Strawberry Kale Salad

Posted by on May 1, 2013 in | 2 Comments

Spring is strawberry season so strawberries are ripe, sweet, and generally on sale during this time. I used to make a salad with spinach, strawberries, red onion, and raspberry vinaigrette (it was a popular salad 10 years ago) and was thinking how good it would be to update that salad with the nutritional boost of ...

Lentil Soup with Sweet Potatoes and Kale

Posted by on Jan 27, 2013 in | 9 Comments

Because there are never too many lentil soup recipes in the world, here is one more.  This simple remix is filled with creamy sweet potatoes and hearty kale. I’ve read several times that heating olive oil destroys its nutritional properties so I use grapeseed oil instead.  Grapeseed oil has a neutral flavor, the ability withstand ...

Seared Ahi Tuna Salad with Ginger Lime Vinaigrette

Posted by on Jan 19, 2013 in | 2 Comments

I have spent the last few weeks in Scottsdale with my amazing teachers Dave and Cheryl Oliver, working toward my 500 hour yoga certification.  Part of being a 500 hour candidate is teaching classes during the intensive, so in addition to teaching Intro to Hand Standing and Advanced Arm Balance asana classes, I also taught ...

Coconut Oil Granola

Posted by on Jan 6, 2013 in | 3 Comments

If you want your home to smell delicious, make this granola.  A short list of healthy ingredients bake in a low oven for around an hour, the flavors concentrating plain Jane oats into something light, crunchy, flavorful, and sweet. This easy granola is made with maple syrup and coconut oil, both natural products with loads ...

Thai Vegetable Soup

Posted by on Dec 16, 2012 in | One Comment

When my boyfriend fiance and I began dating he was a vegetarian.  But then I hassled him so much about not eating meat that he began eating chicken and fish.  Now he eats meat, and I want to be a vegetarian.  I’m pretty sure this is what karma means.  No wonder they say it’s a bitch, ...

Chia Seed Pudding

Posted by on Dec 14, 2012 in | 14 Comments

Chia seeds are a super food (high nutrients, low calories) high in omega3-fatty acids, fiber, antioxidants, protein, and calcium.  Chia seeds absorb to 10x their original size and mixed with almond milk create a thick almost tapioca like pudding.  It is super healthy and pairs wonderfully with fresh fruit. You can make almond milk at home, ...

Red Lentil and Brown Rice Soup with Coconut Milk

Posted by on Dec 5, 2012 in | 12 Comments

I was browsing the website of deAnna Anderson, a Dallas Jivamukti yoga teacher, and found a recipe for Kitchari.  The recipe was given to her by her teacher, founder of Jivamukti yoga and vegan chef, Sharon Gannon. Kitchari is often made with mung beans, ghee, brown rice, and spices.  I was excited to see this ...

Healthy Pumpkin Pie Smoothie (Vegan)

Posted by on Nov 19, 2012 in | 10 Comments

I first saw vegan coconut whipped cream on Pinterest several months ago.  It was only while in Arizona this past October (with these amazing people) that I tasted it at Andrew Weil’s restaurant True Foods.  It is as amazing as everyone writes. Now home, I make it constantly.  There is a steady collection of milky ...