April 13, 2021

Raw Food Recipes That Taste Good Too!

If you’ve thought about becoming a raw foodist, you might be interested in knowing more about how raw foods are prepared and what constitutes a raw food diet.   Basically the principle behind eating raw foods is that uncooked and unprocessed foods are healthier for you than foods that are cooked or dead. Although there are many schools of thought around what is the healthiest diet, raw foodists are totally convinced that eating raw food reduces the risk of cancer and other deadly diseases.   Research supports the notion that a plant-based diet, among other health benefits, lowers cholesterol and helps in glucose level […]
June 3, 2020

Vegan Swiss Chard & Spicy Guacamole Quesadillas

Stuffed with perfectly spiced veggies and creamy guacamole, these cheese-free quesadillas will awaken your senses with unique pops of flavor from plumped raisins and orange juice. Ingredients 1 ripe Hass avocado (peeled and pitted; reserve pit) 2 Tbs. fresh cilantro (minced) 1/4 cup red onion (diced) 1 clove garlic (minced) 1/4 (about 1/2 tsp.) fresh habanero or jalapeño chile (seeded and finely chopped) 1 Tbs. fresh lime juice 1 pinch cayenne pepper 1/4 tsp., plus more to taste coarse sea salt 2 Tbs/ raisins (optional) 1 large bunch (1 pound) Swiss chard chiffonade 1/2 Tbs., plus a little extra extra-virgin […]
November 12, 2018

Roasted Veggies and Greens Salad

Roasted veggies aren’t just for fall anymore! They can fit into the diet year round when mixed with other fresh, seasonal choices. Root vegetables such as beets and carrots can be combined with a variety of greens and a light, lemony vinaigrette to make the perfect warm-weather salad. Quick and easy to make, try this roasted vegetable salad with summer greens this week. The veggies and greens are full of detoxifying fiber and chlorophyll. The colors point to disease-preventing Foodtrients. Serves 5 Ingredients 4 large carrots, peeled and diced 1 medium yellow onion, diced 3 medium purple beets, peeled and […]
February 2, 2016

Food Is a Meaningful Centerpiece of Chinese New Year

  By Grace O I’m looking forward to Chinese New Year, which begins on February 8. This year is the Year of the Monkey. People born in this year of the Chinese zodiac are characterized as quick-witted, curious, innovative and mischievous. They are clever and intelligent, especially when it comes to career and wealth. ‘Monkeys’ are lively, flexible, and versatile. It’s said that their gentleness and honesty brings them an everlasting love life. Does that sound like you or someone you know? Julius Caesar, Leonardo da Vinci, Charles Dickens, Tom Hanks, Will Smith, Halle Berry, Diana Ross, Elizabeth Taylor, Alice […]