March 10, 2017

Cauliflower may not have been your first favorite vegetable, but it may become the star of your spring meals after you learn more about its remarkable health benefits which includes a reservoir of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and

with its many nutritional benefits, cauliflower is officially a Superfood.

▪ Cauliflower is rich in healthy vitamins and minerals, including beta-carotene, lutein, and vitamins C, E, and K; and folate.

▪ One serving of cauliflower contains 75 percent of the recommended daily value of vitamin C.

▪ Cauliflower...

March 25, 2016

I don’t know how or why or even when it happened, but it seems like everyone I know is super busy. The number-one reason people tell me why they don’t eat well or exercise is lack of time. When I share my quick-meal tips with clients, they come back to tell me that using this advice actually saves them time, while helping them look and feel their best. So why not give it a try? You’ve got nothing to lose (except maybe a few pounds) and more time to gain!


1. Cook once, eat twice (or more!) You may have heard me say this before – it’s t...

April 27, 2015

As a follow up to last week's post on spices, here is a great recipe that incorporates using turmeric and garlic, both powerhouses in the world of spices! 



1 head cauliflower, cut into florets 

4 TBSP olive oil

2-3 cloves fresh garlic, chopped or minced 

1 ½ teaspoon turmeric 


1 jalapeño, finely diced 

1/3 tsp black pepper



Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Whisk together the olive oil, jalapeño, garlic, black pepper and turmeric in a small bowl. Pour into a gallon-sized resealable zipper storage bag. Next, add to t...

February 6, 2015

Did you know that cruciferous vegetables such as kale, broccoli, and cauliflower have anti-cancer agents? According to Dr. Joel Fuhrman, all vegetables contain protective micronutrients and phytochemicals, but cruciferous veggies in particular have a special chemical composition: they have sulfer containing compounds that are responsible for their strong, bitter flavor. When you chop, mince, bend, or slice these cruciferous veggies, a chemical reaction occurs that converts these compounds into isothiocyanates, unique compounds with pr...

November 19, 2014

Brrrr...The temperature outside is dropping now that we are well into late Fall. So, what could be better than a hot soup to warm the body and soul!? Here is one of my favorite soups to make for lunch or as an appetizer to a main dish: Winter Arugula~Cauliflower Soup.


Ingredients (serves 2):


One cup of thinly sliced baby carrots


Two cups of baby arugula


One cup of chopped cauliflower


Two cups of non-chicken vegetable broth


Two teaspoons of sprinkled parmesan cheese (optional)


Pepper and sea salt to taste


1/4 teaspoon of red pepper fla...

April 29, 2014

Raw cauliflower with hummus makes a great afternoon snack!


Cauliflower is finally getting the star recognition that its cousin broccoli has received for years! Being part of the same vegetable family helps — cruciferous (crunchy) vegetables are famous for reducing inflammation, joint pain, and protecting against certain cancers. Cauliflower is also a kidney friendly food. I recommend including cruciferous vegetables in your daily diet three to four times each week, and make each serving size at least 1 1/2 cups. 


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