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Joani’s Ferments 2: Beet Kvass

“Ferments have healthy digestive enzymes, loads of dietary fiber and a terrific profile of probiotics to really amp your belly’s fire power.” Learn how to make your own. Continue reading

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Pumpkin Love: Poetry in a Pie

Pumpkin is a power food – full of fiber and rich with antioxidants to keep you young and vibrant. If made properly, pumpkin pie it can be a healthy dessert, a great snack, and even a delicious breakfast. Continue reading

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How to Make a Dosa

Dosas are a delicious gluten-free wrap, much like the French crepe. Learn how to make this fermented treat and serve it up with my own Sweet Potato Masala and Coconut Chutney. High in protein, potassium, fiber and flavor, this is where “street food” meets super food. Continue reading

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Persian Cucumber Salad

Summer is finishing up with a fury here in San Diego, so I made a big heat-reducing salad to go with Friday’s picnic of Thai noodles and curry.  Inspiration came from Stephanie Weaver, of Recipe Renovator, who invited me for lunch … Continue reading

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Chocolate Pasta

With chocolate in the sauce, this pasta is comfort food seductively saying “I love you.” Continue reading

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Spring Detox Smoothie

At first look, this Breakfast Smoothie is a blush-colored beauty! But at first taste, it is a bit of a surprise: the kind of surprise that yanks you by the collar, alerts… Continue reading

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In Praise of MA

I am dreaming of being with my mother today. We would sit amongst the “darling buds of May” in her garden, the one designed and created by my sister Julia, who would be there, too, with her children. My extraordinary 96-year-old … Continue reading

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The 21 Day Challenge

We had our annual Spring Detox Workshop on Sunday, the day of the Spring Equinox, which is always a joyful way to begin the season. It is like a celebration of emergence ~ from the darkness of winter, from the … Continue reading