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Homemade Soup: It’s Easier Than You Think

Homemade Soup: It’s Easier Than You Think

I love soups, stews and chilies. During cold-weather months, soup is my go-to meal. Not only is it a great comfort food, it can be a great way to get essential vitamins and nutrients to keep your body and immune system strong during the cold and flu season. Additionally, soup is a great make-ahead meal [...]

January 14, 2013 Holly Alexander Nutrition, Recipes 0

Green Lemon Soup (GF, DF, NF, SF, V, V+)

Green Lemon Soup (GF, DF, NF, SF, V, V+)

This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, soy-free, vegetarian and vegan. For those of you who know my husband, you know that he’s quite a trooper. If I’m cooking, he’ll eat whatever crazy vegan creation I am making. He embraces healthy eating (for the most part) and in fact, he is the creator of this recipe, [...]

January 7, 2013 Melissa Villamizar Nutrition, Recipes 1

Fall Harvest Barley Salad

Fall Harvest Barley Salad

This recipe is dairy-free, soy-free, vegetarian and vegan. I had made a large batch of pearled barley the other day and after using some of it in a soup, I still had a lot left over and wasn’t quite sure what I could do with it. Since beets are in season right now – and [...]

September 27, 2012 Holly Alexander Recipes 0

Seasonal Salad with Baby Eggplant & Pickled Onion (GF, SF, NF, DF,V)

Seasonal Salad with Baby Eggplant & Pickled Onion (GF, SF, NF, DF,V)

This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free, grain-free and vegetarian. When shopping at my favorite local farm in Austin, I picked up a few baby eggplants and asked one of the farmers for recommendations on the best way to cook these beautiful little gems. She suggested to not cook them at all, but to slice [...]

September 12, 2012 Holly Alexander Nutrition, Recipes 0

Baked Halibut with Olives + Rosemary (GF, SF, NF, DF)

Baked Halibut with Olives + Rosemary (GF, SF, NF, DF)

This recipe is gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free and dairy-free. This recipe is one of my favorites from CLEAN by Dr. Alejandro Junger. The halibut is light but filling and the zucchini, lemons, olives and rosemary add a unique and refreshing touch! And best of all, it’s EASY to make! Notes Recipe yields: 2 servings Prep time: [...]

September 2, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Nutrition, Recipes 2

5 Pantry Must-Haves For Healthy Eating

5 Pantry Must-Haves For Healthy Eating

If you’re like me, long-term meal planning is typically something reserved for party planning only. Although I make my weekly shopping list, which may even include some specialty items from a recipe I’ve wanted to try, I tend to go for the same staple items and whatever is in season at the Farmer’s Market. By [...]

July 11, 2012 Holly Alexander Nutrition, Recipes 3

Grilled Sweet Potato & Quinoa Salad (GF, DF, SF, NF, V)

Grilled Sweet Potato & Quinoa Salad (GF, DF, SF, NF, V)

This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free and vegetarian. This recipe was inspired by Bobby Flay’s, “Grilled Sweet Potato and Green Onion Salad.” I loved the flavors of Bobby Flay’s recipe and wanted to create a complete meal which included protein and vitamin-rich leafy greens. Notes Recipe Yields: 4 servings Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook [...]

June 28, 2012 Holly Alexander Nutrition, Recipes 2

Week #7 Challenge — Cook Your OWN Food!

Week #7 Challenge — Cook Your OWN Food!

Eating healthy becomes much easier when we are in control of what and how we cook. It is possible to find healthy meals outside of your own home, but you lose control over how such items are cooked. Eggs cooked in oil, sweet potatoes fried instead of baked… restaurants typically take the cheap and easy [...]

March 5, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Recipes 0

Melissa’s Spinach Salad Recipe (RAW, GF, DF, SF, V, V+)

Melissa’s Spinach Salad Recipe (RAW, GF, DF, SF, V, V+)

This recipe is: Gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, vegetarian and vegan*. *This recipe can easily be altered to include meat, dairy, gluten, etc. This is what I eat for lunch everyday, Monday through Friday, and I have done so for roughly the last 3 years. I know exactly what you’re thinking… “boring!” Ah, but it is not. I’ve [...]

August 8, 2011 Melissa Villamizar Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Recipes 9