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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Change Your Life Bread

A Recipe Adapted from My New Roots’ Life-Changing Loaf of Bread If you like a hearty slice of bread you will love this recipe! This whole-grain, gluten-free, no-knead, no-mess, life-changing loaf of bread is delicious. Makes 1 loaf Ingredients: 2 cups raw sunflower seeds – not in the shell 1 cup whole flax seeds 1 cup […]

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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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Sugar in Food: Time to Reign in Soda

Michael Jacobson (Executive Director of The Center for Science in the Public Interest) does a great job outlining what has happened to soda as it relates to the “sugar epidemic” that we have today. He presents an interesting read in his article here.     

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