Category Archives: Recipes

Oatmeal Goodness

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The cooler weather makes me pine for porridge, like oatmeal or cream of wheat, in the morning. But sometimes I wake up and feel like having something more solid that I can chew. So my happy compromise is oatmeal cookies! Cookies for breakfast? You bet! Research suggests that indulging in a little something sweet at…

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Golden Elixir

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There is nothing quite like a steaming bowl of homemade chicken soup. It is one of the few modern day “comfort foods” I can think of that is actually considered a “health food” or believed to have healing properties. Chicken soup (or just the broth) is often referred to as “Jewish penicillin” because generations of…

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Sautéed Kale that Everyone will Love

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I think kale is one of those vegetables that you either love or you hate, depending on your fondness for bitter-tasting foods and your adherence to food trends. Yes, I know people who used to rave about kale in 2012 but now deny they ever really liked it. Popularity not withstanding, kale really is a…

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The Holy Trinity of Cooking

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Cooking, just like Pilates, dance and other skill-based movement modalities, is based on fundamental techniques. Sure, you can make a decent meal by following a recipe without understanding exactly why you are doing what it says to do. Add enough (but not too much) butter, salt, garlic, hot sauce, or whatever you like, and more…

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Golden Carrot Soup

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This is one of my favorite go-to belly-warming soups for fall. It contains four different vegetables plus turmeric and cilantro so definitely qualifies as “Medicine” in my playbook. You could even think of it as a hot “smoothie” since all the goodness gets pureed in the blender (feel free to drink it out of a…

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Baked Apples with Oat-Nut Stuffing

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“An apple a day…” you know the rest…  I look forward to apple season every year.  Apples herald the beginning of autumn when I shift my cooking from a lot raw foods and salads to more cooked meals, soups and hearty stews. At the risk of sounding like Forrest Gump, I like to eat apples…

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Date Nut Balls

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Everyone is in a hurry these days. When you’re starving and convenience is the most important, how do you avoid eating something you’ll regret later? The solution is quite simple: you plan ahead. I recommend stashing something portable in your gym bag or purse. A “protein bars (I use this term loosely to encompass any…

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Cooking from Scratch

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“If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.” -Hippocrates It sounds too simple to be true, but a good old-fashioned, home-cooked meal is just what the doctor ordered. I believe that the most nourishing…

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