Stuffed Shells with Ricotta, Spinach and Kale Recipe

By Allana Mortell | March 8, 2012

Stuffed shells - Allana

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Having a child who despises vegetables and prefers sweet and salty over nutritious and delicious could be considered a parents worst nightmare.  With that said, it’s always a fun treat to stumble upon a dish that combines the best of both. Stuffed pasta shells are like ravioli, but so much better.  The advantage of this dish is that you can combine more than one ingredient (hello, vegetables!) into the inside of the shell, resulting in a flavor-packed and health-conscious dish.

Kale is a member of the cabbage family and simply put, one of the healthiest vegetables around. It’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients are beneficial to your health in more ways than one and also helps in an individual’s detox process, regulating the detox activity in cells.  The antioxidants in spinach are proven to help with one’s vision, skin tone and additionally, help lower blood pressure. Combine these two vegetables with the perfect pairing of cheese and tomato sauce and you have a winning dish, even your kids will love. Read More


Quinoa & Greens Recipe

By Linda Wagner | July 21, 2011

Photo: Linda Wagner

Photo: Linda Wagner

Have you tried quinoa? If not, you should try it immediately!  Not only is it delicious but it also has a boatload of health benefits!

Prized as a sacred seed in the ancient Inca civilization, quinoa is still a nutritional treasure. Read More


Warm Quinoa Salad with Spinach, Poached Eggs, and Caramelized Onions Recipe

By Madeleine Ignon | April 11, 2011


Photo: Madeleine Ignon

Today I woke up to a chilly San Francisco morning, a gray day after a week of sun. The weather lately gives me a funny in-between feeling-some days feel like pure spring and some feel like we never left winter. Crossing the Golden Gate Bridge on Thursday, the sun was out and shining but a crisp cold wind was tossing up hair and hats, making bikers swerve on their paths and chopping up the waves underneath. Ahh, the bay.

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