Orange Miso Marinade

Soy-free chickpea miso is the base for this terrific marinade that blends well with the flavor of orange and ginger 1/4 chickpea miso ¼ cup olive oil ¼ cup fresh orange juice 2 Tbs raw apple cider vinegar 2 tsp. tamari soy sauce 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 tsp minced fresh ginger Blend or whisk… 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

12 Top Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Inflammation is an important immune system function. It a powerful and necessary function for our survival.  It ensures that appropriate nourishment and adequate immune activity is delivered to an area, inside or outside that is injured or under attack. When it is out of control though, inflammation can cause serious damage. It has been linked… Read more

Ginger Nut Bites

Ginger helps reduce inflammation and control blood sugar. It also calms nausea. Flax seeds, rich in omega 3 fatty acids, has been shown to slow the growth of prostate cancer cells. They may also play an important part in increasing breast cancer survival. Blend –don’t soak any of these 1 cup raw pecans 1 cup… 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

How to Prevent and Reverse Inflammation and Autoimmune Illness

In my last newsletter/blog, I wrote about  autoimmune illness and noted that one of the best ways to prevent and heal an autoimmune condition is to keep the digestive tract healthy and functioning well. If you missed all that, click here In a nutshell, the best way to not have an autoimmune disorder is to… Read more

Crisp Cabbage and Apple Salad

2 C red cabbage, shredded 2 C Napa cabbage, shredded 2 C Granny Smith apple, thinly sliced 2 tsp lemon juice 1/4 C golden raisins, soaked 1/4 C raw sunflower seeds Dressing 1/4 C cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil 2 Tbsp raw tahini 1 inch fresh ginger, grated 1 lemon, juiced 2 tsp tamari or Nama… Read more

Jicama Slaw with Pink Grapefruit

This slaw gets tons of savory flavor from a ginger-peanut dressing. And since it’s chock full of red cabbage, carrots, and grapefruit segments, you get tons of vitamins and minerals too.  1/2 small jicama 3 medium carrots, peeled 1/2 small head red cabbage, cored 1/4 cup fresh lime juice, about 2 limes 1 1/2 tablespoons… 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