Persimmon Spinach Smoothie

If you’ve never had a persimmon, this beautiful smoothie is a wonderful introduction.  The recipe calls for Fuyu persimmons, the flatter ones that look like orange tomatoes, rather than the pointed ones.  Choose Fuyu persimmons that are soft to the touch and ripe, rather than too firm, and go for the richest orange color. 1 banana… Read more

Pomegranate and Pear Salad

This is a good salad to get you in the Fall spirit.  Pears and blue cheese pair beautifully (if you use cheese), but it’s the tart pomegranate seeds that really make this salad special. (Makes one serving) Salad   1 pear, cored, and thinly sliced 3 cups spinach leaves, divided ½ cup pomegranate seeds ¼ cup roughly… Read more

Hummus

According to researchers, the mineral and protein content of chickpeas are of a level so high, that they may actually lower the risk of cancer and heart disease. Chickpeas also contain elements that prevent the wrinkling of skin. This hummus tastes just as delicious as the hummus served in the finest Greek restaurants!  You can… Read more

Chaga Tea

When you order raw Chaga, it will arrive as chunks of thick mushroom mycelium -Break up the Chaga chunks not smaller pieces with a screwdriver and small hammer.  Some  people grind this material up further with a coffee grinder. – Combine the Chaga with water.  Use approximately 1-2 times the amount you would use for… Read more