Creamy Risotto with Peas and Greens

I had this risotto for the first time last year when I was at a cycling camp in Spain.  We were all blown away at how creamy this dish is without any cheese or cream.  There is a wonderful alchemy that takes place between the starch from the rice and the lemon juice that gives the dish its wonderful creamy texture. I was inspired to make this dish…


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My Interview with The Happy Healthy Librarian, Debby Kastner

Debby Kastner’s blog and now FB page is one of my favorite and most reliable sources for information on healthy living.  I discovered Debby Kastner’s blog, Happy Healthy Long Life about seven years ago, just a few years after I started transitioning to a plant based diet. Debby is a medical librarian at a leading US medical center who's been in the…


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Salad Samurai

It has been unseasonably warm here in Aspen and I have spring fever which means I have been  craving big interesting salads.  Enter, Terry Hope Romero's fabulous book, "Salad Samurai." I made the "Spring Herb Salad with Maple Orange Tempeh Nibbles" last night for dinner and it was SO good!  Othe recipes I am dying to try are "Almond Falafel Crunch…


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Chickpea Curry

This is such a simple and favorful dish and there are plenty of leftovers to have for the week. I used a medium yellow curry powder I bought last time I was in Boulder at a shop called Savory Spice.  I served this with some couscous that I added some roasted vegetables to and a side of broccoli for a pop of green.  I think you  should always have some…


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Kosmic Cornbread

This is the best cornbread recipe ever!  It is super moist and stays moist the next day unlike so many other cornbread recipes.  It is super nutrient dense with cornmeal, quinoa, tofu and spelt flour.  Packed with protein and fiber, this bread is a nutritional power house.  I serve this with spicy two bean chili, and a big green salad.   This recipe…


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Dreena's Chocolate Sweet Potato Cake

Dreena Burton is an amazing recipe creator.  This cake is sweetened partially with cooked sweet potato, which also adds moisture and a tender texture. Pair it with the Chocolate Sweets Frosting, and you have a real winner! I made and served this cake to my dinner guests last night and I think it is safe to say that they enjoyed it. Makes 1 cake layer  Ingredients  3/4…


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Golden Milk- Remedy for Sleep

Golden milk is an Ayurvedic drink to aid sleep. The pepper is an important part of this drink because it promotes the absorption of the turmeric. Turmeric has powerful anti-inflammatory properties. I have adapted the recipe slightly from Candice Oksenhorn of Swan Sage. Ingredients  2 cups of non- dairy milk of choice 1 tsp. Turmeric 1 tsp. Cinnamon 1…


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Rob's Black Bean Sliders

I went to the Cooking School of Aspen last Monday with my friend Bland to take Chef Rob Nesby's class on Vegetarian Sliders.  My favorite was the Black Bean Slider which I am sharing with you! This slider has great flavor and a nice firm texture.  There is nothing worse than a flimsy veggie burger that falls apart when you try to eat it.  Since there…


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Raspberry Chia Jam Bars

I made these bars for my students in my Foundation Training Class. This coming week is the last week of the series and I want to bring them a healthy treat.  If you are like me and LOVE jams but would also like to reduce sugar, chia seed jams are something to explore.  February is heart health month and these bars will make your heart happy with all…


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Minimalist Baker's Chickpea Fesenjan

I love Persian inspired food. The combination of sweet and savory and aromatic spices makes this dish the perfect winter time dinner.  This is a good way to use pomegranates while they are in season. Serve this with a green salad with citrus and fennel.   This recipe comes from the Minamilist Baker's Everyday Cooking cookbook.   Ingredients 1…


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