Fig & Date Coconut Brownies

Superstar figs are full of vitamins and minerals and packed with antioxidants and fiber, supporting the whole body for anti-aging, helping to fight cancer, and treating common illnesses. Fresh figs last seven to ten days after they’re picked, but you can dry them to extend their shelf life and boost some of their nutrients. They… Read more »

Magical Apples

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Seems there could be some truth to this famous saying due to the apple’s high fiber content which helps in lowering inflammation in the gut and aiding digestion and heart health. This gift from Mother Nature is also high in antioxidants which help combat free radicals and… Read more »

Nuts about (Young) Coconuts!

Phew. It’s been a very hot summer. Personally, I must be mindful of keeping hydrated to maintain a proactive lifestyle in this scorching heat and humidity. What better thing to help with hydration than fresh young coconuts, to help us transition into fall! Coconuts have become all the rage in the wellness industry from the… Read more »

Vegan Snickerdoodle Cookies

These dairy-free, egg-free, and soy-free snacks are sure to delight vegan fans! Ingredients: 2 Tbsp. flax meal ½ cup water ½ cup EVO coconut oil 1 cup Zulka Morena sugar* Option: coconut palm sugar 2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast 2 cups unbleached flour 1 Tbsp. baking powder (aluminum-free) ¼ tsp. sea salt 2 tsp. cinnamon *I… Read more »

Summer Watercress Salad

This light salad is simple to throw together and very refreshing on a hot summer day. The addition of blackberries, capers and red onions combine sweet, salty and tart to delight the taste buds and satisfy any craving with a healthy indulgence….just toss, serve, and enjoy! Prep time: 10 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients: 2-3 bunches… Read more »

Basic Principles of a Healthy Smoothie

It’s no wonder smoothies have become the trend. They take minimal time to make, there are all sorts of tasty recipes, and you can consume a lot of fruits and veggies in one meal. However, it is important to remember that your smoothie should be more about the vegetables than fruit. The addition of a… Read more »

Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie

Being a Brit, I love this dish. An old-time hearty comfort food which can be packed with goodness, it most definitely sates me and my taste buds.  I am not a vegan, nor a full vegetarian; however, I do believe in having a balanced diet and looking at the fundamentals of how we do, what… Read more »

Butternut Squash and Potato Soup

This smooth, yet hearty, soup is easy to prepare, but will make you look like a super chef to those lucky enough to have some…and you thought you couldn’t cook! Prep time: 25 minutes Cook time: 45 minutes Serves: 4 What you’ll need: 1 medium butternut squash, or even better, pre-cut butternut squash (so much… Read more »

Good-For-You Ice Cream!

Whether you live the raw, vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free or low carb lifestyle, you are sure to enjoy this savory delight from Les Starks of Whitewater, author of Sweet Without Sugar: Ice Cream That’s Good for You. The simple recipe is easy to make and tastes like fresh strawberries. Note that Starks’ recipes are made… Read more »

‘Tis the Season – for Baked Apples!

I love this baked apples recipe. It’s simple and clean, not to mention mouthwatering and delicious! Baked Apples What you’ll need: 4 organic red delicious apples, washed, unpeeled, cored, and cut into 1/2 inch cubes. 2 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons honey Pinch of nutmeg 2 teaspoons apple cider or apple juice 1 teaspoon cinnamon Whipped… Read more »

Pan-fried Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are a nutritious way of getting your greens fix during the holiday season. Filled to the brim with vitamins K, C and A, along with fiber, omegas 3 and 6, manganese, iron, and potassium, they supply a high level of disease-fighting antioxidants and other vital nutrients that protect against free radical damage. I… Read more »

Creamy Vegan Alfredo Sauce

Summer is coming to an end and fall is here. As the days are getting shorter, and the evenings are getting darker, the desire to eat warmer wholesome foods begins to set in. It is almost like a trigger in our brain; like a bear getting ready to hibernate for winter. The cravings for something… Read more »

Gluten Free with Tiffany

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

You can still have your favorite pizza, even if you are avoiding carbs or gluten with, yes, cauliflower! A member of the cancer-fighting cruciferous family of vegetables cauliflower contains 77 percent of the recommended daily value of vitamin C. It’s also a good source of vitamin K, protein, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, magnesium, phosphorus, fiber, vitamin… Read more »

Stress Buster Smoothie

With all going on these days, we thought we’d bring back this yummy, stress-reducing recipe from Dipika Patel, CHHC….Easy to make and even easier to enjoy! Stress can be silent, but deadly. I have seen it ruin many lives, relationships, businesses, families, health and much more. It can destroy civilizations; you see it in our… Read more »

Do You Zoodle?

One of the best gifts I ever received was my spiralizer. It is the perfect kitchen tool for turning zucchini into noodles, or “zoodles.” These colorful creations from carrots, yellow squash, zucchini and the like can be added to salads, side dishes and of course, to make an ideal pasta substitute for those of us… Read more »

Green Bean Salad

This is one of the easiest and tastiest, not to mention the most nutritious, salads you can make in a minute – well, maybe not literally a minute, but close to it. Once you blanch the beans and then shock them, it’s nearly done. Serves 4. What you’ll need: You’ll need about a pound of… Read more »

Spinach, Barley and Lemon Soup

When you’re in the mood for a light, but heavy on flavor soup, chocked full of nutrients, try this recipe for Spinach Lemon Soup. I learned this one from a professional chef in New York City a few years back, and believe me, it stands the test of time. The toughest part of making this… Read more »

Healthy Thumbprint Cookies

In my quest to find foods that offer guiltless pleasure, I’ve stumbled upon this special nugget of a healthy recipe at the Natural Gourmet Institute for Food & Health in New York City. There to satisfy my unending appetite for healthful eating, I was given a recipe for what has become my new favorite treat,… Read more »

A Healthier Burger

Sometimes we crave a good burger, so with health in mind, here is one for you!  Mainly vegetarian, totally satisfying with no guilt trip, and a lot of nutrition with only 482 calories.  Try this healthy Spinach Burger and you will be convinced that vegetarian food can also be very delicious and enjoyable.  1 hour… Read more »

Growers market

Healthier Cheese Quesadillas

Everyone loves quesadilla and it can be a healthy snack! Enjoy this recipe (with even healthier replacement options) from Growers Market and Stick Figure Salsa. What you’ll need: Cooked or canned black beans, drained and rinsed One avocado, peeled and thinly sliced (you’ll need a few slices per person) ½ cup grated low fat cheese Monterey… Read more »