Refreshing Quinoa Salad


My son's favorite whole grain is quinoa, and I'm thrilled that he loves its nutty flavor (and fantastic nutritional profile, especially protein!).  I'm always trying to find something new to do with quinoa.  This salad might be fun for kids as the veggies are raw and therefore very crisp and crunchy.    Here's how to make it: *Cook up some quinoa in your rice cooker *Wash and … [Read more...]

Roasted Red Pepper and Avocado Soup


The picture of this soup does not do it justice.  I think it is my own food photography skills that I need to work on.  Trust me, this soup is delicious (my kids and hubby could not get enough of it).  A great summer treat when it is too hot to cook. I got a Vitamix for Christmas last year, and I must say that I love it.  I love that you can blend a soup for about 5 minutes … [Read more...]

Quinoa and Veggie Curry


I recently did a cleanse through Glow Live Foods, and I'm still eating super healthy.  This recipe was inspired by Lauri Bunting of Lauri's Veggie Creations (find her on Facebook!).  First, I steamed some veggies, then made a quick dressing in the Vitamix using miso, macadamia nuts, apricots, banana, tamari, water, curry, cumin.    I served this over cooked quinoa and steamed … [Read more...]

Minestrone Soup

Screen Shot 2014-02-20 at 5.50.37 PM

Kids at the Community School Middle School enjoyed another "Food and Fun" hands on cooking lesson on February 18th.  The topic of the lesson?  Soup!... a wonderfully versatile dish that can be modified based on taste buds.  (One student excitedly exclaimed that his soup was "going to have lots of garlic!").  It was fun for the students to be able to follow a general recipe but … [Read more...]

Hummus, Your Way


We are cruising right along with our Food and Fun lessons with Middle School students at the Community School.  This month, we based our lessons off of two new handouts from CSPI (Center for Science in the Public Interest), one of my favorite food policy-oriented groups out of Washington, DC.  These handouts allowed us to focus on What Foods to Eat and What Foods Not to Eat. … [Read more...]

Healthy Chocolate Mousse

We had another amazing Food and Fun lesson starring Lauri Bunting, who taught the middle school kids at Community School how DELICIOUS a raw vegan treat can be! Lauri provided the recipe and taught the kids something fun and interesting about each ingredient.    Here are a few fun facts about the main ingredient, avocados: Avocados originated in Mexico and Central … [Read more...]

Super Smoothie Template

Community Schoo 7th grade Food and Fun 26

I'd like  to thank the wonderful parent volunteers that put on a fantastic "Food and Fun with Nurture" event at Community School Middle school last week:  KB Bigelow, Katrina Harmon, Lauri Bunting, Alison Ruggeri, and Andrea Cookston.  These gals put together an amazing spread of food that the kids really enjoyed tasting. Lauri provided a Super Smoothie Template that allowed … [Read more...]

Julia’s Carrot and Orange Soup


Here is another amazing recipe from my dear Cheap generic viagra friend Julia.  She fed this to a group of women that ooed and ahed over this amazing soup that is just perfect for a cold autumn or winter day.  The fennel, carrot and orange combination is amazing, and the spices she used were fun and new to me. Adapted from: Homemade With Love by Jennifer buy clomid online … [Read more...]

Holiday Beet Hummus


It is almost the holidays, and I have a recipe to share with you thanks to my dear friend Julia Goodhouse. She is one of the best cooks I've ever had the pleasure of knowing, and she cooked (a lot!) for me during my recent visit to Chicago. Thank you Julia!! She put viagra online cheap this beautiful beet hummus together for a crowd of … [Read more...]

Veggie Sushi Rolls Version 2


It is still hot.  Not surprising, since it is August!  Do you feel like cooking?  I don’t.  So I’m working on my Veggie Sushi skills (you can see from that recipe picture that I have some work to do on my Nori sheet rolling skills.  I hope that practice makes perfect!   viagra online canada This time, I changed up the … [Read more...]