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image link: Spring Millet Salad with Asparagus, Artichoke Hearts, Peas & Mustard Tarragon Vinaigrette

Great Gluten Free Grain Series: Spring Millet with Asparagus, Artichoke Hearts, English Peas & Tarragon Mustard Vinaigrette

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I realize Spring is flying by and I have yet to share the Spring edition of my Great Gluten Free Grain Series... (Psst...if you happened to miss it, Winter brought a beautiful Brussels Sprout Wild Rice Salad and Maple Sage Quinoa.) Have you been indulging in as much local organic asparagus, artichokes, spring peas, rhubarb and strawberries as I have?! From having endless local seasonal produce come through the kitchen at the restaurant, to personal visits to the weekend Farmer's markets, I Read more [...]

image link: Maple Sage Quinoa with Rutabaga and Greens-- A great gluten-free grain for the Winter season!

Great Gluten-Free Grain Series: Maple Sage Quinoa with Rutabaga

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  Here's another Winter installment for the Great Gluten Free Grains Series. Although, with the latest California weather, it feels much more like Spring. Before we know it, those hearty root veggies will be making their exit to pave the way for fresh Spring greens, like asparagus, artichokes and peas, and vibrant fruits like apricots, and my personal favorite, rhubarb! Not only is seasonal eating more cost effective and better for your community and the environment, it also helps support Read more [...]

image link: need some new exciting ways to prepare gluten-free grains? This warm wild rice and Brussels sprouts salad makes a great Winter dish

Wild Rice and Brussels Sprouts Salad — The Great Gluten-Free Grain Series!

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  I spent an entire 2 years of my life swearing off grains, so why on EARTH am I writing a Grain Series?! One of the best things I got out of my education at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition was the encouragement to experiment with different foods. While I needed my strict Paleo obsession to initially transform and clean up my diet, there came a time where it made more sense to be less restrictive. It can be exhausting to stress about going out to eat with your friends, or even Read more [...]

image link: coconut bacon. It's still got that beautiful caramel hue and smoky aroma, but there's no meat involved!

Coconut Vegan Bacon

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  Looks like I'm back on my breakfast kick! Well actually, my favorite use for this sinfully smoky and crunchy, yet meatless, bacon is on top of my favorite soup or salad! With the help of liquid smoke, you can make just about anything taste like bacon. Lucky for all those vegans and vegetarians out there who love that undeniable savory smoky smell of bacon sizzling in a pan, this easy recipe makes plant-based bacon as easy as pie. The coconut flakes take on that beautiful caramel hue, Read more [...]

image link: A smoothie bowl you can feel great about! Made with Vegan Paleo Granola and topped with organic berries

Superfood Smoothie Bowls… aka ‘Home Grown Backyard Bowls’!

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  So you've all seen the infamous smoothie bowl going around. They started as a raw and vegan craze, but it seems that EVERYBODY is now making them. At first, I wasn't really on board with the whole thing, particularly  because I prefer to start my mornings with high protein, fat, and veggie-filled meals for sustained energy and nutrition through the day. That was until my best friend insisted that we go to this place Backyard Bowls in Santa Barbara where she lives. Big Mistake! Those Read more [...]

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