Seasonal Fruit Platter with Berry Dressing

Fruit Platter Any gathering of people appreciate sweet, juicy, tropical fruits like pineapple, papaya, or mango, but apples, bananas, and grapes are also delicious choices.  Select the best of what’s available for your fruit platter, and place the pretty pink Berry dressing in a small, clear glass pitcher next to the fruit platter. Berry Dressing… Read more

Two Great Dairy-Free Cream Cheeses

Best Cream Cheese Ever 1 ½ cups pine nuts 1 ½ cups raw sunflower seeds 3/4 cup fresh lemon juice ¾ tsp. whole black peppercorns 3 cloves garlic 1 ¾ tsp. sea salt If you soak the nuts and seeds overnight you can use the full measurements.  If you forget to soak them, use scant… 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

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

Guacamole

2 avocados ½-1 tomato ¼ cup chopped onion ¼ cup cilantro (optional) Sea salt to taste Pinch cayenne Place onions, tomatoes, cilantro, sea salt and cayenne in a food processor and pulse chop until chunky Peel and pit avocados and cut into large chunks. Place avocados in food processor with other ingredients and pulse chop… Read more