Summer Favorites – Melons and Berries

There are plenty of reasons to love the months of June through August, from the opportunities to enjoy some vacation air away from home, to the quiet evenings on the lawn enjoying slurpy fruits, with little worry about their dripping juices. At home or away, melons and berries can’t be beat, with their vibrant colors,… Read more

Summer Vegetables – Some ABCs

I am not a gardener. I worked at becoming one off and on for years before yielding to the fact that gardening in anything larger than patio pots does not give me pleasure, or enough good harvest to keep me engaged and enthused. I am a strong proponent, however, of a diet laden with fresh,… Read more

Watermelon Soup

Watermelon, a favorite Summer food is as good for you as it is tasty. A natural diuretic, it is also helpful in alleviating depression. It’s amino acid citrulline helps with optimum blood flow, and has shown benefits in treating Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, fatigue, muscle weakness, high blood pressure, and diabetes.  It also contains more lycopene… Read more

Collard Wraps

These may sound unexciting, but they are superb, and perfect for spring and summer weather.  The marinated onion and portabella mushrooms give it a great flavor!  – Alissa Cohen 2 very large collard leaves 1 small zucchini, shredded 1 carrot, shredded 1 avocado or guacamole (see recipe below) 1 cup sliced onion ringlets 1 cup… 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