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Wild Rice with Kabocha Squash & Sage Butter

I promised I had a special recipe to share on the way, and at last, the hungry wait is over!

Well, almost over … first, I can’t help but briefly gush about what a true pleasure it’s been reading all the comments ...

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Spring into Green!

I seriously can’t believe spring is already here – it seems like just yesterday I was dusting off my pumpkin knife and looking for any and all excuses to put the oven to some loving use. But the flower buds outside have ...

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Homemade Energy Bars

We all know we’re supposed to be eating more fruits and veggies (and are kinda sick of hearing it), but let’s face it: the craving for a tasty snack isn’t always conveniently synonymous with a bag of peeled and washed carrot sticks. ...

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Perfect Kale Crisps

It’s a really good thing I have the opportunity to work with food for a living, or I’d undoubtedly be destined to spend my days fully distracted. I think I must have been born musing about what I was going to eat ...

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Parsnip Fries

I wish I had a brownie for every time I’ve been informed that eating naturally is simply too hard. While making fancy shmancy meals can be a fun project, uber delicious healthy food doesn’t have to be complicated. Some of my favorite ...

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The “Dirty Dozen:” when eating organic matt...

Undoubtedly: eating organic foods is a good thing. With every organic bite, you’ve just made such a friendly action towards both the planet and your own personal health. I also love that through funneling the money in our food budget towards companies ...

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Organic Cleansing

The potent symbolism of a new year escapes very few of us. Resolutions get made. Goals are set. I’m sure the words “get healthy” are said more on January 1st over any other day of the year.

Around this time, a lot ...

Chef’s Notes: Goji Berries

Between fancy food tricks alongside the seemingly neverending wave of annoying diet fads (that are sure to have your mother worried), it’s only natural that our skeptic wall to powerful “new” foods has become pretty thick.

I follow the rules of ...

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Turnips: The Forgotten Tuber

Next to a gleaming pile of tomatoes, and far outdone by a collection of fuchsia-colored radishes and candy-striped beets, I studied the heap of dusty white turnips humbly sitting untouched. While the Santa Monica farmer’s market buzzed with Sunday morning action, the ...

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Extreme vitamin C in cacao? The honest truth.

Not that I ever really need an excuse to eat chocolate, but I have to admit the recent media blitz regarding cacao’s “extreme vitamin C content” had me reaching for an extra piece or two. Night-time newstations buzzed, and highly trafficked websites ...