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Date Nut Torte

“Fudgey, creamy and sweet!  I bring this with me when I’m visiting someone I’d like to introduce to raw food.  People can’t believe it’s raw!  And it’s one of the quickest and easiest desserts to make”   Alissa Cohen  Base of Torte: 2 cups raisins 2 cups raw walnuts Frosting: 1 cup dates, pitted and soaked…. Read more

Nuts and Seeds Help to Keep You Healthy

Somewhere in the history of food preparation and fine dining, the world of nuts and seeds got relegated, roasted and salted, to the sidelines. Still a staple at cocktail parties, receptions of any sort, and weekend sporting events, they receive a nod as a good source of protein and fat. Some people wince at the… Read more

Let’s Talk about Probiotics – Part II

Probiotics are live microorganisms that may be able to help prevent and treat some illnesses. They are “friendly bacteria” that are similar to organisms that occur naturally in our digestive tract. Certain strains or types of probiotics have been linked to all sorts of health benefits, from helping with irritable bowel syndrome and traveler’s diarrhea… Read more

Marinated Veggies

This combination of vegetables is particularly tasty as a topping for zucchini pasta or simply on its own. I cup Orange Miso Marinade. See it here I cup chopped zucchini 1 cup chopped bell pepper (any color) ½ cup diced onion 1 cup mushrooms, stemmed and diced 1 cup chopped asparagus Combine Orange Miso Marinade,… Read more

Orange Miso Marinade

Soy-free chickpea miso is the base for this terrific marinade that blends well with the flavor of orange and ginger 1/4 chickpea miso ¼ cup olive oil ¼ cup fresh orange juice 2 Tbs raw apple cider vinegar 2 tsp. tamari soy sauce 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 tsp minced fresh ginger Blend or whisk… Read more

Let’s Talk About Probiotics – Part I

I’ve got probiotics on my mind – a recent very successful 7 Day Cleanse that I recently led, which was followed by many questions about probiotics, and now an infected toe for which I am taking antibiotics have kept the subject in front of me. So let’s talk about probiotics. The Back Story The human… Read more

3 B Green Smoothie

(Banana, Beet Greens, Blueberries) Bitter greens, such as dandelion, mustard greens, beet greens, turnip greens, etc., are excellent bases for smoothies.  They are particularly detoxifying and digestion stimulating.  Include them periodically, even if you add more fruit to balance the bitter. Blend well: 1 cup beet greens 1 cup chard or spinach (or skip and… Read more

Annoying Belly Fat and What to Do About It

Men call it a “beer belly” or a”middle-aged-spread.” Women call it the “blessing of menopause” or the “reminder of child-bearing,” or the “result of lessened amounts of estrogen.”  Gender-specific issues aside, as people go through their middle years, the rate at  which our body uses calories decreases, making it more of a challenge to maintain… Read more