Summer Squash Salad

So much zucchini in the garden, help! Yes, this was the inspiration of this dish. My husband LOVES to grow food–A LOT of food. This summer we had more than we could manage, so we shared–and I came up with a few new ways to prepare our abundance of zucchini. We also had a lot of cucumbers, so…

Kale-Cucumber Salad with Citrus-Mint Dressing

The topic of alkaline foods is common these days. High-acid foods (coffee, alcohol, meat, cheese, etc.) may contribute to acid reflux, heartburn and other conditions. Alkaline foods (fruits, vegetables, seeds, herbs, spices, etc.) help to balance acidity. I prepared this salad for my demo at work. All the ingredients are alkaline, so I refer to it…

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…

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…

Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Improves Digestion: Drinking apple cider vinegar in water can help to naturally improve your digestion. It’s important to use raw, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar. Filtered and pasteurized vinegars will not have this and lack the enzymes and other nutritional properties in raw ACV that have such a positive effect on the digestive process. Heartburn, Intestinal Problems…