Cilantro Curry Kitchari

A humble, warming and deeply nourishing dish that can be enjoyed for breakfast.  Kitchari is considered balancing to all doshas in Ayurdedic medicine.  It warms the internal body and gets your digestion primed for the day. I like to make it on the soupy side, so that it has plenty of delicious broth.  It is…

Immune Boosting Orange Coconut Smoothie

Enjoy this nutrient-dense smoothie whenever you feel run down.  It is full of naturally occurring vitamin C (studies have shown that our bodies don’t often recognize synthetic forms of vitamin C and they go ignored).  It also contains a dose of healthy fats to balance the sugar found in the oranges and dates.  Coconut water…

Blueberry Almond Scones

A comforting weekend breakfast treat, these blueberry scones are nutrient-dense and gentle on your blood sugar levels, thanks to stabilizing almond flour.  They are also gluten-free and dairy-free, and can easily be made vegan.  While traditional scones are made with sugar and white flour, these little beauties provide healthy fats and protein. They are also…

An Anti-Inflammatory Lifestyle

Chronic inflammation is at the root of a lot of pain and disease.  When inflammation goes on for a long time, it can cause: Fatigue Weight gain Autoimmune problems Cancer Joint pain Sleep issues Ulcers, asthma, ulcerative colitis, allergies, Alzheimer’s How can you reduce inflammation in your body?  You can help your body by addressing…

Apple Oven Pancakes – Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free

This recipe happened by accident, but has now become a delicious morning staple.  It is gluten-free, dairy-free, and sweetened only with apples and raisins. Yummy and fluffy, and you don’t have to stand over a griddle worrying about whether or not it’s time to flip the floppy things! They look like giant, soft cookies.  They…

Don’t Fear Potatoes

For a while now, a lot of diet experts and Paleo enthusiasts avoided potatoes for reasons that were a bit unclear – because they’re white?  Because they are a starch?  However, if your blood sugar regulation and body weight are in good shape, you can totally benefit from potatoes.  The only reason to not include…

Whole Foods: The Secret That Food Industries Hope You’ve Forgotten

Other than genetics, the single most important factor contributing to good health is good nutrition.  Good nutrition is achieved through a diet rich in whole foods. But what are whole foods?  Whole foods is a term used to describe foods that are in their natural, unprocessed state.  These foods share a history with human civilization…

Curried Rice Salad

Here is a healthy, packable lunch that is easily made omnivorous by adding leftover cooked chicken.  Here, I have made a vegan version with savory tempeh.  The recipe also uses leftover cooked rice, so it’s doesn’t require much prep other than chopping some veggies. The dressing is a spicy blend of yogurt, sriracha, curry powder…

Wild Rice and Edamame Salad

I love the nuttiness of wild rice in a salad.  This version adds sweet shredded carrots, luscious green kale and edamame for a boost of protein. Wild rice contains more protein that other varieties of rice, and it’s not really a rice at all.  Its the seed of an aquatic grass.  Wild rice boasts impressive…

Low-sugar, Gluten-free Banana Bread

Letting the sweetness come from truly overripe bananas reduces the need for added sugar.  Cinnamon and nutmeg are warming spices that further add a subtle sweetness. Generally, I don’t include eggs very often in my baking, but in this bread they really add structure.  I use coconut oil instead of butter or inflammation-causing vegetable (soy…