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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 […]

Spinach Artichoke Soup with Roasted Jerusalem Artichokes

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  As Win­ter makes its exit, Spring is near­ing, which brings a fresh new sea­son of vibrant greens, includ­ing some of my all-time favorites, Spinach and Arti­chokes! And while they’re in no way relat­ed to the arti­choke, or Jerusalem for that mat­ter, we are near­ing the end of the Jerusalem Arti­choke (also known as sun­chokes) sea­son. This deli­cious root veg­etable is rarely used, and def­i­nite­ly under-appre­ci­at­ed. Jerusalem arti­chokes sup­port gut health, and are a great source of potas­si­um 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: A homemade version of Trader Joe's broccoli and kale salad with sweet and spicy dressing

Trader Joe’s Broccoli Slaw and Kale Salad

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  If you’re like the major­i­ty of mid­dle class Los Ange­les, you prac­ti­cal­ly live off of Trad­er Joe’s pre­pared sal­ads and meals. While I am a big fan of Trad­er Joe’s, I don’t love pre­pared meals from most gro­cery stores. Sim­ply because near­ly all of them con­tain preser­v­a­tives to keep them on the shelf for longer, and often times, arti­fi­cial fla­vors and col­ors to achieve the desired taste and look in a food that sits on the shelf for days, maybe even weeks. But don’t fret–I have just Read more […]

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