Chopped Salad with Lemon Tarragon Dressing

1 head of kale, cut into small ribbons 2 stalks of celery, diced 1 cucumber, diced 2 carrots, diced 1 fennel, thinly sliced 1 beet, shredded 1 tablespoon sunflower seeds 1 can of garbanzo beans drained and rinsed Dressing: ¼ cup fresh squeezed lemon juice 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 2/3 cup olive oil 1… Read more

Bitter Greens: Big Personality, Big Health Rewards 

People have been eating leafy greens since prehistoric times. But it wasn’t until the first Africans arrived in North America in the early 1600s that America got its first real tastes of dark green leafy vegetables, which they grew for themselves and their families. So, over the years, cooked greens developed into a traditional African… Read more

Collard Wraps

These may sound unexciting, but they are superb, and perfect for spring and summer weather.  The marinated onion and portabella mushrooms give it a great flavor!  – Alissa Cohen 2 very large collard leaves 1 small zucchini, shredded 1 carrot, shredded 1 avocado or guacamole (see recipe below) 1 cup sliced onion ringlets 1 cup… Read more

Springtime is for Dark Leafy Greens

It was at the very tail-end of Winter, that life on many levels got interrupted in a huge way. There is no one who as not been affected in some way by the enormous impact that the coronavirus and Covid-19 has had. It will  be a major topic of discussion and matter for concern for… Read more

Creamy Kale Smoothie

Start with this recipe, then make your own creative variations. Meat and water from 1 young Thai Coconut or 1 ½ -2 cups water or coconut water 1 avocado 4 kale leaves* 1 celery stalk 1 cup frozen mango cubes, 2 Tbs ground flaxseed** 1 tsp fresh ginger 1 Tbs honey (optional) Blend in a… Read more

Marinated Veggies

This combination of vegetables is particularly tasty as a topping for zucchini pasta or simply on its own. I cup Orange Miso Marinade. See it here I cup chopped zucchini 1 cup chopped bell pepper (any color) ½ cup diced onion 1 cup mushrooms, stemmed and diced 1 cup chopped asparagus Combine Orange Miso Marinade,… Read more

Let’s Talk About Probiotics – Part I

I’ve got probiotics on my mind – a recent very successful 7 Day Cleanse that I recently led, which was followed by many questions about probiotics, and now an infected toe for which I am taking antibiotics have kept the subject in front of me. So let’s talk about probiotics. The Back Story The human… Read more

DIY Sauerkraut

Cabbage has naturally occurring Lactobacillus acidophilus, which is a bacteria that is excellent for gut health and will help the sauerkraut ferment.  You can use additional probiotic powder, but it is optional 5 lbs. (2.3 kg) shredded cabbage, red or green or a mix of both 2 Tbs (36 g) salt 1 cup (100 g)… Read more