Tabouleh

A delicious grain-free variation of a favorite mid-Eastern dish. One large bunch parsley, chopped 1/2 large cauliflower, chopped, or one whole small cauliflower One large tomato, diced 3 scallions, diced 1/2 cup lemon juice Several sprigs of mint One avocado, diced Process cauliflower in the food processor with the S blade until well ground. Remove… Read more

Hale to the Kale

 Just in case you still have difficulty drinking kale, this smoothie may finally make you a convert.  With avocado for creaminess and pear for sweetness, the kale’s slightly bitter taste flavor completely disappears.  The many benefits remain, however.  There are minerals, vitamins A, C, and K, plus forty-five different antioxidants to help your body fight… Read more

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

Paradise in a Jar Salads

This salad does taste as great as it is pretty. Blueberry Lemon Dressing 1 cup of blueberries (fresh or frozen. I was fortunate to have wild Michigan blueberries in the freezer) 1/4-1/2 cup of water (depending on how thick you want the dressing. It did thicken a bit so I recommend 1/2 cup) 1/4 cup olive oil (I… Read more

Everyday Raw Potato Salad

For the Salad: 2 cups diced jicama 1/4 cup diced yellow pepper 1/4 cup diced celery 1 tbsp minced fresh rosemary 2 tbsp minced green olives 1/4 avocado, mashed 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced fresh parsley, for garnish For the Dressing: 2 tbsp. tahini 1/4 tsp cumin 1 1/2 tbsp fresh lemon juice 2 tbsp… Read more

Green Smoothie for Athletes

1 cup spinach 1 cup chard 1 cup collard 1 stalk celery 1 banana 1 pear 1 peach, pitted ½ avocado 2 cups fresh (or frozen) blueberries 4 Medjool dates, pitted 2 Tablespoons bee pollen (optional) 2 cups water Add water as needed and blend to a desired consistency. Spirulina has a distinctive taste and… Read more

Broccoli Salad

Broccoli is loaded with detoxifying antioxidants and is rich in anti-inflammatory phytonutrients, as well as omega 3 fatty acids.  ¼ cup almonds ¾ cup water 2 Tbs avocado 4 Tbs  raw apple cider vinegar 1 tsp sea salt 1/4  cup olive oil 2 Tbs agave or coconut nectar 8 cups broccoli, chopped 1/2 cup onion, chopped 1… Read more