Red Jen Ford


About Red Jen Ford

Red Jen Ford is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, Yoga Instructor and Seasonal Eating Expert. Jen teaches her clients the benefits and simplicity of eating local, sustainably grown food. Enjoy more of her dishes in her seasonal recipe booklets or her online course, Simply in Season: Recipes to Celebrate Healthy, Easy Seasonal Food.

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 local farmers’ markets starting in May—and since they store well for up to six months [...]

By |2015-04-11T03:38:55+00:00May 29th, 2013|Recipes|0 Comments

The Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet

A Conversation with True Food Kitchen Executive Chef Michael Stebner We’ve seen the headlines in the New York Times, USA Today, and in numerous research studies. The Mediterranean Diet, high in good monounsaturated fats, is heart-healthy, protects against strokes, and supports weight management. Key ingredients of this diet -- a lifestyle, really -- are seasonal [...]

By |2013-05-01T11:25:47+00:00May 1st, 2013|Restaurants|0 Comments

Revitalize with Radishes

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 a fantastic cleansing food, especially for the gallbladder.  Radishes contain a variety of sulfur-based chemicals [...]

By |2015-04-11T03:53:37+00:00April 2nd, 2013|Recipes|0 Comments

Radish Salad with Oranges and Sprouts

Radish Salad with Oranges and Sprouts Prep time: 10 minutes Yields: 8 servings Ingredients: Dressing 2 oz organic apple cider vinegar 2 oz fresh squeezed orange juice 1 tsp raw honey or 6 drops of stevia extract 1/8  tsp fine sea salt 1/8  tsp freshly ground black pepper 2 oz flaxseed oil Salad 1 cup [...]

By |2013-04-02T09:33:18+00:00April 2nd, 2013|Recipes|0 Comments

Macadamia Nuts Aren’t Just from Hawaii

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 here in Southern California in San Diego, Ventura, and Santa Barbara counties. While macadamia nut [...]

By |2015-04-11T04:15:52+00:00February 27th, 2013|Recipes|0 Comments

Mak Mock Caesar Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes, plus 2 hours soaking time Yield: 8 servings, plus extra dressing Ingredients: “Caesar” Dressing 1 cup raw macadamia Nuts (halves or pieces are fine) – soaked and drained 5 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 5 Tbsp filtered water 3 cloves garlic, peeled 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice 1 tsp Dijon mustard 1 [...]

By |2013-02-26T12:57:13+00:00February 26th, 2013|Recipes|0 Comments

A New Year and New Approach to Eating

Get Big Bang for Your Bite! We teach in yoga that every breath counts, so why not make every bite count? Let’s consider a new approach to eating where we crowd out the bad with the good and learn to invest in and savor clean, beautiful, delicious and nutritious food – get a Big Bang [...]

By |2016-09-14T09:11:55+00:00December 12th, 2012|Recipes|0 Comments

GMOs: Serving up Toxins–Do you want a ‘cide’ with that?

As we’re approaching the November election and the presence of Proposition 37 on the California ballot mandating the labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs), it is a good time to consider the implications of GMOs in the food supply and in our environment. When we eat packaged and processed foods, most of the [...]

By |2015-04-11T04:30:52+00:00October 4th, 2012|Healthy Eating|1 Comment

Savory Asian Slaw

Photo by David Young-Wolff ( A Bowl of Summer’s Bounty     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 perfect for summer parties and barbecues. The base mixture of cancer-fighting cabbage becomes more tender [...]

By |2016-08-24T06:05:49+00:00July 5th, 2012|Recipes|0 Comments

Savory Chia Wrap

Savory Chia Wrap * Dehydrator required Ingredients ¼ cup chia seeds 3 tomatoes 1 avocado 1 Tbsp oregano or 2 sprigs fresh oregano 1 Tbsp olive oil dash of sea salt dash of pepper Directions Put all ingredients in the food processor with the chop tool and purée until smooth. Place a teflex sheet on [...]

By |2012-09-05T11:48:28+00:00June 13th, 2012|Recipes|0 Comments