Meal Prep Recipes & Food Waste Tips


Cauliflower Crust Pesto Pizza with Tuna, Sun Dried Tomatoes & Arugula

Oh baby. Summer is almost here! I’m so ready. Celebrate the arrival of warmer weather with this pizza and enjoy it outside if you can. It will taste much better that way. 😉  This cauliflower crust is best eaten with a fork. It’s still delicious, but if you want a cauliflower crust you can pick …
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Tahini Sauce

This is seriously my new favorite sauce. It’s SO simple and everyone who tastes it is really surprised by how easy and delicious it is. Smooth and exquisite.   Tahini Sauce With Aleppo Pepper Yields: 2 cups tahini sauce Ingredients:   ⅔ cup tahini paste ⅔ cup water 1 ½ small lemons 2 cloves garlic ½ …
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Super Nutty Pesto

Super Nutty Pesto ingredients. You can add grated parmesan cheese too. Get ready for summer with this twist on a traditional Italian pesto with 3 different nuts. Add some more healthy fats to your diet with a couple kinds of nuts in the creamy pesto. So great to have this on hand to use in …
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Asparagus & Pea Cream Soup

Put away those winter vegetables! Spring is here and peas and asparagus are in season NOW! 🙂 Take advantage of the cheaper prices of these vegetables and switch up your meal prep menu with this wonderful, velvety-smooth soup that’s a major crowd pleaser.  It can easily be made vegan with a plain, non-dairy milk.  Meal …
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Moroccan Tagine with Apricots & Lamb

Heavenly is the only way I know to describe the taste of Moroccan cuisine. The flavors meld together so beautifully due to the long cooking times, then do a little dance on your tongue with that first luscious bite. Okay, was that too much? Seriously though…I’m in love with Moroccan food. You’ll just need some …
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Sweet Potato Soup with Garam Masala & Lime

This recipe is demonstrated with sweet potato, but you can riff on the same soup with parsnips, potatoes, carrots, butternut squash and so much more. Once you’ve made this soup, you can start to experiment with different vegetables and spices to make fabulous soups without a recipe for the rest of your days!  Have fun …
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Citrus Beet Green Salad & Roasted Vegetable Skillet with Sofrito

Beautiful late summer evening at the Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farm in Littleton. What a dream to cook outside in this gorgeous setting with such a great audience. Members of the farm’s CSA program were enjoying their cocktails for the start to their Farm to Fork Dinner. Before heading off to dinner they gathered around …
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Local Bar with Mission and a Family Atmosphere

An Interview With Local 46 Owner, Niya Diehl Local 46 is a bar and restaurant in the Berkeley neighborhood of Denver at 46th and Tennyson.  They are a bar and recently opened up an outdoor grill on their patio! It is a family-friendly establishment and there is free bocce ball and ping pong available in …
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Let’s Get Started

(Originally posted February 2014) Hello Friends and Wonderful Supporters!   I am delighted, and a little giddy, to announce the official launch of The Empowered Kitchen!  🙂 Thank you all for your support thus far. It has meant so much and kept me going through these beginning stages.   The idea behind The Empowered Kitchen is to …
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