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Chicken Fesenjan- A Persian Pomegranate and Walnut Chicken Stew

Chicken Fesenjan — Persian Pomegranate & Walnut Chicken Stew

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Fes­en-WHAT?!?! Unfor­tu­nate­ly for the world of food­ies, so many peo­ple have nev­er heard of Chick­en Fes­en­jan, or had the lux­u­ry of tast­ing this dish. One of the perks of grow­ing up in Vegas was that there’s deli­cious, authen­tic food of all parts of the world on near­ly every cor­ner. Vegas is a cul­tur­al melt­ing pot, and lucky for me, I got to enjoy many inter­na­tion­al fla­vors before ever leav­ing home. I first tast­ed this Per­sian delight at my favorite Mid­dle East­ern Restau­rant grow­ing up. It was love 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: This easy shrimp curry is delicious all by itself topped with lots of fresh organic cilantro

Shrimp Curry In a Hurry

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  My favorite things about cur­ry?! Its warm vibrant spices will cure the dark­est of Win­ter blues, and you can whip it up in a flash, which makes it a per­fect Win­ter week­night din­ner. You can have this beau­ti­ful nutri­tious dish on the table in less than 30 min­utes. And often that’s all we have the ener­gy for when it’s already dark and drea­ry by 5pm. Make this shrimp cur­ry for a quick yet com­fort­ing meal. Want to get fes­tive?! Enjoy a nice warm cup of chai while you make it. 🙂   Shrimp Read more […]

image link: what could be more nutritious than a bowl of bone broth packed with nutrient-dense veggies and chicken?

Build-Your-Own Chicken Pho

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  Who knew pho could be so easy to make at home?! Pho is the per­fect Win­ter dish, whether you’re try­ing to get over a cold, won­der­ing how to eat more hot veg­gies, or it’s so cold out­side the only thing to do is invite your friends over for a build-your-own pho par­ty fol­lowed by a snug­gle ses­sion near the fire. My favorite part about this dish is that every­one can make it their own. Sim­ply choose your favorite veg­gies and gar­nish­es and let every­one build their own bowl. After all, food Read more […]

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