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…

Garden-Bean Salad

This is a garden-inspired recipe. During one of our harvests, we had many of these veggies in our garden, which inspired the creation of this dish. It’s always a hit! I attribute that to the fresh veggies and lime juice. Ingredients 2 medium-size cucumbers—diced (If seeds are large and tough, I like to remove them)…

Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

I first started making chia pudding when I began my job at Mother Earth’s. I learned about the health benefits and properties of chia seeds and how they work in recipes. They remind me of tapioca, but can be eaten raw. The recipe I used (which wasn’t one of my own) was ok but not…

Vegan “Chicken” Salad

The deli at Mother Earth’s Storehouse prepares a couple of different “unchicken” salad recipes. I have to admit that I “stole” their idea and decided to create a recipe of my own since I liked it so much! TVP (textured vegetable protein) is an inexpensive plant-based protein. The taste is pretty neutral and takes on the flavors of whatever…

Mexicali Millet

Millet is a healthy whole grain that is naturally gluten free and easy to digest. It is not often eaten in our country, but is readily available in natural food stores. Millet is very inexpensive and cooks up in less than 30 minutes. I started experimenting with millet when I began working at Mother Earth’s. I wanted to create tasty…

Roasted Fennel & Carrot Soup

This is a  very simple soup recipe. Roasting the fennel softens the licorice flavor and it becomes sweet and delectable. It’s healthy and delicious! Ingredients 2 small fennel bulbs—rough chopped (about 2 cups) 2 carrots—sliced about ¼” thick 1 medium onion—rough chopped (about 1 cup) 1-2 garlic cloves 2 tbs. extra virgin olive oil ½…

Quinoa & Lentil Salad with Basil Oil

At my place of work–Mother Earth’s Storehouse, we now carry in our bulk department different types of oils and vinegars. I have been experimenting with these condiments to see how they work in various recipes. Because of the infused flavors, you can use less ingredients. I’ve discovered that they are another timesaver. You can still have great…