Hemp Heart Pesto Salmon


This recipe is absolutely delicious and so easy to make. You get to put your food processor or blender to work and if you have a nut sensitivity, this recipe will have you loving the versatility of hemp hearts. RICH IN ANTIOXIDANTS The green leaves of basil contain vitamins A and C which are great antioxidants that protect your cells from damage. It also contains vitamin K which helps direct calcium out of your bloodstream and into your bones where … Continued


Lemon Turkey Vegetable Soup (Vegan Option)


Florida and Hawaii seem to be the only states in the U.S. that don’t need this recipe right now. It is cold in places that shouldn’t be cold. A recipe for an antioxidant-bursting comfort food is just what the doctor ordered. This delicious citrusy vegetable soup can be combined with turkey, chicken or shrimp. If you want to go the vegan route, beans or organic tofu are good options. I have made a lemon version and a lime version. Both … Continued


West African Sweet Potato Seed Soup


1 tablespoon olive oil 1 large red onion, chopped 1 carrot, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 quart vegetable stock 2 medium yams or sweet potatoes, washed and cubed 1 teaspoon cumin powder ½ teaspoon dry ginger sea salt and cayenne pepper to taste 1 14.5 oz can tomato sauce 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes 1 cup smooth sunflower seed butter (or peanut butter if tolerated) 1 cup sunflower seeds (or peanuts if tolerated)   Heat oil in a … Continued


Asian Immune-Boosting Soup


I’m Jewish. On Christmas, my family, and many other Jewish families, would indulge in Chinese food. We would have it other times as well but on Christmas it was special. We appreciated the owners of these restaurants since we didn’t have to brave the long lines at the grocery stores the days before Christmas to prepare meals or on the day of Christmas when they were the only places open. Easiest Soup Ever In honor of this wonderful culture, I … Continued


Pumpkin Patch Soufflé


Fall was about 3 days long in Michigan this year. The classic food of fall is pumpkin. Pumpkin lattes, pumpkin bread and, of course, pumpkin pie. This pumpkin soufflé is a healthy, crustless pumpkin pie that my family loves so much we keep the ingredients on hand at all times. It’s super simple and you can add the sweetener of your choice. Pumpkin Powerhouse High in vitamin A. Vitamin A is great for your skin, eyes, teeth and immune system. … Continued


Eggplant with Goat Cheese, Tomatoes, and Pine Nuts


If I could pick one food to have a fairytale romance with, it would be goat cheese. It is just that good. It can be sweet, it can be savory. It can be used in desserts. It can go on salad, or even on a steak. It is so versatile! This dish combines the salty creaminess of the goat cheese with the tang of tomatoes and the baked goodness of eggplant. There is even a link to a recipe for … Continued


Savory Vegetable Tian


The different vegetables used in this tian bring together all the vibrant colors of autumn. The orange of the sweet potato, the yellow of the squash and yellow beets, the reds of the red beets and tomato, and the hint of green of the zucchini. It is truly beautiful, delicious, and healthy. What is a Tian? A tian is a french dish that consists of overlapping vegetables baked in typically round earthenware. Once prepared it goes from the oven to … Continued


Nut Encrusted Salmon with Lemon Sauce


The protective qualities of omega 3 oils are well documented. Here is a recipe to reap the benefits from them from savory wild-caught salmon and crunchy walnuts or other nuts. Topped with a smooth and creamy lemon sauce, this dish is not just good for you but absolutely delicious. Salmon is the bomb! Walnuts too! The benefits of super-foods salmon and walnuts overlap. There are many benefits from eating salmon but make sure that you buy wild-caught and not farm-raised. … Continued


Ribs on the Barbie & 3 Tips for Healthier BBQ


This nice Jewish girl loves ribs…but before anyone gets all “judge-y” feel free to use beef instead of pork for this summertime barbecue flavor fest. Barbecue is not the healthiest way to cook so let’s cover how to make it as healthy as possible while still enjoying grilling in the summertime. Spice it Up The high heat of grilling causes an increase in toxic carcinogens. One way to mitigate damage is to use antioxidants on and in your grilled food. … Continued


Creamy Coconut Summer Fruit Tart


If you like Piña Coladas and getting caught in the rain If you´re not into yoga, if you have half a brain If you like making love at midnight, in the dunes of the cape I´m the love that you´ve looked for, write to me, and escape Summer makes me think of the coconut-y, pineapple-y taste of piña coladas. Fruit gets a bad rap these days with trying to abide by a low carb way of eating. Choosing your fruit … Continued