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Good health is about balance, but more importantly it’s about listening to your body and discovering your own personal food code. Diets shouldn’t be one-size-fits-all; our bodies are much too complicated and nuanced for strict observance of just one philosophy. Whether you hand-select a few of my personal recipes or choose to make them all, together I hope that we can reshape our understanding of healthy living and reestablish respect for real food. It begins with the first bite.

Chocolate Mousse Gelato

Chocolate mousse ‘gelato’ is an elegant dairy-free alternative to its Italian cousin, sweetened with dates, creamy with coconut milk.

Lemon Curd

This refreshing lemon curd, with its smooth creaminess and cool snap of fresh zest, reminds me of sunny afternoons spent in leisure, dipping toes in an icy pool while surrounded by bright yellow light.

Dandelion Fritters

Fried dandelion blossoms, featuring sweet spices of cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg, are delectable, floral morsels, known for their nutrient density. Often overlooked as an unwelcome weed, these beloved flowers that defined our childhood, double as potent plant medicine, with healing properties to reduce inflammation and oxidative stress in the body.

Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate mousse, sweetened with dates, creamy with coconut milk, topped with a final floral flourish, will delight your guests with every fluffy spoonful and crisp crackle of edible foliage. It’s dessert in a glass!

Cashew Butter Balls

Cashew butter balls, rolled in a thick layer of shredded coconut and boasting soft segments of dried cranberries and crunchy pistachios, enchant with their subtly sweet flavor and crumbly texture.

Tomato Onion Flatbread

This golden, crispy flatbread offers a canvas of opportunities: broad strokes of tomato herb sauce, a splattering of caramelized onions, pops of color from peppery arugula and basil chiffonade, to final touches of cashew “cheese” and pink salt crystals. It’s a gluten and dairy-free dream meant to brighten the previously discouraging ritual of the classic pizza party.

Cashew Raspberry Cups

Decadently dark layers of chocolate ganache cradle smooth, creamy cashew butter and the sweetest raspberry chia jam to ever stain your fingers.

Banana Nut Muffins

This fruit-sweetened treat, splattered with toasted walnuts and topped with roasted banana, captures the heart of clean-eating cuisine while maintaining the illusion of indulgence.

Chocolate Leaves

Draw your inspiration from nature this holiday season with homemade chocolate leaves, using natural molds from your garden to create delicious imprints. Whether used as a final floral flourish on a delicious dessert or eaten alone, the novelty of this edible foliage will delight your guests.

Slow-Cooked Lamb Stew

Melt-in-your-mouth lamb stew, with sweet carrots and starchy parsnips that simmer slowly in a bone broth-tomato medley, warms the body and soul on any wintery eve. Best served with a side of crackling wood fire and cozy blanket.

Cherry Turkey Stew

A twist on the classic turkey-cranberry combination, this hearty slow-cooked stew is bursting with vibrant red-fruit flavors, paired with subtle earthy undertones of purple potatoes and onions.

Shortbread Pumpkin Tart

A delightfully decadent shortbread pumpkin tart is further enhanced by trails of toasted pecans and dollops of swirled ganache.

Pumpkin Cookie Dough Bars

Chocolate is always in season, and these pumpkin-chocolate bars seem like the perfect way to celebrate the festivities of fall. Thick, buttery fudge smeared between smooth layers of rich puree is reminiscent of cookie dough with an elegant twist.

Chicken Pumpkin Stew

A vibrant union of peppers, onions and exotic spices frame soft morsels of slow-cooked chicken steeped in bone broth and pumpkin puree. A few slurps of this savory stew will transport you to a brighter, warmer world within seconds.

Raw Pumpkin Tart

Fall in love with a festive tart this holiday season, featuring a crumbly crust of spiced pecans and dates, paired with a creamy coconut-pumpkin puree and ganache swirl.

Butternut Coconut Soup

Nothing bewitches the palate quite like a steaming bowl of creamy puréed squash enhanced with exotic coconut milk and spiced with warming nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, and cayenne.

Apple Grapefruit Cider

This warming cider, fragrant with infused grapefruit, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves, offers a gentle detox for the liver and gallbladder, while reducing inflammation in the body through powerful antioxidants.

Uncooking: Raw Food

Raw foods (prepared at 120°F or below) are an incredible way to introduce enzymes into your diet. Preparing them with certain techniques can dramatically increase the bioavailability of necessary micronutrients.

Natural Sweeteners

It’s no secret that processed sugar is detrimental to our health. Fortunately, natural sweeteners, used in moderation, offer synergistic flavor profiles as well as numerous health benefits.

Choosing Integrative Health

With chronic medical conditions on the rise, conventional medicine must adapt. Rather than simply treating symptoms of disease, health professionals need to address the root cause of illness, assist patients in implementing lifestyle changes for preventative measures, and take psychological and social factors into consideration when recommending plans of action, as much as physiology.

Sweet Potato Bolognese

Sweet potato noodles – pasta’s heroic substitute – is a supreme match for a bubbling bolognese pulled straight from the fire. Long golden tendrils filled with sweet, earthy flavors pay tribute to traditional Italian cuisine, upstaged by a paleo plot twist.

5 Flu Season Remedies

My silver lining when I get the flu is being able to experiment with new holistic remedies to help fight off infection and give my immune system a boost. Here are 5 integrative therapies I incorporated during my recent illness.

Pumpkin French Toast

If you find yourself tiring of your favorite loaf of pumpkin or banana bread, transforming a slice or two into French toast is the perfect solution. It’s weekend brunch in a flash, thanks to a little cozy kitchen magic.

Restricted Eating Psychology

Restricted diets designed to improve gut health often condition followers to label food as “good” or “bad”, creating stress and anxiety around the act of eating.

Citrus Dressing

This citrus vinaigrette features notes of candied fruit and caramel, thanks to an orange juice reduction over flame. When creating homemade dressings, always taste test the mixture with a small piece of lettuce to determine how its flavor profile will change with the introduction of greens.

Pumpkin Spice Crepes

These pumpkin spice crepes – stuffed with almond butter and studded with toasted pecans – are the ultimate self-indulgent snack for famished foodies everywhere.

Health Benefits of Pumpkin

With October’s arrival comes the seasonal debut of the nourishing winter squash: pumpkin, a nutrient-dense treat that delights the palate whether savory or sweet.

Cashew Ganache Bars

A melt-in-your-mouth layer of cashew and coconut is upstaged only by the dreamily dark chocolate ganache spread across the top, with notes of maple and vanilla playing on the palate.

Chocolate Avocado Gelato

Decadently dark chocolate gelato is a bittersweet, icy treat that charms the palate and satisfies the sweet tooth. Churned to perfection, this smooth dessert gets its creaminess from ripe avocados and homemade cashew milk, and its soft sugar finish from nature’s candy.

Coconut Nicecream

This dessert features three simple ingredients: ripe frozen bananas, creamy coconut milk, and a splash of vanilla.

Lavender Mint Ice

A trip to the South of France isn’t necessary to savor the alluring fragrance and sweet flavor of Provençal lavender. Simple suspension of these purple spikes and mint foliage in cubes of ice add French flair to an otherwise modest glass of water or summer spritzer of choice.

Chocolate Coconut Cream Cake

This chocolate cake is decadent beyond measure, with a delightfully fluffy base and creamy coconut-cacao frosting ready to dazzle and delight at any swank soirée.

Bell Pepper Sauce

Vibrant in color and robust in flavor, this vegan bell pepper sauce is both smoky and sweet, with all the creaminess of cashew cheese. 

Chocolate Ganache Tart

A flaky shortbread tart cradles decadently dark ganache, with a deep chocolate flavor tamed only by the pop of fresh raspberries perched on top. 

Kale Lentil Salad

The contrast of dark leafy greens with golden lentils, sticky medjool segments, roasted almonds, and avocado swirl transforms a simple meal into an artistic experience.

Raw Vegan Carrot Muffins

No brunch is complete without a little indulgence and these raw vegan carrot muffins add so much charm to a celebratory morning.

Pistachio Quinoa Salad

n enticing display of finely chopped kale and basil, speckled with sprouted quinoa, roasted pistachios and scallions, then tossed with olive oil and a fresh lemon squeeze will leave you salivating for more, long after your last bite.

Chocolate Date Tart

Celebrate the taste of magic with an enchanting shortbread tart of whimsical design. Beneath the smooth richness of chocolate ganache you’ll find gooey morsels of date-nut delectation worthy of any feast. 

Asian Cabbage Salad

Breathe life into a Chinese chicken classic with this vegan asian salad, bursting with prebiotic cabbage, shredded carrots, ruby red peppers and crunchy romaine.

Raw Plum Tart

Layer by layer, this raw fruit tart delights with competing textures and complex tastes. Its crumbly date-almond base and creamy vanilla-cashew filling gently cradles thick slices of burgundy plums.

Baba Ganoush

A masterpiece of complex flavors, this roasted eggplant spread showcases subtle notes of toasted sesame and smoky paprika, followed by a snap of fresh lemon and pungent persistence of minced garlic.

Seafood Chowder

Wild shrimp, salty clams, and fresh cod cook gently in a simmering bone broth infused with aromatic basil, blended tomatoes, soft onions and bites of celery.

Creamy Carrot Soup

Creamy carrot soup, speckled with parsley, presents a sweet stage for every ingredient to shine. 

Banana Bread

This fruit-sweetened treat captures the heart of clean-eating cuisine while maintaining the illusion of indulgence. 

Blueberry Banana Bread

This delicate vegan blueberry bread, with its soft banana edge and crumbly finish, easily seizes the spotlight without any added sugar, eggs, or usual suspects.

Sauerkraut

This sauerkraut is stunningly simple, consisting only of green cabbage, pink Himalayan sea salt, and a touch of caraway seeds for aromatic flair. 

Chocolate Dipped Dates

Soft medjool dates, stuffed with shredded coconut, infused with raw honey, and dipped in a velvety mixture of melted cacao, are potent treats for any dessert table.

Collard Green Wraps

Irresistibly soft collard green leaves serve as a gourmet wrap-sody, smoothed with garlic bean dip and layered with wild rice and vibrant fragments of raw vegetables.

Nature’s Healing Remedies

Nature provides us with countless remedies that have been successfully harnessed for hundreds of years to fight infection without the risks of microbial imbalance associated with antibiotic use.

Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

Nothing can quite compare to this robust, roasted tomato-basil concoction, with spicy notes of cayenne and garlic that linger with warmth.

Chocolate Banana Bread

This double chocolate loaf, sweetened by ripe bananas and packed with raw cacao chips, serves as a filling breakfast or deeply satisfying afternoon snack.

Sweet Potato Dal

A vibrant union of sweet potato chunks and exotic spices frame split red lentils steeped in a rich vegetable stock.

Natural Bug Spray

Summer bugs have arrived, but fear not! I’ve mixed together a magical homemade spray with 3 simple ingredients to keep your microbiome safe and your skin happy.

Red Lentil Onion Soup

A steaming spoonful of red lentils nestled among sweet onion rings and spicy carrots evokes the colorful sensations of an exotic spice market.

Date Nut Cookies

Cookies for breakfast might seem overly indulgent, but these nutritionally charged treats are packed with plant power.

Manuka Honey Cleanser

Phenomenal to ingest and equally therapeutic for the skin, Manuka honey is packed with prebiotic and antibacterial properties to treat inflammation. 

Pumpkin Pie

This rustic pumpkin pie captures the spirit of a seasonal classic with a contemporary twist of chia seeds and fresh nut milk. 

Nut Milk & Flour

There’s something spellbinding about blending activated nuts – swollen and salty from soaking – into a foaming concoction of plant-rich milk. 

Garlic Bean Dip

A smooth bean dip, peppered with robust moments of rosemary and roasted garlic, is enhanced by a spread of vibrant vegetables – a nod to beauty on the plate and the palate.

Roasted Garlic Bulbs

Golden cloves of soft garlic enhance the mellow flavor of plant-based spreads or stand alone as a declaration of deliciousness. 

Lemon Thyme Brown Rice

This steaming bowl of brown rice captivates with its refreshing aroma of lemon juice and zest, floral notes of dried thyme and the robust scents of sautéed garlic and crisped shallots.

Pecan Butter Balls

Pecan butter balls, rolled in a thick layer of coconut, enchant with their subtly sweet flavor profile and delicate texture.

Raspberry Lemon Tart

An elaborate trail of raspberry-chia jam breathes life into this simple nut tart frosted with lemon cashew cream and dusted with aromatic citrus zest.

Green Juice

An ethereal potion featuring cucumber, celery, and kale – foaming merrily after fresh juicing – is invigorating in taste and potent in plant-rich properties.

Oil-free pesto

Oil-free basil pesto, with subtle notes of lemon and garlic, is exceptionally creamy and effortlessly nourishing thanks to a secret ingredient: cannellini beans.

Kale Chips

Kale chips – with their light coating of olive oil and sea salt finish – satisfy that elusive crunch that’s often missing from restrictive diets. 

Grapefruit Pistachio Salad

Mere salads pale in comparison when placed near this glorious spread of refreshing grapefruit, creamy avocado, and chopped pistachios.

Fried Brown Rice

Break up the banality of your humble rice bowl with this fried variation featuring edamame, carrots, onions, garlic, and hints of coconut aminos. 

Nice Cream Basics

Nice cream features a frozen banana base, transformed into mouthwatering classics including mint chip and rocky road.

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