Posts Categorized: Recipes

Healthy Chocolate Avocado Truffles

Avocados offer significant amounts of over 20 different nutrients, putting them in the category of a superfood. Avocados prevent blood clotting and regulate heart disease, help cellular growth and the immune system, reduce cholesterol. Avocados are also incredible for healthy skin, hair and eyes. Avocados also help with weight loss and the fiber aids digestion…. Read more »

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 »

5 Minute Summer Breakfast: Peach & Blackberry Toast

What to do with these seasonal fruits?  Enjoy the sweet flavors and soft textures on crunchy multigrain toast as a quick breakfast delight.  Prep Time: 5 Minutes Ingredients Blackberries or figs Sliced peaches Almond butter Local raw honey Multigrain sourdough toast Smear almond butter onto multigrain toast. Top with sliced peaches and blackberries or figs,… Read more »

Honeydew-Coconut Agua Fresca

The combination of honeydew, coconut water, and natural sea salt make this a replenishing as well as refreshing summer drink. Enjoy! Ingredients 1 lime, peeled 3 cups diced honeydew melon 1 cup coconut water ¼ teaspoon good quality sea salt, such as pink Himalayan crystal salt ½ cup ice Procedure Place all ingredients in a… Read more »

4th of July Pasta Salad

  Looking for a pasta salad alternative to take to this year’s 4th of July picnic? Try Chef Sita’s Quinoa Salad with Pesto & Mozzarella served with Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes and Toasted Pine Nuts. For a fun way to serve, skewer Bocconcini mozzarella balls and cherry tomatoes, drizzle with pesto, and serve over cooked quinoa… Read more »

Antioxidant Berry Blast Smoothie

  Start your day with this nutrient-packed smoothie. Combine the following in a blender: Ingredients 1/4 c. Whole Milk Yogurt 1/4 c. Coconut Milk 2 Tbs. Chia Seeds Spoonful of Raw Coconut Oil Spoonful of Local Raw Honey 1/2 Cup of Ice Any 1-2 cup combination of (we love doing them all!): – Raspberries –… Read more »

Slow Cooker Overnight Oatmeal

Tired of skipping breakfast because you don’t have enough time in the morning? Here’s a “stay-on-track” tip for a better breakfast when you’re in a hurry. Make-Ahead Oatmeal Breakfast Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 8 hours (inactive) Yield: about 1 ½ cups oatmeal (2 servings) Before you go to bed at night, combine the following… Read more »

Rice Pudding for Anyone and Everyone

Whether simple or decadent, this sweet treat has a variation that’s sure to please you. Find Chef Sita’s favorite, basic recipe here, and then get creative! For a soothing, sweet flavor, use ginger and chopped dates. For a royal, unforgettable flavor, stir in saffron threads and coconut milk. For a spicy, exotic pudding, try chai spices (like… Read more »