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 – 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

Tomato Gazpacho

Serves 4-6     Preparation time: 10 minutes 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 Tbs fresh lime juice, plus more to taste 3 medium tomatoes, diced, plus more to garnish 1 English cucumber, skin on, and diced, plus more to garnish 1 large red bell pepper, diced, plus more to garnish 1/4 medium red onion, diced… 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

Watermelon Soup

(Watermelon is a natural diuretic, and is also helpful in alleviating depression.  It also contains more lycopene than tomatoes which have been shown helpful in protecting against some cancers.  Not only that, this soup is delicious – a sure crowd pleaser at summer suppers and picnics.) 5 cups watermelon, seeded and cubed 2 cups mango,… Read more