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Savory Butternut Mash

Mashed potatoes – we all love them, right? Smooth, creamy, satisfying and delicious…. Yum! The truth is, we can mash ANY starchy vegetable (even non-starchy vegetables like cauliflower), and tubers to make a mash. My personal favorites are the “sweet” flavored ones like butternut squash or kabocha squash. They are mouthwateringly good. But, guess what?…

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One Pot Winter Stew with Wild Salmon

I love easy dishes that can be prepared all in one pot. That’s why I love soups and stews! This Salmon stew is creamy and rich, without cream or butter. I use white miso to give it that depth of richness and silky flavor. Plus, I used a classic Dashi Broth as the base for…

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Braised Purple Cabbage and Apples

We’ve often been told to eat a rainbow of colors to meet our nutritional needs. But, when was the last time you ate something purple? Besides a blueberry or acai smoothie, of course. No worries! I’ve got a delicious purple veggie dish that will surely brighten any holiday table and fill your body with some…

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Charred Crispy Cauliflower

There are lots of folks that look at that big bright white head of cauliflower in the grocery store and think to themselves, “meh, not for me. It’s kinda gross and tastes like farts.” Yes, it’s true. Cauliflower is often described as having a farty flavor profile. That’s really the only way to describe it.…

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Sweet and Spicy Slaw

Whatever the farmer brings, I like to put together into a new recipe. Like this cabbage slaw.

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Blistered Shishito Peppers

For those of you that are fearful of hot and spicy peppers, but still want their healing and medicinal properties, I introduce you to the mildly sweet and slightly bitter/pungent Shishito pepper.

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Garlicky Tahini Dressing

Sesame tahini is, you guessed it, made from ground sesame seeds. It’s rich in nutrients, good fat and has anti-cancer properties.

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Simple and Succulent Tomato Salad

Tomatoes are the bomb dog diggity when it comes to juicy, succulent and hydrating foods. You can certainly eat them all year round, but my favorite time is during the summer and at the height of the tomato growing season. This salad below is simply… well… mostly tomatoes. That’s it! What else do you need??…

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Aromatic Basil and Cherry Tomato Salad

When it comes to refreshing summer salads, the simpler the better. Like this Basil and Heirloom Cherry Tomato Salad for example. It’s got 3 main ingredients: cherry tomatoes, basil and red onion. Plus, there’s a very simple vinaigrette dressing, and you can garnish with some crumbled feta cheese if you’d like. Creating simple salads lets…

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Quick and Easy Stir Fry

Stir-fries are one of my favorite things to cook because they are so darn quick and easy! When I’m pressed for time, I simply chop up a whole bunch of veggies and throw them into a pan with a protein (shrimp, chicken, beef or tofu) and a little seasoning for a quick and easy dinner.…

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Classic Dashi Broth

Try this easy dashi recipe. You can sip on the broth as is for big boost of vital nutrients, or use it as the base for your favorite soup.

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Dandelion Pesto

You can also make a pesto out of pretty much any green: arugula, basil, parsley, spinach, kale…

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Crisp and Sweet Japanese Yams

If you haven’t tried this delicious cool weather veggie yet and you want a satisfying and sweet side dish, taste it for yourself.

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