Calcium-Rich Smoothie

Because I don’t consume a lot of milk and cheese, I have found many alternative calcium-rich foods.  Did you know […]

roasted chick peas with lemon zest

I’ve just discovered a new option to satisfy my salty cravings and had to share. I love chick peas in salads but now I am enjoying them all on their own.

simple hummus in the blender

This recipe is super easy and you’ll never want to buy store-bought hummus again! Not only will you save money, but you’ll save on added salt and fat. Give this a try – it will literally take less than 10 minutes of your time.

black quinoa with tempeh and veggies

A quick, easy and nutrient rich meal.

southwest quinoa salad

(Adapted from a recipe by my dear friend, Diane Hoch, of The Food Evolution)

quinoa with wild salmon

A lovely, quick and easy meal.

new year’s non-resolutions smoothie

According to Dr. Andrew Weil*, “perhaps that’s because we tend to make grand plans that are difficult to achieve rather than take simple, realistic steps.” He offers a list of five small changes that can pay off for your health in a big way in 2016. I’ve summarized his list and added on my own advice, as follows:

almond milk from scratch

For the past several years I have been avoiding cow’s milk when possible. I’ve been enjoying non-dairy milks with my coffee, smoothies, and granola, and enjoy the taste more than dairy.

the food evolution: quinoa

I had the privilege and pleasure of shooting this cooking video on how to make quinoa,a hearty grain rich in protein which is a wonderful alternative to rice and pasta, with my dear friend and colleague, Diane Hoch, founder of The Food Evolution. Enjoy!

protein rich post workout smoothie

A delicious protein rich, post workout smoothie.

summertime quinoa salad

Whether you’re entertaining for a crowd or delighting in some alone time, this quinoa salad will keep you AND your company satisfied all summer long.

quinoa fritters

I adore these versatile gluten-free, quinoa fritters…they are so simple to make. And, as you know, I’m all about simple! I serve them as an appetizer with hummus and also enjoy them all on their own. They can even be served as a main dish with some tomato sauce on the side.

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