Posts Tagged ‘healthy’

White Bean Hummus with Wonder Valley Olive Oil and Black Sesame

July 25, 2017 | 3 Comments
White Bean Hummus with Wonder Valley Olive Oil and Black Sesame

How much do we like hummus? Hummus a high protein dish typically made with chickpeas, but I have been mixing it up using white cannellini beans and adding sesame seeds as a topping. This is such a quick and easy summer dish recipe perfect for summer pot luck evenings or to take for a picnic ...

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Persimmon Colored Memories

A recipe for the orange-colored fruit

November 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
Persimmon Colored Memories

One of my fondest memories is of having Persimmon cookies made by an adopted grandmother named Betty. She had adopted my father when he was a young exchange student coming to America as a wide eyed 19 year old.  Grandma Betty always smelled of powder, and would always spoil me with persimmon cookies. The texture ...

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Granola Bars with Sweet Laurel

Healthy delicious granola bars to travel with

June 23, 2016 | 2 Comments
Granola Bars with Sweet Laurel

Last summer I had the good fortune of traveling to Kenya to an incredible wild animal reserve and resort with some friends. My friend Laurel who had traveled to Kenya, knew of the long traveling schedule ahead and the lack of healthy items at various airports, so she prepared the most perfect going away gift; ...

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Obsessed with Botija Olives

The benefits of the mini Mediterranean superfood

February 12, 2016 | 1 Comment
Obsessed with Botija Olives

Lately I have been having a serious love affair with Botija olives. They hail from Peru and my favorite brand is Sunfood – Black Botija Olives. Most olives bought from stores are cured in lye which is toxic, but these are naturally cured with sea salt and picked when fresh on the vine. They are so ...

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Staying Resiliant with Traditional Medicinal Teas

Health tips for surviving the winter season

February 9, 2016 | 1 Comment
Staying Resiliant with Traditional Medicinal Teas

This time of year, with the drastic weather changes,  it’s more important than ever to keep my family healthy. That means eating right and using natural wellness products to make sure we’re not getting run down. Here at home I have been pretty consistent with keeping my family on a Traditional Medicinals tea program. My ...

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Transformation Kitchari

A recipe for the cleansing Ayurvedic dish.

January 18, 2016 | 1 Comment
Transformation Kitchari

I love me a good bowl of Kitchari! I usually prepare this Ayurvedic dish some when I feel I need a reset or to help my body cleanse and heal. It is such a comforting, nourishing dish, that it feels almost like a maternal hug from the heavens. I always add extra ghee to enhance ...

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