Blog posts on nutrition, dietary options and even recipes.

Roasted Eggplant Dip

Posted by on Jun 2, 2015 in Nutrition | Comments Off on Roasted Eggplant Dip

Roasted Eggplant Dip 2015-06-02 10:56:00 Write a review Save Recipe Print Ingredients 2 eggplants 1/4 cup tahini 1/4 cup lemon juice 2 garlic cloves, pressed 1/4 t. ground cumin 1/2 t. sea salt 1/2 t. smoked paprika 1 T. olive oil Instructions Preheat the oven to broil. Place the eggplants on a foil-lined baking sheet and place under the broiler. Broil the eggplants on each side for about 4 minutes per side, until slightly charred. Turn oven down to 375 and continue roasting for 20-25 minutes, or until eggplants are completely soft. Let cool for a while. Open up eggplants and spoon out the...

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Step back into fitness

Posted by on Nov 16, 2014 in Health, Nutrition | Comments Off on Step back into fitness

Life Happens We try to avoid it but sometimes life gets in the way and we let excuses take over. A day of exercise missed turns into a week, which turns into a month and sometimes a year or more. During this time we tend to fall of the wagon of healthy eating and feel as though we have reached a point of no return. Each passing day of not exercising makes it more difficult. Without realization we begin to gain body fat, we lose all the lean muscle we have built. It isn’t until we see pictures of our self on vacation or at a family reunion that we realize we have changed, changed in a way we...

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Broccoli Sprouts and Autism

Posted by on Nov 14, 2014 in Health, Nutrition | Comments Off on Broccoli Sprouts and Autism

Mom’s were right! Eat your Broccoli. Phytochemical Extracted From Broccoli Sprouts Shows Promise For Autism Symptoms  Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) describes a range of conditions classified as neurodevelopmental disorders characterized by social deficits and communication difficulties, repetitive behaviors and interests, sensory issues and in some cases, cognitive delays. While it is currently unknown how many people have ASD, it is estimated that 1 in 68 children (1 in 42 boys) are affected by this condition – and the incidence appears to be rising. Science does not know the...

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Basic Frittata

Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in Nutrition | Comments Off on Basic Frittata

Basic Fritatta 2014-09-17 20:04:14 Write a review Save Recipe Print Ingredients 2 cups veggie mix 6-8 eggs (enough to cover mix) shredded cheese (optional) salt and pepper to taste Instructions Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In a large cast iron skillet (or any oven-proof skillet that is well-greased), sauté veggie mix until softened. Season generously with salt and pepper—since the vegetables will be mixed with the eggs, you want to over-season them a bit. Get creative* Spread the veggie mix in an even layer on the bottom of the pan. Add cheese in a single layer if using, and let it begin...

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Peanut Sauce

Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in Nutrition | Comments Off on Peanut Sauce

Peanut Sauce 2014-09-17 19:59:38 Write a review Save Recipe Print Ingredients 1 cup coconut water 3 T. sunflower seed butter, almond butter, peanut butter, (or a combination) 2 T. pure maple syrup 2 T. tamari sauce 1 T. minced fresh ginger (I grate it with my microplane) ½ t. crushed red pepper flakes Instructions Whisk all ingredients together in small sauce pan over low heat. Stir often, and cook until smooth and slightly reduced, 10-15 minutes. Notes If you haven’t tried sunflower seed butter, you must! It is very similar to peanut butter in taste, color and texture! By Heather McDonough...

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Ginger-miso Dressing

Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in Nutrition | Comments Off on Ginger-miso Dressing

Ginger Miso Dressing 2014-09-17 19:53:45 Write a review Save Recipe Print Ingredients ¼ cup mellow white miso 1/8 cup raw coconut or agave nectar 1/8 cup orange juice ¼ cup filtered water 1 T. fresh lemon juice 1 t. sesame oil 1 t. coconut aminos or tamari 1 t. freshly grated ginger ½ c. grapeseed oil Instructions Combine miso, nectar, lemon and orange juice, water, sesame oil, coconut aminos and ginger in a blender and blend until smooth. With blender running, gradually add grapeseed oil. Blend until emulsified. If more sweetness is desired, add more nectar or a few more drops of liquid...

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