Food Is Our Medicine

Our bodies are very complex. Did you know that inside of our bodies there are 6 different levels of organization and 11 different (major) systems? In the words of Edith Applegate author of The Anatomy and Physiology Learning System: the human body is an awesome masterpiece. Imagine billions of microscopic parts, each with its own…

Curried Red Lentil Soup

Red lentil soup is a staple in my home. We love it! I have always prepared it “Indian-style” with curry and other common Indian spices. It is a wonderful way to enjoy lentils. Lentils are high in fiber, and worth adding to your healthy diet. Every time I make this at work, or variations of this…

Spaghetti with Sundried Tomatoes & Artichoke Hearts

I recently discovered  pasta products from “Explore Asian”. I was immediately impressed!  Each 2-ounce serving has a whopping 20-25 grams of protein and 10-15 grams of fiber! The nutritional value is incredible for a pasta product. As the goal of my recipes is to maximize nutritional value, it was the perfect ingredient for my dish. It…

Kale-Cucumber Salad with Citrus-Mint Dressing

The topic of alkaline foods is common these days. High acid foods: coffee, alcohol, meat, cheese, etc. may contribute to acid reflux, heartburn and other conditions. Alkaline foods: fruits, vegetables, seeds, herbs, spices,  etc. may help to balance acidity. For my demo at work yesterday I prepared a recipe that I created with all alkaline ingredients….

Springtime Vegetable Soup

I created this recipe when I first started working at Mother Earth’s a few years ago. It was springtime and I was somehow inspired to make a soup. One of my co-workers tasted it and gave me good feedback. She said that the fresh lemon juice and coconut oil gave the soup an exceptional flavor, so I…

The Importance of Fiber

Fiber is an essential part of a healthy diet. Consuming whole foods: legumes, whole grains, fruits and vegetables is necessary in order for us to meet our daily needs. In our society, it is common for people to neglect eating fiber-rich foods. I had a conversation with a couple of women at the Health Expo last weekend. They…

Mocha Pudding

This recipe is a variation of my vegan chocolate pudding recipe. I use coconut milk instead of dairy. Coconut milk is so rich and creamy that it makes a great base for vegan pudding. Though I dilute it with water, it is still quite rich and delectable. For the mocha flavor I use coffee in place of the…