Ginger Nut Bites

Ginger helps reduce inflammation and control blood sugar. It also calms nausea. Flax seeds, rich in omega 3 fatty acids, has been shown to slow the growth of prostate cancer cells. They may also play an important part in increasing breast cancer survival. Blend –don’t soak any of these 1 cup raw pecans 1 cup… Read more

Broccoli Salad

Broccoli is loaded with detoxifying antioxidants and is rich in anti-inflammatory phytonutrients, as well as omega 3 fatty acids.  ¼ cup almonds ¾ cup water 2 Tbs avocado 4 Tbs  raw apple cider vinegar 1 tsp sea salt 1/4  cup olive oil 2 Tbs agave or coconut nectar 8 cups broccoli, chopped 1/2 cup onion, chopped 1… Read more

Citrus Cold Recovery Smoothie

‘Catch a cold? Try this green smoothie to help nurse yourself back to health.  Beets are loaded with antioxidants like vitamin C, which can help boost your immune system.  Flaxseed oil contains both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Having a proper balance of these fatty acids is important for brain function and heart health. (Makes… Read more

Purple Power Healer

Boost your health with this healing elixir! Red cabbage (the purple kind) contains anthocyanins, which studies have shown help suppress inflammation. Elderberry extract is a natural cold and flu fighter, which is why it’s always in our fridge! It is also called Sambucus and is considered a natural alternative to synthetic cough-and-cold syrups. (Makes 2… Read more

‘Tis the Season for Colds and Flu – How We Catch Those Bugs, and Why They Linger.

I confess to some real frustration here. I work hard to eat healthy food and otherwise live a healthy lifestyle, and I get highly insulted when my best efforts to take care of myself haven’t been enough to stave off a whopper of a cold. Yet, here I am, forfeiting a good movie with friends… Read more

Discipline – Developing a Year of Sparkle

In these final days of the year, many of us are thinking about the kind of year it was, and what we would like to be able to change for the next year.  I hear the word “success” used a lot, both with considering the past year and in formulating plans and strategies for accomplishing… Read more

Oat Groat Porridge

This is great on a nippy winter day.  Try experimenting with buckwheat and other grains as well as other fruit.  Makes 2 servings. 2 cups oat groats, soaked in water overnight and drained 1 apple, cored 6 dates, pitted and soaked in water for 20 minutes Seeds from 1/2 vanilla bean 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon… Read more

Miso Avocado Soup

A raw version of the traditional Japanese soup makes use of unpasteurized miso paste that adds texture and flavor.  Miso is a fermented food and contains naturally occurring pro-biotics – great for good digestion and a healthy gut. ½ cup fresh shitake mushrooms, sliced thin. 1 tsp. nama shoyu 1Tbs. freshly squeezed lemon juice ½ tsp…. Read more