Immune Boosting Broth

Immune Boosting Broth Prep time: 45 minutes Add to a large pot: 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil* 1/2 cup yellow onion, coarsely chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 tbsp ginger, minced Sauté about 5 minutes over medium heat, then add: 3 stalks celery, sliced 3 carrots, sliced 2 cups shiitake mushrooms, stems removed, sliced and cut into large pieces Sauté 5 minutes, then add; 4 cups chicken bone broth or vegetable broth ½ tbsp turmeric ½ tbsp rosemary ½ tsp cumin 1 tbsp parsley Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes. After 15 minutes add: 1 sweet potato, baked or microwaved, skin removed, chopped 1 can garbanzo beans, drained 3-4 leaves kale, stems removed, ripped into pieces C

To Gluten or Not To Gluten

We constantly hear about the evils of gluten and the benefits of a gluten free diet. This begs the question…given all this, should we all be on a gluten-free diet? The short answer is NO. That said, before embarking on a gluten free diet there are a few things to consider: Those who have been diagnosed with Celiac disease must eliminate 100% of the gluten from their diets…if not 110%. No wiggle room here…it’s everything. If you or your doctor or nutritionist suspects Celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, get tested for Celiac prior to starting a gluten elimination. Gluten sensitivity is much different than Celiac but the diet is essentially much the same. Unfortunately the major pitfall we

Happy Hummus

Happy Hummus Recipe Prep time: 10 minutes In a food processor, combine the following: 1 - 15 oz can chickpeas –drained, reserve liquid ½ cup tahini 3 tbsp lemon juice 1 tbsp cumin ¼ tsp sea salt 1/8 tsp black pepper Blend to combine then slowly add: 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/3+ cup chickpea liquid Blend until smooth. Serve with veggies or whole grain pita. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator. Play around with additions to enhance: Garlic, roasted Roasted red pepper Sun-dried tomatoes Cayenne pepper

It's All About the Veggies!

The more we investigate, study, and become more and more enlightened, the power of a plant-based diet becomes more and more evident. I do realize the fact that there are many people for whom a plant-based diet would be very challenging, or even inappropriate, but we can all benefit from moving towards a more plant-based or plant-focused diet. Published in November 2017, the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)# showed only 1 in 10 adults meet the federal fruit or vegetable recommendations. This statistic is far less than the “5-a-day” rule we all learned in school and recommended by the USDA Dietary guidelines. The reality however is significantly more disturbing. That “5-a-day

Versatile Breakfast Smoothie

Versatile Breakfast Smoothie Recipe Prep time: 1-2 minutes In a bullet-type mini blender, add the following: 8 oz non-dairy or dairy milk 1 banana 3/4 cup mixed berries (my favorite mix is blueberries, cherries, cranberries - fresh or frozen - always organic) 1 teaspoon ground flaxseed* 1 teaspoon chia seeds 1 handful of baby spinach or kale + Pick your protein: 1 scoop plant-based protein powder (my favorite is Plant Fusion brand) or 6 oz plain Greek yogurt Blend until smooth...yummy way to boost your morning energy! Mix it up and be creative to suit your taste buds. * Tip: by organic whole flaxseed and grind enough for about a week and store in the fridge in a sealed container.

Prep Once, Eat Twice

I often hear from clients how difficult it can be to cook for just one person...or two people for that matter. My answer is simple...don't cook for one person...or even one meal. Example: You're a single person with a busy schedule who often gets home late and would love to have a healthy balanced dinner but just can't get motivated to go through all the prep for just one meal. Sound familiar?! The solution just takes a little planning. Say it's Wednesday evening and you got home at a reasonable hour. On Thursday you know you have a busy day where it will be impossible to take a lunch break let alone get home early enough to make a good dinner. On Wednesday you're going to grill or bake thre

What is a Plate Journey?

We are all wonderfully unique individuals. We are different genders, different ages, different nationalities. Some of us are healthy and want to stay healthy. Some of us are not healthy but want to regain their health. We have different medical histories and disease risks. Some of us love to exercise and some do not. As humans, we are passionate about the food we eat. It is meant to be enjoyed both for how it tastes and the joy we get sharing our meals with family and friends. Throughout my life, I have found that I have been on a journey. What my plate looks like has changed significantly over time. I grew up in a meat & potatoes Irish household. Now I eat a plant-based diet. This change d

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