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November 2nd, 2016Healthy, Whole Food, Plant Based Recipes by Emma Recipe #13 :: Super Grains Ancient Granola Granola is such a satisfying treat whether it is on top of yogurt or as a snack in the middle of a long hike. I find it challenging to find a granola in the store that is healthy, gluten free, and packs goodness.  This granola does just that.  Instead of over sweet fruit and sugar, I used a touch of honey. To avoid wheat this recipe uses ancient grains from all over the world.  Spelt is one of the oldest cultivated crops in human history and is believed to have first been used between 7,000 and 8,000 years ago. I recently signed up...

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September 13th, 2016Healthy, Whole Food, Plant Based Recipes by Emma Recipe #12 :: Turmeric Chickpea Cakes In San Francisco I am fortunate to have access to some of the most diverse and delicious dining in the world. A city that is 7x7 featuring every culture, country, and spice you can imagine. It excites me to explore the farm to table restaurants such as Gracias Madre and The Perennial. I continue to hit the road on adventures from a week in Quebec and Montreal, Bhakti yoga festival in Joshua Tree, frequent trips back to San Diego, while balancing the travel out with hikes that surround the city. With all my travels the ingredient that I would like to see used more...

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June 29th, 2016Healthy, Whole Food, Plant Based Recipes by Emma Recipe #11 :: Morels Quinoa Surrounding San Francisco are incredible parks all within an 1-2 hours drive. This past weekend I was in Carmel Valley where I camped among Vineyards and century old Oaks. The weekend before I hiked the Dipsea Trail in Mill Valley.  Ten miles of amazing RedWood trees that cascade down the hill towards the ocean and Stinson Beach.  Morel Mushrooms seem like a perfectly fitting recipe to make. For mushroom hunters in the temperate regions of the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, nothing signifies the beginning of spring more than the first appearance of morel mushrooms (Morchella spp.).  These organisms are arguably considered among the most prized edible...

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May 23rd, 2016Healthy, Whole Food, Plant Based Recipes by Emma Recipe #10 :: Truffle Mushroom Risotto By May 1 we have four of our visible planets in retrograde motion: Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, and Mercury. Because the retrograde energy is both adding strength and reversal into behavior of these planets, we may be feeling this force and change in our daily lives. Change can mean something different for each of us whether it is change in career, relationships, and even the way we think. It is important that we stay grounded through relationships with family and friends and solid to our core through the practice of honoring our bodies with meditation, exercise, and eating clean during such change. I am about...

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April 27th, 2015Healthy, Whole Food, Plant Based Recipes by Emma Recipe #9 :: Avocado Cucumber Tomatillo Soup Life is beginning to heat up in San Diego as the sun peaks above the mountains earlier in the morning and sets on the fold of the ocean horizon later in the day.  I give gratitude for the incredible friendships with women that I have met in just two years of living in San Diego as we walk the bluffs over sunsets, hike up and over mountains, dance full of life on the dance floor, and share our adventures of both single life and  those married in love together.  Over the years I have learned how enriching and cathartic friendships with women of...

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