Many people ask me how I continue to come up with new ideas for my Talley Farms Fresh Harvest CSA produce. Well I must admit, it does take some research and thought to create something new every week. But it never ceases to amaze me at the infinite number of ways there are to combine and create new recipes with their fabulous produce! Lately I have resorted … Read more Get your “Healthy” on with this Nutrient Packed Soup!
While trying to stay away from sugar as much as possible, I have found Coconut Milk to be a fabulous condiment to use in my recipes. There’s only 1g of sugar in the Trader Joe’s coconut milk that I use and it has a sweet, subtle coconut flavor that goes really well with a whole bunch of things! I have been using it for making … Read more I’ve Turned into a Coconut Lover, Milk that is…
Whenever you are planning to pair citrus with a roasted dish, use every part of the citrus to create an amazing depth of flavor. If I am using lemon juice, for instance, adding some zest to a recipe really perks it up nicely. When roasting vegetables, fish or chicken, adding some thinly sliced lemon to the roasting pan creates the most mouthwatering caramelized fruit ever. The lemons turn a wonderful mix of … Read more Roast Lemons and Broccoli together for Mouthwatering Goodness!
Kale, kale, kale…is it losing it’s wonder? Kale has been one of the most “talked-about” vegetables of the last few years. Are people getting tired of it? I submit that the nutritional benefits that it holds, should keep you in the kale fan club for years to come. Some of the more apparent benefits of kale are it’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. It is a … Read more 3 Tips to a Perfect Kale Salad
Kimchi is one of the world’s healthiest foods. Koreans eat so much of this super-spicy condiment (40 pounds of it per person each year) that natives say “kimchi” instead of “cheese” when getting their pictures taken! The reddish fermented cabbage (and sometimes radish) dish—made with a mix of garlic, salt, vinegar, chile peppers, and other spices—is served at every meal, either alone or mixed with … Read more You’re Missing Out if you’re not Eating one of the World’s Healthiest Foods!
Not all carbs are bad for you. If you want to get the most from your workouts and train at your peak, quality fuel is critical. Carbohydrates are your body’s preferred fuel source. In addition the need for carbohydrates is not limited to the body. Glucose from carbohydrates is the fuel the brain uses to produce the energy that moves and motivates you. According to Dr. Carol … Read more Carbs that are Good for You!
I have been so busy lately with events and travel that I have been trying to keep things simple in the kitchen. What I have found is that it can be very rewarding to make uncomplicated dishes with minimal effort when they still taste awesome! I’ve been perusing through “The Lemonade Cookbook” lately and have adapted several of their recipes that have turned out quite well. A … Read more Keeping it Simple!
This recipe will knock your socks off! It is quite simple and minimizes prep time by cooking the cauliflower whole. It makes a gorgeous presentation and tastes absolutely scrumptious! It’s even great as leftovers. The only prep you need to do to the head of cauliflower is to cut off the base and leaves and hollow out the core slightly with a small paring knife. … Read more Forget about making Florets, cook your Cauliflower whole!
This Seafood Chowder highlights shrimp and my bi color non-GMO Talley Farms corn as the main attraction. Coconut milk takes the place of cream combined with chicken broth to create a full bodied, rich broth. In an effort to heighten the flavor even more, my secret is to simmer the corn cobs right in the soup and pull them out before adding the cooked bacon and shrimp. The flavor … Read more Shrimp and Corn are the Duo in this Heavenly Summer Soup!
Sautéing or wok frying fresh vegetables is one of the best ways to bring out their best flavor while keeping their nutrients intact. With a drizzle of lemon-tahini dressing served over a bed of whole grains, this meal is immensely satisfying! I used red quinoa and brown rice for the grain mixture. It was made super easy by using Trader Joe’s frozen organic brown rice … Read more Whole Grains and Fresh Vegetables make a Satisfying Meal