Category Archives: Autumn

Fresh Fig & Oatmeal Muffins

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When’s the last time you sank your teeth into the fuchsia-colored flesh of a fresh fig? No, Fig Newtons don’t count. Unless you’re a fig aficionado, it’s probably been awhile, hasn’t it? If you live in California, odds are favorable that there’s an old fig tree growing somewhere in your neighborhood, along a creek, or maybe at your own home. Go out and harvest some or visit your farmer’s market this weekend. If you have never had a fresh fig, for the love of Pete, go get some. Then bake these fig muffins. You might just fall in love…
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Pumpkin Cashew Curried Millet

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Warming ginger, flavorful curry, and scrumptious pumpkin turn mild-mannered millet into a mouth-watering meal. Post-holiday canned pumpkin was a bargain last month, so I stocked up. Coincidentally, my peer health coach at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition recommended this recipe straight from the IIN website. Millet has recently become one of my favorite whole grains. Like quinoa and amaranth, it’s nutritious and quick-cooking. It makes a great breakfast porridge, side dish or a meal in itself. Thought to have originated in Ethiopia, Millet has been a mainstay in Africa, Asia and India for the last 10,000 years. Only recently has it gained popularity in the United States as a gluten-free alternative. Traditional roti flatbread of India is made by grinding Millet seeds into flour.
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Carrot Apple Raisin Kale Salad

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Carrots and apples and kale…CARROTS and APPLES and KALE, Oh My! These are three foods you’re likely to encounter on the yellow brick road to health. We’re going to dress these veggies in a tangy apple cider vinaigrette, then fold in some raisins for chewy goodness and walnuts for Omega-3 crunch. This colorful, cleansing salad tops my list when the old digestive tract needs a little help, if you catch my drift.
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