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Protein in Plant-Based Diets-Part I

I just realized that I have been a vegetarian for twenty-five years!  One of the books that I read on the subject early-on said that people who become vegetarians (eat eggs and dairy but no meat) and vegans (eat no animal products) do so for one of three reasons. 1. For their own health 2…. Read more

Holiday Stuffing

1 cup sunflower seeds, sprouted 1/2 cup buckwheat groats, sprouted 1 small sweet onion, quartered 1 large apple, cored and cut into 1 1/2” pieces 4 stalks celery, cut into 1 1/2” pieces 1 clove garlic, thinly sliced, removing core 1 Tablespoon chickpea miso or 1 teaspoon Himalayan salt Place the above ingredients in the… Read more

Holiday Vanilla Nut Nog

Similar to eggnog, this beverage is rich a creamy, and the flavor of the Brazil nuts complements the spices beautifully.  Whether you have a high-performance blender or a regular home blender, you will have the best success if you prepare the nog in batches.  For convenience and the best taste, make the nog one day… Read more

Margaret’s Brussels Sprouts Slaw

This delicious slaw recipe features shredded Brussels sprouts tossed with tangy honey-mustard dressing, sunflower seeds, and dried cherries (or cranberries or pomegranate seeds). Yield: 4 substantial side servings 1 pound Brussels sprouts Sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds ⅓ cup tart dried cherries or cranberries, chopped, or pomegranate seeds ⅓ cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese (or nutritional yeast) 2… Read more

Building Healthy Bones – Part II

Building healthy bones is extremely important.  Minerals are incorporated into our bones during childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood. Once we hit 30 years of age, we have achieved as much bone mass as we will ever have. If not enough bone mass is created during this time, or if bone loss occurs later in live,… Read more

Building Healthy Bones – Part I

Women, in particular, are hearing more and more these days about bone health: how to encourage it, how to maintain it, and how to regain it if, in the aging process, after age 30 or so, there has been significant bone loss. I fall into that category. I used to be 5’6 ½” and now… Read more

Two Big Reasons to Consider a Detox or Cleanse.

I’m relatively new to the practice of seasonal detoxing or cleansing.  (The terms are interchangeable.) I experienced my first one for 7 days a few years ago and had such favorable results that I studied up on the subject, and now offer one four times a year as part of my health coaching programs. Read… Read more

Kidney Supporting Green Juice

Your kidneys’ responsibilities include playing a central role in the urinary system, balancing salts, stimulating red blood cell production and stabilizing your blood pressure. When your kidneys malfunction, kidney failure can develop in response to factors such as toxin accumulation. Adjusting your diet to include kidney friendly foods can help support healthy kidney functions. Vegetables… Read more