Eat Well, Be Happy – Episode 310

Episode 310

with Debra Stark & Alyssa Held

  • Roasted beets with orange, pistachios and goat cheese
  • Steamed veggies with lemony tahini sauce
  • Flamenco turtle bean salad with avocado

Eat Well, Be Happy – Episode 309

Episode 309

with Debra Stark & Alyssa Held

  • Almond matcha fudge
  • Granola chocolate chip cookies
  • Old-fashioned pear and apple sauce

Hudson-Valley-Seek-Library“Debra’s can’t wait to try some new heirloom veggie seeds. Have you tried red celery, scarlet kale, Ananas Noire tomato?”


Debra named Legend

Legend“Each year at Natural Products Expo West, New Hope Network honors the industry’s greatest contributors….Legends are individuals at the center of stories about change—influencers who change the way we do what we do with enduring impact.” This year Debra was one of 12 individuals honored.

Many Greens Salad with Cultured Veggies

It’s that time of year – its spring! We’re all trying to eat lighter as we shed layers of winter clothing. We just can’t hide our over-indulgences any more, can we? This dish gives us a boost, and it perks up our insides, which are winter-lazy, too. Of course eat organically-grown veggies, because pesticides and herbicides don’t do any body good.

Did you know that all kinds of cabbage have vitamin K? Vitamin K makes our bones stronger and helps prevent osteoporosis because it facilitates the transport of calcium from the bloodstream into the bone. I wasn’t aware that vitamin K plays an important role in keeping our nervous system and brain healthier, too.

Smoothies 101

You put stuff in a blender. You run the blender. 60 seconds later, you have a healthy breakfast on the run. Or not on the run… I enjoy sipping my smoothies over the morning paper. Either way, it’s a great start to your morning.

But what, exactly, goes in the blender? In this two-part article, I’ll have ten suggestions. This month, the four suggestions are foundational; next month, the following six will be bonuses. Things like maca powder and bee pollen. And in case you were worried, everything is going to taste just fine: you shouldn’t have to start your day with a grimace.

And if you want to skip talk of ingredients, and get straight to recipes, come in and ask for a copy of our “Smoothie Inspiration” recipe sheet.