Jicama Slaw with Pink Grapefruit

This slaw gets tons of savory flavor from a ginger-peanut dressing. And since it’s chock full of red cabbage, carrots, and grapefruit segments, you get tons of vitamins and minerals too.  1/2 small jicama 3 medium carrots, peeled 1/2 small head red cabbage, cored 1/4 cup fresh lime juice, about 2 limes 1 1/2 tablespoons… Read more

Strawberry Fields Salad

For the salad: 6 cups mixed spring greens (or other dark leafy green mixture) 6 large strawberries, washed, tops removed and sliced 1 small bunch of fresh basil or mint leaves, chopped 1/3 cup candied nuts (optional) 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion, (optional) 1/4 cup nutritional yeast (optional) For the dressing: 1/4 cup cold… Read more

Nature’s Favorite Snack: Avocado and Sauerkraut

The gut is said to be our second brain, so crucial is it to the successful function of all the other parts of the body. Avocados are loaded with both soluble and insoluble fiber.  If you want to feed your tummy, and also your gut bacteria, then give it some avocado. This is a magical… Read more

Miso Salad

Miso has been a staple in Chinese and Japanese diets dating back to approximately 2500 years.  This fermented ingredient is well-recognized for stimulating digestion and energizing the body. When choosing miso make sure you avoid the pasteurized versions and search for the live enzyme-rich, organic product to be sure you receive the full benefits of… Read more

Beet and Radish Salad

Beets and radishes are root vegetables that are excellent for maintaining a healthy digestive system, liver, and kidneys.  This salad is also a good immune system booster. 5 cups beet greens, torn 1 cup daikon radish, peeled and shredded 1cup spinach or romaine lettuce ½ cup shredded beet ½ cup raw pumpkin seeds, soaked 1… Read more

7 Cooling Foods for Hot Summer Days

 I remember that in my growing up years, even living in a mild climate, summer meals were often salads, cold cuts, and lots of fresh fruit.  It’s as if we’ve instinctively known that our dietary needs change somewhat with the seasons, and we eat things that tend to keep our body temperatures within reason, even… Read more