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Smitten with Slaw

Wait until you try mine, you will be smitten with slaw too. I’ve heard numerous times, “I never liked coleslaw until I tried yours!”  Not to pat myself on the back – I just want some slack!  My family and friends will think this post is old news, because they have had my coleslaw in…
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Sea Vegetable Health Benefits and Culinary Uses

Sea Vegetables – Health Benefits and Culinary Uses

Does the sound of sea vegetables make you cringe? Worse yet, seaweed? Does it bring to mind thoughts of slimy, fishy and unappetizing fare? Let’s face it, you probably aren’t dying to try it out. Well, don’t be so quick to dismiss this unexplored culinary delicacy. You might be missing out on a whole world of intricate and…
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including vegetables in your diet

Get Your Veggies In – Including Vegetables in your Diet

One of the challenges to healthy eating is including enough vegetables in your diet. I’ve found that the more opportunities you have to create a meal with them, the better. You have often heard me praise green smoothies as one delicious and nutritious way to get greens into your diet on a daily basis. Savory…
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Sprouted Grains for Your Health

Sprouted Grains for Your Health

A couple of weeks ago, I posted an article about the benefits of soaking raw nuts and seeds. Well, not only is it beneficial to soak nuts and seeds, but also grains and beans. As I explained, soaking starts the sprouting process and removes enzyme inhibitors as well as phytic acid. This makes them more digestible,…
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Great use for cashew cream

More Great Uses For Cashew Cream

Some time back, I wrote about the amazing ability of cashews to taste similar to cream when blended with water and other flavors. Using cashews is a way for people who can’t or don’t eat flour products or dairy to enjoy creamy and delicious sauces and soups that would normally be made from milk or…
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Carrots, Root Vegetables

Get Rooted with Root Vegetables

It’s that time of year, when I find root vegetables are on my mind.  When it’s cold outside, there is nothing more comforting than a steamy sweet potato or a buttery and sweet butternut squash. Turnips, parsnips, and rutabaga have complex flavors that are interesting and particularly fresh when they come into season. Root flavors…
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Sprouting Nuts and Seeds

Sprouting Nuts and Seeds

Why Sprout? Have you ever experienced a heavy feeling after eating too many nuts?I really like the flavor of toasted nuts, but sometimes they leave me feeling heavy and with a belly ache.  Fortunately, I learned about the benefits of soaking, sprouting and dehydrating nuts and seeds, which makes them not only more digestible, but delicious!…
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Get in to Microgreens sunflower sprouts

Get In To Micro-Greens!

Do you remember when the only thing people knew about kale was that it made a nice green garnish on their plate at a restaurant? One of the healthiest of greens, wasted as a garnish and never eaten. Now we can’t get enough of it! Now, let’s talk about getting in to microgreens! Well, have…
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Macrobiotics

Macrobiotics; Weird, Radical and a Great Education!

What comes to mind when you think of Macrobiotics? Do you think that it’s a quack diet for cancer patients, or a radical and irresponsible way of eating? When you hear the word does it make you cringe and think of brown rice, seaweed and other weird foods? Yin and Yang When I began my…
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Make 2019 Happy and Healthy

Make 2019 Happy and Healthy

The beginning of the year is one of my favorite times, and I love making New Year resolutions (said no one but me ;-).  Many people I know give up making them year after year, and refuse to, after so many well-intentioned but unfulfilled resolutions.  I on the other hand, love it, as they allow…
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