Smart Summer Sustainers

How I love the long, hassle-free, fun-in-the-sun days of summer.  When the mercury rises to numbers that seem unthinkable levels, summer can drain us all. Those long, sunny days for which we craved I February are seemingly never-ending. We can change some of the difficulties of too much heat and too much sun. By making… Read more

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

Pineapple Summer Salad with Jalapeno Mint Dressing

INGREDIENTS 1 head of kale, cut into small ribbons 1 cucumber, chopped 1 beet, shredded 2 Tbs sunflower seeds 2 Tbs. hemp seeds 1 cup chopped fresh pineapple Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.  Dress only what you will eat with the dressing below. Dressing: INGREDIENTS ¼ cup fresh squeezed lemon juice 2/3 cup… Read more

Strawberry Fields Salad

For the salad: 6 cups mixed spring greens (or other dark leafy green mixture) 6 large strawberries, washed, tops removed and sliced 1 small bunch of fresh basil or mint leaves, chopped 1/3 cup candied nuts (optional) 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion, (optional) 1/4 cup nutritional yeast (optional) For the dressing: 1/4 cup cold… Read more

Strawberry Fields Salad

For the salad: 6 cups mixed spring greens (or other dark leafy green mixture) 6 large strawberries, washed, tops removed and sliced 1 small bunch of fresh basil or mint leaves, chopped 1/3 cup candied nuts (optional) 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion, optional 1/4 cup rawmesan cheese (see recipe below) For the dressing: 1/4… Read more

Watermelon Soup

(Watermelon is a natural diuretic, and is also helpful in alleviating depression.  It also contains more lycopene than tomatoes which have been shown helpful in protecting against some cancers.  Not only that, this soup is delicious – a sure crowd pleaser at summer suppers and picnics.) 5 cups watermelon, seeded and cubed 2 cups mango,… Read more