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Cast Iron Cooking

Photo Courtesy of Lodge Manufacturing The fire crackles as firelight dances on the wall behind me, while snow softly falls outside of our old Maine farmhouse. The faint smell of wood smoke mixes with the aroma of mulled cider, roasting cranberries, and corn chowder slowly cooking over an open fire in a variety [...]

By | April 7th, 2017|cooking tips|0 Comments

Most Popular Kombucha Brands

Kombucha on Tap (GT's) photographed by Jeff Skeirik (Rawtographer) at Set and Flow Yoga in Hollywood, CA. Refrigerator cases in retail locations from Whole Foods to convenience stores are becoming increasingly filled with glass bottles of this probiotic brew. One of the first brands to make a splash on the scene was Los [...]

By | March 27th, 2017|Healthy Eating|0 Comments

Cooking with Herbs: Oregano, Rosemary, and Thyme

Cooking with fresh herbs can help warm us from the inside, which is particularly helpful in on damp, rainy days, or in the midst of the early spring season. Fresh herbs can make what we think of as comfort foods more easily digestible and actually comfortable for the body, and not only our cravings. According [...]

By | March 3rd, 2017|cooking tips|0 Comments

All About Kombucha

GT's Synergy Kombucha photographed by Jeff Skeirik at Set and Flow Yoga The Intel on Kombucha: How to Brew, How to Buy, and How to Mix So you visited your friend over the holidays and in their kitchen you saw this strange looking floating alien in a jar of liquid. Are they harboring [...]

By | February 25th, 2017|Healthy Eating|0 Comments

Chocolate for Health and Happiness

  Many of us associate the sensuality of chocolate with a guilty pleasure or with heart-shaped boxes that arrive just in time for Valentine’s Day. Yet, chocolate is far more than a sweet treat. When eaten in its raw form of cacao, this true superfood is rich in minerals (including one of the highest concentrations [...]

By | February 14th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

Kitchari: The Insider’s Guide to Ayurveda’s Classic Healing Food

The first time I heard of “kitchari” was during preparation for my first Panchakarma (the Ayurvedic cleansing and rejuvenation process) treatment at the Ayurvedic Institute in New Mexico. Kitchari (pronounced kich-ah-ree and sometimes spelled khichadi) is a staple of Indian cuisine and Ayurvedic medicine. It was first used to nourish babies, the elderly, and the [...]

By | February 9th, 2017|ayurvedic food|0 Comments

Power Lunch for Success: Plan in Advance

Preparation is the key to success in most avenues of life, including healthy eating. As a dietitian, I believe taking the extra time at home to prep and cook most of your daily meals can help you maintain a healthy body weight and support your overall vitality. When you make a meal like a power [...]

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

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

DIY Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

You can roast pumpkin seeds with or without their shells. Kids love to snack on them, shells intact—something about nibbling and spitting that’s right up their alley. You can flavor the seeds simply with salt or with one of the spice combos I’ve listed, for a great homemade snacking treat. Makes 1 cup seeds 1 [...]

By | October 11th, 2016|cooking tips|0 Comments