Recipes

Indulge & Support your Immune System

Superfood Shortbread Cookies and Immunity Elixir. Photo by Joy Coelho     Sweet foods can evoke sweet feelings of holiday cheer: hot chocolate, spiced lattes, and seasonal soups and stews. Adding tonic foods that strengthen immunity to recipes is a cleverly conscious comfort food hack that can make those foods even more powerful—so [...]

By | November 8th, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments

Pumpkin Seed Mole

Moles, pronounced mo-lay, are traditional Mexican sauces made from a range of ingredients that can include chilis, nuts, vegetables, fruits, and spices. They span the culinary rainbow in color and flavor from the bright green tomatillo-based mole verde to the chocolate-enriched, almost black mole negro. I call this sauce a “mole” in quotation marks because [...]

By | November 2nd, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments

Supercharged Mocktails

Into the Blue Superfood Smoothie. Photo by Joy Coelho Into the Blue Drink the Love Molecule in your Superfoods for Enhanced Performance The magnificent performances at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro remind us of the amazing capabilities of the human body. Optimum performance, however, is not possible only for [...]

By | September 6th, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites with Cashew Dill Dipping Sauce Sometimes, it can be a daunting proposition to make healthier versions of traditional American bar food. This Buffalo Cauliflower Bites with Cashew Dill Dipping Sauce recipe nails the same flavor and crazy crunch appeal of the old-school meat-based version—with a lot fewer calories and way less fat. Cauliflower is full of Vitamin K, [...]

By | August 2nd, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments

Grilled Peaches

Grilled Peaches with Salted Caramel Sauce This salted caramel sauce is so good that you can put it on anything. But we are talking grill school, so let’s give the peaches their due. Peaches love to be grilled. The loss of moisture makes grilled peaches meaty, the slight char gives their natural oral scent gravitas, [...]

By | August 1st, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments

Party in Your Mouth

Bringing together health, food, and fun with Charles Chen LA YOGA: You describe your events as being a "Party in Your Mouth." Where did this idea come from? Charles Chen: An audience member once described my food as being a “Party in Your Mouth” because she was blown away by the flavors; she couldn’t believe [...]

By | May 3rd, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments

Eating for Happiness

Looking for a natural mood enhancer? A shift in diet may influence your brain's feel good chemicals. The pursuit of happiness will take you down many roads, through many relationships, jobs, and life situations. However, we all know the feeling of being surrounded by material objects, people, and experiences that we at one time desired—only [...]

By | March 28th, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments

Soups and Salads for Spring

Soups and Salads are more than side dishes. Combined—or even alone—they can make a satisfying and savory meal. They also allow us to include antioxidant and nutrient-rich vegetables to our daily menu. Try a few of these recipes for spring. We get rave reviews on our soups at the Wellness Kitchen, and guests are always [...]

By | March 4th, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments

Entertaining for the Holidays

The holidays are the season for comfort foods, yet many of the standard comfort foods are heavy on calories and have lost most of their nutritional value. If you’re hosting a party or mixing drinks, serve versions of holiday-themed comfort foods that are rich in flavor and nutrition. Try these tips to keep it fresh throughout [...]

By | November 18th, 2015|Recipes|0 Comments

Plant-Based Paleo

        What is Plant-Based Paleo? With so many diets out there, it’s near impossible for any of us to decide how to eat. When you consider that proponents of every eating style claim their way is the best, the key to vitality and a lean physique, it’s easy for us to try [...]

By | October 27th, 2015|Recipes|0 Comments