Oven Roasted Figs and Pine Nuts

Figs are low in calories. However, they contain health benefiting soluble dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins, and pigment anti-oxidants that contribute immensely towards optimum health and wellness. Use them in salads, as a dessert, or just slice and enjoy! They are in season now but won’t be around too much longer. Ingredients for one serving: Four […]

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Oatmeal Berry Cobbler

Serves 2 Ingredients: 1 1/3 c. frozen mixed berries 2/3 c. oatmeal ¾ c. water 2 T. raisins (large golden raisins work well if you can find them) 1/8 t. vanilla 2 T. chopped raw walnuts ¼ t. cinnamon Directions: Combine the berries, oats, raisins and vanilla in a small saucepan. Add the water (you […]

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Gremolata

This garnish can be used over quinoa or as a side dish on its own. Its mixture of sweet, sour, bitter and fresh adds an amazing flavor “sensation” wherever it is used. Ingredients: Six Scallions – as fresh as you can find them 2 small lemons – Meyer lemons if you can find them 2 […]

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Fennel and Orange Salad

This salad has the flair of both Arab and Sicilian influence with its combination of citrus and olives. It’s a staple in most households in Sicily. Ingredients For the Salad: 2 large oranges (navel oranges work and if you can find blood oranges, that’s even better yet) 1 head of young fennel, preferable with green […]

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Have You Discovered Cauliflower?

With the change of seasons we will soon have an abundance of wonderful spring vegetables and new flavors to wake up our winter tasted buds. Forget the root vegetables and turn to the spring asparagus, artichokes and fresh cauliflower. Here’s a great article on the benefits of cauliflower. I love covering it with the anti-inflammatory […]

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End Winter and Say Hello to Spring Cooking Class

I know I’m probably pushing it a bit. After all, we still have snow on the ground but Saturday night daylight savings time begins and next week it’s predicted that temperatures will be in the 50’s! Wow, we’ll take it – and on March 31st a special class to wake up your taste buds will […]

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Class is Full and Closed – Weight Loss: Understanding the Whole Picture; A Four Week Series

After working with clients for some time now, I’ve learned there are critical principles about weight loss that must be understood and applied before real, long term weight loss actually takes place. If you are interested in learning about your metabolic systems (hormones, gut bio, autoimmunity to mention a few) that become “short circuited” destroying […]

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True Health Begins in the Kitchen: Gain the Nutritional Knowledge, Confidence and Cooking Skills For Preventing and Reversing Chronic Illness

The Academy is more than a cooking school. Recipes are only part of the answer. After after attending this series you will know the basic principles of plant based nutrition and how it builds optimal health for you, you will learn about work with new ingredients developing delicious healthy plant based cuisine for breakfast, lunch, […]

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The Academy Opens It’s New Series at Elawa Farm

What better venue for The Academy than at the beautiful Elawa Farm, built in the last century with it’s wonderful organic garden. A press release went out last week announcing this exciting new development. Consider joining for a class, or two or the series. I will be posting the entire schedule very soon.  Read on […]

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More to Consider About Coconut Oil

The controversy continues about coconut oil.  Is it beneficial for your health, should you consume it daily, and the “beat goes on” about the pros and cons.  I’m constantly looking for good research on the subject and today came across this article from Nutrition Action that actually sites some research studies that I will be […]

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