Blood Orange Cherry Turmeric Milk

Blood Orange Cherry Turmeric Milk

I’m having a passionate love affair with turmeric! Its earthy flavor, vivid deep golden orange color, versatility and amazing health benefits keep me coming back for more! Today I’m sharing one of my go-to recipes for yummy blood orange cherry turmeric milk.   Turmeric milk also know as golden milk is a traditional Ayurvedic recipe that has a long history of use as a nutrient-rich warm drink used for digestive health, colds, sore throats and restful sleep. Most golden milk or turmeric … [Read more...]

Butternut Squash Apple Soup

Butternut Squash Apple Soup

Cold winter weather heralds the arrival of lots of hot and comforting soups in my whole foods kitchen! It has been raining like crazy here in Southern California and hopefully this much needed rain will help relieve the drought. I ventured out among the drops of rain to go grocery shopping and I found some lovely winter squashes which I had to take home with me! I made a delicious and simple butternut squash apple soup and I liked it so much that I decided to share my recipe with all of you. … [Read more...]

Raw Corn Chowder

Raw Corn Chowder

I have been enjoying the summer months doing fun outdoor activities, testing new recipes using superfoods, and trying a variety of fantastic pure essential oils for supporting my health. I also had a blast teaching coconut classes at two Whole Foods Markets! I adore doing live events and it's been such an honor having the opportunity to share my love of superfoods at Whole Foods at 3rd and Fairfax and Tarzana. For the last week it’s been between 90-100 ˚ in Southern California so I … [Read more...]

Strawberry Brazil Nut Milk

Strawberry Brazil Nut Milk

Spring is here and beautiful red strawberries are showing up at all the local farmers markets and stores! I eat strawberries all the time and love their sweet flavor and luscious texture. My favorite local farmers in Oxnard, California grow some of the sweetest, juiciest strawberries and I always buy a bunch of them so I can savor the fantastic flavor and health benefits of this nutrient-rich fruit! To celebrate the arrival of spring, I decided to create a delectable Strawberry Brazil Nut Milk … [Read more...]

Creamy Broccoli Turmeric Soup

Creamy Broccoli Turmeric Soup

Are you a soup lover like me? If the answer is yes, you are going to adore my recipe for creamy broccoli turmeric soup! There is nothing better than a steaming hot bowl of soup when the weather is cold unless you pair it with a gooey grilled cheese sandwich, to take it over the top! I grew up in Ohio and we had some really super cold winters with lots of snow and freezing cold wind chill factors. During this time of year, my mom and I would always make hot soups together and creamy broccoli soup … [Read more...]

50+ Delectable Winter Soups You Must Try!

50+ Delectable Winter Soups You Must Try!

I adore eating soups! During the winter months hot soups warm your insides and nourish your body completely!  If you have been searching for delectable soup recipes made with whole foods, you are going to love this wonderful eBook: Winter Soups-A Best of Community Cookbook! This cookbook has 50+ Delectable Winter Soups You Must Try! All of these soups are from some fantastic real food bloggers including me who all contributed to this fabulous cookbook. I'm so honored and excited to be a part of … [Read more...]

Pain Relief & Inflammation Fighting Pineapple Cherry Turmeric Smoothie

Pain Relief & Inflammation Fighting Pineapple Cherry Turmeric Smoothie

I don’t know anyone who hasn’t had to deal with pain and inflammation in their body at one time or another. I have experienced numerous injuries over the years to my back, shoulders, and neck from years spent cooking professionally and I know from personal experience that the pain from these injuries has been very uncomfortable and at times almost unbearable! Whether you have pain and inflammation from strenuous exercise, working on your job, arthritis pain, joint pain, migraine … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Chia Pudding with Maple Glazed Walnut Coconut Crunch

Pumpkin Chia Pudding with Maple Glazed Walnut Coconut Crunch

Pumpkin and chia seeds are so great together! I love making chia puddings and anything with pumpkin so I decided to combine the two together for pumpkin chia pudding with maple glazed walnut coconut crunch. This fantastic and easy recipe is great for dessert or a healthy snack. I created this delicious fall recipe for my lovely friend France’s blog at Beyond the Peel.  France Sprague and her husband Joshua is the dynamic husband and wife team behind Beyond the Peel. I connected with France … [Read more...]

Gut Healing Cherry Coconut Water Kefir Smoothie

Gut Healing Cherry Coconut Water Kefir Smoothie

I love drinking beverages that taste delicious and help energize and support the body at the same time! Today’s yummy smoothie recipe fits the bill perfectly and it’s super nourishing, sweet and really creamy. I recently posted a recipe for cinnamon coconut water kefir, a fermented beverage that provides beneficial bacteria aka probiotics that helps support your digestive system and strengthen your immunity. This amazing coconut water kefir has really made a huge difference in my health and I … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Coconut Butter

Pumpkin Coconut Butter

Its official, fall is here and pumpkin season is in full swing! I couldn’t resist sharing one of my new favorite pumpkin recipes with all of you. I grew up eating homemade pumpkin and apple butters. My mom, grandmother and I used to make these butters every fall. We would slather these delectable, sweet butters on raisin bread, pancakes, apples, pears, and french toast. We also liked putting them on top of ice cream, yogurt, and oatmeal. Since I have already professed my love of … [Read more...]

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