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Easy, Fun Massaged Kale Salad Recipe

This massaged #kale #salad recipe is a winner for kids who love to get their hands into things!— Frances Arnold (@FrancesLArnold) March 25, 2014   Massaged Kale Salad with Fish in Fiesta Salsa Massaged Kale Salad Serves 4 people 1 large bunch kale 1 tsp sea salt 2 Tbsp olive oil or toasted sesame… Read More

Brussels Sprouts 2

Easy Brussels Sprouts with lemon, cumin and ghee

Click here to see my video on how to make this easy and delicious dish. This recipe is darn tasty, as the Brussels are seasoned with lemon zest, cumin seeds, and ghee (recipe below). Part of the trick to Brussels sprouts and any Brassica (such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage) is to have it properly cooked… Read More

Acorn squash

Acorn Squash Stuffed with Quinoa

If you love quinoa, pesto and squash, you'll love this simple recipe. I'm the queen of scrapping together dinner with random refrigerator loners. This is what resulted. Let me know what you think! Ingredients: 3-4 cups leftover quinoa (can also use barley, rice, amaranth, etc) 1/3-1/2 cup gluten-free pesto ½ chopped onion 1/3 cup cranberries… Read More

Completed chia seed pudding with vanilla pod

Easy Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

They are no longer just the gag gift you bring to the office to stimulate water cooler talk. Chia seeds are now piled high on health food shelves, and consumers love them. Why? Well, chia seeds are mightily versatile and nutritious. Chia seeds add a terrific crunch to your post-workout smoothie. They are fun to… Read More


Sprouted Cilantro-Lime Hummus with Olive Oil

This scrumptious recipe is sure to send your taste buds sailing! Plus, I list the top nutritional benefits to each ingredient in the recipe. Garbanzos are more digestible, and arguably more nutritious, when sprouted and raw. I find that sprouted garbanzos don't give me gas (TMI?) or tummy aches the way that canned garbanzos sometimes… Read More

Vegetable Beet Juice

Super-Size Your Wallet

What's crazy about buying two pounds of organic strawberries for $5? First, the price.  Second, bushels of strawberries and raspberries are oozing out of our garden beds. Why on earth would I buy any more berries? For one, these are premium, seasonal berries that are in their prime. Second, the cost is dirt cheap, compared… Read More

Chopped Chard, Shallot, Fennel

Quinoa, Chard, Cranberry Squash – Anti-Cancer Foods

Cancer really pisses me off. Every time I learn of a friend, a colleague, or another patient who has cancer, it feels like a tragic, personal assault. This disease impacts friends, families, and communities. I feel saddened and offended at cancer's senseless attack on beautiful life energy. I want to kick the crap out of… Read More

I think you can see the mung beans and chicken in here. Please opt for humanely-rasied chicken or else your karma will haunt you!

Breakfast Nachos

I wake up hungry enough to eat an elephant's waist. On a good day, my breakfast might be a quesadilla, a piece of miso & bean toast,  a tamale, nachos, or any combination of these. Sometimes, I'm so nauseatingly hungry upon awakening that I mistake my pillow drool for an enticing sauce and I chew… Read More

Simple Banana Tip

Simple tip: The next time your bananas are speckling into an over-ripened state, try this simple trick to buy yourself a few weeks of time before using them: Peel each banana Slice bananas into coin shapes, about 1/2-inch thick Freeze in a clear container - a freezer bag or an old yogurt container will work… Read More