Watermelon Soup

Watermelon, a favorite Summer food is as good for you as it is tasty. A natural diuretic, it is also helpful in alleviating depression. It’s amino acid citrulline helps with optimum blood flow, and has shown benefits in treating Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, fatigue, muscle weakness, high blood pressure, and diabetes.  It also contains more lycopene… 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

Pretty as a Strawberry Pie

For the Crust: ½ Cup Almonds ½ Cup Shredded Coconut 1 heaping TB of Cacao Powder 1 tbsp coconut butter (or oil) Pinch of Sea Salt 2 – 3 soft dates, chopped 1-2 TB Cacao Nibs Seeds from ¼ of a Vanilla Bean Process the almonds, shredded coconut, salt, cocoa powder and vanilla bean seeds… Read more

Raw Vegan Taco Meat

Taco Nut Meat -makes about one cup.  Walnuts are ground and spiced with cumin and coriander to make this taco-flavored nut meat crumble. Use it to top salads and soups, and inside wraps to add taco flavor and texture. 1 cup walnuts 1 Tbs extra-virgin olive oil 1 Tbs ground cumin 2 tsp ground coriander… Read more

Holiday Vanilla Nut Nog

Similar to eggnog, this beverage is rich a creamy, and the flavor of the Brazil nuts complements the spices beautifully.  Whether you have a high-performance blender or a regular home blender, you will have the best success if you prepare the nog in batches.  For convenience and the best taste, make the nog one day… Read more

Margaret’s Brussels Sprouts Slaw

This delicious slaw recipe features shredded Brussels sprouts tossed with tangy honey-mustard dressing, sunflower seeds, and dried cherries (or cranberries or pomegranate seeds). Yield: 4 substantial side servings 1 pound Brussels sprouts Sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds ⅓ cup tart dried cherries or cranberries, chopped, or pomegranate seeds ⅓ cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese (or nutritional yeast) 2… Read more

Here Come the Holidays!  5 Tips for Enjoyment with No Weight Gain

It’s a fact that Americans gain about one to two pounds during the holidays.  This may not sound dramatic, but according to the research it adds up over the years. Still, there are ways to avoid holiday weight gain.  Consider these 5 tips Tip #1:  Don’t Skip Meals If you are “saving” your appetite for… Read more