Salad Dressing – Buy it or make your own?


I was listening to the radio the other day and the morning show commentators were talking about salad dressing…whether they prefer to buy a bottle of salad dressing at the grocery store or whether they make their own at home. Despite the fact that my local grocery store chain devotes nearly an entire aisle to … Continue reading Salad Dressing – Buy it or make your own?

Fennel, Grapefruit, and Apple Salad


The grapefruit was bred in the 18th century as a cross between a pomelo and an orange. They were given the name grapefruit because of the way they grew in clusters similar to grapes. Beyond being absolutely delicious and refreshing, grapefruits are low in calories, and full of nutrients. According to the USDA National Nutrient … Continue reading Fennel, Grapefruit, and Apple Salad

Luxurious Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce


This article appeared in The Reading Eagle Newspaper on December 3, 2014 and was reprinted with permission from the author. [column size=”1-2″ last=”0″] [/column] [column size=”1-2″ last=”1″] One of the questions I hear asked most often about eating plant-based foods is “where do you get your protein?” Typically people believe that the more protein you … Continue reading Luxurious Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce

Transform your health from the inside out


A version of this article appeared in print in the Reading Eagle on Wednesday, October 1, 2014. Our society has unfortunately experienced a sharp increase in the number of people who suffer from chronic diseases (such as heart disease, cancer, mental illness, and autoimmune disorders). In the past few years, it’s become increasingly evident that … Continue reading Transform your health from the inside out

Kids and Vegetables: Inspire and Be Inspired


You know it’s important to encourage them to eat healthy foods, but it’s not easy. Teach your child to grow a cucumber, and she’ll probably eat more of them. Take her to the local orchard, and watch as a new-found love for gardening evolves. The first rule of thumb is to introduce vegetables along side … Continue reading Kids and Vegetables: Inspire and Be Inspired

Citrus & Ginger Fruit Salad


SERVINGS: 6 2 ruby red grapefruit 2 navel oranges 3 tangerines (or 5 mandarin oranges) 1 Tbsp chopped crystallized ginger 1 Tbsp chopped pistachios 2 tsp champagne vinegar 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil (we used California Olive Ranch) Preparation Instructions 1. SLICE peel from grapefruit, oranges, and tangerines. Cut fruit into slices and arrange … Continue reading Citrus & Ginger Fruit Salad