Oven Roasted Figs and Pine Nuts

Figs are low in calories. However, they contain health benefiting soluble dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins, and pigment anti-oxidants that contribute immensely towards optimum health and wellness. Use them in salads, as a dessert, or just slice and enjoy! They are in season now but won’t be around too much longer. Ingredients for one serving: Four […]

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Oatmeal Berry Cobbler

Serves 2 Ingredients: 1 1/3 c. frozen mixed berries 2/3 c. oatmeal ¾ c. water 2 T. raisins (large golden raisins work well if you can find them) 1/8 t. vanilla 2 T. chopped raw walnuts ¼ t. cinnamon Directions: Combine the berries, oats, raisins and vanilla in a small saucepan. Add the water (you […]

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Elegant Fig Salad

A quick and easy salad made with fresh figs. Ingredients: 2 small red onions – sliced in wide strips ¼ cup roasted hazelnuts (walnuts or almonds also work well) Large bunch of lettuce (can be romaine or other salad greens) leaves torn roughly 2 cups of watercress or arugula 6 ripe fresh figs Balsamic vinegar […]

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Fennel and Orange Salad

This salad has the flair of both Arab and Sicilian influence with its combination of citrus and olives. It’s a staple in most households in Sicily. Ingredients For the Salad: 2 large oranges (navel oranges work and if you can find blood oranges, that’s even better yet) 1 head of young fennel, preferable with green […]

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Change Your Life Bread

A Recipe Adapted from My New Roots’ Life-Changing Loaf of Bread If you like a hearty slice of bread you will love this recipe! This whole-grain, gluten-free, no-knead, no-mess, life-changing loaf of bread is delicious. Makes 1 loaf Ingredients: 2 cups raw sunflower seeds – not in the shell 1 cup whole flax seeds 1 cup […]

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Berries and Balsamic Dessert

This is probably the simplest dessert you will ever make and yet it is satisfying and an elegant finish to any dinner. What a great way to get your serving of fruit! Ingredients: 3 cups of fresh or frozen berries (a mixture of raspberries, blueberries, strawberries and/or blackberries) Bordeaux chocolate or Fig or Cocoa Crema […]

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Have You Discovered Cauliflower?

With the change of seasons we will soon have an abundance of wonderful spring vegetables and new flavors to wake up our winter tasted buds. Forget the root vegetables and turn to the spring asparagus, artichokes and fresh cauliflower. Here’s a great article on the benefits of cauliflower. I love covering it with the anti-inflammatory […]

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End Winter and Say Hello to Spring Cooking Class

I know I’m probably pushing it a bit. After all, we still have snow on the ground but Saturday night daylight savings time begins and next week it’s predicted that temperatures will be in the 50’s! Wow, we’ll take it – and on March 31st a special class to wake up your taste buds will […]

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Class is Full and Closed – Weight Loss: Understanding the Whole Picture; A Four Week Series

After working with clients for some time now, I’ve learned there are critical principles about weight loss that must be understood and applied before real, long term weight loss actually takes place. If you are interested in learning about your metabolic systems (hormones, gut bio, autoimmunity to mention a few) that become “short circuited” destroying […]

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