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…

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Soup

It’s autumn time! With the change of seasons, I am once again inspired to bring out my fall-inspired recipes. The combination of sweet potatoes, quinoa, and black beans creates a nice, filling soup. Ingredients: 6 cups water 1 (13–14-ounce) can coconut milk ½ cup quinoa, rinsed and drained 3 vegetable bouillon cubes (or to taste)…

Chickpea Flour-Kale Bites

Another chickpea flour-inspired recipe! This is a variation of an Indian dish known as kothimbir vadi–a popular Maharashtrian street food. Years ago I used to make this dish during my ashram days–a time when I experimented with quite a few traditional Indian creations. I had forgotten about this recipe until recently. I’ve been enjoying showing…

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…

Chickpeas & Kale with Spicy Peanut Sauce

I have often shied away from using legumes that require overnight soaking and hours of cooking–though I do believe this is a healthier choice than canned legumes (beans). I like to provide ways to save time when creating my recipes, but this time I decided to use dry chickpeas as they are on sale this…

Tofu Scramble

This is one of my favorite tofu dishes. I often prepare this at home for breakfast or brunch. It’s a great alternative to scrambled eggs. People really enjoy it! Ingredients 1 (14–16-ounce) block extra-firm tofu 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (or your favorite cooking oil) ½ teaspoon turmeric 1 cup chopped onions ½ cup diced…

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…