Posts Categorized: Food & Health

Carrot Ginger Soup

A recent trip to Berkeley’s Mission: Heirloom, an organic, completely holistic, predominantly paleolithic restaurant, reminded me just how good so few ingredients can be (something our friends at S.W. Basics know extremely well). The big revelation came in a glorious bowl of Carrot Soup, one so simple that every ingredient could be detected by flavor, and they all… Read more »

Safeguard Your Summer: Natural Bug Repellents

As the sun begins to set, our dinners move al fresco, and our children play outside until we call them home, we look for ways to protect our loved ones from life’s little annoyances — insects. Few things can ruin outdoor activities as quickly as bugs. This list will empower you with holistic insect repellent… Read more »

Aloe: The King of Botanicals

Shirley Pinkson, co-founder of W3LL PEOPLE conscious cosmetics, calls aloe vera “the king of botanicals.” Why does this all-star makeup artist adore aloe so? Let me count the ways… 1. Amino Acids Of the 22 required human amino acids, aloe has 20, and 7 of them are part of the 8 essential amino acids our… Read more »

Strawberry & Macadamia Nut Salad

Recipe courtesy of  Earl’s Organic Produce for the organicgirl “Summer Supercharge” giveaway! Learn about the giveaway on Earl’s Organic’s Pinterest page. INGREDIENTS 1 10oz package organicgirl 50/50 spring mix & baby spinach 2 pints strawberries, sliced 1 cup macadamia nuts, chopped DRESSING 9 tablespoons macadamia nut oil 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 3 teaspoons of whole grain mustard 3… Read more »

Baby Kale Bean Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

Recipe courtesy of  Earl’s Organic Produce for the organicgirl “Summer Supercharge” giveaway! Learn about the giveaway on Earl’s Organic’s Pinterest page. INGREDIENTS 1 10oz package organicgirl i heart baby kale ¼ pound fresh yellow wax beans ¼ pound fresh Romano beans (or  green beans) ¾ cup of toasted chopped almonds DRESSING 1 shallot, chopped 2 small garlic cloves 1… Read more »

Super Greens Salad with Summer Corn & Roasted Peppers

Recipe courtesy of  Earl’s Organic Produce for the organicgirl “Summer Supercharge” giveaway! Learn about the giveaway on Earl’s Organic’s Pinterest page. Super Greens with Summer Corn and Roasted Peppers Serves 4-6 people Ingredients 1 10oz package organicgirl SUPERGREENS! 2 Red Peppers, to roast 2 Poblano Peppers, to roast (use 1 pepper if you like it less spicy) 3… Read more »

Summer Squash Recipe & organicgirl Greens Giveaway!

Recipe courtesy of  Earl’s Organic for the organicgirl “Summer Supercharge” giveaway! Grilled Summer Squash with Farro & Greens Ingredients 1 10oz package of organicgirl 50/50! salad mix 2 cups farro (yields 4 cups cooked) 1-2 lbs. Local summer squash (any varieties) 1 Euro cucumber, chopped 2 cups fresh basil, thinly sliced 1 ½ cups mixed olives 1 medium red… Read more »

Tuscan Tomato Skillet

Looking for something unique to share with Mom this Mother’s Day? The following recipe from our friends at Cooking Guru is a simple and delicious preparation for brunch. Easily adapted for vegans w/ tempeh bacon and tofu scramble, it’s a savory one-pot meal you can make in 30 minutes. Watch the video here or check… Read more »

Easy & Delicious Vegan Cashew Cheese

Ingredients – 1 ½ cups cashews, soaked for 2 hours, drained, and rinsed – 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice – 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast – 1 tablespoons white miso – ½ teaspoon sea salt, more to taste Blend all ingredients in a food processor or blender until completely smooth. Alternatively, for a low fat-version of… Read more »

Homemade Nutrient-Dense Mineral Broth

Mineral broth has more body and is more nutrient dense than traditional vegetable broths because of the addition of some or all of the following Booster Foods: kombu, nutritional yeast, flax seeds, and miso. Make your own Mineral Broth at home with this recipe from Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts school Bauman College. It’s great… Read more »