Let us face it, southern dishes are not known for being vegetarian friendly.I met a wonderful lady over a decade ago and she was the epidemy of southern living. She lived in the outskirts of Atlanta, so, it was in the heart of the South.She had never met a vegetarian like me and I had never met a southern lady like her. Her idea of vegetarian was eating fruits only....more
I have always wanted to make Blue Lemonade with natural flavors.
However, this task proved to be tougher than I thought. Blue is so hard to achieve using any blue food items.
I tried Blueberries, Rhubarb, Blackberries, Grapes and even, purple carrots. None of this worked.
So, I ended up using Natural Blue Coloring. The lemonade was made like I always do. Also, I added some blueberry ice cubes.
Find the recipe at - http://healingtomato.com/blog/2014/07/04/blue-lemonade/
The first time I tasted chimichurri was in Westlake Village at a place called Galletto Bar & Grill, which I frequented often. I went a few months ago and ordered my favorite dish-the Brazilian Chicken (pictured below). It's utterly amazing. I think this dish changes my brain every time I eat it because it's just so good. The black beans and rice, combined with the acidity in the chicken and chimichurri make for a perfect blend of flavors that seem to dance in your mouth as you're eating....more
Surrounded by water you can imagine there is lots of water sporting and outdoor, waterfront dining. And in St. Pete, you will also find a booming art community (in the photo, that’s a giant mustache in front of the Dali museum!) and yep, lots of great plant based eats! Let’s check it out! St. Petersburg is a lovely sea and bayside town on the west coast of Florida....more
This is my secret recipe full of energy boosting ingredients. I start to feel better even as I start cooking it, perhaps because of the stockpile of such healthy foods that go into this addictive dish. The colours simply come together beautifully and It reminded me of 'spa-style-your-body-is-your-temple.' I love the crunch of the nuts in this recipe and if you are allergic to nuts, replace with sunflower seeds. I've used coconut oil or canola oil in this recipe for that added healthy, pure life force giving elements
Emerald City Salad is one of my all time favorite Spring/Summer dishes. It comes from PCC Market and is a staple at their deli. If you're not familiar, PCC is a Natural Food Co-op that supports local farmers and is consumer owned. It's located in the Seattle area and if you're interested, you can read about it here....more
Have you ever fallen victim to a week that just wouldn’t end?Generally I’m against wishing the week away, but this week is an exception. In 3 days I’ll be lining up with thousands of other runners to participate in my very first half marathon....more
It's been nice to start each week off with a tasty new snack, and this week was no exception. In between baking a cake for my dad's birthday and icing my knee from my race, I also made a batch of raw energy bars!...more