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Superfood, Spice, and Everything Nice


“Everything old is new again” is popular, especially when it comes to nutrition and wellness. Every awesome “new” superfood, meditation technique, or healing modality, is something that ancient cultures have been using for hundreds, even thousands, of years. With the […]

Ayurveda for Valentine’s Day – 3 Aphrodisiac Recipes


Spicy Slices Walnuts, garlic, sage, and sesame are all renowned for their ability to strengthen staying power and stamina. They are also supportive ingredients to both prepare and to rebuild the body after a night (or more) of physical affection. […]

Herbs for Healing

Herbs for Healing

While healing with herbs is an ancient art, (in lineages such as Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, and other traditional systems worldwide), more than a quarter of drugs used today contain active ingredients derived from plants used in ancient medicine; aspirin is […]

Melon – The More Bitter, The Better


We enjoy the nutritious benefits of most members of the gourd family – watermelon, cantaloupe, and cucumber – yet few of us are familiar with the most bitter, and thereby the most beneficial, gourd of all: bitter melon. Also known […]

Picnic with Asian Pears


Sometimes called apple or salad pears, Asian pears combine the crispy crunch of the root vegetable jicama with the sweet juiciness of an apple (pears and apples are in the same plant family).  You can find Asian pears at your […]

Revitalize with Radishes

Radish blubs

Support a spring cleanse with this pungent root Radishes are not just for salads, platter garnishes, and party carvings (as used in the Mexican winter festival, Night of the Radishes).  In fact, whether raw, pickled, marinated, or juiced, radishes are […]

Macadamia Nuts Aren’t Just from Hawaii

mac salad

In support of our mantra to Eat Nutritious, Clean, Beautiful, and Delicious Food, we can add macadamia nuts to that list. No, not the chocolate-coated variety that come in souvenir tins from Hawaii, but the delicious ones we grow right […]

Chocolate Loves You

Chocolate Loves You 2

Health benefits of our Valentine’s indulgence Our perception of chocolate has taken a complete 180-degree turn since my childhood, when my mom used to advise, “Don’t eat chocolate, your skin will break out.”  As our collective awareness has progressed, we […]

A New Year and New Approach to Eating


Get Big Bang for Your Bite!TM We teach in yoga that every breath counts, so why not make every bite count? This New Year, let’s consider a new approach to eating where we crowd out the bad with the good […]

Savory Asian Slaw

Savory Asian Slaw

A Bowl of Summer’s Bounty By Red Jen Ford Photo by David Young-Wolff With so many delicious fruits and vegetables ripening in the summer, it’s an ideal time to mix up a tasty salad. This versatile, portable coleslaw is […]

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