My Favorite Kitchari Recipe

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About a month ago, I did an Ayurvedic cleanse. I was required to eat kitchari every day since it has a ton of protein but it’s so easy to digest. I spent time searching through recipes so I wouldn’t get bored. Since then, it’s become a staple in my diet. It’s something I look forward […]

Asian Coleslaw

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Cabbage is chock-full of nutrients including vitamin C and indoles, important cancer-fighting compounds. In addition, red cabbage also contains anthocyanins, the purple pigment with strong antioxidant activity commonly found in blueberries. In the winter months, cabbage is an abundant nutritional resource when other fresh produce is either expensive or unavailable. This recipe calls for a […]

Summer Salad of the Week: Thai-Style Melon & Beef Salad

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We give this Thai-style beef salad a sweet twist by adding thin matchsticks of melon to the mix. Firm orange- or pale green-fleshed melon is equally good. The saltiness of the fish sauce helps to balance the sweetness of the melon. Makes: 6 servings, about 2 cups each Active Time: 40 minutes Total Time: 40 […]

Uncanned and Unbelievably Delicious

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Few culinary traditions labor under as great a misconception as sushi does. Yes, most sushi is served with raw ingredients. Sushi, however, does not mean raw fish. (Although I think sushi made with raw fish is utterly lovely.) Sushi simply refers to a mode of preparation, namely to serve raw or cooked seafood or veggies […]

The “Eat, Don’t Spray!” Meal Idea

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Eat, don’t spray! No need to buy fancy spring specials at the market when your lawn is full of free, fresh greens and herbs. I’m talking dandelion greens, purslane, and wood sorrel; wild alliums like chives, ramps, and scapes. Instead of spraying Roundup and contaminating our water supply — when it rains, all those herbicides, […]

An Antidote for Rainy, Cold Spring Days – Be Your Own Barista: Cafe Mocha, Pumpkin Laced Hot Chocolate

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Ever since I went to Spain last year, I’ve started to enjoy the occasional cup of coffee. Turns out the reason I didn’t like coffee before going to Spain was that I had only had bitter, instant-style American coffee. Freshly roasted and ground beans taste entirely different — mellow, almost sweet, and needing only a […]

Endless Nutty Possibilities

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Nuts make great snacks — they’re delicious, they’re convenient to carry, and thanks to the fact that most varieties of nuts are mostly fat and protein, nuts are one of the most satisfying foods on the planet. But there is something better than plain nuts: DIY seasoned nuts! I say DIY because most commercially seasoned […]

Green Asparagus Salad

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Easy and delicious recipe! Cooking Time: 30 minutes Work level: Easy Ingredients 2 lb(s) fresh green asparagus spears, 1/2 – 3/4 in diameter, peeled 1/2 red bell pepper 1/2 yellow bell pepper 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 tbsp red wine vinegar 1 tsp medium hot mustard 2 garlic clove(s), minced 1/2 tsp salt […]

Great Snacking: Nutty Naturopath Kale Chips

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Ingredients: • 6-8 bunches of organic kale • 1 C cashews (Brazil nuts) • 1/2 C nutritional yeast • 2 Tblsp lemon juice • 1 1/2 – 2 tsp crushed garlic • 1-2 tsp salt • 1 C olive oil • 4-6 chopped tomatoes, or 1/2 C organic tomato sauce • 2 Tblsp turmeric (optional) […]

Recipes of the Week: Lemon Squares, Cheesecake and other Yummy Treats!

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DIY Cream Cheese Makes the Freshest Cheesecakes! If you’ve ever been to one of my culinary/health talks or have spent much time hanging out in my online kitchen, you know I’m forever singing the praises of plain whole-milk Greek yogurt. Why? For many reasons. It has one-quarter the sugar of low-fat flavored yogurt, for one […]