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Kale, Kohlrabi, and Blueberry Salad with Crispy Chickpeas and Poppy Seed Dressing

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I managed to grow a whole whack of blueberries in my garden this year (finally!). I’ve been eating them with yogurt and granola, baking with them, and adding them to this salad, which has been on repeat at our house for most of the summer. I

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Vanilla Chia Pudding

I love a good make-ahead breakfast, especially these days. I’ve gone back to work at the hospital and getting myself and everyone out the door on time and fed in the morning takes a bit of planning. Anything we can do the night before (or several nights even, in this case) we do: bags packed,

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Baked Rhubarb French Toast Strata

Whoa – what happened there?  I blinked and it’s May already.  Oops. I’ve been pretty quiet the past few weeks, taking some time for extra rest (the baby has me run off my feet!) but working on lots of fun stuff for you.  Last weekend was the first day of the summer Farmer’s Market near

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Roasted Carrot and Beet Salad with Carrot Top Pesto, Pumpkin Seeds and Feta

I finally got around to getting into the garden to get ready for this year and I found some carrots and beets that made it all the way through the winter without being touched (which is a miracle if you consider how often the dog sneaks out and steals carrots straight from the ground). I

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Avgolemono Pasta with Spring Vegetables

Now that we’ve had a few weeks of spring weather on the West Coast, the menu at our house is starting to lighten up a bit.  Less soups and stews in the rotation and more salads and dishes featuring fresh spring vegetables.  Although, some of the rainy spring days still call for a warm cup

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Spinach Mango Smoothie

Well, the baby started crawling a few weeks ago and I suddenly find myself with a lot less time to get things done. Man, they move quick! I’ve had to change most of my routine as a result. Just when I thought I had it all figured out too (rookie mistake, I know). Since the

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Unlock the Potential of Food to Bring Us Together

This year Nutrition Month is all about unlocking the potential of food: to fuel, discover, prevent, heal, and bring us together.  This is the last post for Nutrition Month 2019. It highlights some of the benefits of sharing food together as well as ideas for increasing opportunities to eat together with friends and family.  Eating

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Intuitive Eating: Healing Your Relationship with Food

This year Nutrition Month is all about unlocking the potential of food: to fuel, discover, prevent, heal, and bring us together.  I was inspired by the sub-theme ‘heal’ to talk about a topic I’ve recently become more interested in – healing your relationship with food.  In my work as a dietitian, I’ve come across countless

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Dietary Cholesterol and Eggs: What You Need to Know

I finally got around to reading that egg study that everyone’s been talking about from the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).  If you didn’t hear about it, it has been covered quite a bit in the media since it’s release just over a week ago.  The study has prompted a re-hash of the

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Eating Patterns for Optimal Health: Small Changes You Can Make Today

This year Nutrition Month is all about unlocking the potential of food: to fuel, discover, prevent, heal, and bring us together.  This week’s post focuses on small changes you can make for optimal health that may help you reduce your risk of some chronic diseases. Three Eating Patterns for Optimal Health While there are many

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