Middle Eastern Salad

This is a quick, easy & tasty recipe.  It is adapted from Ina Garten’s Middle Eastern Vegetable Salad. 5 scallions, white and green parts, thinly sliced 1 tomato, diced 1 cucumber, diced 1 can chickpeas, drained & rinsed 1 small handful of chopped fresh parsley 1 small handful of torn fresh basil 2-3 lemons squeezedContinue reading “Middle Eastern Salad”

Butternut Chili

This is my favorite chili recipe!  It is amazing how delicious the butternut squash becomes while slowly cooking.  I have adapted this recipe from the “Gluten-Free Goddess” Blog. 1 TBS extra virgin olive oil 6 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp each: cumin, chili powder, ginger 1 medium sweet onion chopped 1 red bell pepper, cored,Continue reading “Butternut Chili”

The Swiss Government’s Remarkable Report on Homeopathic Medicine

In late 2011, the Swiss government’s report on homeopathic medicine represents the most comprehensive evaluation of homeopathic medicine ever written by a government and was just published in book form in English (Bornhoft and Matthiessen, 2011). This breakthrough report affirmed that homeopathic treatment is both effective and cost-effective and that homeopathic treatment should be reimbursed byContinue reading “The Swiss Government’s Remarkable Report on Homeopathic Medicine”

Restoration You…Step onto the Path of Wellness in 2012

It can often be an abrupt transition from the busy-ness of the holidays with over stimulation and over indulgence to the new year with resolutions for health. To bring you back into balance, begin the year anew with focusing on your mind, body and spirit, by making a commitment to a new healthier state ofContinue reading “Restoration You…Step onto the Path of Wellness in 2012”

Meatless Monday: Sandwich time

This delicious creation was created by my husband from a few ingredients we had around the house.  It was amazingly good!  We hardly ever eat bread, so this open face sandwich was a real treat!  Try it out, it is makes a quick and yummy lunch! 1 slice of Gluten free bread, toasted (Bob’s RedContinue reading “Meatless Monday: Sandwich time”

Meatless Monday: Juicing!

Juicing is a quick and easy way to take in a lot of fruits, vegetables, vitamins and nutrients in one glass! This is a quick and tasty juice that is great for the immune system.  For this juice I included 5 medium carrots with greens, 5 small to medium beets and one grapefruit.  The carrotsContinue reading “Meatless Monday: Juicing!”

Meatless Monday: Colorful Quick Chili

This chili is quick and easy to make, but it still tastes like it has been on the stove for hours! This delicious recipe is adapted from Moosewood Restaurant Low-fat Favorites recipe for Festive Black Bean Chili.  I highly recommend their book, it is full of tasty vegetarian meals that are often easy to make.Continue reading “Meatless Monday: Colorful Quick Chili”

Meatless Monday- Quick & Easy

Sometimes it can be challenging to eat healthy, especially when vegetarian.  I know that might sound crazy but reaching for chips & salsa or your favorite vegetarian sweet can be easier than making a healthy meal. This is one of my favorite “fast food” vegetarian meals.  The falafels are made from a mix you buyContinue reading “Meatless Monday- Quick & Easy”

Going Vegetarian…

Interested in what a vegetarian diet is all about, but not sure where to start?  This is a great handout on starting a vegetarian diet (click here for the Vegetarian Starter Kit). It is an enjoyable read and gives some ideas for taking the first steps to a vegetarian lifestyle.  If making the switch isContinue reading “Going Vegetarian…”

Ginkgo for PMS

Abstracted by Jessica Patella, ND abstracted from “A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial of Ginkgo biloba L. in treatment of Premenstrual Syndrome” from volume 15, number 8, 2009 of The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a group of physical, behavioral and psychological symptoms that occur one to two weeks before menstruation. (1,3) Continue reading “Ginkgo for PMS”