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My Favorite Dairy Substitutes

The first thing people say to me when contemplating whether or not to give up dairy is: “But I could never live without cheese.” I sympathize with that concern, but having followed a plant-based lifestyle for years now, I feel it’s really just a matter of knowing your options. As a chef, I’ve explored the… Read more »

The Space Between Exhale and Inhale

Usually, breathing is referred to as inhale and exhale. But when we relax and pay attention, we’ll find that there is a third part, a space in-between the time of the exhale and the inhale – a pause, a few seconds, a space in time when there is nothing, a moment during which the world inside of us quiets…. Read more »

Healthy Travel Snacks

Out and about? Whether traveling by car or plane, our eating routines are often subject to whatever is available at the kiosk or drive-thru. Plan ahead and pack any of the following things to make sure you’re getting good nutrients while en route this year.  Car: Whole wheat wraps – these are easy to roll… Read more »

Black Forest Cake: Grain & Gluten Free

Black Forest cake originated in Germany, with the literal name Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte, or, “Black Forest Cherry Tort.” In Germany, the cake cannot legally be marketed as Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte unless it includes the mandatory ingredient of Kirschwasser, a clear liquor distilled from tart cherries.   Here’s how she starts it: Halving and pitting 3 lbs of cherries, soaked overnight… Read more »

Unique Summer Smoothies

  Maybe you have an abundant fruit tree in your yard or you’re looking to make the most of summer fruits when they’re at their peak flavor and best price. Maybe you just love smoothies. Whatever the reason, here are three unique recipes that feature the season’s finest. Peach Mint Smoothie 2 cups sliced peaches… Read more »

Therapeutic Pantry

A well-stocked pantry will guarantee you a delicious meal anytime. It will also guarantee you a lifetime of good health. Fill your cupboards and refrigerator with these traditional foods, and keep checking back to our blog for easy recipes and fun ways to use these new ingredients! Nuts – especially walnuts Seeds – don’t forget… Read more »

Easy Kale Salad Paired with Organic Red Wine

A kale salad that’s hearty enough for dinner AND red wine! Pairs great with full-bodied reds like Frey Wine’s Organic Agriculturist, a tannic syrah-merlot blend. Chef Sita’s Kale Salad Kale, massaged or marinated Baby lettuces Sliced fennel “Segmented” citrus Toasted pine nuts or hazelnuts Honey shallot vinaigrette (recipe below) Chef Sita’s Honey Shallot Vinaigrette  1… Read more »