Feb 252014
 
Sea Vegetables

These awesome veggies are chockfull of chlorophyll and dietary fiber and they lend a salty flavor to foods, which comes from a balanced combination of sodium, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron and many other trace minerals naturally found in the ocean.

Feb 112014
 
Hot Pepper Garlic Kraut

Ingredients for Hot Pepper Garlic Kraut 3 1/2 pounds red cabbage (shredded) 3 cloves garlic (minced) 4 medium jalapeno peppers (sliced thin)* 1 tablespoon unrefined sea salt *If jalapenos are too spicy, you can substitute Anaheim, poblano, or red or green bell peppers. Instructions for Hot Pepper Garlic Kraut Wear gloves to protect your hands […]

Jan 212014
 
Chunky Coconut Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients for Chunky Coconut Mashed Sweet Potatoes 2 medium size sweet potatoes 1 T coconut oil 2T flaked coconut Allspice, to taste* *If you don’t have allspice, you can easily use cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, or even some pumpkin pie spice. Instructions for Chunky Coconut Mashed Sweet Potatoes Scrub potatoes well.  I like to leave the skin on […]

Jan 212014
 
Coconut Oil

I have to say that I had a hard time swallowing that Coconut Oil was nutritious and healthy.  When I first started on my nutrition journey, fats–like Coconut Oil and many others–were considered unhealthy, and could contribute to heart disease. We now know that this isn’t true. In fact, Coconut oil is actually a heart-healthy […]

Jan 072014
 
What are Gogi Berries?

Goji berries, also known as wolfberries, are nutritionally rich small, red, dried berries–a bit like a gourmet cranberry—and are making the leap from specialty online stores to your supermarket..  What is so nutritious and special about the Gogi berry that celebrities are now singing the praises of them, and calling them “fruit Viagra?”  Read more […]

Dec 172013
 
Ch-ch-ch-Chia

Sorry, I couldn’t help it.  But yes, these nutritious seeds are the very same seed of the infamous chia pets of Christmas’s gone by.  The ones with the green fur, or hair, sold in those charming and collectible clay pots.  Oy. I’m often hesitant about products that have virtual overnight success, but Chia seeds are […]

Dec 032013
 
The Beauty of Brussels Sprouts

As part of the cruciferous family of vegetables Brussels sprouts are packed with nutrition, but if you’re like me you probably remember the tasteless, mushy blobs we were forced to eat as kids.  Turned out one of my cousins was stashing these nutritious gems in a planter! Today you’re more likely to see Brussels sprouts […]

Dec 032013
 
Roasted Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed and cut in half through the core 4 ounces pancetta, 1/4-inch-diced (optional) 1/4 cup good olive oil Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon syrupy balsamic vinegar Lemon for garnish Instructions Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place the Brussels sprouts on a sheet pan, including […]

Nov 192013
 
The Best of Barley

Barley is a wonderfully nutritious and versatile cereal grain with a rich nutlike flavor and an appealing chewy texture. Its appearance resembles wheat berries, although it is slightly lighter in color, and is prepared similar to cooking rice. In other words, it’s easy—so there’s no reason why it can’t be a part of a nutritious […]