Juice: Candied Apple Ginger

December 29, 2014

Nothing cleanses the body quite like beets—I chuckle to myself as I type that. My friend Simon is terrified of smoothies, and I’m convinced that he had a good dose of beets in some infamous concoction in his past. But, I love a juice...

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Mom’s Classic Banana Bread/Muffins

December 22, 2014

Normally, I aim for healthy recipes but I’m a real pushover when it comes to the holidays. There are some goodies that I just can’t live without—like banana bread. I’m a banana-fanatic (try saying that fast five times). We always have...

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Chile Colorado

December 8, 2014

This authentic Mexican meal has a history of long-held tradition and is tied in with local folklore. It also happens to be easy to make. Every time I go home, it’s on my shortlist of home-cooked must-haves. Chile Colorado is considered...

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Juice: Cran-Apple Clove

December 1, 2014

I love the smell of cloves this time of year, and any time I start to recall a Christmas memory, all of my senses come flooding back. It’s always the littlest details that make these memories unforgettable, like the smell of cinnamon...

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Gluten-Free Chile Relleno Casserole

November 24, 2014

So it appears as though I’m addicted to individual quiche containers—not to mention gluten-free cuisine. I mean, how can you not love those precious little meals with easy cleanup. And well…gluten-free should just be called bloat-free....

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New Mexico Style Pulled Pork Tacos

November 10, 2014

Tacos are an interesting thing. Depending on which Spanish-speaking country you ask, the meaning will change. Take for instance Spain, the word “taco” means literally a bad word. The little folded-over delicacy that most fantasize...

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Juice: Cinnamon Apple Spice

November 3, 2014

One of the best things about this time of year is the rich use of spices, and I can’t get enough of tasty cinnamon. But did you know that cinnamon doesn’t just taste amazing, it also helps lower bad cholesterol? This fall, try my...

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Gluten-Free Chicken Pot Pie

October 27, 2014

When it comes to people’s limitations in the kitchen, I have a healthy habit of trying to prove them wrong. And so a few years ago, I put this habit (I like to think of it more as a gift) to good use; I volunteered at Children’s...

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Plum Chicken Salad

May 19, 2014

I’m such a sucker for salads and pastas, and that’s mainly because I’m always on the go.  How do you eat healthy when you’re booked the entire day or you’re always in and out of town?  The answers:  salads and pastas.  For the most...

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Mango Ceviche

May 5, 2014

Now, who doesn’t like ceviche?  It’s just one of those things that I rank up there with baths, wine, and chocolate.  And like there’s no such thing as bad chocolate, the same is true of ceviche.  Basically, don’t let the exotic name...

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