Food


I’m attending a dear friend’s baby shower tomorrow. I wanted to bring something special to contribute and I thought it would be fun to use some edgy and inspiring ingredients, ingredients that might stretch people’s minds… and possibly inspire new relationships with food.

I chose two recipes. The first I came across in Body & Soul Magazine. I followed a Fudge Brownie recipe but modified it a few steps further… I substituted coconut oil for butter and brown rice syrup for sugar. It already included whole wheat flour and sweet potato puree. I topped it with shredded coconut and pecans. They turned out decadent and delicious!!!

The second recipe was from my favorite foodie site – 101Cookbooks.com. Carrot/Oatmeal Cookies also included whole wheat flour as a base, coconut oil and maple syrup. I added raisins, shredded coconut and lemon zest. Definitely a healthy hit!!!

Are you a recipe follower or do you like to experiment in the kitchen? Have you modified a favorite recipe to amplify its goodness? Do you use whole wheat flour? Would you consider a recipe for brownies that included beets or black beans or sweet potatoes?

There are so many fun ways to boost the nutritional profile of your favorite treats… I’d love to hear your successes!!!

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Spring is here and the world is glorious – green and soft!!!

What do you love most about this time of year?

One, among many, many reasons I love this time of year, is that I find it far easier to eat vegetables in Spring and Summer. Mother Earth is thrusting greenery at us from every direction. It is fresh and luscious – draped across mountainsides, piling out of carts at the Farmer’s Market and filling our crispers at home.

This afternoon with not much available on my refrigerator shelves, I steamed up a head of broccoli. I mixed together a little flax oil and hummus and drizzled it around. I added a sprinkle of gomasio (sesame seeds, sea salt and sea weed).

How easy is that?! Fun! Fresh! And delicious!!!

Head of Broccoli

Flax Oil and Hummus to taste

Sprinkle of Gomasio (Can be found at Whole Foods or most health food stores)

Tell me again how you don’t have time or it’s too expensive to eat well?