Zucchini ribbon noodle with peanut sauce

The past few weeks have been incredibly hot and humid. Our family home does not have air conditioning, which has made everyday tasks of cooking and cleaning unbearable, even with open windows and fans. When it’s too hot to cook, there’s no need to add extra heat in the home from the stove or oven.  […]

Sesame miso acorn noodles

The sesame miso dressing is from the Longevity Kitchen.  We ate this as a vegan option, so I added pine nuts and sesame seeds for a complete meal. Ingredients Sesame miso 2 tbsp light yellow miso 3 tbsp rice vinegar 1 tbsp tamari 1 tbsp Grade B maple syrup 1 freshly squeezed lime juice 1-2 […]

Raw vegan kimbap 김밥

This is a raw, vegan version of 김밥 rolls.  Nori sheets are rich in minerals such as calcium and iron.  Parsnips help build hemoglobin for healthy bones, nerves and blood vessels.  Recipe inspiration is from Crazy Sexy Kitchen by Kris Carr. Ingredients Root rice 2 cups peeled and chopped parsnips (or carrots, radish, beets, kohlrabi, […]

Zucchini Cashew Curry

Today, I started Alisa Vitti’s 4-Week Cyclical Hormonal Health Plan to increase the amount of micronutrients for my endocrine system. This plan works on a 4-week period cycle and provides “regular rotation of foods to help break down estrogen and clear it out of the body efficiently.”  You start it the day after your period […]

Creamy eggplant curry

Eating vegetarian meals frequently throughout the week helps reduce our carbon footprint.  You won’t miss the meat because in this dish, the vegetables are the stars!  This recipe is from Curries: 40 Authentic Curry Recipes from Around the World (a gift from our friend Therese). Ingredients Serves 4 Paste • 2/3 cup cashews • 2 […]

Organic free-range chicken & veggie Phở

This version of Phở is made with organic free-range chicken, which is farmed sustainably without antibiotics and “raised in spacious, naturally lit houses and large, fenced outdoor pens, where they are free to roam.” Add lots of fresh vegetable toppings, some spices, your favorite choice of low-carb noodles – and BAM!  Healthy, easy, and filling. […]