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…

Lime-Coconut Mousse/Parfaits

At Mother Earth’s where I work, I learned from our fabulous bakers how to prepare a vegan chocolate ganache. Instead of using cream, they use ripe haas avocados. I decided to experiment with this idea and see if I could use avocado as a base for a “mousse” like dessert–that wasn’t chocolate.  I needed to…

Tofu Salad

This is my rendition of a tofu salad. It looks and eats like egg salad, but it’s vegan. In the warm weather I like to create dishes that don’t require cooking. Tofu is rather bland, so I have really seasoned it up. I served it out at work this weekend for the first time and received…

Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes, Zucchini & Basil

Pasta dishes are an all-time favorite in my family. I created this recipe in the summer when tomatoes and zucchini are in season. I often prepare marinara sauces at home, but in the summertime we tend to opt for pasta with a fresh tomato salad. I added in the roasted zucchini as well for additional…

Tomato and Cucumber Salad

I like to make this dish when tomatoes and cucumbers are in season (they taste so much better). We have them in such bounty that I am constantly looking for ways to add them to my recipes. I decided to use lemon balsamic vinegar instead of regular balsamic this time around and I thought it…

Cajun Quinoa Salad with Seasonal Veggies

Another quinoa salad recipe! The price of quinoa has gone significantly down, so I am once again inspired to use this nutritious ingredient. At Mother Earth’s we have quite a wonderful selection of bulk spices. I tend to use the same ones over and over again, so I figured it was time to add some…

Savory Zucchini Pancakes with Curry Mayo

This recipe is a variation of an Indian dish: Zucchini Kofta. Koftas are very popular and are commonly served with a sauce or chutney. Koftas are usually fried, so to make this dish healthier, I decided to pan-fry them in non-stick pan to minimize the amount of oil needed. I make these in the summertime…