Herbed Summer Squash

This is one of my favorite quick vegetable dishes to make on a hot summer day. Often found in the local veggies section of my grocer or at any farm stand in New England, yellow summer squash and zucchini are ubiquitous here in the summer. I tend to buy the smaller ones because I prefer their taste profile, but also …

Spicy Grilled Salmon

The first key principle to delicious tasting salmon is getting the freshest, best quality salmon available to you. The second principle is getting the timing and temperature just right, so it does not become overcooked and dry. After, getting those two pieces in place, then you can go in many directions with adding complimentary flavors. One of my favorite ways …

Chimichurri Sauce

You can add this classic Argentinian sauce to freshly cooked concentrated protein. I love that this sauce is uncooked and provides a big punch of bitter bioactives. 2 cups fresh Italian parsley 2/3 cup fresh mint leaves 2 TB fresh oregano 1 small shallot, diced 2 TB capers 3 cloves of garlic 1 tsp red pepper flakes 2 TB red …

Turkey Veggie Platter

Ingredients:  Red leaf lettuce Asparagus Celery (stems peeled) Bell peppers (red, orange and yellow) Carrots Grape tomatoes Cucumbers 1 yellow summer squash 2 Chocolate chips or cloves (eyes)   Preparation: On a large platter, lay down a border of red leaf lettuce. Top lettuce with celery sticks and asparagus spears. Use two celery tops for the turkey’s feet. Add a …

Cauliflower Mash

Ingredients: 2 heads cauliflower 3 tablespoons olive oil 3/4 cup milk or milk alternative 1 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly ground 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon salt freshly ground black pepper Preparation: Loosely separate each head of cauliflower into 5-6 sections and steam until tender. Place cooked cauliflower in food processor with the rest of ingredients until it reaches similar texture …

Pumpkin-Coconut Flan

Ingredients: 1 15oz. can of pumpkin 1 cup canned coconut milk (shake can before opening) 2 large eggs 1/3 cup agave nectar 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ginger 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract Preparation: Preheat oven to 375F. Grease a 1 1/2 L(QT) baking dish with coconut oil. You will …

Savory-Sweet Brussels Sprouts

This phytonutrient loaded recipe is my favorite way to prepare brussels sprouts. Even my husband, who doesn’t love brussels, really enjoys these. The combination of the savory garlic and the bittersweet molasses complements the brussels perfectly. It’s also much quicker than roasting in the oven, getting them to your table faster. Ingredients: 1 pound brussels sprouts 3 cloves garlic, crushed …