Festive Beet and Orange Salad

This is a delicious, seasonal, attractive and simple salad. The red pomegranate seeds and the green parsley give it a holiday flare. Beets are an excellent source of folate and a very good source of manganese, potassium and copper. They are also a good source of dietary fiber, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamin C, iron and vitamin B6. Oranges are an excellent…


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Sheet Pan Mexican Veggie Dinner

Another winning recipe from Alexis from Hummisapien.  Check out her web site here. I am all about tasty, fast, and flexible.  Like you, I am a busy person just trying to stay as healthy as I can so when I cook it has to meet four criteria.   1. It must be nutrient dense. 2. It can't take longer than one hour to make. 3. It has to taste really good. 4.…


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Orange Tahini Buddha Bowl

This is recipe is adapted from Isa Chandra Moskowitz's book, "Isa Does It."   Isa's recipes are always a slam dunk for me.  Easy to use ingredients and no complicated techniques.  This dish is pretty and light, and a perfect summer time supper dish. I used black rice to provide a color contrast against the tofu and bok choy. Enjoy! Ingredients Marinade ½…


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Chocolate Cherry Cookies

 My friend Chris gave me Dr. Joel Fuhrman's new cookbook, "Eat to Live, Quick and Easy" for my birthday last spring.  This is a cookbook worth having.  The recipes are really healthy and quick and easy.  These cookies are delicious and very nutrient dense.  They pack well and are perfect to take on a bike ride or hike, or to have in the afternoon to…


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Apricot Oat Bars

This is a recipe from one my favorite chefs, Mark Reinfeld.  I love  taking  cooking classes from him because I always leave inspired!  I was in Denver last weekend and attended a cooking demo he did and it seems he just gets better and better, he is always progressing!   I made these bars and my hubby loved them and so I brought them in for some of…


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Cold and Creamy Cucumber Soup

Cold soups are so refreshing during the hot summer months.  The avocados make the soup creamy and gives it some substance and the color is beautiful.  This recipe has been adapted from Gwyneth Paltrow's cookbook, "It's All Good."   I garnished the soup with chopped mint, but chives would also work nicely.  This soup comes together in no time because…


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Hot Fudge Sundae

Aspen Valley hosted a meatless Monday event last Monday that focused on getting kids to eat their vegetables. A huge thank you to Kristy Bates RD, and Sandy Holmes RD, for creating a delicious and inspiring menu that even the fussiest of kids got excited about.  The hot fudge sundae was a HUGE hit.  The fact that it was made from whole foods with no…


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Banana Nut Blender Pancakes from Making Thyme for Health

These pancakes are so easy and so fast to make!  I adapted this recipe slightly from Making Thyme for Health. Who doesn't like pancakes on Saturday morning?  I know I do but I am usually trying to get the dogs walked and out the door by 8:30am to get out on my bike before it gets too hot, and pancakes can be messy and time consuming.  THIS pancake…


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Chipotle Cauliflower Tacos

I adapted this recipe from a Meatless Monday recipe in the May/June 2017 issue of Cooking Light Magazine.  It was so good, I had to share!  I really appreciate that they point out in a side bar of the recipe that trading in a pound of ground beef for cauliflower in your tacos, saves about 1,800 gallons of water.  So this recipe made with cauliflower…


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Easy Berry Jam That is Also Really Good For You

This recipe is adapted from a recipe I found on the Cookie and Kate food blog. It could not easier and offers a big nutritional punch. I use this jam on toast, added to plain yogurt, or as a topping for pancakes.  Frozen berries, chia seeds and a few drops of maple syrup and you have jam. Blueberries are packed with antioxidants, called anthocyanins,…


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