Enter the Keto diet, a way of low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) eating. The fat bomb is a signature dessert or snack of the diet, filled with satiating healthy fats. My version uses coconut oil and coconut butter, which have medium-chain fatty acids that help feed your mitochondria (amazing for energy and longevity). They’re nutrient-dense and totally delicious. Better yet? With just seven ingredients total, they couldn’t be easier to make! […]
Beets are extremely healthy as they have potent medicinal properties and offer relief in the case of various ailments and diseases. The anthocyanins give them the red color and have strong anti-cancer properties. Moreover, beets contain betaine, which is a natural anti-inflammatory agent that supports heart health, as well as important vitamins and minerals including […]
Several days in the kitchen testing and altering recipes, I finally perfected my Vegan Kare-Kare (Filipino Peanut Stew) with banana blossom, adapted from the recipe of the fabulous Astig Vegan and served with her tasty vegan bagoong (’shrimp-free paste’), which is now available to order here. […]
The most important weapon against influenza that you can add to your herbal arsenal is elderberry extract. Whether you are concerned with the seasonal flu or the potential of a deadly strain of influenza becoming pandemic, elderberry extract is a vital addition to your vault of flu remedies. Unlike the highly touted flu shot, concentrated … […]
1 Hawaiian Portuguese Sweet Bread loaf, cut into 1” cubes
2 eggs (or use equivalent in Egg Substitute)
2 cups Coconut Milk
1 cup Soy Milk
2 TB Bourbon Vanilla (I make my own with Vanilla Beans)
½ tsp. Himalyan Sea Salt
1 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
3 TB melted butter (or equivalent margarine/veg. oil substitute)
1 large apple, diced into small cubes
1/3 cup raisins
¼ cup dried cranberries
¼ cup crushed nuts
¾ cup brown sugar, packed
Add the dry ingredients together. Mix the apple and raisins in another bowl. Melt the butter, don’t make it hot. Add the beaten eggs (or Egg substitute) with the milk, then incorporate with the dry ingredients. Slowly incorporate the milk mixture with the bread cubes, but use just enough to get the cubes covered. Stir in the cranberries and nuts. Put the bread mix into a 13×9″ greased pan. Add the apple/raisin mix on top of the bread and pour the rest of the milk/butter liquid over everything.
Bake uncovered at 350º F. for 40-45 minutes (depending on how hot your oven gets).
Optional: Top with coconut cream or Vanilla Brown Sugar syrup
Romantics, lovers, chocoholics, rejoice! Valentine’s Day is nigh~! While basically everyone I know is firmly rooted on the rather jaded “It’s just a holiday for the greeting card / flower / chocolate industry” side of the matter, exactly the same people also spend the exact same holiday trying to hide the fact that they’re doing something of the exact same shape, size and color the “hopeless victims of the ad-powered machinery” do for their loved ones.
Plain water is too, well, plain, for many people, causing them to opt instead for sparkling. Sparkling, seltzer, fizzy, bubbly, club, or soda water is water that has been put under pressure to create fizz. In other words, water is “married” with pressurized carbon dioxide to create those delightful little bubbles that dance all over your tongue. […]
Our health is dramatically affected by the balance of the pH levels in our body. These levels need to be about 7.4, or in an alkaline range. Therefore, following an alkaline diet, consisted of nutrient- rich natural vegetables and fruit, will be of great help for maintaining god health and proper body functions. The following […]
A lot of people make resolutions to eat healthier in the New Year, but in my work as a registered dietitian, I’ve found that guidelines that are too strict can leave people bailing on their goals in just a few weeks—or even a few days! My goal, as not only a healthy professional but someone who loves food, has always been to recreate my favorite childhood classics with a healthier and unique twist so that I can avoid restricting myself too much. […]
Turns out, a LOT of different factors determine how you’ll respond to caffeine.
We’ve all heard the hype about how bad coffee is for our bodies and how we all need to cut back. We’ve also all heard coffee praised as a natural drink that benefits our digestive system and other parts of our body. So what’s a person to do? I love my coffee and I’m often stuck in a tailspin regarding whether or not it’s good for me, all while gripping a mug in my right hand full of delicious cafe delight. […]
Scroll down to watch the step-by-step video. Who doesn’t love a DIY copycat recipe? There’s just something so fun and rewarding about making something from scratch that you would normally buy at the store. These simple nut and seed bars are an exact replica of the ‘oh-so-popular’ KIND bar and a must try for anyone […]
In one fell swoop, the FDA has declared that virtually every single homeopathic drug on the market is being sold illegally. The FDA says that it does not intend to take action against such products at this time, but the writing is on the wall. If it wants to, the FDA could go after any homeopathic drug currently on the market. FDA’s process started two years ago, when the agency held a public hearing to evaluate its enforcement policies for homeopathic products. We suspected the agency was planning to tighten its grip on homeopathy, which, after all, competes with the pharmaceutical drugs that fund the FDA. We cannot let the FDA eliminate consumer access to homeopathy. […]
At dim sum houses, the server with the steamed crystal shrimp dumplings, commonly known as ‘xia jiao’ or ‘har gow’ in Cantonese, is always the most popular person on the floor. I’ll even dare to stick my neck out and claim that har gow might be the #1 dim sum item of all time. At least, I wouldn’t be surprised if they were. Whatever you do, don’t ask why it took me this long to post this recipe…Oh heck, if you insist… Remember my search for the perfect Milk Bread recipe? Well, this one took longer—twenty-six months to be exact! There are so many resources […]
Plant-based proteins are just what they sound like: They’re vegetarian foods that are high in protein. (Think: legumes, nuts, lentils, chickpeas, and edamame.) They’re useful whether you’re trying to cut back on meat, eat a fully vegetarian diet, or just save some cash at the grocery store. Here are 23 recipes to get you started. […]
Five tips for a healthy immune system, staying healthy during the winter months.
Lindsey Bristol, MS, RD
During cold winter months, there’s only one thing on your mind — supporting your immune system so you can be at your best and brightest. After all, you have places to be and a million fun things to do! There are some foods that can provide an extra helping of immune support. Here are five tips to help you keep support your immune system.
Stay Hydrated and Pack in Nutrients with Broth-Based Soups
Broth-based soups, especially chicken soup, is a time-honored tradition. But there’s more to it than folklore and hydrating with broths. Amino acids in chicken can help you stay healthy during the winter months.1 Vegetable broth is good for you too, though it isn’t as high in nutrients as its name might suggest. A cup of vegetable broth only provides…
This Hungarian Mushroom Soup with Fresh Dill is creamy, with hints of smokiness and a great umami flavor. It’s the perfect bowl of soup to warm up with this winter! This past month in Portland has felt a bit like my days of living in snowy, frigid New York. The snow and ice here is out of the ordinary and I’m thanking my lucky stars that I purchased these boots in November – A birthday gift to myself. I really didn’t think I’d get much use out of them, except for when we went up to the mountains, but I’ve […]