5 Day Healing Whole Foods Detox Cleanse

5 Day Healing Whole Foods Detox Cleanse

January is a fantastic time for new beginnings. As we start each new year with brand new hopes, aspirations, and resolutions for a wonderful year, two things that should be a top priority is doing a physical detox and mental cleanse to maintain radiant good health. If you feel like your “get up and go” has “got up and gone,” you need to start fresh and give your body that boost it needs to clean out all those health-depleting toxins and bring back your glow!   For many of you, the … [Read more...]

Chia Chocolate Pumpkin Mousse

Chia Chocolate Pumpkin Mousse

I’m having a passionate love affair with chia seeds! I have been a fan of this potent superfood for quite some time and I love finding new creative ways to add them into my diet on a regular basis. Chia seeds are on my list of healing foods that you need to start eating for vibrant health.   In my last post I said I would be sharing some healing foods desserts that won’t affect your health in an adverse way like some of the desserts that are in abundance during this time of year. My … [Read more...]

Skinny Ms. Mexican Quinoa with Black Beans

Skinny Ms. Mexican Quinoa with Black Beans

Today’s guest recipe post is from Skinny Ms.! I had the pleasure of having two of my healing foods recipes featured on their wonderful site which was truly an honor! If you have not discovered Skinny Ms. yet you have to visit their site and see all the great resources they offer! Skinny Ms. is an amazing whole foods recipe, fitness, and wellness site that can really help you.   At Skinny Ms., they are devoted to providing information and tools that empower you to make choices … [Read more...]

Wild Blueberry Avocado Energy Smoothie

Wild Blueberry Avocado Energy Smoothie

It’s green smoothie time again! I promised that I would start posting more of my favorite green energy smoothie recipes and this one is a keeper!   If you have visited my blog before you know that green smoothies are one of my favorite quick and healthy breakfasts. I drink a green smoothie almost every day to fill my body with healing foods and energy! Green smoothies are an excellent way to get lots of fresh fruits and leafy green vegetables into your diet on a daily basis. To find out … [Read more...]

Wild Salmon Vegetable Salad with Lemon Miso Dressing

Wild Salmon Vegetable Salad with Lemon Miso Dressing

Lately I’ve been experiencing a craving for Japanese food. The seaweed salad, miso soup, sashimi salad, miso marinated black cod, and spicy salmon vegetable rolls are some of my favorites and offer exotic flavors that keep me coming back for more!   My fascination with Japanese food started when I moved to California. We have so many fantastic Asian restaurants here and they offer authentic and absolutely delectable food. Whenever I’m looking for a break from cooking and want to eat out … [Read more...]

Smoky Spicy Black Bean Hummus

Smoky Spicy Black Bean Hummus

I adore hummus! Its creamy texture, bursts of fresh citrus, and hints of garlic all combine for a savory taste that tantalizes my taste buds!   Hummus is one of my favorite healthy go-to snacks and I always have a bowl of it at my parties. This Smoky Spicy Black Bean Hummus uses protein-rich fiber-filled black beans which make a wonderful variation on the traditional hummus recipe made with chickpeas.   Black beans are an excellent source of phytonutrients which provide … [Read more...]

Kale Coconut Curry

Kale Coconut Curry

INDIAN CUISINE has always been one of my favorites because of the exotic spices, fiery chilies, and fresh herbs used in this cuisine. These fabulous flavors tease and tantalize my taste buds and engage all my senses. Some of my favorite Indian foods include curries, chutneys, dosas, raitas, and naan bread.   I have several good neighborhood Indian restaurants where I go to enjoy all my favorites and their food is delicious! Lately I have been so busy with editing my cookbook, helping new … [Read more...]

Yogurt Carob Apple Almond Parfait

Yogurt Carob Apple Almond Parfait

Organic Greek yogurt has a creamy luxurious texture and rich flavor that makes you believe you are eating something totally decadent. I like enjoying this yogurt plain and in all kinds of different recipes.   Greek yogurt makes a great substitute for mayonnaise and sour cream in salads, salad dressing, dips, and as a base for sauces to infuse these dishes with great tangy flavor and creamy texture. I also like to add a spoonful into soups where its great flavor adds just the right note to … [Read more...]

Portobello Mushroom Soup

Portobello Mushroom Soup

This entire weekend has been rainy and cold which made it the perfect time for me to make a hot comforting pot of soup. I love to make and eat homemade soups at least twice a week. Soup is completely satisfying, easy to prepare, and versatile. It is great to eat for lunch or dinner.   This creamy portobello mushroom soup recipe is one of my favorite ways to enjoy portobello mushrooms. Portobello mushrooms are my number one choice for best tasting mushrooms to cook with.  Portobello … [Read more...]

Blueberry Hemp Green Energy Smoothie

Blueberry Hemp Green Energy Smoothie

Green smoothies are my absolute favorite quick nutrient-rich breakfast. They are so easy to make and are creamy, sweet, and delicious!   Green smoothies are also a great way to get in your daily allowance of fruits and vegetables without having to think about it. Just grab a large bunch of leafy greens, add in some fresh or frozen fruit and liquid, blend and enjoy. I like trying different combinations of greens, fruits, and superfoods to create unique and tasty smoothies.   Green … [Read more...]