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

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

6 Ways to Stay on Track and Thrive thru the Holidays

The number of days before Christmas actually arrives is lessening. The intensity builds and in it my feeling my total lack of perfection does as well. Do you resonate at all with that issue? The holidays have never had human perfection as their intention, which we know is impossible anyway. A better approach involves knowing… 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

Chopped Salad with Tarragon Dressing

(serves 4) 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 (or sprouted) Dressing: ¼ cup fresh squeezed lemon juice 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 2/3… Read more

Pineapple Summer Salad with Jalapeno Mint Dressing

INGREDIENTS 1 head of kale, cut into small ribbons 1 cucumber, chopped 1 beet, shredded 2 Tbs sunflower seeds 2 Tbs. hemp seeds 1 cup chopped fresh pineapple Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.  Dress only what you will eat with the dressing below. Dressing: INGREDIENTS ¼ cup fresh squeezed lemon juice 2/3 cup… Read more