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

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