May 20, 2018

If you love the spiralizer tool, you’ll love this recipe for using it!

Ingredients: 

• 2 zucchini 

• 1 summer squash 

• ½ tsp olive oil 

• ½ lb. washed button mushrooms 

• 2 veggie burgers (your choice). My favorite is Hilary’s 

• Tomato sauce (healthy store-bought or homemade). One of my favorite brands is Rao’s Tomato Basil. (Ingredients: Italian tomatoes, olive oil, fresh onions, fresh basil, salt, fresh garlic, black pepper, oregano).

Directions: 

Wash the zucchini and squash. Then peel or “spiralize” each one into long, slim “noodles” (se...

January 2, 2018

From Café Sunflower

With the freezing cold weather and flu season upon us, here is the perfect recipe to help keep you warm and healthy!

This delicious, satisfying soup contains spices high in medicinal qualities and has powerful carotenoids and antioxidants that can protect your body from free radical damage.

Turmeric boosts detoxification, fights inflammation, reduces blood sugar, boosts cognitive function, promotes healthy mood, and supports weight loss. Saffron is high in manganese, which helps regulate blood sugar, metabolize carboh...

June 9, 2017

Here's a delicious way to get in your veggies for the day. As I said in Wednesday's post, I like to include a green smoothhie almost every day!

Simple Summer Smoothie!

Ingredients: 
• 1 cup coconut milk 
• 1/2 cup frozen mango chunks 
• 1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks 
• 1/2 a frozen banana, in two-inch chunks 
• 1 handful spinach 
• 1 serving vanilla Vega protein powder (optional)

Directions: 
Place all ingredients in blender and pulse, then blend until smooth. Makes two servings.

Remember, Folks, food determines how we feel and heal!

July 15, 2016

Many nutritional studies continue to show that eating spinach helps improve health and reduce the risk of many health issues, from cancer to memory loss to strokes, and heart disease. Here’s a short list of what makes Spinach a SuperHero to your health!

~ Reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and strokes
~ Protects against the occurrence of cancer, including colon, lung, skin, oral, stomach, ovarian, prostate, and breast cancer
~ Helps regulate blood pressure
~ Helps build muscle and strong bones
~ Helps prevent memory loss and co...

June 9, 2016

It’s summer and the juice craze is hotter than ever! Juice bars are popping up all over -- from Starbuck’s Evolution Fresh to Kale Me Crazy in Atlanta (or fill in the blank with your local popular juice bar). Juicing has been associated with celebrity detoxes and cleanses from Sarah Jessica Parker, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Alba, and more -- and the trend has certainly gone mainstream. The benefits of juicing include: more energy, glowing skin, elimination of toxins, clearer thinking, better overall health, and the holy grail: weight l...

May 18, 2016

Ingredients: 
• 3 green onions, roughly chopped 
• 1/2 avocado, peeled and pitted 
• 1/2 cup orange juice 
• 1/8 teaspoon sea salt 
• 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper 
• 3 ounces spring greens or mesclun mix 
• 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries 
• 1/2 pound asparagus 
• 1 cup chickpeas, rinsed and drained 
• 1/2 cup pistachio nuts, shelled

Directions: 
• Puree green onions, avocado, juice, salt and pepper in a blender or food processor until smooth to make a dressing. In a large bowl, toss greens, strawberries, asparagus, chickpeas and p...

April 11, 2016

After a week long stay in Aspen with the renowned Dr. Joel Fuhrman and the Nutritional Research Foundation, I am finally home. What an incredible week of learning and eating delicious vegan recipes prepared by renowned Nutritarian chef, Martin Oswald. You'd be amazed at how good some of the foods taste if prepared properly with the right spices. If we all had a Martin Oswald in our kitchens, we'd all be vegans!  Not to brag too much, I must say I realized I do eat pretty darn healthy, but after this week I am going to take it a step f...

March 17, 2016

 Here's a great way to pack a healthy lunch for work!

 

Ingredients: 

 

1. ½ cup fresh spinach leaves, torn into one-inch pieces 
2. ½ cup kale, torn into one-inch pieces 
3. 1 small tomato, chopped 
4. ¾ cup chopped salmon OR egg OR chicken breast (optional) 
5. ½ cup black beans, lima beans, or pinto beans (rinsed and drained) 
6. ¼ cup chopped red or yellow bell pepper 
7. ¼- cup chopped or shredded carrots and onions (optional) 
8. ½ avocado, cubed 
9. 1 handful raw walnuts~ turkey bacon is optional for those who want a cob salad

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December 1, 2015

As a holistic health coach, I am sometimes asked what the perfect diet is. "Should I become a vegetarian? Or a vegan?" is a common refrain of my friends and family. With hundreds of conflicting diet books on the market, it's no wonder that people feel overwhelmed by the hunt for an ideal diet. All you need to know is that diet is not a "one size fits all" concept.

In my studies, I learned over 100 different diet theories. The raw food diet, the vegetarian diet, the vegan diet, and the pescetarian diet are some of the more common ones....

October 2, 2015

 

 

It’s no wonder we think of golden yellow and warm orange when we think of Autumn – and not just because of the changing of the leaves. These are also the colors of some of the season’s healthiest vegetables – providing a great alternative to traditional (sauce-and-cheese) comfort foods! In fact, Fall is an ideal time to add root vegetables to your table.

 

Why are root vegetables so good for you especially this time of year?

As the weather turns cooler, our bodies need more warming foods. Root vegetables, which grow abundantly this tim...

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