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Tacos Are My Happy Place

Happy Tuesday! We've made it through yet another Monday, and what better way to celebrate than with healthy tacos? Tacos have always been one of my favorite meals, not only because they are tasty and convenient, but also because they're a little messy and I get to eat...

Roasted Cauliflower with Miso & Dijon Mustard Dressing

Cauliflower was, until very recently, the forgotten vegetable. Perhaps its pale exterior or its characteristic bumpy surface were deterrents for many people. The truth is that with bright colored veggies and fruits commanding all the attention, it is difficult to find...

Creamy Coconut and Mango Popsicles

This sweet indulgence goes by many names: paleta, popsicle, polo… but, no matter what you call them, these delicious cold treats are absolute perfection in the summertime. Their real beauty rests in their simplicity. With just a few ingredients and no sophisticated...

Summer Oats with Easy Strawberry Jam

Oats are one of those staple foods that stand the test of time. They are traditional, yet trendy. Old fashioned, yet fundamental in a healthy modern diet. An amazing source of fiber, oats are a hearty ingredient. Satisfying by volume (a serving of cooked oatmeal goes...

Kale Salad with Roasted Spiced Chickpeas

Chickpeas (or garbanzos as we know them in Spanish) are a powerhouse of healthy nutrition. They are one of the best legumes for vegans due to their high fiber and plant protein content. In particular, they contain large amounts of insoluble fiber, a kind of fiber that...

Help Us Reach Everyone Who Needs Help

Many preventive health services are currently on the chopping block. More people will have to face long term disease without the benefit of proper treatment merely for financial reasons. Nectar Nutrition wants to reach people who need preventive dietary assistance, as...

When the Rain Comes

When the rain comes most people look for shelter. Truth be told, in a real downpour with thunder to boot, I also do the same. Yet some other times the rain is gentle and relaxing. It mutes the sounds of the city and washes its dusty face. It taps on the windows. It...

Rainy Springs Yield Edible Summers

It is still rainy most days. It's sometimes a bit chilly still, but the breeze has changed. It's warmer and sweeter. If you pause for a minute, you can almost feel the earth stretching and sighing as the sun peeks from behind the clouds. I am once again gearing up to...

Roscon de Reyes for Epiphany

It's been called the longest night of the year. Kids are waiting for their gifts with feverish anticipation and parents (shhhh, you didn't hear it from me) are quietly wrapping all the presents making sure nothing on the letter to the Three Kings was forgotten. It is...

Pisto Warms the Soul the Simple Way

I remember watching Ratatouille when my kids were younger. It was a favorite movie at our home because (who am I kidding) it was all about food and cooking. The dish that the little rat (those of you who haven’t seen the movie should not be alarmed) prepares for the...

Splendor in the Grass: A Growing Season in Vermont

I warm up my hands by wrapping them around a steaming cup of hot tea and I watch the rain through my window. It’s tapping on the leaves that still insist on attaching themselves to the branches of my backyard trees. This cold drizzle is a sign that I can now finally...

Oprah Loves Bread…Don’t we all?

It isn't the most shocking revelation to come out of Oprah's mouth but, apparently, the girl loves her bread. No surprise there...and while I do not suggest anyone gets a "bread bed" (particularly made out of refined, white loaves) I don't recommend restricting your...

Black Olive Tapenade

  Tapenade is a clever creation. It is easy to make and even easier to enjoy. I used to eat it when I was younger not really knowing what it was called, but since it had olives it was one of my favorite things. It was salty and oily and such a delight to eat. In...

Don’t be Afraid. It’s Only Rhubarb.

In all honesty, I had never even seen a rhubarb plant before this year. Rhubarb was an abstract concept to me. An ingredient as mysterious as pixie dust that only appeared mentioned in some Beatrix Potter books (or was it The Wind in the Willows?). I did remember...

Walnut & Olive Seed Loaf

Funny how nothing beats food when it comes to rustling up some forgotten memories... It seems like a long, long time ago already, but when my kids were younger, they used to find this loaf quite entertaining to eat. While I used to refer to it as “bread”, they thought...

Cranberry Sauce: A Star Is Born

Everybody has a favorite food during the holidays. Mine is cranberry sauce. I look forward to this treat every year with much anticipation and delight. I can easily overlook the turkey or the mashed potatoes, but I never forget to have a generous amount of cranberry...

Fear & Loathing in the Hipster Kitchen

This video made me a bit angry. I did not know if I wanted to laugh or cry until he said the resulting tortilla was "as good as what you would get in Spain". Then crying was definitely the appropriate response. If we were just deliberating the novelty of the idea,...

Chimichurri: It’s Easy Being Green

Any time of the year that you can get your hands on a gorgeous bunch of green parsley, you can transform it into a deeply satisfying sauce that can be used on pretty much anything. A few cloves of garlic later and a healthy dose of extra virgin olive oil, you have...

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