NEW COOKBOOK!

Mouthwatering Meatless Meals is now available! My new ebook Mouthwatering Meatless Meals has been released, today, just in time for Meatless Monday–and in celebration of Earth Week. “Going meatless once a week  can help reduce your carbon footprint and save precious resources like fresh water and fossil fuel.” Buy now on Mouthwatering Meatless Meals is…

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…

Summer Lentil Salad (French Lentils, Cucumber, Tomato & Herbs)

All summer long I have been creating different types of summer salads–figuring out how many ways I can use zucchini, cucumbers, tomatoes, corn, etc… This recipe is a variation of another lentil salad that I created. I changed it up by adding local, seasonal cucumbers, tomatoes and fresh herbs. Salads can be quite diverse and when adding…

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…

Maple Pecan Chia Granola

This is a variation of my Cinnamon-Pecan Granola recipe. Ingredients 2 cups whole rolled oats ½ cup raw pecans, chopped ¼ cup raw sunflower seeds ¼ cup raw pumpkin seeds 2 tablespoons raw chia seeds 1 teaspoon cinnamon ⅛ teaspoon salt 2–3 tablespoons maple syrup 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted ½ teaspoon vanilla extract ½…

Cole Slaw

One day I was craving cabbage, so I decided to create a coleslaw recipe of my own. My inspiration was a new balsamic vinegar that is now available at Mother Earth’s Storehouse where I work in upstate New York. I was thinking about dishes that would work well with this new vinegar. Since it has a…

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…

Chickpea Salad

In this recipe I use ingredients that are commonly found in tuna salad. Vegenaise (reduced fat) and Just Mayo are usually my mayos of choice, but you can use any mayonnaise you like. The nutritional yeast adds flavor and protein to the dish. I like to coarsely mash the cooked chickpeas to have some texture. I…