Watermelon Punch

Add this drink to your summertime picnic or party. Made with watermelon balls, agave, (or coconut nectar), and lemon,  it’s served in a decorative watermelon bowl with pine nuts. (Makes about 20 servings) 1 small seedless watermelon (about 10 lbs.) ½ cup agave nectar or coconut nectar. 1 Tbs lemon juice, from about 1 lemon… Read more

Homemade Chai Tea

(Vegan and Low Glycemic) 24 ounces unsweetened almond milk 1 teaspoon ground cardamom ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon ground allspice ½ teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger 1 small pinch coarse ground black pepper Optional sweeteners: 1 tablespoon raw honey 4-12 drops liquid stevia Recipe: Combine all of the ingredients (except sweeteners) in a small… Read more

Herbal Teas to Calm the Mind, Relax the Body

There is something instantly nourishing and soothing about steeping a cup of aromatic herbal teas, and the medicinal herbs used in your tea can help take your sense of calm and relaxation to a whole new depth. Herbal tea is a simple and very effective way to work with plant medicine. Herbs, like most medicines,… Read more

The Case Against Sugar in 3 Parts – Part II – Liquid Sugars

In Part I of this series, the discussion was a general one about some of the wretched things that sugar does in human bodies.  If you missed that piece, check it out here. The bottom line of that article was that excessive sugar, eaten by a very high percentage of Americans, is a decidedly unhealthy… Read more

Remarkable Rejuvelac

Yield: 6 cups 2 cups soft wheat berries (rye, buckwheat, quinoa, or millet can also be used) Water Soak the berries overnight in a large jar of pure water. 2. In the morning, drain the water from the wheat, but do not rinse the berries. Allow the wheat to sprout for 2 days, still without… Read more

Life-Giving Coconut Water

Some foods, just like some people, get richer and finer the longer you know them.  Their gifts seem endless, and just when the list of them seem to be exhausted, there comes a fine parade of new and wonderful, earlier unnoticed treasures. So it is with coconuts.  Two years ago I discovered the benefits of… Read more