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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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