Dandelion Pancakes

In my last post, I talked a bit about eating dandelion greens. Today for Eco-Friendly Friday, I made breakfast out of dandelion flowers! So many people in America hate seeing

Indian Inspired Guacamole

I am pretty much head over heels in love with Heidi Swanson’s new cookbook: Super Natural Every Day: Well-loved Recipes from My Natural Foods Kitchen. Unlike many cookbooks that I

Roasted Cauliflower with Garlic and Mint

Cauliflower: I owe you an apology. In almost two years of writing about my favorite foods on this blog, I’ve only mentioned you once. Maybe twice. I hope you’ll allow

homemade protein bars

Homemade Protein Bars Take 2

One of my very first blog posts was this one for Homemade Protein Bars. That post has received a lot of traffic over the last year and a half. Apparently,

hot artichoke dip

Healthier Hot Artichoke and Garlic Dip

Everyone in my family loves hot artichoke dip. What is not to love, really, about a dish so creamy, so cheesy, and so replete with garlic… especially when it’s right

crystallized ginger

Homemade Crystallized Ginger

Ginger is one of my favorite herbs. I adore the assertive flavor of ginger, but it’s also very good for you: ginger is reputed to remedy digestive issues including stomach

Avocado Sardine Sandwich

I’ve been making avocado sardine sandwiches ever since I got the idea from Alton Brown. Aside from Alton and me, though, I wasn’t sure anyone else would dig this combination.

Sweet and Spicy Pecans

I was putting together a “rub” to slather on ribs and it occurred to me that a similar combination would be delicious tossed with roasted pecans and a bit of

Red Currant, Pomegranate, and Kefir Lassi

A lassi is a yogurt-based drink popular in India and Pakistan. Sometimes salty and sometimes sweet (Indian restaurants here in the United States usually make them with mango), lassis are

Healthy Homemade Granola

The winner of the Lucid Food giveaway (picked by random.org) was Sara. Many thanks to everyone who entered, and thanks of course to Louisa Shafia for donating a signed copy

Avocado Salad Stuffed Squash Blossoms

The winner of the Yogi Tea giveaway was Jeanne. Thanks to everyone who entered. Stay tuned for another giveaway next week (hint: it’s for a signed copy of a cookbook

Pop Tarts Revisited

I wish I could take credit for this brilliant idea, but I can’t… I first saw homemade pop tarts in the April 2010 issue of Bon Appetit, and soon after

Lacto-Fermented Sauerkraut

Lacto-fermented sauerkraut has so many things going for it: natural probiotics that aid the digestive and immune systems, tons of beneficial enzymes, lots of vitamin C…in my opinion, it’s truly

Edamame Dip

This edamame dip is protein-rich and simple to make, plus the color just screams “spring” to me- I really love it. Frozen organic shelled edamame are sold in the freezer

Raw Chocolate Mousse

A quick note…if you haven’t yet entered my Garden of Life giveaway, make sure to do so as it ends in just a few days. Go to this post and

Guacamole And More Superbowl Snack Ideas

It’s Superbowl weekend and everyone seems to be posting their favorite Superbowl snacks. Mind you I have zero interest in football. Maybe less than zero (if that’s possible). I wasn’t

Spicy Crispy Kale with Lime

I’m a huge fan of kale. If you follow this blog, you know that I include kale in my recipes, from soups to smoothies, all the time. It’s so very

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Raw Chocolate Banana Smoothie

This raw chocolate banana smoothie is so sweet, creamy, and rich that it’s almost hard to believe it’s good for you. This one is very different from the green smoothie

Holly’s Green Smoothie

When my friend Holly Shelowitz posted her favorite healthy green smoothie recipe on Facebook, I wanted to try it immediately. I did…and I loved it. Holly is a holistic nutritionist.

Gluten-Free Coffee Almond Cookies

This recipe for gluten-free coffee almond cookies is ridiculously easy, and the results are ridiculously good. These are made with no flour at all, so they don’t contain gluten (or