Health Begins in the Kitchen

Meals

Arugula and Macadamia Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

Arugula and Macadamia Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

Arugula and Macadamia Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette (The “No-Brainer” Brainy Salad) Nitric oxide doesn’t sound like something that should be good for us. You might be thinking it sounds pretty close to those nasty cancer-causing chemicals found in things like deli meat and bacon (nitrates). […]

Baked Black Cod with Sweet Miso Sauce

Baked Black Cod with Sweet Miso Sauce

Most of us have heard that salmon contains omega 3 oils–a very good thing for your body. Maybe less of us know the specific benefits but we eat it anyway believing in its mystical healthy powers.   If that’s all you ever know about it, […]

Waldorf Kale Salad

Waldorf Kale Salad

641.5 is my happy place in the library (the Dewey Decimal stamp of all things cooking).   You can imagine my thrill when I came across a cookbook, The Wikaninnish Cookbook (641.5971 to be exact), straight from the place my husband and I spent our honeymoon!  […]

Brains and Brawn Salad (Kale, Spinach, Avocado and Eggs)

Brains and Brawn Salad (Kale, Spinach, Avocado and Eggs)

    If you’re a bit like me, when I eat a salad, I have this smug little look upon my face that says, “look at me, eating this salad and getting all healthy.”  Well that’s not exactly what I’d say but I do congratulate […]

Blueberry and Pistachio Kale Salad with Chocolate Balsamic Vinaigrette

Blueberry and Pistachio Kale Salad with Chocolate Balsamic Vinaigrette

Well here we are again!  Gearing up for another school year.  Coco begins grade 3 in just a few days and I’ve been reflecting on her growth over the years–oh how her personality has blossomed into a feisty, independent, creative and centered child.  I have […]

East Meets West Meatballs

East Meets West Meatballs

The title of these tasty dinner treats are intriguing, right?  It’s a pretty simple concept though.  Take something that westerners love…like meatballs and add in some amazing healing spice that originated in the east…like turmeric.  What you get is an upgraded downhome-style culturally diverse culinary […]

Honey Lime Garlic Quinoa Bowl

Honey Lime Garlic Quinoa Bowl

Lazy Saturday afternoons in the summer are what I like best.  If food preparation threatens to destroy the mood, I will now turn to this quick side dish that pairs nicely with a good solid protein like salmon steaks or even an organic grass-fed weiner […]

Curry Soup

Curry Soup

As a worthwhile project this summer, I plan on creating lots of quick and easy recipes  that will make my life this fall a whole lot more enjoyable.  Why?  My daughter is going into grade three and I want to make her lunches so irresistible, […]

Vegetable and Pea Curry

Vegetable and Pea Curry

The more colors you can put in a meal, the more gold stars will be passed out by the Nutrition Genies.  Why?  Each color that shows up in a vegetable or fruit means there’s a corresponding anthocyanin or carotenoid (2) waiting to do its unique […]

“Cheesy” Quinoa and Cauliflower Puree

“Cheesy” Quinoa and Cauliflower Puree

It wasn’t too many years ago that I can say I cooked without ever looking at a recipe book.  Was I a culinary prodigy that had ingrown chef skills in my DNA?  Certainly not!  I had committed to eating healthy early on probably because of […]