Posts Tagged: recipes

Healthy & Holistic DIY Halloween Snacks

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  Don’t ignore your sweet cravings this time of year, indulge them! With these pre-trick-or-treating recipes (some from Holistic Culinary School Bauman College), fill up on yummy goodness, impressing your friends and kids! Here are my favorite five: 1. Superfood Popcorn “Ghoulish Stew” 2. Peppermint Truffle Gravestones 3. Deviled Egg Spiders 4. Snack-O-Lantern 5. Haunted Apple Bites… Read more »

4th of July Pasta Salad

Healthy salad with quinoa, tomato and avocado

  Looking for a pasta salad alternative to take to this year’s 4th of July picnic? Try Chef Sita’s Quinoa Salad with Pesto & Mozzarella served with Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes and Toasted Pine Nuts. For a fun way to serve, skewer Bocconcini mozzarella balls and cherry tomatoes, drizzle with pesto, and serve over cooked quinoa… Read more »

“Brown Bag” Lunch

Healthy burrito wraps with roasted vegetables

Although we love a good PB&J, there are plenty of easy options for a creative, healthy and easy homemade lunch for days at the office (or school!) Whole Wheat Veggie Wrap Hummus Baby greens/spinach/sprouts Sliced veggies (cucumber, tomato, bell pepper, carrots, onion, whatever you like) Sauerkraut (optional) Avocado (optional) Served With 2 fresh apricots ¼… Read more »

Simple Ways to Enjoy Squash

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The season is abundant with them. As Mark affectionately named these “globes of joy,” winter squashes burst with sweet, nutty flavor, are packed with antioxidants, and can be as versatile as your creativity allows. To help you get started, here are some of Chef Sita’s favorite ways to enjoy winter squash.   1. Roasted Acorn… Read more »

Rice Pudding for Anyone and Everyone

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Whether simple or decadent, this sweet treat has a variation that’s sure to please you. Find Chef Sita’s favorite, basic recipe here, and then get creative! For a soothing, sweet flavor, use ginger and chopped dates. For a royal, unforgettable flavor, stir in saffron threads and coconut milk. For a spicy, exotic pudding, try chai spices… Read more »

Homemade Basic Tahini Sauce

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Tahini, aka sesame butter, is a pantry staple that mixes well in dips and sauces – making everything creamier, nuttier, and a little bit Mediterranean. It is also a great source of calcium and the essential amino acid lysine. Try this simple sauce over dark leafy greens, grains, tempeh, sweet potatoes, or as a dip… Read more »

Unique Summer Smoothies

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  Maybe you have an abundant fruit tree in your yard or you’re looking to make the most of summer fruits when they’re at their peak flavor and best price. Maybe you just love smoothies. Whatever the reason, here are three unique recipes that feature the season’s finest. Peach Mint Smoothie 2 cups sliced peaches… Read more »

Homemade BBQ Sauce

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Homemade BBQ Sauce Makes about 1 cup Ingredients: ½ cup apple juice ¼ cup tomato paste 2 tablespoons maple syrup 1 tablespoon tamari 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 1 teaspoon onion powder ½ teaspoon chili powder (double if you like it spicier) ½ teaspoon sea salt ½… Read more »