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

Raw Food Diet Revisited

Lots of water has flowed under the bridge of my life since I first dove into a very high raw food diet in 2006. Now, well into my 12th year of learning and living and experimenting with what works best for me, I am still a very high raw vegan eater, and not 100% either…. Read more

Dairy – a Dietary Controversy

For example, I see a number of clients with digestive disorders of one sort or another – IBS, Leaky Gut, Diarrhea, etc. They are in good company with about 75% of the world’s population which is genetically unable to digest milk and other dairy products. This is a problem known as lactose intolerance. The symptoms… Read more

Homemade Chai Tea

(Vegan and Low Glycemic) 24 ounces unsweetened almond milk 1 teaspoon ground cardamom ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon ground allspice ½ teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger 1 small pinch coarse ground black pepper Optional sweeteners: 1 tablespoon raw honey 4-12 drops liquid stevia Recipe: Combine all of the ingredients (except sweeteners) in a small… Read more

6 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

I don’t know how it is for you, really, but I know that for me, it is harder and harder to hang on to a stable weight, let alone lose some weight.  Part of the issue, I am told, is that with aging comes a gradually slowing metabolism. Thank you, Mother Nature! What is metabolism,… Read more

Enjoy the Fall Apple Harvest

Crisp, juicy apples are a fall tradition. Take advantage of the bountiful selection of apples that are available at this time of year. There are hundreds of varieties to sample, and they range from yellow to green, crunchy to tender, sweet to tart, and simple to complex. October is a great month for experimenting with… Read more

Turmeric — “Indian Saffron”

Turmeric has been used for more than 5000 years as a powerful anti-inflammatory in both the Chinese and Indian systems of medicine, cooking, and textile dying. Only recently has it become noticed, let alone popular, in Western cultures, and is due primarily to its therapeutic properties.

Oregano – a Healing Herb

The healthy eating/whole and living foods movement is gaining more ground by the day. More people are more often choosing to eat  natural, unprocessed. It’s a wonderful thing! For a while it was all about salads, green smoothies, (my personal favorite, as you know), and other unadulterated vegetables and fruits. Now we are learning benefits beyond taste… Read more

Enjoy the Fall Apple Harvest

Crisp, juicy apples are a fall tradition. Take advantage of the bountiful selection of apples that are available at this time of year. There are hundreds of varieties to sample, and they range from yellow to green, crunchy to tender, sweet to tart, and simple to complex. October is a great month for experimenting with… Read more

Cherries in Wisconsin

Cherries are Wisconsin When we were in Door County, Wisconsin a few weeks ago, I was ready to see bags of cheese curds in every store and at every roadside stand, and  I was not surprised that restaurants served them almost universally.  It’s what they have in Wisconsin.  But, I had forgotten in the 5… Read more