Recipe: Cuban black beans

This is a rich and meaty recipe that makes a nice big pot. Leftovers freeze well. Adapted from momtoellis’s recipe on  Wash & soak overnight (or boil until soft in plenty of water): 2 pounds dried black beans Rinse until the water is clear. Saute until soft in 1/2 cup olive oil a large pot:Continue reading “Recipe: Cuban black beans”


Recipe: 3 Spice Chicken with Apricots and Squash

This awesome one-pot meal is staple in our household. We use a large Le Creuset pot. It turns out tangy and juicy and sweet and hearty all at once. Goes great with a green salad. Adapted from recipe for Moroccan Chicken with Apricots and Squash on Weight Watchers Website. Ingredients 1 tsp sea salt ¼ tsp PepperContinue reading “Recipe: 3 Spice Chicken with Apricots and Squash”

Recipe: Moroccan shepherd’s pie with sweet potato

This recipe is not my own creation! Its from the fabulous Our Four Forks. I am saving it here because we love it! Ingredients For the filling: 1 lb grass­fed ground lamb or beef   OR  3 cups cooked chickpeas (or 2 15 oz. cans drained) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 white onion, chopped 1 redContinue reading “Recipe: Moroccan shepherd’s pie with sweet potato”

Recipe: Butternut Squash Enchiladas with spicy peanut sauce

This staple in our household is from Dr Connor’s book. He was a pioneer in the field of nutrition and I was lucky enough to meet him in 2008 when I was visiting Portland, OR. Yield: 6 servings of 2 enchiladas each Filling: 1 t vege oil ½ c diced carrots 1 ¼ c sliced mushrooms ½ cContinue reading “Recipe: Butternut Squash Enchiladas with spicy peanut sauce”

Robbie’s Favorite Pancakes

Robbie is 9 mo. old now and he loves these easy peasy pancakes for breakfast. This is not my recipe – thanks to Laurel Cellemme for showing me how to make them while we were camping last summer! Ingredients for about 7 pancakes – the proportions listed are approximations 1 ripe banana 1 egg, beaten 1/3Continue reading “Robbie’s Favorite Pancakes”

Ask the RD: Is it necessary to take Evening Primrose Oil at the end of pregnancy?

Q: Why did my doula recommended taking Evening Primrose Oil at the end of pregnancy? A: Oftentimes an Evening Primrose Oil supplement (2,000 mg/day) is recommended for pregnant women starting at 36 weeks of pregnancy. In my opinion this is not an intervention, but it could be a waste of money as it is not necessary forContinue reading “Ask the RD: Is it necessary to take Evening Primrose Oil at the end of pregnancy?”

Smart Snacking Nutrition Class at Xtreme Ninja Martial Arts Studio on June 11

A great group of martial arts students learned about smart snacking on June 11.   The main part of the lesson was that SNACKS THAT INCLUDE TWO OR MORE FOOD GROUPS DO GREAT THINGS FOR YOUR BODY! A few reasons why this is true include: Satisfies hunger Keeps your energy levels constant Provides fiber Gives yourContinue reading “Smart Snacking Nutrition Class at Xtreme Ninja Martial Arts Studio on June 11”