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…

Tomato Vegetable Soup

It’s still tomato season here in the Hudson Valley, so I was inspired to prepare this recipe using fresh, organic tomatoes.  The customers really loved it! Ingredients: 28 oz. fresh (or canned) tomatoes—blended (if using fresh tomatoes—to get a smoother consistency—strain after blending) 2 tbs. olive oil ½ cup chopped onions 2 tbs. minced or…

Summer Vegetable Pancakes

This recipe is a variation of my zucchini pancake recipe. I have created several variations, which may be prepared during different times of the year–depending on what’s available and/or in season. This recipe–and its variations–is always a hit! Ingredients 3 cups shredded or grated summer squash (drain squash if it is very watery) ½ cup fresh…

Carrot Pecan Salad

I wanted to create a carrot salad recipe that was similar to the one I had in my childhood. In the “classic” recipe, mayonnaise is often used. I wanted to forgo the mayo, but still have some creaminess. I chose coconut milk as a substitute; and to add a little tang, I used a white…

Sweet Bell Pepper Salad with Fresh Tarragon

Beautiful, local sweet bell peppers are now in season in the Hudson  Valley. I used all three colors in this recipe, but if you have only one, that is fine. I tested out this recipe for the first time this week, and I was quite surprised by the positive responses (it was well received). It’s great to get…

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…

Lemon-Mint Quinoa Salad

The Spring season inspires me to create dishes that feel “springy”.  Lemons are cleansing and refreshing; mint and cucumbers are cooling. Quinoa is a wonderful ingredient–and is on sale this month at Mother Earth’s, so I decided to use this as well.  I tested it out today at work and the customers seemed to really enjoy it….