Avocado & green grape gazpacho

Avocado & green grape gazpacho

This morning I shared my green gazpacho recipe on Good Morning Washington - watch the segment, above, and get the recipe, below! Avocado & green grape gazpacho - This easy blender recipe is fast and beautifully elegant with a few simple...

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‘Tis flu season – mocktails to hydrate & heal

Smug as a bug I was sitting pretty and feeling great when my boyfriend got a bad cold last week...I'd been drinking echinacea tea almost daily, getting enough sleep, and eating lots of wonderful winter veggies like squash and kale.  My immune system is strong, I...

Winter squash: 7 unique & easy recipes

Fall has...fallen And alleluia!  As my first season working on a farm comes to a close, I can say from all of us outdoor laborers: PHEW!  We were so, so hot for so, so many days.  Winter squash is planted during high summer, mulched with hay to keep weeds down, and...

Lunch wrap hack (+Sabra chickpea spread)

The good & bad of wraps There's so much potential for a wrap to be the perfect lunch: veggies, protein, some zingy flavors, all ready to eat quickly in a handy whole grain sleeve, no silverware required!  Unfortunately what you'll usually find in restaurants and...

Vegan coconut-peach crisp (+5 other fruit crisps!)

 Summer = peaches There is NOTHING like a fresh summer peach, right?!  The crops were drastically reduced in some areas of the Mid-Atlantic this year due to a late spring freeze; those poor baby blossoms died right on the branches, leading to much smaller yields than...

Recipe Redux: simple breakfast salad

Put an egg on it! There are over 50,000 instagram photos with the #putaneggonit tag - and rightly so!  Eggs are one of my favorite and most misunderstood sources of protein, and from risotto to burgers to pastas to soups to toast, there are few savory foods that you...

School lunches made simple (+6 ways to use tortilla shells!)

August is upon us While the weather is still sweltering here in the mid-Atlantic, belying the fast-approaching new school year, it's almost time to start thinking about getting those kiddos back to class fueled up with the nutrients they'll need to succeed.  And it...

Kiwi-lime pie with Zespri SunGold kiwi

Zespri kiwi: the yellow fruit with smooth skin! I'm always game to try a new fruit variety, and had never even heard of Zespri kiwi, let alone their new variety call SunGold.  They have yellow flesh, no fuzziness on the outside, and are sweeter and less tart than the...

Featuring Tawnie Kroll (+roasted beet & greens salad)

Meet a fellow Reduxer! TheRecipeRedux, a monthly blog link up and frequent contest host, has introduced me to lots of inspiring dietitians doing amazing things with food.  I've learned a lot about everything from post formatting to staging pictures from this group,...

The Blue Waldorf – a salad with an elegant twist

Walnut week comes to an end This is the third and final walnut recipe I'm putting out - for now!  I love a challenge and a feature ingredient assignment, because just having a few guidelines makes recipe development a lot easier.  And it's great to see the roundup of...

Warm walnut bread pudding

A new dessert go-to "This might be the best thing I've ever made?" "It's up there." That was the entire conversation I had while enjoying this little dessert with my boyfriend last night...we were too busy savoring bites to say much else!  The recipe is really simple,...