Jan 212014
Dark Chocolate Goji Berry Cookies (gluten free, raw)

Dark Chocolate Goji Berry Cookies I’ve been enjoying the slightly sweet and unique taste of goji berries lately – in my smoothies, plain as a snack, on my oatmeal, and most recently in my cookies. You can whip up this recipe in 5 minutes in your food processor, it’s so easy. It’s 100% raw, uses just [continue reading]

Apr 282013
Are Kelp Noodles All They're Cracked Up to Be?

Ancient man traveled for miles to obtain the medicinal benefits of sea vegetables (also known as seaweed), rich in minerals and antioxidants that alkalize the blood and strengthen the digestion. Sea vegetables contain virtually all of the minerals found in the ocean, and the broadest spectrum in any living plant. If you frequent Japanese restaurants, you [continue reading]

Nov 182012
Pumpkin Parfait: A Perfectly Delicious and Healthy Thanksgiving Dessert by Whole Foods Healthy Eating Specialist Julie Magnussen

Dear Readers, We’re getting close to Thanksgiving! As you know, I teach healthy cooking classes at Whole Foods Market once a month, but did you know the store offers many other free classes and events? One of my favorite store presenters is Whole Foods’ own Healthy Eating Specialist, Julie Magnussen. Julie and I have become [continue reading]

May 152012
Muscle-Building Food of the Day: Hemp Seeds

Why are Hemp Seeds one of my favorite foods? 1. There are 16g of protein in just 3 Tablespoons. (!!!!! that’s amazing!!!!) 2. Their nutrition profile is not only high in protein, but low in fat (3g per serving) and moderate in carbohydrates (7g). This particular combination makes them an excellent muscle-building food. 3. They [continue reading]

Apr 302012
Apple-Ginger-Almond Pre-Workout Shake

A good pre-workout shake contains some protein, moderate carbs and some healthy fat. I like having a shake with raw, quick digesting ingredients because I can get to the gym in 30-45 minutes. Almonds With the same amount of calcium as a 1/4 cup of milk, a 1/4 cup of almonds are also packed with [continue reading]

Jan 222012
Raw Almond-Cacao Energy Bars

Delicious Raw Energy Bars It’s great to include raw food in your diet whenever possible. Cooking and baking change the chemical composition of foods, altering their nutrition benefits. While cooking your own foods using organic and high quality real foods is more ideal and healthy than buying prepackaged food, eating raw foods like this give [continue reading]