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Heather Hands, RD

Specialty: registered dietitian (RD)
Seattle, Washington
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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 »
Mini Vegetarian Pot Pies by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian I had a good childhood. I was healthy, happy, and had loads of energy. I lived in a very rural part of Southern Ontario, on a marsh/forest. We didn't have internet, and ... Read on »
Mediterranean Orzo Spinach Salad by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Currently, I work from home, but one day, this will change - which is what I keep telling myself. I'm just waiting for a card, hopefully green, that allows me to work, ... Read on »
Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing and Brown Butter Pecans by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian I'm going to take a moment to talk about my learning style - I hope this is ok? You're probably thinking 'what I really want to talk about is this cake, why the heck is ... Read on »
Winter Citrus Salad by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian I know this salad is a bit of a tease of what's to come in five or so months. While we are currently sloshing around in our Hunters and shoveling snow, it's hard to imag ... Read on »
Mini Heirloom Tomato Tartlets with a Parmesan Crust by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Promise me, before you read any further, you are not going to be mad that I bought tiny heirloom tomatoes in the dead of winter, and I hope you're not sitting in front o ... Read on »
Japanese Mushroom Risotto by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Back in December, my body was all out of sorts - in terms of my diet. Whilst everyone I know was baking cookies, icing cakes, and taking a stab at candy making, I ... Read on »
Tomato Soup with Fresh Tarragon by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Today I sat at my computer procrastinating all day (really just staring at the screen with absolutely no thoughts flowing through my mind) except for the small break to ... Read on »
Chocolate and the City by Heather Hands, RD Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian I'm in Toronto with Mr. H and a few friends. We're here on a serious mission - participating in a brunch tour - which has been so delicious. A few of my favorites have i ... Read on »