Lemon Tart

Gluten Free Lemon Tart

This Gluten Free Lemon Tart is a delicious treat suitable for any special occasion! I made it for my birthday this year, which happened to coincide with the first day that all the spring blossoms came out – heaven! I was also had two very special 4-year-old helpers who added all the ingredients for me…

Choconut-Mint Squares

Choconut-Mint Squares

Choconut-Mint Squares are perfect if you’re looking for a healthy yet decadent and tasty treat! I love combining the peppermint flavor with the creamy coconut and chocolate – it reminds me of the “After Eight” mint chocolates we had as treats when I was a child! Choconut-Mint Squares Choconut-Mint Squares Course Dessert Cuisine International Ingredients…

Don’t Throw the Beans Out With the Bathwater!

Many folks are “dissing” beans these days, be them lentil, refried, kidney, soy or black. We’re so concerned about the capacity of some of the bean compounds (called anti-nutrients), such as lectins, saponins, protease inhibitors and phytates to induce damage that we forget about the copious bean benefits, including the cheap cost, protein, fiber and…

The BPA Problem and What To Do About It

As I’m sure many of you are well aware, BPA (bisphenol A) is a known endocrine disrupter, altering hormone-related activity even at low levels of exposure. Studies have linked BPA toxicity to adverse effects on reproduction, the nervous system and behavioral development (including aggressiveness and hyperactivity). A recent human study has even shown that BPA…

Gardening Tips for An Easy Allergy Fix!

Obviously, the plants around us make pollen- the bane of the seasonal allergy sufferer’s existence. But did you know that because of our planting habits in the US we’ve drastically increased the amount of pollen-producing plants, significantly contributing to the epidemic that is seasonal allergies? Pollen producers are pretty much always male plants. And male…

Tahini-lemon dressing

Tahini-Lemon Dressing

Try this delicious and preservative free Tahini-Lemon dressing any time during the week for a quick and healthy alternative.   The “dance of methylation” extends far beyond supplementing with B12 and methylated folate. Indeed, long term outcome studies using this approach are lacking, and research suggests caution is advised with regard to imbalanced hypermethylation. However,…

Feed Your Refrigerator! How to Make Your Tricky Diet Work

Today I want to highlight a cooking concept that I think is absolutely invaluable to anyone who needs to start cooking all meals from scratch and finds it hard to make the time to cook extensively at each mealtime. It is this: “feeding” your refrigerator (and freezer) with leftovers and prepped, ready-to-cook ingredients. Once you…