Raw Chocolate Tart

Super easy and extremely decadent! Perfect for the holidays! INGREDIENTS:  3 c Pecans 1 c Dates, pitted and decrowned 2 c Cacao powder 2 c Agave 1 c Coconut Oil DIRECTIONS: Crust: Place the pecans into food processor and run on high until a fine powder. Add in the dates 2 at a time until […]

Cranberry Salsa

I love that this recipe also uses ginger, one of my favorite spices! INGREDIENTS: 2 whole oranges 2 c fresh cranberries 1/4 c onion; minced 1 tb cilantro; minced 1 tb ginger root; minced 1 Whole serrano chili, minced DIRECTIONS: Cut peel and all white membrane from oranges, and coarsely chop. Place oranges into large […]

Cranberry Avocado Salad

INGREDIENTS: 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 2 tablespoons honey 1 minced jalapeno 1/4 cup red onion, chopped 2 ripe avocados, cut into 1/4-inch pieces 3/4 cup halved cranberries 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped Coarse salt and ground pepper DIRECTIONS: In a large bowl, whisk together 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice, 2 tablespoons honey, 1 minced […]

Cranberry Apple Sauce

INGREDIENTS: 3 pounds apples, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices (try a combination of Gala, Golden Delicious, and McIntosh) 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries 1 cinnamon stick 5 drops liquid Stevia 3/4 cup water 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice DIRECTIONS: In a large saucepan, combine apples, cranberries, cinnamon stick, stevia, and water; bring to a […]

Food Star of the Week – Cranberry

In tribute to the soon upcoming Thanksgiving day, I thought it would be appropriate to discuss that infamous holiday berry, the cranberry! Not only does the cranberry boast a wonderful nutrient profile with claims as an extremely potent antioxidant, cranberries add a wonderful tart and sweet punch to a number of food dishes. A glossy, […]

Sweet Potato, Bacon and Apple Hash

The sweet potato is a sweet and savory Thanksgiving essential. However, this year why not try something different! Instead of that insanely sweet recipe covered with candy and marshmallow topping, opt for a more nutritious, healthy version instead. Adopted from Anne Burrell in Secrets of a Restaurant Chef, check out one of my favs below and pass it […]

Holiday Eats

So, the time is upon us – Thanksgiving! How many of you love the Thanksgiving holiday? Oh, me, me, me!  Mostly, because of the amazing food shared with amazing loved ones, right? Well, during the holiday season, when it comes to food and nutritional choices, I basically uphold 2 philosophies: Holidays are to be celebrated with […]

Black and Brown Rice Stuffing With Walnuts and Pears

Looking for a new stuffing recipe this holiday season?  Check this one out!  I snagged it from Martha Rose Shulman’s “The Very Best Recipes for Health”.  Pears and walnuts complement dark black (or otherwise known as Forbidden Rice) and pale brown rice in this sweet and savory mixture. Make sure you don’t overcook the pears; […]

Fiber is Your Friend

Why do so many people forget about the importance of fiber? It is an essential part of our diet and provides us with great health benefits. Yet, it is an afterthought when we talk about the important vitamins, minerals, and nutrients our bodies need. The belief that only older people need to worry about fiber […]

Supplements for Fatigue

Stop! Put down the sweets, the extra cup of coffee, the Red Bull or the office doughnut that’s been sitting out now for over 6 hours.  There are natural alternatives to preventing fatigue! A chronic lack of energy due to day-to-day stressors or hectic schedules can affect your youthfulness as well as your productivity. You […]