A Days Worth of {Delicious} Recipes for Skin Cancer Prevention

Pumpkin Pesto Bruschetta

Loaded with phytonutrients, this triple pepper kale dip may play a role in skin cancer prevention. I've been celebrating Celiac Awareness all month long, but there is another important celebration going on in May that is near and dear to my heart, and that is Skin Cancer Awareness Month.  I hope you will celebrate with me by trying some of my favorite antioxidant and phytonutrient rich recipes, that are not only delicious, but may also play a role in skin cancer prevention. As a blue-eyed blonde {ahem...with a little help from my … [Read more...]

#Squashlove: Spicy Cranberry Squash Chutney

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Love is in the air again.... #squashlove that is! These guys are technically gourds, but too cute with their bumpy, warty skin so had to share! For those of you unfamiliar with the #love bloghop series, here's the scoop: Conceived by Junia, of the lovely healthy recipe blog, Mis Pensamientos, each month #love bloggers create and post a different #love recipe.  So far we've had #cakelove {Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake with Brown Sugar Icing}, #ricelove {Forbidden Rice with Nectarines and Cashew Coconut Cream} and #applelove {Apple Cinnamon … [Read more...]

Veggie Experiment #3: Dandelion Greens {And a Yummy Pizza!}

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Have you eaten these before??? I hadn't, until the other day... But, spurred on by Marisa, the Food Sensitive Foodie, {My partner in crime in the "Sardine Challenge"} to a "Bitter Greens Challenge", I decided why not eat some weeds {dandelion greens}? Turns out that these particular bitter greens tasted... Well... Bitter!!! BUT... Pair them with sweet caramelized onions, a little aromatic garlic and EVOO, creamy Italian cheese, sweet and crunchy pine nuts, and, should you desire, spicy turkey sausage all on top of a pizza … [Read more...]

Kids in the Kitchen…Quesadillas with Homemade Pineapple Salsa.

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So how's everyone doing getting lots of color on your plate this month? As I promised in my first "Eating a Rainbow" post, here's a little bit more info on what all those gorgeous colors are providing in your diet... Carotenoids are natural plant pigments found in red, orange, yellow, and green foods.  Beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, lycopene, lutein, and zeaxanthin are just some of the carotenoids.  These are found in a wide range of fruits and veggies including tomatoes, watermelon, pink grapefruit, sweet potatoes, carrots {Yes, … [Read more...]

Veggie Experiment #2: K is for…Kale!

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Have you ever tried kale? I tried it a few years ago, and really liked it...but haven't had it since (well, I might have had it in a restaurant since then, but I haven't prepared it at home). The first time I tried prepared Kale, I got it from the mecca of Texas grocery stores: Central Market.  If you've never been to a Central Market grocery store before, just know this-it's bigger and better than every grocery store you've ever been too.  Just like they say everything in Texas is... The kale I had from Central Market was already … [Read more...]