Kale Yeah!

In the world of healthy vegetables, dark, leafy greens are by far some of the most nutritious foods the earth provides us. There are many leafy greens like spinach, kale, chard, broccoli, watercress, collard greens and dandelion. These are all some of my favorite foods that I eat every day. The greener the leafy green, […]

Lemon Lime Miso Dressing

Continuing on the subject of probiotics, here is another tasty way to incorporate miso into your diet. This is a delicious tangy dressing that goes well with a crisp butter lettuce and arugula salad with chives, cucumber, and pistachios, or  drizzled over steamed veggies. Ingredients: 1 tbsp yellow miso paste juice of 1/2 lemon and 1 lime […]

Probiotics and Fermented Foods

Probiotics are the healthy or beneficial bacteria that live in and on our bodies. There are as many as 100 trillion bacteria comprised of 1000 different species or strains in the intestinal flora alone. Research shows that these beneficial bacteria assist in proper digestion and assimilation of nutrients, as they help produce enzymes. They stimulate the […]

Quick and Easy Soup for Fall

  I am currently taking a wonderful Five Element Nutrition course    with Matthew Jones.  I realized that I would benefit from eating more cooked foods (to help support my kidney which is a little on the cold side from a Chinese Medicine perspectice). I often don’t have very much time at lunch, and tend […]

Vegan Almond-Orange Cake

I adapted this recipe from a hazelnut cake, and I’ve tested it numerous times, with very happy results. You’ll satisfy vegans and non-vegans alike! 2 cups rolled oats  2 cups almond meal 2 cups whole wheat flour 1 tsp salt 1 cup + 1 tbsp vegetable oil (canola or grapeseed) 1 cup + 1 tbsp maple […]

Healthy End of Summer Drink – Cantaloupe Cooler

You’re already treating your body with the best massage, how about you put something delicious and healthy inside your body. We still have a few warm days ahead of us and the cantaloupes at the market are delicious and abundant. This is a great healthy drink to offer at the beginning of a meal, or […]

Rice Flour crepes with caramelized bananas

This recipe is inspired by a kind of crepe that we found a lot in Bali last summer. Prepare batter: 1 cup rice flour 1/4 tsp salt 2 eggs 1 1/2 cup milk (adjust according to preference, less milk for thicker crepes, more milk for thinner ones)…I’ve been using unsweetened almond milk 1 tbsp oil […]

Date Ladoos – Sweet treat

This recipe is from “Happy Belly Happy Soul” from Aparna Khanolkar You can buy the book at Lulu.com. She writes: “Sweet foods invoke joy, and happiness in us”. 3 tablespoons ghee 1 teaspoon cinnamon 15 Medjool dates, pitted and chopped coarsely 1/2 cup raisins 1/4 cup coarsely chopped pistachios or cashews 1 teaspoon cardamon powder 1 […]

Esalen Kale Salad

I was first introduced to this recipe when my friend and fellow massage therapist Mary Elliott made it for me. I loved it so much that I immediately found it on the internet. The recipe originally comes from the Esalen Cookbook, a collection of recipes from the Esalen kitchen. Serves 4 to 6 1/3 cup […]

Welcome to the Healthy Recipe section!

While my professional expertise and training have centered around bodywork and massage, cooking delicious healthy meals has long been a passion of mine, and this blog provides me the opportunity to share some of my favorite recipes and food insights. I’d like make clear that I am not a nutrition expert and that none of […]