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Strawberry Salsa

Yesss! It's finally strawberry season. What better way to celebrate than with a new version of salsa! I've combined fresh spearmint, basil, cilantro, scallions and jalapeno with a touch of lemon zest and smoked salt for a perfectly satisfying bite. Most of the time when strawberries are in season they don't last long enough for me to think beyond wash and eat! Is there anything better than popping them in your mouth when they're juicy, sweet and still warm from the sun?? Perhaps not, but this year I wanted to try something different... something beyond strawberry shortcake. Strawberries don't need to be limited to sweet (and often sugar-laden) applications. By contrasting their beautiful col

The Marriage of Broccoli to Purple Cabbage

My purple cabbage was calling to me from the nether regions of the back of the fridge. I thought of making a confetti slaw (which I love!), but also wanted to use the broccoli just harvested. I've tasted some scrumptious broccoli salads and some awful ones too... which is not helping me convince anyone to try more cruciferous vegetables. But then there's that other little matter with eating raw cruciferous vegetables. Let's get real... eating them raw can often cause bloating and gas. Cooking them the way my grandmother did leaches away all their goodness. So what's a girl to do? Don my chef toque and my lab coat and set to work. I bring you the best of both worlds! Cruciferous vegetable are

What's the Deal with Turmeric

If you’re a little confused lately about any health benefits turmeric might provide, you’re certainly not alone. From Kris Gunnars gushing about the tuber’s 10 proven health benefits on Authority Nutrition to the more recent article in Quartz Media, “Forget what you’ve heard: Turmeric seems to have zero medicinal properties” and a plethora of scientific articles in between, figuring out whether or not a liberal sprinkling of turmeric is likely to improve anyone’s health can be downright bewildering. Turmeric, a tuber related to ginger, has long been the subject of scientific interest because of the biological functions of one of its major components, curcumin. Reported benefits include ant

Chocolate Coconut Chia Pudding

Chocolate pudding so good for you, you can eat it for breakfast! Chia seeds come from a flowering annual in the mint family and have been around for centuries. They've become especially popular in the past decade, often touted as a "super food". I don't like this label. I think all whole foods have value, but I can see why it's risen in popularity. Chia seeds are one of the richest sources of antioxidants, are high in soluble fiber helping keep you full longer, and are high in linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid that helps the body absorb fat-soluble vitamins (read more here). And that's not all. Chia seeds have also been used to enhance exercise performance with carbohydrate loading. Ounce

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Hi there, I'm Catherine! 

I'm so happy you stopped by my little corner of the internet. So, are you hungry? Me too! What to eat, is the question. As an organic produce grower, classically trained personal chef who eats mostly plants, and a dietetics student, I'm always thinking about food.... how it looks, smells, tastes, makes us feel and affects our environment. I regularly geek out on the science behind what makes plants scrumptious and why we should eat more of them. I love to share my experiments with YOU! So grab an apron, sharpen your knife and let's go!

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