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…

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…

Spicy Thai Salad

Crunchy, sweet cabbage wrapped in a spicy peanut sauce, collides with colorful carrots, bell peppers and cilantro.  This salad is a cinch to make if you have a head of cabbage and some cold cooked rice in your fridge. You can add whatever veggies you have on hand but I like the sweetness of shredded…

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…

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…