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almond-cake

I want to go to Spain and walk the Camino de Santiago. I love walking so much. And I love eating. And I love traveling. This sounds like an amazing journey. Do you think I could do a 6-month long retreat? Yoga, journal-writing, walking and eating amazing Spanish food. Every day. Sounds like after that […]

Hibiscus tea recipe

I was out running under a perfect deep blue autumn sky this morning and I thought, “I want to drink this in… The texture of the air is sweet, warming and has a bit of a bite, the colors of the leaves against the sky are perfectly saturated and reflecting light, running feels easy with […]

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chilled avo soup

Mmmm… Those of you that live in Portland might be aware of the gastronomical delight that is Prasad Cafe. If you don’t know, now you know… Make it a must-do on your next trip through the Rose City! Prasad owner Karen Pride shares her recipe for a chilled Jamaican Avocado Soup. Yum! Avocados are a […]

coffee beans

I love coffee so much. I love how it smells and how it tastes and all the different ways to prepare it… Sad for me that drinking it gives me horrible stomach aches, so I avoid it (mostly), while enjoying the smell wherever and whenever I can. At the end of this post you’ll find […]

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In traditional Chinese medicine springtime is the season of the Liver. Dark and bitter leafy greens aid in detoxifying and toning the liver. This pressed salad is a deeply satisfying bowl of goodness. Make it with whatever dark leafy greens are abundant in your area. Dandelions are commonly considered a weed, but in fact they […]

dressing

My godmother Clarissa is a fantastic chef. She is also one my best friends and mentors. Clarissa is an acupuncturist and herbalist (Chinese herbs) here in Portland and the owner of Jade Acupuncture in NW Portland (the best place in PDX for acupuncture and massage… Not that I’m biased). It’s Clarissa that I double-check all […]

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sprouts

Ever wonder why sprouts are so expensive at the health food store? Me too. They’re so easy to “make”. All you need are some organic raw seeds, water, cheesecloth, a jar, sunlight, and you are good to go! Sprouts are a perfect addition to your springtime menu. They are packed with vitamins and nutrients, protein-rich […]

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Pangea Organics founder Joshua Onysko is not only a groundbreaking entrepreneur who’s organic, sustainable body products line is changing the way many companies are thinking about the future of business, he’s also a chef who knows how to cook on a budget. After starting a Facebook challenge to cook meals for one week that were […]

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I have a not-so-secret shortbread obsession. While I don’t see anything particularly wrong with occasional binges on organic, humane, free-range butter… It’s also nice to know that there are alternatives. This month’s ingredient is Butternut Squash and due to my penchant for purees I’ve also been experimenting with squash-based baked goods.

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butternut soup

Making a squash puree or a creamy squash soup is super easy and only takes a few minutes to prepare (after roasting the squash). It’s a very satisfying and comforting dish that can be remade with different spices and complimenting ingredients for lots of variations. This variation is reminiscent of pumpkin pie and is excellent […]

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squash seeds

Simply oven-roasting squash is a delicious way to prepare a simple and satisfying dish. Following are directions to oven roast a butternut squash, make squash purée and to how make the butternut seeds into a tasty little snack. (These directions will work with other varieties of squash though cooking times may vary.)

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sickfighting ingerdients

If, by chance, you don’t take me up on my bet to ward off cold and flu season by regular administrations of Superhero Miso Soup, and you do fall prey to a wintertime bug. Never fear. The ultimate sick-fighting tonic is here. Ultimate Sick Fighting Tonic To make one cup: 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger […]

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Miso Soup

I’m rarely the gambling type, but I’d be willing to bet that if you ate a bowl of this soup once a day all winter you wouldn’t get sick with a cold or flu once. The soup is full of superfoods brimming with vitamins, minerals and nutrition dense goodness.

hanukkah

Today is the first day of the eight days of Hanukkah. Also known as the Festival of Lights, Hanukkah is an eight-day Jewish holiday From the Hebrew word for “dedication” or “consecration”. Hanukkah marks the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem after its desecration by the forces of the King of Syria Antiochus IV Epiphanes […]

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cake

This vegan chocolate cake is real winner though and easy to make.

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roast veg

A great plan for autumn and winter is to roast vegetables. A great plan for the holidays is to pass on the stress for complicated side dishes and just do ’em up easy style like this dish

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dillsalad

Green beans are great! Unless they’re overcooked and slimy or canned. Don’t go down that road this Thanksgiving. Pair them up with some red cabbage for color and much needed Vitamin C, a bit of dill for that unmistakable uplifting flavor, sliced almonds, season, stir and voila. Green beans to eat by the bowl full! […]

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mushroom soup

This mushroom soup is so good. The flavour is deep and intensely satisfying without being too heavy or filling. To make the soup even lighter use more wine (why not?) and less or no cream, or serve with a vegetable garnish instead of bread. I braised radicchio and served it on the side for a […]

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It’s starting to rain a lot here in Oregon. The temperature is still pleasant, but winter is definitely on its way. The real news is, our figs have given their last crop for the season. Insert violin music here. Ok, well in light of this development (winter is upon us). I have decided that my […]

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That said, there’s something about this particular combination that is quite exquisite. The fig flavour deepens and spreads out into the buttery roasting sauce, which is good enough to want to eat by the spoonful (and you might).