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15 July

You can make this salad with any combination of summer veggies, but I feel this is the best. A great place to get all these ingredients is the Farmers Market. Specifically, the Beverly Hills Farmers Market on Sundays because they have some delicious feta! Also, don’t forget you can pick up the olives from the […]

Bison Chili

16 December

Bison Chili Serves 8-10 Ingredients: Meat 2 pounds ground Bison meat Spice Mix 3 tablespoons chili powder 3 tablespoons cumin 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon sea salt Pepper Beans and Veggies 1 large yellow onion 4 bell peppers, use a variety of red, orange and yellow 2 jalapeno peppers, chopped, seeds removed 1 serrano […]

September: Maple Fruit Compote with Honey-Ginger Toasted Nuts

10 September

Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients: 2-3 apples 2-3 peaches or pears 2 tablespoons maple syrup 1/2 cup raisins juice of 1 lemon 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 cup walnuts or nuts of your choice 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced 2 tablespoons honey Directions: 1.       Wash, core and chop fruit […]

Guilt Free Goodie: Blueberry Crisp with Oatmeal, Almond, & Ginger Topping

06 August

Last night, I found myself in the kitchen (as usual), with a basket of fresh blueberries and craving for something sweet, but wholesome…and this blueberry crisp recipe was born. A simple, easy dessert that’s perfect for summer and can be adapted to any kind of fruit filling, like apples, peaches, or a combination of your […]

Recipe: Middle Eastern Spiced Rice & Beans with Caramelized Onions and Curry Pita Crisps

29 July

This recipe has all you could ever ask for: ease, savory flavor, inexpensive ingredients, and an addicting aroma. Adapted from the Middle Eastern dish Mujadrah, or Enjedra, I “Americanized” it (or just “Abby-ized) it by switching from little lentils to meaty black beans, adding quinoa, and changing up the spices a bit. This simple combination […]

Recipe ‘Raw-volution’: Simple, Asian-Inspired Salads

14 July

Don’t let the “raw-volution” scare you away–these recipes are a simple, natural introduction to raw meals. Salads are often raw anyway, but these make the most of fresh flavor without eliminating nutrition benefits. Cooking vegetables can eliminate some nutrients, like vitamin C and cancer-fighting enzymes present in some veggies. However, steaming or boiling vegetables also […]

Simple Summer Salads

09 July

Salad–for some, it can have that connotation of boring, flavorless diet food. But please, reconsider these luscious leaves! With the right combination of veggies, fruit, cheeses, nuts, herbs, dressings, and more, salads can really pack a punch with both savory flavor and nutrition. Below are some of our favorite combos of vegetables with added cheese, […]