This is a crowd pleaser that is rich enough for the Christmas table. Brussels sprout gratin is easy and impressive! You will need: 4 cups brussels sprouts trimmed and quartered 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese ( gruyere would be great as well) 1 cup cubed chicken or turkey optional 1… Continue reading BEST NEW Holiday Side Dish
Cold season is here. Temperatures are dropping, kids are in school, we are all spending more time indoors with less ventilation. Aside from washing your hands and getting enough sleep what else can you do? Preventatively I have a few tricks up my sleeve. Mushrooms contain a type of polysaccharide called beta glucan. Beta Glucan is… Continue reading Cold Season is HERE!
These are sweet and delicious and pack a nutritional punch! Dates are super sweet and full of natural sugar but paired with almond butter and raw cacao nibs ( no sugar) can be a powerhouse of a sweet treat. Method: Slice each date down the middle and remove the pit. Insert a half tablespoon or… Continue reading Sweet Treat
Carrots are economical and healthy. To best absorb their nutrients you should cook them. I know, carrot sticks are a common staple for lunches and snacks. They can offer good fiber and some nutrients in their raw form but for BEST absorption cooked and paired with a good quality fat is where you will reap… Continue reading Quick Vegetable Side Dish
Broth is a go-to necessity for me. I have a warm cup of broth when I get home from power yoga, often for breakfast, or in lieu of coffee or tea in the afternoon. Broth is nourishing and calming for your digestive track. Broth is an excellent way to stay hydrated due to the vitamins… Continue reading Broth BONUS
Lentils are incredibly healthy and full of nutrients. See below for nutritional values. I always soak or sprout my grains and beans. By doing so I make them more digestible and absorbable. Adding a piece of kombu seaweed to your lentils while you soak them and then to the pot as you cook them releases… Continue reading Savory lentil soup
Using my whole chicken method to make chicken meat stock and bone stock as a base you can make countless soups. A whole organic pastured chicken costs me in Washington state and California state anywhere from $8.00-$17.00. I usually stock up when they are on sale which is fairly often. From that one chicken, I… Continue reading Versatile Chicken Soup