Food & Recipes

Recipes and tips for eating smart and in season.

Spring Foods

Lemons

PWR FOODS: Just as we focus on cleaning out the closets for spring, the equinox in March signals a time of renewal and reminds us to cleanse the body. Spring is associated with the element Wood…

Asparagus Soup

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PWR FOODS: Asparagus is packed with antioxidants and has wonderful anti-inflammatory properties. A delicious Spring cleansing dish is Asparagus Soup. Try out this recipe…

Roasted Root Vegetables

Roasted Root Vegetables

PWR FOODS: Root vegetables, like carrots and parsnips, are very grounding and filling. One of the best winter treats is a plate of Roasted Root Vegetables. You can serve the Roasted Root Vegetables as a snack with some Savory Tahini Sauce, or as a side dish to your main meal. Use the same instructions about to make Roasted Sweet Potato Fries.

Digestive Help

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Q&A: Lately, my stomach has been bothering me, and I think I may have IBS. Can you share with me a natural approach to improve my stomach problems?

Banana-Almond Cake

Banana-Almond Cake

PWR FOODS: This is one of my favorite desserts. It’s gluten-free and packed with protein and potassium. It’s rich but with minimum guilt – sweetened with agave nectar versus white sugar.

Winter Foods

Cranberries

PWR FOODS: In the winter, it’s time to enjoy warming foods – more starches, proteins and sturdy greens. Winter is associated with the element Water, according to the Taoist Five Element Theory. Water is the energetic force that governs the health and functionality of your kidneys and bladder…

Natural Applesauce

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PWR FOODS: As they say, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Apples are a rich source of antioxidants and dietary fiber. Something I absolutely love to make is natural applesauce. Here is a very simple recipe…

Fall Foods: Transition Time

Fall Food

Fall is a transition period. According to the Taoist Five Element Theory, mid-August to the equinox of September 21st is associated with the Earth element. It is the most stable of the five elements and governs the stomach and spleen. balance before we move into the dormant cycle. As autumn comes, the days grow shorter, energy contracts, and we begin to go within.