Persimmon Spinach Smoothie

If you’ve never had a persimmon, this beautiful smoothie is a wonderful introduction.  The recipe calls for Fuyu persimmons, the flatter ones that look like orange tomatoes, rather than the pointed ones.  Choose Fuyu persimmons that are soft to the touch and ripe, rather than too firm, and go for the richest orange color. 1 banana… Read more

3 Favorite Fall Fruits – Get Them While You Can

As seasons go, Autumn is not my favorite. As much as love the fall colors nature gives us, and the mostly moderate temperatures, and I do, I am already dreading the months of cold ahead. I am only momentarily charmed by snow, fear the ice, dislike having to wear so many extra clothes, and would… Read more

Pomegranate and Pear Salad

This is a good salad to get you in the Fall spirit.  Pears and blue cheese pair beautifully (if you use cheese), but it’s the tart pomegranate seeds that really make this salad special. (Makes one serving) Salad   1 pear, cored, and thinly sliced 3 cups spinach leaves, divided ½ cup pomegranate seeds ¼ cup roughly… 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

Enjoy These Holiday Recipes

Cranberry Salad 1 bag of fresh cranberries 2 oranges 2 apples 1 zest of orange 4-6 dates Coconut Nectar or Agave Nectar to taste (1/4-1/3 cup) Finely chop or pulse in a food processor the cranberries, oranges, and apples. Blend in the orange zest  nectar.  Let chill together.  And that is it!  Delightfully light and zesty complementary to… Read more