Red Cabbage and Apple Salad withe Sesame Seeds Vinaigrette

This raw salad will be sure to impress any guests and it is so easy to make! The perfect appetizer for a special dinner, full of great nutrients, not only is it good food, but it's good for you too! This recipe serves about 4. Ingredients for vinaigrette 3 Tbs apple cider vinegar 1 tsp grated peeled ginger 1 tsp dijon mustard 1 tsp honey 1/2 tsp minced garlic 3 Tbs olive oil salt and pepper to taste Preparation for vinaigrette Mix together vinegar, ginger, mustard, … [Read more...]

Recipe of the Month: Parsnip “rice” and Broccoli

Though the parsnip may look like a carrot that never got its color, the parsnip is definitely not that but so much more. Parsnips have their own distinct flavor and health benefits, being an excellent source of folate, potassium, and vitamin C. This recipe pairs them with superfood broccoli and toasted coconut for a satisfyingly textured alternative to rice. Select small parsnips for this dish as the likelihood of woodiness increases with size. Ingredients - 4 parsnips, peeled and roughly … [Read more...]

Springtime Liver Sautee

One of the best things about the resurgence in the paleo diet movement (as opposed to the only way to survive) is the use of organ meats.  Many cultures utilize all the organs and every country has its specialty dishes made with particular animal organs around the world.  America might be the only country where lean, deboned, skinless, anonymous, muscle meat is preferred to the life-giving and sustaining organs and fatty meats naturally found in areas where people are doing their best to … [Read more...]

Asian Slaw

Spring is here and staying!  I love hardy salads that can marinate and stay tasty for a few days in the fridge- this way I can make a large bowl and make several meals or side dishes with it.  This one is great with chicken, fish, red meat, or as is :) Asian Slaw 1/2 head of Napa Cabbage 1/2 bunch green onions, chopped 2 carrots, chopped or grated 1/2 c cilantro, chopped 1 tbsp ginger, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 2 tbsp Braggs apple cider vinegar, organic 4 tbsp … [Read more...]

Breakfast of Champions!

I eat this porridge for breakfast 4 days a week and love how it makes me feel- it is gluten free, grain free, protein and fat dense, and sweet.  I can eat it warm or cold and I don't have to think too hard in the morning :)  What I do emphasize is that creating a good habit is a great way to facilitate dietary success.  For every morning I eat this meal, the night before, when I am done cleaning up after dinner, I start my soaking.  If I forget my soaking, then there is no breakfast of … [Read more...]

Liver and Gall Bladder Cleansing Salad

Springtime is the best time to start incorporating more gentle and cleansing foods into the diet.  These foods tend to be fresh, green and raw, so the warm temperatures are key to help the body assimilate these nutrients in balance with the season. Clinically I use an incredible supplement called AF Betafood for a wide range of complaints related to gall bladder issues- like constipation, right sided pain, irritation especially before menstrual flow, feeling stuck or stagnated, or just plain … [Read more...]

Were does “Mylk” Come From?

Mylk is an endearing term coined by the raw food and vegan community to refer to nut "milk", as opposed to cow or goat milk.  Fresh nut mylks are amazingly refreshing, delicious, and sweet as a base for smoothies and soups or just as is. Almond Mylk 1 cup raw almonds, soaked in pure water overnight 2 cups pure water pinch of sea salt Pour off the soaking water from the almonds and rinse in pure water.  Place in blender with rest of the ingredients.  Blend in high speed for a few minutes, or … [Read more...]

Raw Alfredo Sauce and Dip

This is a great sauce over zucchini pasta, kelp noodles, mung bean noodles, or plain ol'pasta noodles.  It can also be used as a party dip for crudite!  Now that the weather has warmed up its a perfect time to add more raw and fresh foods into your meal plan!   2 cups soaked raw cashews (not toasted or flavored) 1/2 cup pine nuts 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice 3 cloves fresh garlic 1-1 1/2 cups pure water Place all these ingredients into a cuisinart processor, blender, or NutriBullet and … [Read more...]

Detox Diet Questions

I constantly get questions about what is the BEST detox diet…. Well, there is only one method of eating while detoxifying that really gets the job the done.  And that is low glycemic, raw and green foods as the foundation.  Here is a great chart I have adapted over the years from a few sources that incorporates the best foods to eat while detoxing, Phase 1 and the best foods to use while transitioning between detox and regular diet and vice versa.  The Phase 2 diet can be used for a few months, … [Read more...]

Delicious Green Juice Ratio

I get lots of questions as to what is the best ratio of fruits and veggies when juicing.  The tendency is to use lots of fruit because of its sweet deliciousness, however, many of us need to watch our fructose intake.  Fruit sugars are certainly not as unhealthy as refined white cane sugar, however, it is still an important consideration to regulate healthy blood sugar levels throughout the day. Base, or 70% of volume Celery Cucumber   Leafy Greens (single or combination), 20% of … [Read more...]