Category: Recipe

The delicious daikon

Have you ever tasted or cooked with daikon radish before? If you haven’t, please allow me to introduce you to this white rootvegetable with incredible taste and health benefits! Daikon is a japanese radish and looks like a large, white carrot. It’s slightly pungent and bitter – but much miler than regular red radishes. In Chinese medicine daikon is believed to be very beneficial to anyone with excess dampness in their body – which in western medicine can translate to […]

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Smoothie of the Week: Almond Milk

It has been to cold in New York this last week to drink cold smoothies! So instead I though I’d share a recipe for nut milk. It is so much easier than you think to make it yourself. You can use the nut milk as a base for smoothies, make hot chocolate or chai tea, make chia pudding or pour it over your granola.

Raw Almond/Nut Milk

1 cup almonds (or any nut you like – Brazil nuts work really […]

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Smoothie of the Week: Alkalinity Bliss

Alkaline diets, PH and low acidity are buzz words I’ve been hearing a lot of lately. The alkaline diet is about eating more foods that are more alkaline on the PH spectrum to help our blood achieve a more balanced PH level. Even though there is a lack of research in this field, it is safe to say that eating more fruits and vegetables are good for you!

The modern wester diet tends towards a lot of processed foods that […]

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Flu Season Helpers

It’s flu season, at least here in New York. And so, it’s time to boost your immune system!

I’ve written two articles over the last week on MindBodyGreen.com. Check out my 5 All-Natural Alternatives To Flu Shots and Have The Flu? 5 Things You Should Do Right Now!
Knock yourselves out And you know what they say in the boys scouts: Be Prepared!

Here’s my recipe for a potent, immunity boosting
Ginger Brew: 

Grate 1 tbsp fresh ginger into a cup […]

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Smoothie of the Week: Hail to the Kale

Are you still scared of kale? This smoothie will finally make you a convert. With avocado for creaminess and pear for sweetness, the kale’s more bitter flavor completely dissapears. But the benefits are still there; minerals, vitamin A, C and K, 45 different antioxidants to fight off free radicals, detoxing properties and fiber for digestive aid.

‘Nough Said!

Hail to the Kale 

½ pear
¼ avocado
½ cucumber
½ lemon
handful of cilantro
1 cup kale (packed)
½ inch ginger
½ cup coconut water
1 scoop protein powder (hemp, pumpkin or pea […]

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Smoothie of the Week: Belly Soother

After a few weeks of heavy eating and drinking (I’m just assuming here) give your belly a real probiotic and enzyme boost with this delicious, creamy smoothie. The coconut yogurt provides healthy fats and god bacteria to help restore your gut flora. And papaya is famous for it’s potent enzymes that aid in digestion.

Drink up for you belly!

Belly Soother

1 cup papaya

1 cup coconut kefir, yogurt ( aka cultured coconut milk)

juice from ½ lime

1 tbsp raw honey

Blend […]

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A Christmas Recipe

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Smoothie of the Week: Hypnoparadise

Time for another smoothie. This week I added some extra super power to help us all get through the Holidays! Spirulina is a good source of GLA – the fat our brain most desires, as well as protein and cancer fighting properties. Maybe best of all – it’s a real energy booster – something I think we can all need this time of year.

Oh yeah – and the Prince themed song titles continue.

Hypnoparadise

1/2 banana
1/2 blueberry
1 tbsp coconut manna
1/2 cup almond […]

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Smoothie of the Week: (The Green) Kiss

This week’s smoothie has got some green goodness! The avocado adds healthy fat and makes it super creamy and the coconut water add delicious hydrating sweetness. Pear is an under-utilized fruit in the smoothie world, but for no good reason! And I’m sticking with the Prince themed names….

(The Green) Kiss

1 cup Coconut water
1/2 Pear
1/2 avocado
1 packed cup of spinach
1 tbsp flax seeds
pure water – add enough to make it creamy but drinkable. Or keep it lusciously thick and eat it […]

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Gluten Free Pasta with Mushrooms, Greens and Beans

Remember when I wrote about the GOMBBS, the five foods that fight cancer; greens, onions, mushrooms, beans, berries and seeds? While I save my berries and seeds for my smoothies, I managed to create a delicious recipe with the rest of them!

This is a perfect dish when you’re craving some comfort-food but would rather not deal with the inevitable guilt…

Here’s the recipe for you.

Gluten Free Pasta with Greens and Mushroom Sauté 

Serves 2

1 cup uncooked brown rice or quinoa […]

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