro and Avocado Oil Dressing


I've seen salads in jars on the internet but I just started making them.  My garden is producing beautiful salad greens right now. I knew my clients would love to look into the fridge and see lovely jars of salad.  When you package food in a glass jar, not only does it look pretty but the jars are reusable.  The best part is that you pour the dressing over your salad, shake and enjoy. Here is a lovely window box in my kitchen.  I never thought of growing lettuce in the house.  It ...

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