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…

Black Bean and Lime Tostadas

This is my go-to quick and tasty lunch lately.  It’s super quick to make and deliciously satisfying. Sweet corn kernels hidden in the masa flour compliment the spicy black bean topping. Red cabbage adds delightful crunch and cilantro, a potent detoxifier, pulls the flavors together.   A squeeze of lime and a dollop of sour…

Forbidden Rice and Coconut Mango Parfait

This idea is a spin off of a Jamie Oliver breakfast recipe that I came across.  Forbidden rice, or black rice, is a rich source of antioxidants.  This recipe is sweetened only with fruit, which provides ample vitamins and minerals as well as a delicious taste. Topped with shredded coconut and macadamia nuts, this parfait…

Breakfast Fresh From The Garden

“Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe   I first heard this quote applied to horse training.  But it’s a beautiful statement that can be applied to all areas of life.  Especially when we want to start down a healing path.  It can feel overwhelming, but simply…

Why Eat More Vegetables?

You don’t have to become a vegetarian or go vegan, but adding more vegetables to your daily plates can make a big impact on your health.  People who eat diets high in vegetables are likely to a have a reduced risk of chronic diseases, like diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Vegetables contain nutrients like vitamin…

How to Eat More Vegetables

Vegetables are good for us, without question.  However, they are probably the last thing you drool over in a buffet line, crave for a midnight snack, or request for your birthday dinner.  Why is that?  Likely it’s because many vegetables have a bitter component to them that many people find unpalatable.  But these same veggies…

Fully Loaded, Plant-Based Nachos

Delicious, plant-based, fully loaded nachos with a “cheese” sauce that my husband, who is definitely not vegetarian, prefers over real cheese!  These are just a nice, light, fiber and antioxidant-packed alternative to traditional nachos. The sauce is really what makes these so special.  It is a cashew-based sauce with smoked paprika and chili powder to…

Ultimate Kale Caesar

Kale can have a flavor that is…intense.  It can be a little bit bitter and definitely “green” tasting.  Here is a delicious recipe to try that makes kale sexy and decadent! I think kale is such a great vegetable. It grows easily and abundantly in my garden.  It is a leafy green, a great source…

Turmeric Latte

A beautiful, golden morning latte with plenty of anti-inflammatory benefits.  This warming drink also gently wakes up your digestive system. This drink is so easy and you probably have most of the ingredients in your house right now! Cinnamon, turmeric, cardamom and ginger combine to boost digestion.  These spices are great for bloating, gas and…

Blueberry Mango Tie Dye Smoothie

Well, I originally was trying to create a rainbow effect but this smoothie wanted to get all swirly when I tried to layer the colors.  It still came out looking pretty, tasting great, and delivering a good dose of fruit! It looks like a blueberries-and-cream drink, with the sweetness of mango and banana. Super simple…