Tuscan Bean and Greens Soup

From the Kitchen of Kerin Gould and Produce with a Purpose: Ingredients Olive oil 4-10 cloves garlic (it’s up to you and the people around you) 1/2 medium onion 1 tbsp each basil and oregano (optional) a pinch of ground red pepper salt and pepper to taste 1 1⁄4 cup of white cannellini beans or […]

Make Your Own Turmeric Milk

I’m always looking for ways to incorporate turmeric into my diet, due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Our bodies are burdened with so many inflammatory foods and situations, that everytime I consume turmeric, I think of it as a self-loving practice. “Here’s some soothing herbs for you sweet body. I love you. Thank you for all […]

Feel Good Cake

We had a lot of fun sharing our center and 5 year birthday celebration with everyone last Thursday. The Sacramento Chamber came out for a ribbon cutting, we gave away discounted Gala tickets, a giveaway basket with goodies from Bywater Hollow Lavendar Farm and Rebecca Katz‘s Cancer Fighting Kitchen book, and eat a delicious chocolate […]

Zucchini Noodles & Meatballs

Is your zucchini and squashes overtaking your garden and kitchen?  Thinly sliced or grated through a spiralizer, zucchini is a great alternative for noodle dishes.  I was particularly pleased with this combination of squash, tomatoes, and meatballs.  Who needs flour noodles when you have squashes! Zucchini Noodles Portions of ingredients depends on how much you […]

Tempeh Bourguignon

Serves 4 8 oz. package of tempeh, cut into ½ inch cubes 2 cups dry red wine 1 onion chopped 2 carrots cut into ½ inch dice 3 garlic cloves, pressed 1 TBS tamari or soy 3 TBS olive oil, divided ½ tsp. herbes de Provence 1 bay leaf 3 TBS tomato paste 8 oz. […]

Lemon Water – A Morning Tonic?

I can’t remember exactly when I decided to start drinking lemon water every morning, but I’m happy that I did. Most likely I was following the advice of a well-respected person in the world of integrative health and their argument must have been strong enough to convince me to try it. For some, my morning […]

Gluten-free Pizza Crust

Gluten-free pizza doesn’t have to taste bland or be dry and crumbly.  Not only is this crust tasty, it’s base is garbanzo bean flour- a healthier alternative to many gluten-free flour mixes, since it doesn’t spike your blood sugar levels.  Another bonus: no rolling out dough or using yeast.  Just mix, pour, and bake. This […]

Mock Chicken Salad with Tempeh

Ingredients: 1 package tempeh (8 ounces), boiled for 15 minutes 1 large stalk of celery, diced small 1-2 tbsp. finely diced red or yellow onion 1 small dill pickle, diced 1 small carrot, grated 1-2 tbsp. minced parsley – optional 2-3 tbsp. mayonnaise Sea salt and pepper to taste Directions: Gently boil the tempeh for […]

Spring it up with Asparagus

Spring offers such a splendid visual palette of color and texture that I can’t help but feel joy! Flowers are blooming everywhere I turn. Fresh and vibrantly green leaves emerge on trees and shrubs. My lawn grows so fast it almost needs mowing twice a week. Weeds pop up all the places I’d rather not […]

Lentils: Nutrition-Packed and Fiber-Rich

By Diane Giuliani Even though spring is fast approaching, we’ll surely see a few more cold damp days through March and April. When one of those days hits, I often fall back on one of my favorite super simple dinners that I can throw together in no time – Lentil Soup, or Stewoup as I […]