Parsley: Beyond Garnish

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You have to admit that when I mention parsley, you think garnish. In fact, like me, you’ve probably picked it off your food and set it aside without even the thought of eating it. Wait, you can EAT it?? I don’t blame you, because for a long time I ignored this little herb too. But […]

Garden Fresh Basil Parsley Bruschetta Dip

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Everything’s fresh from my garden! The season’s fresh picked herbs and tomatoes liven up this fabulous dip to use in so many delicious ways. Local honey is added for just a hint of sweetness. My favorite is to serve this dip on toasted thin sliced baguettes. 2 Whole Garlic Cloves 1/4 Cup Toasted Slivered Almonds […]

Grilled Garlic & Summer Squash Skewers with Chimichurri

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Fourth of July is right around the corner! Need a great grilled vegetable recipe to break out for your BBQ? These Grilled Garlic & Summer Squash Skewers will be a hit at your celebration! It’s one of my favorite recipes from the Pure Food Cookbook. Chimichurri 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley leaves 1/4 cup […]

Pure Food Featured Recipe: Walnut-Stuffed Squash

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Are you looking for a warm, comfort food that appeals to the entire family and provides a colorful array of antioxidants and brain building omega 3 fats? Try this delicious and gourmet Walnut-Stuffed Squash recipe from my Pure Food cookbook. Make it this weekend or for your next Meatless Monday! Ingredients: 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil, […]

Gluten-Free Quinoa Tabbouleh

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Tabbouleh is a delicious and popular Lebanese dish that is traditionally made with chopped tomatoes, fresh minced parsley and mint, and chopped onion mixed with wheat bulgur or cracked wheat and drizzled with a dressing of olive oil, lemon juice and sea salt. Arguably with all of the fresh and raw ingredients, it is one […]

Junk Juice

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Wait! Don’t throw away those wilting vegetables in your fridge, drink them! If you haven’t already, it’s time to start expanding your juice horizon beyond apples and carrots. Every week or so we make a “Junk Juice” with whatever fruits and veggies need to get used up. Putting greens like parsley, broccoli, cilantro, and celery […]

Forbidden Rice in the Kitchen

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Are you feeling naughty? Don’t let the name fool you. Forbidden rice, or black rice as it is also called, should be anything but forbidden in your kitchen. Research shows this little gem of a grain to be higher in antioxidants than super fruits like blueberries and blackberries, without the sugar. In addition, forbidden rice […]

Cooking with Amaranth

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Amaranth is one of Mother Earth’s best kept secrets. But I predict it won’t be a secret for long. Given its amazing nutrients and how easy it is to cook with, I think amaranth will explode as the next healthy food trend. Since we include amaranth as a primary grain in our new Ancient Grain […]

Dry Your Favorite Herbs

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One of my favorite activities on a cool, fall day is to preserve herbs from my garden for use all winter. Drying your own herbs is very simple. It can be done with an oven and a cookie sheet. It is cost-effective since buying dried herbs at the store can be expensive, and gives you […]