{Nourish} Healthy Cooking Video: Vanilla Spiced Buckwheat Porridge with Strawberries

Sponsored Post: What’s better than a warm breakfast on a chilly morning? A simple, wholesome breakfast cereal that is as easy as oatmeal but much more interesting! Say hello to my new favorite breakfast, Vanilla Spiced Buckwheat Porridge with Strawberries and Pumpkin Seeds. Quick and easy enough to cook to order yet hearty enough to make-ahead, this naturally gluten-free and minimally sweetened porridge is packed with flavor and nourishment. It’s creamy, nutty and warming with a neutral foundation so you can have your way with it, adding in any flavor you fancy. Created in partnership with California Strawberries, this is a breakfast recipe the whole family will enjoy! Continue reading “{Nourish} Healthy Cooking Video: Vanilla Spiced Buckwheat Porridge with Strawberries”

{Nourish} Healthy Cooking Video: Za’atar Chicken Thighs with Sweet Potatoes, Apple, Kale and Sorghum

Ah, the Instant Pot. This electric pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, yogurt making extraordinaire made its way into and out of my Amazon cart for over a year until I recently closed my eyes and hit purchase. Was it worth it? Make this recipe and you’ll find out. I paired seared chicken thighs with sweet potatoes, apples, kale and sorghum to create a one-pot fall feast the whole family is going to LOVE. Created in partnership with Simply Sorghum, this perfectly sweet and truly satisfying dinner recipe can be on your table in just over 30 minutes. No Instant Pot? No problem. I’ve included slow cooker instructions as well. Continue reading “{Nourish} Healthy Cooking Video: Za’atar Chicken Thighs with Sweet Potatoes, Apple, Kale and Sorghum”

{Nourish} Egg Scramble with Kale and White Beans

My breakfast of late has been a bowlful of pre-made grains like quinoa or buckwheat that I heat with almond milk, ground flax and spices. Come the weekend though, I am craving something a bit more hearty and this Egg Scramble with Kale and White Beans has done the trick. It was inspired by a reader when I asked for recipe suggestions for the site and, it’s a keeper. Made with only a few simple ingredients you’re likely to have on hand, this quick and easy saute is naturally gluten-free and dairy free (optional), plus it boasts many familiar flavors with an option to get creative if you see fit.    Continue reading “{Nourish} Egg Scramble with Kale and White Beans”

{Nourish} Sorghum with Lemon Tahini Dressing

Sorghum Lemon Tahini Dressing Salad @KatieCavutoRD

Sorghum may be a new-to-you ingredient so I used familiar flavors to create this bright and seasonal grain salad. A whole grain that is naturally gluten-free, sorghum is nutty, hearty and delicious. Tossed with a simple dressing and flavorful spring greens, this make-ahead Sorghum Salad with Lemon and Tahini would be the perfect accompaniment to most any meal like your Mother’s Day brunch this weekend!  Continue reading “{Nourish} Sorghum with Lemon Tahini Dressing”

{Thrive} 5 Ways to Eat More Vegetables

5 Ways to Eat More Vegetables Eat more vegetables. This may be my favorite nutrition tip and it’s a positive wellness intention I focus on daily. I’m always encouraging myself to eat more vegetables. If you consider the risk to benefit ratio of this recommendation, it speaks for itself. Risk: minimal. Benefits: abundant. Plus, I love an intention that encourages me to have more versus less, especially when it comes to food. Enough of the deprivation people. Let’s be grateful for the food on our plate.  That being said, for most of us omnivores, the idea of planning a meal around carrots sounds, well, lackluster at best. Fortunately, the concept of creating a vegetable-centric plate can and often does include meat, fish and poultry. The key is mindfully rearranging your plate so that the veggies are the star and the animal proteins play a more supporting role. Eat more vegetables. One of my 5 Intentions for the New Year and a great mantra we can use to kick off the month. Here are five tips to make this feel more achievable.

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