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Heather Hands, RD

Specialty: registered dietitian (RD)
Seattle, Washington
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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 »
Banana Bread Doughnuts with an Almond Butter Glaze by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian I had this idea to combine three of my favorite things and I'm not talking about gin, tonic, and lime, because that was last week, and I'm still recovering. I am talking ... Read on »
everything is going to be all right gooey chocolate pull apart rolls by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian 2014 has started off on a good note. I can see great possibilities and changes for this new year - and hopefully a bit of luck coming my way! For me and many others, t ... Read on »
Harissa Roasted Carrots with Yogurt, Lemon, and Mint by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Some days I work from the coffee shop and some days I work from my bed in pajamas. It seems like I've been doing a lot of the working from bed lately, and I know this, b ... Read on »
Lemony Soup with White Beans, Kale, and Pasta by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Since we last talked, I've been working on a few healthy adjustments to my life, making a slow and much needed transition from living off of waffles and beer, to living ... Read on »
Aged White Cheddar Waffles in a Creamy Tomato Orange Sauce by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Since returning to civilization, where people brush their hair and leave their track pants at home, I'm slowly trying to ease back into life, which means I've been eatin ... Read on »
French 75 by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Oh Hi! Let me just put down this drink for a sec, so I can actually focus on typing without spilling all over my laptop, which is no-doubt going to happen, because I spi ... Read on »
My Favorite Holiday Cookies by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian If you're anything like me, then you are probably spending a great deal of time marathon baking waaayyyyy too many Christmas cookies, (when you're not too busy sniffling ... Read on »
Gold and White Sugar Cookies with Candied Orange by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian I am writing this post from the brown, eastwardly facing, L-shaped leather couch that sits in the middle of my sister's living room, in a small beach town in  Southern O ... Read on »
Winter Tabbouleh by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian The first time I ate a bowl of tabbouleh, it was prepared with parsley and couscous, in a ratio of 10:1. My mouth was confused. How could anyone find this amount of pars ... Read on »
Kale and Quinoa Salad with Delicata Squash and a Maple Orange Dressing by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Even though I've already made and eaten my Thanksgiving meal back in October, that doesn't mean that I can't take advantage of the well stocked aisles in my local grocer ... Read on »
A Food Lover's Guide to San Francisco by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Last weekend, I had the opportunity to accompany Brent on a business trip to San Francisco, and with a mere 1 hour and 40 minute flight away, I quickly jumped on the opp ... Read on »
Coconut Cashew Date Bars with Dark Chocolate by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Let me tell you about that time I impulse bought a pound of dark chocolate. It wasn't your typical run of the mill impulse purchase - which usually involves a few smal ... Read on »
Shaved Brussel Sprout Slaw with Pink Grapefruit and a Maple Cider Vinaigrette by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian I celebrated Thanksgiving back in October. My American friends like to refer to this weekend as Canadian Thanksgiving, but I like refer to it as the real Thanksgiving. ... Read on »