Saturday, August 15, 2015

Clean Foods for a Clean Gut

Since ancient times people have been preserving their own foods. Fermented foods are a natural probiotic which helps promote great gut health by improving digestion, removing toxins and harmful bacteria with a natural variety of microflora and enzymes. Having kimchi, sauerkraut, pickled vegetables, kefir, or kombucha daily will have lasting benefits to your good health. 

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Leaf-to-Stem Goodness

There is an abundance of fresh herbs, especially in summer. If buying a big bunch and only using a few leaves as a garnish, and letting the rest go to waste, think again! These recipes utilize both the leaves AND the stems (and lots of it!) to make the most of these nutrient-dense, alkalizing, and immunity-boosting small (but mighty) plant foods. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

A Twist on Pancakes - Glutenfree, Dairyfree, and Delicious!


This afternoon, I joined in on a great and fun twitter conversation about breakfast, hosted by the feed feed (a crowdsourced digital cooking publication and community.) As one of the most important meals of the day, breakfast is usually loaded with wheat products with little or no nutritional value. A few years ago, when I realized that all our breakfasts involved some form of wheat or dairy, I knew it had to change. So now I've switched to gluten-free, and even grain-free, options for the morning meal. Regardless of what I'm making, I always like to try to incorporate vegetables to start the day, either in a fresh-pressed juice or smoothie, or an omelette or in breakfast frittatas, or even a fried rice. Lately though, my kids are OBSESSED with these savory Scallion Pancakes which we make on out mini Lodge cast-iron skillets. They've made them so many times these past few weeks, it's time to share the recipe with you all!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Rustic Cilantro & Spring Garlic Pesto

 

On Friday, June 12th, I had the unique opportunity to do a cooking demo at Union Square Greenmarket. Using in-season ingredients, I developed a Rustic Cilantro & Spring Garlic Pesto for everyone to taste. Luckily, I enlisted a few helpers, because we were quite busy with giving out tasting samples. It was a fun day for all!

Monday, June 1, 2015

Crazy for Cashews

Have I told you lately how much I am in love with Cashews? This versatile nut it perfect for any dairy replacement – As a milk, cream, cheese, it's pretty incredible! As you know, I love making my own nut milk, it's so easy to make, and tastes so much better than any store-bought version. Lately, I've been making mostly cashew milk because I've been so busy. You don't need to strain the nut meal out after blending, so it's much quicker. If I had a Vitamix, it would even be faster, as you don't need to soak the nuts before blending.