Category Archives: Recipes

Ginger Lime Broccoli and Sweet Potato Soup

So, it’s the start of winter/summer here in the Bay Area. This means at any given moment in the day it can be 55, windy and freezing cold or 75, sunny, hot and dry. Maybe we should call this Sinter? Wummer? Winmer? Suminter? As a result of this “season”, I find myself alternating between eating large amounts of raw vegetables salads and big bowls of hearty warming soups. Here’s one of those soups I put together last night – enjoy!

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Chicken soup

CHICKEN SOUP My mom always made chicken soup when I was sick as a kid, saying it was “good for colds”. A few decades later, the Mayo Clinic lists chicken soup as a cold remedy, writing that it is anti-inflammatory and relieves congestion. PubMed (an online database of medical journals) even has a study showing […]

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Green Smoothie

Green smoothies can be a life-changing way to get loads of nutrients quickly and deliciously. Once you get the hang of making them and stocking the right ingredients, you’ll have a delicious glass of energy in your hand in about 5 minutes. Ingredients: -1 cup washed greens (Spinach, spring mix, lettuce, kale, chard, cabbage, etc.) […]

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Brussels Sprouts

They may look like baby cabbages, however, Brussels sprouts deliver loads of heath benefits. The buds are rich in protein, dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Ingredients: -1 lb Brussels sprouts -2 cloves garlic -Juice from 1/2 lemon -Olive oil to taste -Salt and pepper to taste Directions: Place oven rack at highest level in […]

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Roasted Asparagus

Asparagus season is here! Did you know that asparagus is not harvested until 3 years after planting? And that white asparagus is just green asparagus that has been deprived of sunlight? Visit your local farmers market for fresh, organic asparagus. High in fiber, folate, potassium and vitamins C and K, it is a delicious, healthy […]

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Kabocha Squash

Kabocha squash is rich in beta carotene, high in iron, vitamin C, potassium, and smaller traces of calcium and folic acid. It also contains minute amounts of B vitamins. Kabocha seeds are very high in zinc, which is proven to minimize the intensity and duration of colds and flus. How to prepare Kabocha squash: (Works […]

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Warming Socks

Starting to feel low or like you are on the cusp of a cold or another acute illness? Warming socks may be the perfect antidote. Warming socks increase circulation, stimulate the immune system and decrease congestion. Some people even find that they sleep more peacefully and handle stress better when using them on a regular […]

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Walnut Pesto

This antioxidant-rich pesto is also dairy-, soy-, gluten- and egg-free. It tastes delicious and is reminiscent of pesto made with pecorino, despite its being completely dairy-free. Ingredients: -1-3 ounces raw walnuts -2-4 cloves of garlic (depending on desired taste and garlic tolerance) -2-5 bunches of basil (depending on desired taste) -Juice from 1-2 lemons or […]

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