Hatch Chiles Are Here!

Originally posted on Cinthia Carolina:
They’re here!! Hatch Chiles! (Finally) Hot Chiles arrive from Mexico like a summer heatwave.… Caliente!  They surge into town around August and by September they are gone.  Adios muchachos! So buy some while they are here and I’ll  whip up some cool and exciting recipes for you to try.  It’ll…

Take a trip to the PRODUCE DEPARTMENT!

  Eat from the RAINBOW! Get inspired by walking around the produce department of your favorite store or visit the local farmers market and you will be amaze by the variety of vegetables and fruits available to eat specially where I live in California where we are blessed with an awesome array of veggies! You need more…

Potato and Artichoke Bliss

   Ingredients 1 ½ pounds red bliss potatoes, quartered 1 large red onion, julienne ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil 4 canned baby artichokes 1 T chopped garlic ¼ turmeric ¼ paprika ⅛  teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 cup heirloom tomatoes, diced 1 lemon, juice and zest ½  cup roughly chopped kalamata olive 1 tablespoon…

Spicy Veggie Burgers

Serves 12 Serve these hearty veggie burgers on whole grain buns and your favorite condiments with a side of veggies!!! Ingredients: 4 cup cooked brown rice 4 cup cooked black beans, smashed and whole 1 diced jalapeno 1 potato, cooked and smashed 1 cup diced tomato 1 cup diced roasted red bell peppers 1 cup shredded…

Simple Vegetable Curry

Ingredients: 1 onion, chopped 2 jalapeno peppers, chopped 2 T ghee 4 cloves garlic 1 1/4 cups low-sodium chicken broth 1 small cinnamon stick 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 1 teaspoon cardamom 2 star anise a few whole cloves 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 orange, rind and juice 1 cup canned light coconut milk…

My Love for Truffles

Originally posted on Cinthia Carolina:
Growing up in a tropical country where bananas, pineapples and mangos are part of our daily diet, I never came across anything like Truffles…. “The Diamond of the Kitchen,” as the French Gastronome Brillat Savarin called it. I remember the first time I smelled and tasted one. It was in…

Mindful Eating : Using Your Senses

Originally posted on Cinthia Carolina:
Have you ever caught yourself really starving tired by the end of the day? You just might want to shovel anything you can find on your way home, like a fast food restaurant or make it home just in time to microwave frozen store bought food to satisfy your hunger.…

CHERRY SALSA!

Ingredients: 2 cups cherries, pitted and roughly chopped 1 jalapeño pepper, stemmed, seeded and finely chopped 1 shallot, finely chopped 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped 2 teaspoons white balsamic vinegar Juice and zest of 1 lemon 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt 1/4 teaspoon white pepper Method: Toss all ingredients together in a large bowl. Cover and…

What is spirituality? This is what it is to me…

What is Spirituality? Spirituality is not outside myself but within, being in spirit, being present in every day life, ordinary, simple … no concepts , no practices, nothing to be followed. Being spiritual is not something out there … another realm or place or that you are something special or something superhuman you have to…

MANGO CASHEW CREAM PARFAIT

Serves 6 Delicious creamy parfait to delight your palate without the guilt! Ingredients: 3 cups fresh mango, chopped 2 cups cashew butter 2 tablespoons honey or apricot paste 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest Pinch fine sea salt 1 cup blueberries 1 cup fresh raspberries 1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds Method: Place fresh mangoes in the bowl of…

Whole Roasted Cauliflower

Ingredients: 1 head of cauliflower 1 1/2 plain yogurt 1 lemon, zested and juiced 2 T olive oil 1 T turmeric 1 tsp. cayenne pepper 1 tsp. cumin 1 T garlic powder 2 tsp. paprika 3 tsp. salt chili pepper flakes to taste Method: preheat oven to 375 degrees. Trim the base of the cauliflower to…

CHIA PLUM JAM

Makes about 2 1/4 cups This super-easy jam gets all its thickness from chia seeds, not from a ton of sugar. Ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds plums, diced (about 4 cups) 1 stick of cinnamon Juice of one orange and zest 3 tablespoons chia seeds Honey to taste (optional) Method: Combine plums, orange juice, zest and cinnamon….