Watermelon & Peach Salad with Mint & Basil

Summer is my favorite time of year not just because of the warm weather and summer activities, but also because of all the amazing FRUIT! This Watermelon and Peach Salad adds just a hint of pizzaz to these two delicious fruits (but, let’s be honest, they’re perfect already) and is the best addition to any…

Apple-Quinoa “Tuna” Salad with Toasted Macadamia Nuts & Lime-Avocado Dressing

I am beyond thrilled with the amount of plant-based meat alternatives available in the market today. Recently, two of my favorite vegan food chefs, Chad and Derek Sarno (co-founding brothers of Wicked Healthy), launched the sustainable, plant-based seafood company Good Catch Foods. While many people believe consuming seafood is part of a healthy lifestyle, fish…

Fava Bean and Mango Summer Salad

Summer is my favorite time of the year for so many reasons, the main one being the farmer’s markets. Being in Bend, Oregon, it’s so easy to find local, organic produce during the summer months. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, eating local is one of the best things you can do for your health…

Sweet and Spicy Sauteéd Garlic Kale

I can’t believe it’s almost Christmas – this year has gone by so quickly! If you’re still planning your Christmas dinner, this red and green spicy kale is a perfect sidekick to any special holiday entree. If you’re cooking for a group, make sure to double or triple the recipe – the recipe below makes…

Homemade Broccoli Sprouts

Eating local food has been a recent theme in my life. A few weeks ago, I purchased the amazing book Six Seasons, by Joshua McFadden, which is all about eating local foods at their peak nutrition. After reading through it in it’s entirety (yes, it sounds weird to do this with a cookbook, but the…