BBQ Beans & Greens

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If you miss the tangy, sweet flavor of BBQ sauce, but not all the salt and sugar, you will love this recipe. It’s easy to make and uses pineapple as its secret ingredient. This is a guest recipe by Katie Mae, whom I teach with at TrueNorth Health Center in Santa Rosa, CA. Katie Mae […]

Favorite Holiday Recipes

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Below are some favorite traditional and non-traditional holiday recipes from my blog. (This list is updated as new holiday recipes are created): My dad was taking this picture of us girls dressed up for Thanksgiving in the ’70s. I’m on the left, with my mom and older sister. Appetizers: Chickpea & Avocado Spread Tu-no Salad […]

Blackberry–Peach Cobbler

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Blackberries and peaches are now in season, and they make a perfect pair for a summertime cobbler. Traditional cobblers rely on refined sugar, butter, and cow’s milk, but these ingredients aren’t missed at all in this dish; instead we’ll use dates, non-dairy milk and banana. Enjoy! Ingredients Fruit: 4 large peaches, pitted and sliced (about […]

Burrito Bowl with Guacamole and Salsa

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This recipe was inspired by many trips to Whole Foods Market for a burrito bowl when I was too tired to cook. Burrito bowls came onto the scene as more people cut out refined carbs, including tortillas. This is one of my favorite easy meals. This recipe is very open to interpretation, so have fun […]

Pizza Pasta

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Pizza pasta has all the traditional flavors of pizza but without the white flour, oil and salt that usually comes along with it. This dish prepares quickly and doesn’t require a lot of ingredients. Any type of whole-grain pasta may be used (I like fusilli). Ingredients whole grain pasta, any shape, enough for 2 hearty […]