Foods for Winter Blues

If you are like most people, the shorter daylight hours and dreary weather of winter can sometimes get you down. Less sunlight and fewer opportunities for outdoor exercise can combine to make you feel sluggish. But did you know you can improve the way you feel by eating certain natural foods? It’s true. In fact,…

Cashew Coconut Bites

This is a very simple healthy dessert recipe. It is one of my dried fruit-based desserts, made with all healthy ingredients and no empty calories. People really enjoy this little sweet treat–and moms were happy to give it to their kids! Ingredients 1 cup medjool dates (or other moist date), roughly chopped ½ cup toasted chopped…

Spicy Sautéed Cabbage & Tomatoes

Cabbage is another wonderful cleansing food. It helps to detoxify the body and remove toxins. We’ve got a nice cleansing theme going on and this recipe fits right in!I love cabbage whether cooked or raw. This is an Indian-inspired dish. Cabbage, fennel and tomato go so well together. The customers loved it! Ingredients 4 tablespoons…

Lentil Salad with Kale

This is another way to prepare lentils, if you’re looking for an alternative to soup. The small lentils (French and black) hold their shape when cooked, so can be used for salads. This dish can be eaten cool or warm. Ingredients 1 cup dry French lentils, rinsed and drained 1½ cups water ½ vegetable bouillon…

Broccoli Salad

This is a variation of my cauliflower salad recipe.  Broccoli can also be used for this dish. I got very good reviews. Ingredients 1 medium head broccoli, cut into bite-size pieces (approximately 3 cups) 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast 2 tablespoons chopped white or red onion 3–4 tablespoons Vegenaise, or your favorite mayo 1 tablespoon lemon balsamic…

Red Lentil Stew

This a a great one-pot dish made with legumes, grains and veggies. People really enjoy this recipe, and it’s great for cold-weather fare. Ingredients 1½ cups red lentils*, rinsed and drained ½ cup millet (or quinoa or steel-cut oats), rinsed and drained Water 2 vegetable bouillon cubes (or to taste) 1–2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger ½…