After being dissatisfied with some very gingery kimchi I made, I came up with this savory fermented vegetable recipe that blends my favorite aspects of kimchi—sweet, savory, spicy, and garlicky—with the sturdier texture of sauerkraut, which is typically made of green cabbage. I like the crunch of green cabbage in ferments rather than the softer […]

Thai Tonic Green Juice (Low Glycemic)

I’m addicted to Thai basil. I will nibble leaves by themselves, and I’m lucky to have access to pesticide-free Thai basil at my local farmers’ markets. In contrast to the more common Italian or sweet variety, Thai basil has an anise or licorice flavor. I had this green juice idea for a long time and […]

Quinoa Kale Bowls with Tasty Sprouted Almond Sauce

Café Gratitude, a small raw/vegan restaurant chain in California, has a delicious dish called the Grateful Bowl, with brown rice or quinoa, black beans, kale, and a tahini-garlic sauce. It’s a community-supported meal where you pay by donation. The proceeds go toward providing people with healthy vegan food at reduced or no cost. A server […]

“Because It Tastes Good”: The Seduction and Dangers of Eating Solely for Pleasure

Eating unhealthy food just because it tastes good seems to be accepted as normal in our culture. Even though we know certain foods are damaging and disease-promoting, many of us eat them anyway because the immediate gratification is so tempting. We also have traditions and social events centered on certain less-than-healthy foods, such as birthdays, […]

Sick Support Smoothie

I wanted to call this “Kick-the-Sick Smoothie,” but I was nervous about how that would be interpreted. Really, the ingredients in this recipe support the body while it fights off any bugs. I was on travel in January and started coming down with something. I didn’t have my juicer, so I couldn’t make my go-to […]

2013 Tapping World Summit

The 2013 Tapping World Summit is an outstanding free online event starting tonight, February 4th. Brought to you by the creators of the documentary The Tapping Solution, this summit features 20 experts in the field of tapping (also called meridian tapping or Emotional Freedom Techniques [EFT]) discussing how this highly effective modality can be used […]

Creamy Garlic Herb Hemp Seed Dressing

Welcome to my new blog! For the inaugural entry, I’m sharing one of my favorite dressing creations. It’s really zesty and a great way to get your daily omega-3’s while aiding in the absorption of the fat-soluble vitamins in your salad. I keep coming back to Manitoba Harvest Shelled Hemp Hearts because they seem to […]