Living the WELL Life
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Spring has sprung and our cooking needs to reflect the warmer, sunnier days and the delicate flavors of the season. These dishes will have you sailing into summer as cool as cucumbers!
Spring Vegetable Barley Soup
Chinese Style Noodles with Peanut Sauce
Bitter Green Salad with Sweet Orange Dressing
Spring Vegetable Barley Soup
This light and airy soup is as fresh as the season. The barley helps to refresh and serves as a tonic to the liver, so we move easily from cold to warm weather without discomfort. And since it cooks quickly, you can make healthy soup on the busiest of days!
Makes 4–5 servings
1 tablespoon extra- virgin olive oil
1 small leek, split lengthwise, rinsed free of dirt, diced
2 medium carrots, diced
2 cups sliced fresh shiitake mushrooms
2 new potatoes, unpeeled, diced, do not peel
1 small zucchini, diced
½ cup pearled barley, rinsed well
4 cups spring or filtered water
2 tablespoons sweet white miso
Several leaves fresh dandelion, coarsely chopped
Grated zest of 1 fresh lemon
Place oil and leek in a soup pot over medium heat. When the leek begins to sizzle, add a pinch of salt and sauté for 2 minutes. Stir in carrots and a pinch of salt and sauté for 1 minute. Stir in mushrooms and, a pinch of salt and sauté for 2 minutes. Stir in potatoes and a pinch of salt and sauté for 1 minute. Stir in zucchini and a pinch of salt and sauté for 1 minute. Add barley and water and bring to a boil. Cover; reduce heat to low, and simmer for 15–20 minutes, until the barley is soft. Remove a small amount of broth and dissolve miso. Stir back into soup and simmer (do not boil) for 3–4 minutes more. Stir in dandelion and lemon zest just before serving.
Chinese- Style Noodles with Peanut Sauce
These noodles are so great for families. Kids love them; fussy eaters love them; everyone loves them. As a simple lunch or dinner, this is my go-to dish on a night when I need a satisfying meal . . . now! And since it’s loaded with protein and complex carbohydrates I know the simple nature of the dish doesn’t compromise on nutrition.
Makes 2–3 servings
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The best way to dig in to your days is to begin with a healthy breakfast…and I don’t mean a Grand Slam (unless you want your heart to attack you…). These dishes will help you sail through your mornings with more energy than you can imagine.
Apple and Berry-Scented Quinoa
The Best Scrambled Tofu
Apple and Berry Scented Quinoa
I was enlisted to create a healthy breakfast cereal that kids would actually eat and that moms could easily afford and make on a busy morning. It’s high in complete protein, contains fresh fruit, and the added protein of walnuts . Tested on lots of kids, this recipe has won raves every time
Makes 3–4 servings Read more
Demo Class - Making Over Your Life...
September 22, 2012 – 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM - $30.00 …begins in the kitchen. But what about all the foods you love? What about comfort foods? Read more
So What is the Best Exercise? …DANCING!
Yes! In my opinion, dancing could very well be the best all-around exercise for the widest number of people. Everyone can do it and all ages can benefit. Dancing will benefit you in so many ways: physiologically, psychologically, and spiritually. Humans have been improving their health by dancing since, well, since there have been humans. Let’s take a closer look at the documented health benefits of dancing, shall we. Read more
Seeds of Life
As the earth thaws and the change in the air we know as spring embraces our winter-weary bodies, I am acutely aware of the rebirth of all life. We emerge, pale faces turned toward the warmth of the sun, feeling fresh and ready for a new world. We dig our hands in the cool, moist soil and begin the process of life that will bloom as our gardens. Read more