Pork Shiitake Meatballs

I really love to add shiitake mushrooms into my meals regularly as these guys are adaptogenic medicinal mushrooms.  Adaptogens help the body cope with stress by strengthening and supporting the endocrine, nervous, and immune system.  Shiitakes have been used for centuries in eastern medicine and research is showing some very promising results with shiitakes effects …

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Curry Chicken Salad

Chicken salad in any form is a favorite of mine, but I particularly like making a curry chicken salad because I know I’m adding in the benefit of anti-inflammatory spices, including turmeric!  Not to mention chicken salad is perfect for making in a large batch and for summer.  I love to make a big batch …

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Sugar Detox: A Personal Journey

I write this as I start day 1 of my personal sugar detox.  If you follow this blog, you will notice I have posted several dessert recipes lately.  I actually have another one waiting in the wings too, but will wait on posting as I think I have a problem.  I am addicted to sugar. …

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Flourless Chocolate Torte

Not all desserts are created equal, and this flourless chocolate torte with a scoop of ice cream is quite possibly one of the most delicious desserts of all time.  When in culinary school, my chef team created this recipe for our final dinner showcase.  We served it with an orange glaze and creme fraiche ice …

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Simple Salmon Salad

Salmon is one of the fish highest in Omega-3s and lowest in mercury and it is delicious!  When I have the time to do some planning I like to get a nice salmon fillet to bake for a lovely dinner, but when I’m busy here is one of my favorite shortcuts: easy salmon salad.  Make …

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