7 Ways to Spruce up Your Salads

Summer is definitely the time to take advantage of all salad-making opportunities! I eat salads all year long. One of the benefits of modern life is that we can get most of the foods we like to have at any time of the year.  In the summer, though, we can get many of our salad… Read more

Seasonal Fruit Platter with Berry Dressing

Fruit Platter Any gathering of people appreciate sweet, juicy, tropical fruits like pineapple, papaya, or mango, but apples, bananas, and grapes are also delicious choices.  Select the best of what’s available for your fruit platter, and place the pretty pink Berry dressing in a small, clear glass pitcher next to the fruit platter. Berry Dressing… Read more

Red Raspberry Sorbet

There’s nothing like a sweet, creamy raw ice cream recipe to please the crowds (or eat all by yourself.) For the Sorbet 1 large avocado 1 lime, juiced (or more) 2 cups frozen raspberries 1 tsp vanilla extract 5-15 drops liquid or vanilla stevia For Toppings (optional) Fresh or frozen whole raspberries, sliced bananas, freeze-dried… 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

Why Eat Raw?

I hear this question a lot in my health coaching practice, and there are several answers, most having to do with the benefits that people experience when they greatly increase the amount of Raw Foods in their diets. I see it all the time – the reversal of all manner of unwanted conditions, such as… Read more

About That Protein Question

It happened again at a conference that I attended recently.  An acquaintance of many years, in a discussion about eating healthy, asked me about getting enough protein on a plant based diet.  While it’s true that protein is an important component of any diet, we do seem, in this country, to think that the best… Read more