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Heather Hands, RD

Specialty: registered dietitian (RD)
Seattle, Washington
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Tomato, Goat Cheese and Basil Pesto Puff Pastry Tarts by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian It's that time of year where pretty soon we're all going to be knee deep in tomatoes. I've already started to see the flux of tomato laded recipe roaming the web, and I ... Read on »
Summer salad with fresh blueberries, warm Mozzarella, and a Maple Cinnamon Dressing by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Yesterday, while on my morning dog walk, barely awake (like always), dressed in an oversized t-shirt with the words - world's greatest grandpa - printed across the front ... Read on »
Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian It wasn't until a few years ago, that I sunk my teeth into a real ice cream cookie sandwich. Bigger than the palm of my hand, enough calories to keep me going for the da ... Read on »
Roasted Carrots, Quinoa with Garlicky Sautéed Kale, all Smothered in a Sorrel Pistachio Pesto by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian After far too many weekends spent drilling and sanding, we've finished the patio table! The weather has been glorious, despite the temporary heat wave, and we have b ... Read on »
Southside Cocktail - The 21 Club Signature Drink by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian When I feel as though my mind is working a little faster than necessary, I often turn to hot yoga. These days, the moisture that surrounds me in this bizarre, humid Seat ... Read on »
Pistachio Rose Granola, Stewed Vanilla Bean Rhubarb, and Homemade Yogurt by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Making yogurt from scratch first peaked my interest during college, in a second year microbiology class. It has since been on my list of culinary-to-dos. This class was ... Read on »
Orecchiette with Peas, Asparagus and Mascarpone by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Sunny skies and rain boots. A younger version of myself, smaller, with a wild imagination and pig tails, stood within the giant wooden-staked rows of sugar snap peas. ... Read on »
We Be Grillin' Poblano Peppers and Corn by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian When you find yourself spending more time in Home Depot than the grocery store, and more time on the patio than in the kitchen, something major and constructive is lik ... Read on »
Chocolate Coconut Cherry Tarts by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian I met Mr. H at Oktoberfest. Not in Munich, but a similar festival in Kitchener-Waterloo  known as Canada's Greatest Bavarian Festival. There was a lot of beer drinking, ... Read on »
Date Newtons by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Have I ever told you about that time when I was stuck? Not the type of stuck you get when you decide to venture out into a snow storm. I was stuck in life, in a place, i ... Read on »
Huevos Rancheros with Scrambled Eggs by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Growing up, my dad built the family a chicken coupe, complete with four rows of tiny individual chicken rooms, and a fancy zig-zagging staircase, so that the chickens co ... Read on »
Apple Fennel Salad, And A New-to-me Green Called Mâche by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian We've had some shocking weather, this month of May. I am really digging the fact that my tomato and strawberry plants are on the patio, and we can all bask in the sun to ... Read on »
Don't Underestimate the Amount of Time it Takes to Ice a Cake by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian My two dearest friends got married this past Saturday. I had been helping them plan this wedding for the past few months. On Friday, they threw a pre-wedding party. A ch ... Read on »
Vermicelli Tofu Noodle Bowl by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian I spent some time in Vietnam, back in 2010. At that moment, I had made a carefully thought-out decision to include chicken in my diet, with the intention to enjoy pho, a ... Read on »
Chili-Fried Butternut Squash Tacos with Mango Pineapple Salsa by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Up until a few weeks ago, I was buying my tortillas from the grocery store. Mr. H surprised me with a tortilla press last Christmas, and at first I was excited at the th ... Read on »
Fennel and Farro Salad with Apple and Pinto Beans by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Meet farro. Her and I have developed quite the relationship. Our love sparked a few weeks back, at a local cafe here in Seattle. I ordered a fennel and farro salad, and ... Read on »
Fire Roasted Tomato and Mushroom Soup with Rosemary by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian No matter what the time of year, the temperature in the air. Whether there's snow on the ground, birds in the trees, or your feet are dangling in a pool, this soup seems ... Read on »
Lemon Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with a Cashew Coconut Crust by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian No jokes, I once ate 2 slices of cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory in one night. I had completely forgotten, until last weekend a friend said to me 'ya, you sur ... Read on »
How to Make the Perfect Margarita on the Rocks by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian This post is long overdue, what with all of my talk about relaxing in Mexico. Margaritas by the pool with guacamole and chips, frozen bananas in chocolate, fish tacos - ... Read on »
Caramelized Plum and Quinoa Salad with Pomegranate Dressing by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Last weekend, I was flooded with this overwhelming feeling. The feeling that comes with living in Washington - the need to be outdoors, surrounded by nature, the big sno ... Read on »