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Authentic Vegan Ranch Dressing – yes, it’s true

Dress up your veggies with this dairy-free ranch dressing. We love it over butter lettuce and shiitake mushrooms or as a dipping sauce for collard wraps. It’s a delicious way to enjoy protein and veggies together and, when eaten as a snack or at lunch, provides sustainable energy to last throughout the day. Feeling more… Read more »

The Seasons of Life

I had lunch at Fish. the other day, one of my favorite hang-outs on the water’s edge in Sausalito, California, which serves sustainable seasonal seafood caught with rod and reel by local fishermen or with their own boat. What’s so special about this place is that it has taught me about the seasons under the… Read more »

Iced Vanilla Coconut Chai Blend

This caffeine-free alternative to one of Summer’s favorite iced drinks can be made two ways: all at once in a chilled pitcher anytime you want some – or one perfect glass at a time. Ingredients: 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise 2 cinnamon sticks, crushed 6 cardamom pods, crushed ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut   Option… Read more »

Jasmine Tea Cranberry Cooler

This healthful and refreshing hydrator is a great summer beverage not just because it’s delicious but also because it’s good for you. Cranberries d-mannose promotes bladder and urinary tract health quercetin can protect against the development of certain cancers, such as breast and colon Jasmine used aromatherapeutically as an aphrodisiac and to relieve depression and… Read more »

Herbal Sun Tea

My first memories of Iced Tea in the Summer were of brewing this beautiful amber elixir in large glass carafes with my mother. Always the elegant and creative teacher, my mother had a multi-gallon dispenser specifically for sun tea which she brought out every year — complete with painted sunflowers on the outside. She filled… Read more »

Easy 10 Minute Homemade Hummus

Well, summer is here and the weather will soon start turning hotter. If you haven’t started your outdoor entertaining it’s not too late to begin. This time of year offers many opportunities for produce to play a roll in your summer social calendar. Corn, portabella, and zucchini on the grill. Honeydew, cantaloupe, and watermelon for breakfast, or fruit salad. Grapes… Read more »

The Facts on Flax

  Ground or Unground? When it comes to purchasing flax seeds, purchasing whole, unground flax is your best option. Once ground, more surface area is exposed to oxygen, and because flax is comprised of lots of healthy omega-3 fats, the more exposure those fats or oils have to oxygen, the quicker they will spoil. That… Read more »

Mother’s Day Playlist

Brighten Mom’s day with a custom playlist telling her how much you love her. Whether you play it serving her breakfast in bed, while she relaxing in an aromatic bath you drew for her special day, or it arrives on her doorstep because she lives miles away, we think these songs capture the wonder that… Read more »

The Perfect Breakfast Smoothie

Start your day right with a delicious and nutrient-dense breakfast smoothie. They’re easy to prepare the night before if you usually rush out the door without something to eat. No more mid-morning carb cravings! Basic Recipe:  Protein CHOOSE ONE ½ cup nut milk ½ cup yogurt ½ cup coconut milk PLUS 1 serving rice/hemp/organic protein… Read more »

Orange-Scented Vanilla Bean Rice Pudding

Yield: about eight ½ cup servings Ingredients: 2 cups water ½ vanilla bean 1 cinnamon stick ¼ teaspoon sea salt 1 cup jasmine rice, rinsed and drained 3 cups regular almond milk ½ cup brown rice syrup 2 tablespoons maple syrup 1 teaspoon orange zest Procedure: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a medium… Read more »