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Heather Hands, RD

Specialty: registered dietitian (RD)
Seattle, Washington
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Hazelnut Cake with Fresh Mint Chocolate Pudding and a Creme Fraiche Whipped Cream by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Lets be honest here. We can do that right? In the last 3 weeks I have developed this unhealthy (yet very practical) obsession with online shopping. I think I've exhauste ... Read on »
Zucchini and Corn Parmesan Fritters by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian You guys, these corn, zucchini, Parmesan fritters are the most delicious and exciting thing that has come out of my kitchen this summer. After a major recipe fail that h ... Read on »
Raspberry Scones + a few pics from our Gulf Islands Getaway by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian After 5 years of marriage, still together, happier and stronger than ever, Brent and I decided to celebrate by spending 10 days in a car. We started the trip by driving ... Read on »
Sweet Corn, Peach, and Cherry Salad with Creamy Goat Cheese and a Lime Dressing by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian This Friday marks the day, five years ago, when I wore a long flowing white dress, hands clammy carrying a bouquet of the most vibrant pink orchids I have ever seen, wal ... Read on »
Sweet Cherry Pie + A Chance to Win a $50 Whole Foods Market Gift Card by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Here we are in the thick of summer. It's about the time of year when I realize that shaving my legs everyday is a must, because you just can't slack in that department i ... Read on »
Eggplant and Chickpea Coconut Curry by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian What ever happened to North American Chinese food restaurants? In the small town where I was raised, there were two: Yong's and Ming's. The town next to us had three. Th ... Read on »
Sweet Lemon Sugar Cookies with a Creamy Lemon Buttercream Frosting by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian I keep a list of things that I want to accomplish in life. I thought that the older I become, the smaller the list would get. In fact, it is the opposite. The list o ... Read on »
A Hearty Vegetarian Pasta Sauce by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Since moving into our house, most of my creative energy has been channeled towards picking the right shade of gray to balance the warm creamy tones of our trim. Custom d ... Read on »
Vegetarian Enchiladas Verde by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Oooof, sigh..... This the sound of me pulling my tired old legs up on the railing, just before I lean back into the recline position on this patio chair, take a big gulp ... Read on »
Chocolate Raspberry Loaf Cake by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Since we moved into the new house four weeks ago, exercise has mostly consisted of walking the dog around the short block, running up our 3 flights of stairs a couple of ... Read on »
Mini Ice Cream Waffle Sandwiches by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian What's up with this insanely warm weather? Deep down, I know that it's not here to stay. There's probably more rain in the forecast, because it's only May for gosh sake! ... Read on »
Strawberry Rhubarb Coffee Cake by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Strawberries and rhubarb are such a powerful combination. They compliment each other in such a perfect way, it is hard to compete with anything else. In pie form, I've t ... Read on »
all the Spring Vegetables covered in a Creamy Lemon Goat Cheese Sauce by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian I keep having to remind myself over and over again that we bought a house. It still doesn't seem real. A couple of days ago I took a shower in our new house for the fi ... Read on »
That time I went to Costa Rica and ate nothing but guacamole by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian So it turns out that the people of Costa Rica love avocados, and my prediction of guacamole for breakfast, lunch, and dinner was correct. I was staying at a resort (for ... Read on »
Spring Salad with White Beans, Avocado, and Radishes + Saveur Nomination by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian BIG NEWS!!! I woke up this morning to find out that the Flourishing Foodie was nominated for Best Original Recipes in the Fifth Annual Saveur Best Food Blog Awards . Words ... Read on »
Lemon Tartlets with Olive Oil by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian In 2 days, 3 hours, and 15 minutes I will be sitting on the beach with a margarita in one hand and a bowl of guacamole and chips in the other. I've never been to Costa ... Read on »
Homemade Pickled Red Onions by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Brent is out of town on business. He left on Sunday and is returning this Friday. The day he left, I tracked his flight the whole 2 hours and 5 minutes from Seattle to S ... Read on »
Crispy Coconut French Toast with Sour Cherries and Dark Chocolate by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian It seems as though every moment of my day, (when I'm not in the kitchen, skiing, or sipping on a delicious sour beer at my local pub) for the last few months, has been c ... Read on »
Balsamic Roasted Beets, Sweet Orange, and Chévre Salad with Pumpkin Seeds by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian I had every intention of sharing a recipe for a bright pink beet pasta (which seemed like a really pretty thing). But then I got caught up in visiting with my father ... Read on »
Brown Butter Chocolate Maple Pecan Cookies by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian There has been a noticeably sweet dessert theme around these parts lately, as evident by comments from friends and family members wondering how I am still managing to fit in ... Read on »