Long ago I ordered an entree by this name at Besaws in Portland, I loved the idea, so I hijacked the title from them. Besaws used chard instead of kale and tahini sauce instead of humus. I think mine has a little more zip. Wouldn’t’a eaten this 10 years ago. Now I’m diggin’ it. Hope you do too. (BTW I got most of these ingredients … Continue reading RECIPE: Easy Delicious Grains and Greens Salad
Wellness involves so much more than your health. It’s how you feel and function in your overall life. We Americans are overfed yet undernourished and under-slept but over-caffeinated. Many of us are trapped in unfulfilling jobs or toxic relationships. We can’t be nice to others when we ourselves are not in a good place. Being truly happy with ourselves, satisfied with our careers, having loving, … Continue reading Seek Wellness
Here’s a twist on an old favorite. It’s great for breakfast, lunch, a snack or dessert. Cool and crisp with the perfect amount of sweetness. No refined sugars and lots of fiber to keep you satisfied and your digestion functioning well. In a blender combine: 2 cups of almond milk (or 1 cup milk and 1 cup water) 5 frozen strawberries (or fresh, even better)* … Continue reading Strawberry Banana and Ginger Smoothie
Some people taste soap when they eat cilantro. Stinks to be them! This salad is easy to make and is a crowd pleaser! (Unless you’re the soapy cilantro type) In a large bowl combine: 2 cups spinach 2 cups arugula 1 avocado, diced 1/2 can corn OR even better, the kernels from 2 roasted ears of corn 3 celery stocks, chopped 1/8-1/4 cup pumpkin seeds 1 bunch cilantro to … Continue reading RECIPE: Simple Spring Salad
Who doesn’t like warm, crisp, gooey, melted-cheese? OK, I know dairy-free folks won’t back flip at this, but for the rest of us…this healthy lasagna will blow your mind! Savory and delicious minus the inflammatory, sleep-inducing, belt-busting pasta. Even your Italian friends’ll be gesticulating “Benissimo!” INGREDIENTS: 1 cup Quinoa 6 large Chard leaves 5-6 ounces of goat cheese (small sleeve, plain or spiced) 16 ounce jar marinara … Continue reading RECIPE: Simple Gluten-Free Lasagna
Need an easy go to recipe for breakfast or something to sate the sweet tooth after dinner? Give this yummy concoction a go. Use a coffee mug instead of a bowl to keep portion size reasonable. I’m obsessed with Trader Joe’s Organic European Style Whole Milk Yogurt. Yes, it’s got a high fat content, but it’s made with hormone-free, antibiotic-free milk and is about as … Continue reading RECIPE: Simple Sating Yogurt Meal
While discussing her trip to Bali and Hinduism (and how Hindus take time to pray 3 x day), my hair dresser and I joked about Americans never stop ‘doing’. No one I know stops to pray 3 x day. Even when I try to get a regular meditation practice going, I “meditate” while driving or fixing breakfast. Which I’m pretty sure is NOT meditating! As … Continue reading Slow down!
While discussing her trip to Bali and Hinduism (and how Hindus take time to pray 3 x day), my hair dresser and I joked about Americans never stop ‘doing’. No one I know stops to pray 3 x day. Even when I try to get a regular meditation practice going, I “meditate” while driving or fixing breakfast. Which I’m pretty sure is NOT meditating! As … Continue reading RANT: SLOW DOWN!
This is NOT your average Strawberry & Banana Smoothie! It’s like an ideal lover: Thick and Rich. Yet a delectable dessert, Sweet and Creamy. But it’s protein-packed so it won’t leave you unsatisfied as desserts and lovers often do. In a blender combine: 1/2 cup almond milk 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup fresh or frozen organic strawberries 1/4 cup gluten-free oats 1/2 frozen peeled banana (if using … Continue reading RECIPE: A Different Strawberry and Banana Smoothie
If you’d asked me to make a meal of beet salad 3 years ago, I would’ve told you to …. you guessed it: “Beat it”. Now knowing their health benefits (cellular repair, cancer prevention, nutrient packed) I’m trying to work them in my diet where I can. I’m still perfecting a beet smoothie recipe, so until I do, this is my go to beet recipe: … Continue reading RECIPE: Beet and Celery Salad
There’s this great thing called chewing. If you’re like me, you’ve done very little chewing and much more inhaling of food over the years. Usually I’m shoveling in enormous bites, in between patients or while driving. Not good. We all forget food is not for entertainment or even for taste. We eat to stay alive and to nurture and heal our bodies. As we enter … Continue reading RULE: Chew Your Food
Ok my lil’ Sugar Plums, tis the season for over indulgence. If you made it through Thanksgiving without heartburn or a pant size adjustment, good on ya! But holiday parties abound these next few weeks. So brace yourself and your belts. I could name 900 tasty treats you are likely to encounter this Yuletide, from egg nog to saltine toffee (<-do not click there, it’s a … Continue reading RANT: Fa La La Lardo
I get it. You don’t like brussels sprouts, farro seems foreign, and why would anyone order seaweed salad? To my astonishment, there are tons of foods I am now LOVING that I wouldn’t have even tried on a ‘triple-dog-dare’ a few years ago. That’s because a few years ago I thought I knew what I liked and didn’t like. Don’t we all have periods in … Continue reading RULE: Learn to Like Foods You Don’t Like
Some people “hate” exercise. Maybe they equate exercise to gasping for air while running on the treadmill, squeezed in to spandex. I get that. Exercise doesn’t have to = pain and suffering (unless you’re my husband, who enjoys suffering, shown doing so in a cyclocross race here). Find activities you enjoy. If you hate running, planning to run 3 times a week to get in … Continue reading RULE: Find Exercise You Enjoy