Sausage & vegetable stew

Gluten Free, Dairy Free Recipe Level: Easy Serves 4 Ingredients: 4 hot Italian chicken sausages (organic and preservative free) 1 large bunch of rainbow chard 3 large cubed potatoes 1 sliced medium red onion 2 cups of crimini mushrooms cut into quarters 2-3 cups sliced purple cabbage 1 can of garbanzo beans with their liquid 1 can…

Open faced vegetable omelette

Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Dairy Free Recipe Level: Easy Serves 1 Ingredients: 2 organic eggs beaten with a tsp. of water 1/4 cup of finely chopped kale (I used purple kale) 1/4 cup of diced Chanterelle mushrooms 1/4 cup of diced zucchini 1/4 cup of diced red bell peppers 1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil Sea salt and black…

Stuffed peppers with ground turkey, quinoa and spices

Dairy Free, Gluten Free Recipe Level: Medium Freshness Level: Off the charts Health Level: Crazy Healthy Serves 6 Ingredients: 6 large red bell peppers (tops removed and saved) 24 oz. of tomato broth or puree Pepper filling: 2 lbs. of ground turkey meat (1/2 dark and 1/2 breast) 3 cups of multi colored cooked quinoa that was cooled (1.5…

Spaghetti with shrimp & vegetables in a garlic, basil and tomato broth

Dairy Free Recipe Level: Medium Freshness Level: Off the charts Health Level: Off the charts, high carb meal Serves 4-5 Ingredients: 1 lb. extra large shrimp 12 oz. cooked and drained el dente (still firm) spaghetti 1 small red chopped onion or shallot 1 medium chopped zucchini (don’t dice too small) 1 small diced red bell…

Rainbow chard with chickpeas in tomato broth

Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegetarian, Vegan Recipe Level: Easy Freshness Level: Off the charts Health Level: Off the charts Serves 4-5 Ingredients: 1 large bunch of rainbow chard 1 cups of cooked and drained chickpeas (garbanzos) 1 medium diced zucchini 2 medium ripe diced tomatoes with liquid 1/8 cup of extra virgin olive oil Sea salt and black pepper…

Vegetarian & Vegan Goulash

Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegetarian, Vegan Recipe Level: Easy Freshness Level: Off the charts Health Level: Off the charts Serves 4-5 Ingredients: 2 medium cubed potatoes (precooked to fork tender and drained) 1 medium to large diced eggplant 1 medium sliced red onion or shallot (I used a local red shallot) 4 diced carrots 1 diced green banana pepper 1 diced serrano pepper 1…

Lentils w/ chicken sausage & Japanese eggplant

Gluten Free, Dairy Free Recipe Level: Medium Serves 4 Ingredients: 4 chicken sausages (organic and preservative free) 1 cup of uncooked green lentils 2 cups of diced Japanese eggplant 4-5 small diced carrots 1 medium red onion 2 small Hungarian peppers (mild) 1 small bell pepper (mild) 1 Chinese 5 color pepper (very hot) 1 Serrano pepper (somewhat hot) 2…

Truth in Advertising: Ethical Marketing

This blog post is a bit different than my normal posts of my recipes and food pictures. I am calling it “Truth in Advertising: Ethical Marketing” where I’d like to discuss my passion for ethical marketing, the importance of online transparency and the responsibility that we and social influencers have to identify our affiliations with products…

Quinoa w/ chick peas and basil

Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegetarian, Vegan Recipe Level: Easy Serves 3-4 Ingredients: 1 cup of multi colored quinoa 1 cup of chopped chanterelle mushrooms 1 cup of chopped shiitake mushrooms 1 cup of rinsed and drained chick peas 1 cup of chopped fresh basil 1 tsp. freshly grated ginger 2 tbsp. of extra virgin olive oil 1-2 tbsp. of premium extra virgin…

My garden vegetables: Part 1

A very simple post to show a few pictures of my organic garden vegetables that are so beautiful and delicious. Some are ready to be eaten while some are still ripening on the vine. Shown below are Indigo Apple Heirloom Tomatoes that are a beautiful purple and burgundy color. These need another week to mature and they look…

Eating Clean: My food philosophy

People always ask me why I eat clean and what foods I eat and what foods I avoid. Well here goes. I pretty much started eating clean when I was a kid. I grew up in an Italian home where we always ate whole foods and used olive oil in our cooking versus cream and butter….

Shrimp & scallops w/ soba noodles & tamari ginger sauce

Dairy Free, Gluten Free Option Recipe Level: Intermediate Serves 2-3 Ingredients: 6 oz. fresh peeled and deveined shrimp 6 oz. fresh scallops 12 oz. soba noodles (gluten free options available) 1 medium sliced shallot 1 cup sliced shitake mushrooms 2 small sliced carrots 1 knob of fresh ginger (thumb sized) 2-3 cloves of fresh diced garlic 3-4 tbsp. hot chili oil 2-4…