Articles & Recipes

Tuna Nicoise, Deli Style

Ashley Sperber - Saturday, June 25, 2016
Tuna Nicoise, Deli Style

This recipe is a healthy adaptation to one of my childhood favorites.  Growing up, there was never a shortage of deli salads (tuna, egg, potato, pasta, etc) in my family's home.  Today I wanted to showcase a much lighter version of those classics, with a French nicoise twist. ..

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Neapolitan Cashew "Ice Cream"

Ashley Sperber - Friday, June 17, 2016
Neapolitan Cashew "Ice Cream"

You know it's summer when I'm presenting two frozen desserts, back to back weeks.  After the refreshing simplicity of last week's recipe, I decided to recreate another dairy and sugar laden favorite of mine, called ice cream!  Because I only use raw soaked cashews, water and honey to make the base of the ice cream, flavoring becomes extremely manageable.  Try all three flavors or just one, for a much faster, easier option. ..

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Watermelon Granité With Candied Basil Leaves

Ashley Sperber - Friday, June 10, 2016
Watermelon Granité With Candied Basil Leaves

Traditionally granité is just blended fruit that's strained of it's pulp, with sugar added and dissolved into the fruit juice.  In my recipe, I decided to keep the pulp because I like the added texture.  When experimenting with more dense or seeded fruits (berries, apple, citrus, mango, pineapple, etc), I would advise straining all remnants, as the fibers may be unpleasant. ..

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Savory Oatmeal With Pine Nuts, Capers And Arugula Flowers

Ashley Sperber - Friday, June 10, 2016
Savory Oatmeal With Pine Nuts, Capers And Arugula Flowers

For as long as I can remember I have wanted to experiment with savory oatmeal, primarily for selfish reasons.  I personally don't care much for sweets, and have extreme difficulty consuming them as my first meal of the day.  That all being said, oatmeal is one of the most efficient ways to get fiber, protein (yes, I said PROTEIN) and tons of nutrients into your diet at the start of your day. ..

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