Similar to white cauliflower, this vegetable's vibrant purple actually not only adds beauty but nutrition as well! Its hue is a result of those amazing flavonoids and, hidden within, an abundance of vitamins and healthy fiber too!
A lesser known fact, although white cauliflower is in the same family as cabbage, purple cauliflower is actually in the same family as broccoli, the brassica family. And now the nod to its health benefits begins to make sense! (read more)
A great way to start the day, this smoothie begins with juicy cucumbers, the perfect summer hydration. The berries are bursting with flavor and natural sweetness along with cell protecting antioxidents. The coconut butter is rich in omegas, and the basil – fresh and fragrant from the garden – is rich in Vitamin A and K plus lutein and zeaxanthin, both eye-protective. And the collard greens, a nod to my southern roots, along with the chard, are rich in vitamins and fiber. (read more)
The best recipes in the summertime are those that don't take a lot of forethought or preparation. This recipe comes together quickly and is amazingly forgiving. Substitutions welcome! And if you're keen on a bit more 'acid' to bring out the best in a dish, like I am, squeeze in a bit more lemon juice or a dash more vinegar just before serving. (read more)
Whether you take them on the trail or have them with your afternoon matcha latté, you'll appreciate their deliciousness and an energy boost too! It's an easy recipe that comes together quickly. Enjoy! (see more)
The ultimate snack food! The unassuming little kale chip. It's at the same time as satisfying as it is good for you. Yay! There aren't many snack foods with that claim! And with minimal effort, you can have enough kale chips for cocktail hour and your children's school lunches. Clearly a win win!
There are many, many kale chip recipes out there but my favorite includes, besides the quintessential nutritional yeast, (read more)