Erewhon’s Dandelion Quinoa Salad

If you live in the Los Angeles area, you have probably heard of Erewhon. It is an upscale health food store known for its organic, local & sustainable groceries as well as prepared foods. I have been shopping at Erewhon for more than 10 years and am fortunate to have created a couple of signature juice blends […]

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Heavenly Hearts-of-Palm Style Crab Cakes

These “crab” cakes, made from hearts-of-palm, are better than any real crab cake I’ve ever eaten. And while the remoulade sauce is also delicious, the cakes are so packed with flavor you don’t even really need it. Hearts-of-palm are loaded with Vitamin A, folate, iron, phosphorus and zinc. This recipe also boasts a dose of […]

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Low-Calorie Pasta Primavera

It is almost time to officially wave goodbye to winter and welcome the arrival of spring! It might still be cold, it might still be wet, but the evenings are lengthening, so it’s time to food prep! Springtime always makes me think of trips to Europe, especially to Italy where the word Primavera literally translates […]

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Crispy Quinoa Broccoli Salad

I eat A LOT of salads, and let me tell you, if they are not done correctly, they can get boring pretty quickly. A plant-based protein-rich food I often add to my salads to mix them up is quinoa. And to turn it up a notch further, I love using crispy quinoa! If you haven’t […]

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Falafel & Tabbouleh Bowl

This is a weeknight (meatless!) recipe full of all of those mediterranean flavors that my whole family loves. I love the pops of fresh mint and parsley, juicy tomatoes, crunchy cucumber and a spicy jalapeno hummus to mix and dip everything in. The falafel balls take minimal time to make and are great on their […]

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Vegan Greek Goddess Bowls

Dinner doesn’t need to be difficult. I think if we all kept this in mind, it might take the pressure off. Sometimes, a busy weeknight dinner at home can be a bowl of soup and a salad made with leftover produce. I’ve also been keeping bowls in the rotation, they’re simple and an easy way […]

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Greek Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes have long been a part of my disease fighting diet. When compared to white potatoes they offer more vitamins and antioxidants and while they taste sweeter they actually have a slightly lower glycemic index score. Their high levels of beta carotene, magnesium and vitamin C all contribute to their anti-inflammatory properties (essential for […]

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Golden Summer Grill Bowls

Going meat-less doesn’t mean you should go grill-less. In the summer months, I use my grill frequently to save time and add flavor. It’s also a great way to meal prep for the week – I frequently grill in batches and prepare salads for the week. In particular squash, carrots, potatoes, onions, and asparagus last […]

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