Food Is Our Medicine

It is essential for us to have a basic understanding of our physical make-up. This is highly relevant knowledge that will help us know how to better take care of ourselves. When I became a licensed massage therapist I had to study anatomy and physiology, myology, pathology, neurology, kinesiology, and many other medical sciences. I…

Wellness Coaching

For optimum health we must care for ourselves in every way: body, mind and spirit. As we address the different aspects of who we are, we attain a greater state of balance and well-being. My Wellness Coaching is tailor-made to meet your individual needs. I can assist you in the following areas: FOR THE BODY Healthy…

Black Lentils with Caramelized Cabbage & Onions

I wanted to create a new lentil recipe–something other than another lentil soup (which I often make). In the summertime I prepared lentil salads, but now that the weather is cooler I thought to try something new. Rather than make a cool salad with lentils, I prepared a warm lentil dish. Black lentils (and French…

Sweet Potato Patties

This is a variation of my zucchini pancake recipe. You can use various vegetables in this dish; some contain more water than others, so you need to adjust accordingly. It’s another great way to eat your veggies. Everybody loves them! Ingredients 2 cups shredded or grated sweet potatoes ½ cup garbanzo flour ½ teaspoon curry powder ½…

Vegetable Stew

This is an easy one-pot dish, made with fresh veggies, legumes, grains and seeds. The quinoa helps to thicken it up and adds fiber and protein to the dish. Ingredients 8 cups water 3 vegetable bouillon cubes, or to taste (I like Rapunzel brand) or 8 cups vegetable broth 2 tsp. curry powder 6 Tbs….

Curry Millet Pilaf with Cashews

This recipe is a variation of my Curry Quinoa Salad. When the price of quinoa increased, I decided to try out some of my recipes with millet instead. This one worked out quite well. Ingredients 1 cup uncooked millet, rinsed 2 cups water 1 vegetable bouillon cube (or 1 tsp. salt) 2 tsp. curry powder…

Creamed Spinach

Creamed  Spinach is a childhood favorite. I wanted to create a healthier version without the use of milk or cream. I prepared this is at work recently and the customers loved it! Ingredients 1 (10-oz.) package frozen cut spinach, thawed or 1½ -2 lbs. fresh spinach—washed, stemmed and roughly chopped 2 tbs. olive oil 3 tbs….

Lentil Stew with Millet

This is another way to add whole-grain millet to your recipes. Millet adds heartiness and texture to soups–as well as nutritional value. Ingredients 1 ½ cups uncooked lentils (green, French, etc.), rinsed and drained 1/3 cup uncooked millet, rinsed Water 2 vegetable bouillon cubes, or to taste (I like Rapunzel brand) 1-2 tsp. fresh minced…