Vegetables

Bitter Beauty: Radicchio

Bitter Beauty: Radicchio

Radicchio is one of my favorite cold weather vegetables. It is also known as Cichorium intybus and Italian chicory, and it belongs to the Asteraceae (daisy) family that includes other chicory vegetables, like Belgian endive. Radicchio has a distinct bitter flavor. You...

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Sauteed Dandelion Greens

Sauteed Dandelion Greens

On a cool, sunny morning…I had my first delicious taste of spring at breakfast: sauteed dandelion greens, along with a mixed green salad, roasted lamb shoulder and sweet potato. Dandelion greens are an excellent source of A, C and K, as well as minerals, like iron,...

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Hot Curry Cauliflower Rice

Hot Curry Cauliflower Rice

Increasingly, we live in an estrogen-dominant world. Both women and men can experience estrogen dominance. Estrogen dominance is having too much estrogen in your body relative to other sex hormones, like progesterone and testosterone. Progesterone balances out...

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Braised Napa Cabbage with Sesame Oil

Braised Napa Cabbage with Sesame Oil

While I am NOT a fan of the common cabbage, I love Napa cabbage, which does not smell or taste “cabbage-y”. Its cylindrical-shaped head of tightly packed leaves are longer, softer, mild-tasting and almost sweet when cooked. Napa cabbage is also budget-friendly ($1.29...

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Baked Kale-Coconut Chips

Baked Kale-Coconut Chips

We all know that kale is one of those foods that we should like. This cruciferous leafy green is a nutritional powerhouse: an excellent source of vitamins K, A and C; B vitamins; and minerals (manganese, calcium, potassium, iron). Kale also contains a high amount of...

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Asian Cucumber Noodle Salad

Asian Cucumber Noodle Salad

High in water, potassium and other beneficial antioxidants, cucumbers are a wonderful cooling food that can help promote detoxification. Confession: while I enjoy cucumber-infused “spa” water and a well-made raw cucumber soup (if thoroughly pureed), I don’t care to...

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Summer Greens with Broccoli and Avocado

Summer Greens with Broccoli and Avocado

Salad days are upon us now.  One big benefit you get from eating a variety of leafy greens? A clear complexion. Leafy greens, especially those that you grow in your own garden or from a local farm, are not only a delicious way to enjoy summer bounty, they're also an...

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Sweet Pea and Spinach Dip with Basil

Sweet Pea and Spinach Dip with Basil

Fresh peas, sweet and light, are a delicious rite of spring.  They typically debut at farmers' markets in late spring and early summer. Peas are rich in phytonutrients, including flavanols (like catechin and epicatechin found in green tea and cocoa), phenolic acids...

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Hi, I’m Kathryn Matthews. As a Board Certified Functional Health Coach, I help clients reclaim their energy, vitality and well-being. I want you to feel empowered about taking charge of YOUR health! To learn more, see About Kathryn.

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