Gluten-Free Meal Plan


Gluten Free Meal Plan
This week’s gluten-free meals are all about flavor! These meals are bringing the heat with bold, spicy flavor but won’t heat up your kitchen. Be sure to check out our recommendations for vegetarian options as well! MON: Healthy Carrot Salad (serves 4-6) Extras: Add shredded roasted chicken breasts for extra protein! TUES: Cold Soba Noodle Salad with Raw Veggies & Spicy Sunflower Seed Sauce (serves 2) Note: Be sure to use gluten-free tamari Extras: Add diced tofu for extra protein. WED: Spicy Grilled Shrimp with Easy Guacamole (serves 4) Make it vegetarian: Substitute veggies or tofu for shrimp THURS: One Pot Chicken with Beans and Rice (serves 4) Extras: Omit Read more …

Weekly Produce Guide: 7/20 – 7/25


Produce Guide 7/20 - 7/25
Each week, our produce gurus, Sara and Cassy, will be updating us on the state of produce. Check back each Saturday to get insider tips on what produce is looking extra scrumptious for the coming week. This Week’s Finest Local Produce: Watermelon Cantaloupe Sweet Corn Squash Red Cabbage Blackberries Peaches Lacinato and Curly Kale Swiss Chard Collard Greens Nectarines (available midweek) Pristine Variety Summer Apples (available midweek) Organic Savoy Cabbage (available midweek) Green Peppers (available midweek) Green Beans (available midweek) This Week’s Finest Organic Produce: Organic Black Plums Organic Cherries Organic Green Beans Organic Read more …

Pinned: Simple Gatherings (A Pinterest Collaboration with Renee Shuman)


Simple Gatherings Pin Roundup
This month, Renee Shuman of Will Frolic for Food is guest pinning to our Pinterest board, Simple Gatherings. There, you'll find recipes and tips for easily pulling off a beautiful gathering of friends and family that will feel special and indulgent. Here are a few of our favorite pins from this week: 1. Chilled Avocado Soup from Green Kitchen Stories. 2. Spicy Hoisin and Sesame Glazed Corn from Betsy Life. 3. Heirloom Tomato Tart from Waiting on Martha. 4. Grilled Blackberry, Strawberry, Basil, and Brie Pizza Crisps from Half Baked Harvest. 5. Blueberry Mascarpone Tartlets from Verses from My Kitchen. 6. Easy Stone Fruit Tarts from Call Me Cupcake. Pin these recipes Read more …

Peach & Ginger Breakfast Quinoa


Peach and Ginger Breakfast Quinoa
My grandmother always told me that the morning meal was the most important of the day. "Eat like a king at breakfast," she would chide. Over the years, research has proven her advice trustworthy. Study after study has shown the health benefits of eating breakfast. Earlier this week, the NPR broadcast, Morning Edition, ran a story about the connection between the food we eat and our mood. Eating protein, complex carbohydrates, omega-3 fatty acids, and high-fiber foods for breakfast is a sure way to improve mood and ability to handle stress. If you've never eaten quinoa for breakfast, you're missing out on a delicious powerhouse of a nutritious morning meal. Loaded with protein, fiber, Read more …

6 Scrumptious Zucchini Noodle Recipes


6 Scrumptious Zucchini Noodle Recipes
  'Tis the season of baseball games, beach trips, and overflowing gardens. July never fails to bring an abundance of zucchini. For a few weeks, we excitedly eat grilled the creamy green vegetable raw, grilled, in bread and tacos. It doesn't take long, though, for us to run out of ideas for summer's most ubiquitous gift. Enter the zucchini noodle. Zucchini are julienned and served raw, a simple and nutritious replacement for pasta. The meal possibilities including zucchini noodles are endless. Here are six recipes to get you started. 1. Cold Soba Noodle Salad with Raw Veggie Noodles + A Spicy Sunflower Seed Sauce 2. Raw Summer Pad Thai 3. Tahini Zucchini Noodles 4. Chickpea, Barley, Read more …