Articles & Recipes

Chestnut and Fennel Wild Rice with Thyme

Ashley Sperber - Friday, December 30, 2016
Chestnut and Fennel Wild Rice with Thyme

It's been quite a while since I released a side dish recipe, so I thought I would grace the holiday season with one!  In case you didn't already know, chestnuts are freaking deliciously full of flavor, low fat and decently equipped with some nutrients!  They are easy to roast in the oven, and produce a mildly sweet, almost caramel flavor.  The texture is soft, similar to soaked cashew.  I find that they are easy to find around the holiday season, especially at Trader Joe's.   ..

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Spaghetti Squash with Rustic Tomatoes and Cannellini Beans

Ashley Sperber - Friday, December 23, 2016
Spaghetti Squash with Rustic Tomatoes and Cannellini Beans

Spaghetti squash is a sensational, healthy alternative to any kind of pasta dish.  The trick is to ensure that it's cooked at the right temperature for the right amount of time, so that it does not become overcooked and mushy, just like pasta can be. ..

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Grain Free Mahi Mahi "Tacos"

Ashley Sperber - Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Grain Free Mahi Mahi "Tacos"

This creation was necessary for my post-dieta regimen after coming back from Peru.  Because of the plant that I dieted there, I am allowed zero processed ingredients (which most corn and flour tortillas are comprised of).  I am also limited in consuming spices or citrus, making this recipe a rather lackluster alternative.  However, I have added the recommended additions that I would have included, had I not been on this strict diet.

I like to use a cast iron grill pan for this recipe, because I don't have the luxury of a grill in my greater NYC apartment. If you don't have one of these pans (you can find them anywhere- target, etc), a fry pan is sufficient. ..

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Sweet and Savory Almonds

Ashley Sperber - Friday, December 16, 2016
Sweet and Savory Almonds

As I mentioned in last week's post, I wanted to create some simple, yet delicious innovative alternatives to snack foods.  This recipe's combination of sweet and savory has the ability to really hit the spot for a spectrum of tastebud preferences! ..

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"Chipotle" Pumpkin Seeds

Ashley Sperber - Friday, December 09, 2016
"Chipotle" Pumpkin Seeds

I'm always looking for healthy snacks to get my clients through the day but haven't had much luck.  Most often, gluten free snack items are laden with corn, and lack protein, fiber or nutrients.  I always promote nuts and seeds, but sometime the monotonous flavor is not enough to satisfy their "junk food" cravings.   ..

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"Everything Bagel" Squash Seeds

Ashley Sperber - Friday, December 02, 2016
"Everything Bagel" Squash Seeds

One of my favorite past times is consuming everything bagels.  I love everything about a bagel except the way it makes me feel after I eat it, now, as an adult.  So in an effort to recreate the flavor, without all of the digestive upset, I added all the flavoring of this magnificent creation to something that was much more nutritiously sound- squash seeds. ..

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