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Heather Hands, RD

Specialty: registered dietitian (RD)
Seattle, Washington
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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 »
Tortilla de Patatas with Marcella Hazan's Butter Tomato Sauce by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian You can call it breakfast, you can call it dinner. Whichever you decide, one thing is for certain, you can call it delicious. This dish, otherwise known as Spanish omele ... Read on »
Hotel Capella, Ixtapa Mexico by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian As I sit at my desk - reflecting on my short stay in Mexico - I sip from my glass of water, tasting much like chlorine and city. I gaze out the window into a sea of fog ... Read on »
Goat Cheese Crostini Three Ways by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian I told myself that I would never pay for blackberries, I mean, if you live in the Pacific Northwest, blackberries are more invasive than dandelions. When I first moved o ... Read on »
The Great Oatmeal Debate by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian I've been working on this recipe for a year now, minor adjustments - adding raisins, removing raisins. Flip flopping between rolled and quick oats. It's been sort of a p ... Read on »
Arugula and Olive Salad with Roasted Almonds and Tomatoes by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian We spent the long weekend at a cabin in the mountains near Mt Hood in Oregon, a 3 - 4 hour drive south of Seattle, and if you're planning to start your adventure around ... Read on »
A Weekend in Oregon by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian A quiet weekend in the woods followed by cupcakes in the city, is just what one needs to feel rested and rejuvenated  A woods filled to the brim with giant lush fern, tr ... Read on »
Dark Chocolate Espresso Mousse by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Some days I wake up with an intense craving for pomelo, which I am blaming on dehydration and a distaste for our chlorinated 'city' water. Some days I wake up with a des ... Read on »
Crunchy Chickpea Burgers with Tangy Sauce - and Homemade Crisps by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian A good vegetarian burger is to me what a perfect glass of wine is to a sommelier. Which is to say I take it quite seriously. One thing I have learned, after years of bei ... Read on »