‘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

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

Carrot Raisin Crunch Salad

(A long time favorite of mine, this salad is sweet, crunchy, and vibrant! – A.C.)  SALAD 6 cups shredded carrots 1 cup raw sunflower seeds ½ cup shredded raw coconut 1 ½ cups raisins, soaked DRESSING 3 oz. orange juice 2oz. lemon juice 4 tsp olive oil 1 tsp kelp 2 tsp honey 2 tsp…. Read more

Carrot – Ginger Soup

A carrot a day might help keep the eye doctor away. Half of a medium-size carrot supplies you with 100% of your vitamin A requirement in the form of beta-carotene. Beta carotene has been shown to be essential for eye health and, due to its antioxidant activity, has been reported to lower heart disease risk…. Read more

Fall Green Smoothie

Cranberries can help urinary tract infections by preventing bacteria from sticking to the urinary tract and causing infection. 2/3 cups water 1 pear or apple, unpeeled, and chopped !/2 cup fresh cranberries 1/2 cup seedless red grapes 2 cups kale 1 Tbs. avocado, grapeseed oil, or olive oil Put all the ingredients in a blender… Read more

Non-Dairy Apple Parfait

INGREDIENTS ½ cup soaked raw cashews (soak at least 20 minutes – up to an hour) ½ cup unsweetened almond (or coconut) milk from a carton (not canned) ½ teaspoon vanilla 1 cup chopped apple 1/3 cup rolled gluten-free oats (no need to cook these!) 1 tablespoon hemp seeds Combine cashews, milk and vanilla in… Read more