What’s Cooking
Jul 2018

Mom always used extra virgin olive oil and garlic in her potato salads. The best! No mayo… This is summer heaven, with Russian & Greek flavors that get your attention.

Jul
2018
veggie slider
Jun 2018

A DELICIOUS burger, made from roughly 40% bean, 40% fresh vegetables, and 20% whole grains. A pinch of berbere spice powder is the “secret” ingredient!

Jun
2018
rhubarb cake in pan.
May 2018

Ben Franklin is credited for bringing rhubarb to North America in 1772, but it took until the early 1800s for it to become popular. Today, we love rhubarb because it means spring is truly here!

May
2018
roasted vegetables with za'atar and feta
Apr 2018

We add a Middle Eastern flair to the traditional winter roast veggies. And we use spring veggies. Salty, savory, and just a little sweet.

Apr
2018
shephard's pie
Mar 2018

This dish makes the transition from winter to spring a little more delicious.  It has infinite variations.  Here it is vegan and still sooooo good!

Mar
2018
oats chakkara pongal
Feb 2018

Pongal is both the name of a harvest festival in South India, as well as a rice porridge served to celebrate the festival. We’ve streamline the traditional sweet pongal recipe, replaced the rice with oats, and upped the fruit and nuts, for a wholesome weekday breakfast

Feb
2018
coconut manna mousse bites
Feb 2018

Probably in our top-5 most popular recipes of all time, made weekly in our kitchen. Fudgy perfection, and all natural ingredients.

Feb
2018
Pesto in the Vitamix
Jan 2018

Vegan pesto — pesto without cheese — is arguably a more versatile sauce. On pasta, spooned over protein, as the base of a risotto… And of course you can always add cheese later!

Jan
2018
Apple Pear Cranberry Crisp
Dec 2017

“I love pies but don’t have the patience to deal with making crust. Around holidays, this is my go-to kind of fruit dessert.”

Dec
2017
Fenel, Lemon & Olive Oil
Nov 2017

A complex and inviting flavor profile from the fennel, lemon, olive oil & cumin. Vegetarian protein from the quinoa. Easy to make, too. It doesn’t hurt that fennel aids digestion.

Nov
2017
cassoulet
Oct 2017

Cassoulet, the classic French white bean and meats stew, typically cooks long and slow. This is a speedier version of the traditional recipe with chicken, sausage and beans.

Oct
2017
Eggplant Lasagna
Sep 2017

The gooey lusciousness of lasagna, without the pasta. Instead, we layer eggplant, kale… and a generous helping of four different cheeses!

Sep
2017
hibiscus lemonade
Jul 2017

100% natural, bright pink refreshment, only 10 calories per glass. Plus, hibiscus helps manage blood pressure. So, let the summertime relaxation commence!

Jul
2017
chocolate creme
Jun 2017

Four wholesome ingredients: cacao powder, honey, coconut oil, and vanilla extract. (Or almond extract).

Jun
2017
green gazpacho
Jun 2017

“This is an easy way to use all the wonderful greens growing at local farms and in our garden this month. No muss, no fuss. As usual, like 99% of my recipes, it’s fast to make.”

Jun
2017
yogurt soup garnished with rose petals and herbs
May 2017

One of the most BEAUTIFUL dishes you can serve. Chilled yogurt, cucumbers, and Persian flavors.

May
2017
lemon pudding
Apr 2017

I’m always looking for light desserts that just about anyone can eat. This recipe has simple ingredients and takes about 10 minutes. I serve it in pretty wine glasses with fresh berries on top.

Apr
2017
miso
Apr 2017

Miso is an incredibly versatile soup base. Here, we add vegetables, tofu, shiitake mushrooms, and optional shellfish for a hearty, warming, complete meal.

Apr
2017
puttanesca stew
Mar 2017

The classic flavor profile of tomato-caper-olive-garlic-chili as a stew base, with an almost excessive amount of thyme. You choose beans and vegetables, saffron and shellfish, or chicken and sausage.

Mar
2017
flourless torte
Feb 2017

Pure, deep, dark richness. One of our kitchen’s all-time best. The torte has four ingredients. The ganache topping has two.

Feb
2017
lemon poppyseed cake
Feb 2017

the bright punch of lemon zest — not just lemon juice — adds zing to this classic recipe. Extra virgin olive oil builds on the Mediterranean undertones. The optional frosting is made from cashews and coconut: no cream cheese or eggs, for our vegan friends.

Feb
2017
green smoothie
Jan 2017

Veggies for breakfast in a split second, in the blender. Healthy fats from avocados. Sweetness from pears. YUM!

Jan
2017
Cacao smoothie
Jan 2017

Dates add rich caramel-y sweetness, and cardomom adds a hint of the Middle East and India to the classic dark chocolate, nuts, and banana. No refined sugars mean this one is a power breakfast to boot.

Jan
2017
chocolate fudge ice box pie
Nov 2016

This dessert takes 5 minutes to make. Raw foods. Superfoods. Antioxidant-rich goodness. It’s stunning, delicious, and you are absolutely going to want to make it for every special occasion.

Nov
2016
cranberries
Nov 2016

Another of those super-easy fruit dishes, equally suited to the dessert table with ice cream, or the breakfast table with yogurt.

Nov
2016
brown rice pilaf with beets
Sep 2016

Golden orange if you use carrots. Ruby red if you choose beets. Parsnips are a third option, if you want beige… Another dish that’s hard to pin down to a single culinary tradition. Shades of India, Indonesia, Bulgaria… and 1960s health foods stores!

Sep
2016
eggplant
Jul 2016

Eggplant Caviar is a kind of chopped salad native to Russia, Armenia, Bulgaria, etc. We’ve added green peas for a shock of green, and an apple for sweetness.

Jul
2016
peaches
Jul 2016

The addition of Masala Chai mix to the fruit adds a little something special to this otherwise pretty-darn-special cobbler. You can also sub in apricots or nectarines for the peaches. Just slice, mix, top, and bake.

Jul
2016
hibiscus lemonade
Jul 2016

You can make your own diet icy beverage using only natural ingredients. If you use mineral water, you get not just a natural diet soda, you get a natural diet *mineral* soda!

Jul
2016
Green beans
Jun 2016

Another recipe from our cooking show, Eat Well Be Happy, streaming from this website and natural food stores around the country. Asian flavors + garden vegetables.

Jun
2016
white bean salad with artichokes
Jun 2016

Another easy-to-make, easy to travel salad. It also keeps for 3-4 days. And this one gets you to eat more beans, which Dr. Furhman says is a good thing. Beans fill you up, not out!

Jun
2016
farro spaghetti with kale
May 2016

Farro is an heirloom wheat, earthy and rich. Kale adds green. Pecorino romano cheese adds salt and bite. Simple, comfort food. On a higher plane.

May
2016
bi bim bap in a stone pot
Mar 2016

Bi Bim Bap is the national dish of Korea. It looks like a lot of work, but it’s actually not complicated. Just a lot of different vegetables, arranged on top of rice, with eggs + special sauce. And DELICIOUS!

Mar
2016
life changing bread
Feb 2016

Since we first published this recipe (adapted from a blog post by Sarah Briton), we began making the bread in our kitchen. It has become one of our customer’s all-time favorites. All fiber, healthy fats, and proteins. No grains, almost no carbs.

Feb
2016
chestnuts
Dec 2015

Remarkably simple. Simply remarkable. Just two lovely ingredients, roast with lemon, olive oil, and garlic.

Dec
2015
raw chocolate frosting
Dec 2015

It doesn’t get easier than this. 100% raw. 100% unrefined sweeteners. 100% healthy oils.

Dec
2015
butternut squash with hemp pesto
Nov 2015

Two recipes in one. You get the orange+green Squash & Pesto. And then you get the leftover pesto, for… whatever. Fresh green herbs and hempseeds are both veritable superfoods. This is a powerhouse dish!

Nov
2015
Wild & Brown Rice Pilaf with Nori & Broccoli
Oct 2015

As much vegetable as grain. A fusion of flavors. Wild rice from the Minnesota lake region. Olive oil from the Mediterranean. Sushi ginger & soy sauce from Japan. Subtle sweetness from the carrots…

Oct
2015
powdered turmeric & ginger
Oct 2015

a pinch or two of warming spice, rich healthy fats, and honey transform toast into a delectable treat.

Oct
2015
Thai emmer farro salad
Sep 2015

Chewy + crunchy + fresh. Egyptian grains + English vegetables + mild Thai flavors. Another fusion dish from the Debra’s kitchen.

Sep
2015
thakkali thokku just starting to simmer
Aug 2015

“With the flavor intensity of sun-dried tomatoes, reinforced with rich sesame oil and the bright pungency of Tamil spices, this is currently my favorite thing on Earth!” -Adam

Aug
2015
Ratner's Soup
Jul 2015

“We all have fond memories of special food. When my family made the trek each summer to NYC, we always ate in Ratner’s, a famous Jewish deli founded in 1905 …”

Jul
2015
tuna balls
Jun 2015

Another appetizer that’s easy to make, using quality ingredients, that will have your guests going “what a clever idea! — and DE-licious!”

Jun
2015
berry sorbet
May 2015

When you’ve got a turbo blender, all you need to make this is fruit (and a little cinnamon) (and a little stevia).

May
2015
napa cabbage on a cutting board
Mar 2015

This is a snap to make, and a colorful, cleansing salad (it’s the beets and ginger). Lemon *and* lime juices add complexity of flavor.

Mar
2015
chocolate truffles
Feb 2015

What is halvah? Halvah is a quintessential dessert in the Eastern Mediterranean, Middle East, and India — as much a part of these cuisines as ice cream and apple pie are to America’s.

Feb
2015
curried coconut sweet potato soup
Jan 2015

Our kitchen makes this lovely soup, and you’re right that it doesn’t appear in our cookbooks, so we’re sharing it with you here even though it’s proprietary. We’re trusting you with a “secret” recipe because we love you.

Jan
2015
red lentil ginger soup with shiitakes
Jan 2015

Another soup for winter. This one has ginger, to aid digestion, and sweet carrots. Red lentils are unlike the brown lentil you might know. They dissolve when you cook them.

Jan
2015
blue cornbread
Dec 2014

When did we start expecting cornbread to taste sweet like cake? When did we start adding other flours in addition to corn meal? This recipe makes a rustic, real-deal cornbread that is not sweet.

Dec
2014
creme caramel
Nov 2014

Made here with full-fat coconut milk so it’s dairy free. I also love this recipe with cow or goat milk.

Nov
2014
channa masala
Nov 2014

A shortcut to Indian food. We used canned chickpeas, and a spice packet. You add oil, and your own optional vegetables. Just heat and eat!

Nov
2014
Injera
Sep 2014

The traditional Ethiopian pancake bread uses a sourdough fermented batter, and the gluten-free grain, T’eff. It’s easier than you think!

Sep
2014
green gazpacho
Aug 2014

A bit of fresh pear or mango adds natural sweetness to this cooling summer soup. Avocado adds richness. This is really a salad — masquerading as a soup.

Aug
2014
tomato and watermelon salad
Aug 2014

“Combining tomatoes and watermelon seems to be all the rage today.  Typically such recipes call for adding feta cheese too, but I skip that because I think the feta makes the salad look messy.”

Aug
2014
mango chia pudding
Jul 2014

This is an easy one — but your guests won’t know. Just soak the chia, chop the fruit, and layer in a nice glass.

Jul
2014
sabich
Jun 2014

Also known as Sabich in throughout the middle east, this combo of baked (or fried) eggplant, eggs, vegetables, and hummous is a winner every time.

Jun
2014
beet salad
Apr 2014

Cultured veggies are sort of like pickled veggies, except better and more delicious. Instead of preserving vegetables by pickling them in vinegar, culturing involves live healthy bacteria – sort of like the bacteria that turn milk into yogurt.

Apr
2014
dukkah
Mar 2014

Dukkah comes from the Arabic word for “to pound.” Traditionally made from pounded sesame seeds, salt, and savory spices, we make ours in the food processor.

Mar
2014
succotash
Dec 2013

As we explore the cuisines of the world, we sometimes forget the Native American traditions. Succotash’s colors look like autumn. But its warming, hearty sweetness is perfect for deepest winter.

Dec
2013
cranberry fig
Oct 2013

This makes a wonderful pie or tart filling. It’s also a wonderful chutney-like “compote” served with a dollop of whipped cream, ice cream, etc.

Oct
2013
kelp noodles in a bowl
Oct 2013

Kelp noodles are made from the fiber in seaweed. They are a chewy “blank canvas” with almost no calories. Here, we paint that canvas with roast cashews, olives and garlic, brocolli florets, and brewer’s yeast.

Oct
2013
hibiscus lemonade
Aug 2013

Thanks to Adam, we’ve been enjoying this recipe for some years now. I run the recipe each summer. It can also be found in our third cookbook, Blue Ribbon Edition.

Aug
2013
beluga lentils
Jul 2013

This is a variation of Amanda’s Green Potato Salad with Cilantro and Spinach featured in our Blue Ribbon Edition cookbook.

Jul
2013
chicken tagine
May 2013

This recipe is equally delicious with chicken, seafood, and tofu.  Preserved lemons and olives are a classic flavor combination in both Persian and Moroccan cuisine.

May
2013
curried chickpeas
Mar 2013

Curries are wonderful ways to empty your fridge of leftovers. A can of this, some chopped-up that… the curry spices and coconut milk are very forgiving!

Mar
2013
berry smoothie
Feb 2013

“I’m in the mood for ice cream, and this is like a big bowl of soft, melty blueberry ice cream without the guilt or calories. I’ve been eating this every morning lately…”

Feb
2013
assorted winter squash
Jan 2013

We use winter squash flesh, toasted squash seeds, and toasted squash seed oil as a drizzle. Sweet, creamy, savory, earthy, and crunchy — all from the same vegetable.

Jan
2013
sauteed mushrooms
Dec 2012

Greek-style sauteed mushrooms are a wonderful weeknight side dish alongside almost anything. Put those mushrooms on toast, and it suddenly transforms into a very-classy-indeed appetizer.

Dec
2012
brownies
Oct 2012

Paleo means no grains, no beans, no refined anything — just fruit, nuts, chocolate, etc… anything a caveman or woman could pluck and eat. Believe it or not, these brownies qualify!

Oct
2012
avocado and lemon on a cutting board
Oct 2012

This salad makes a sage addition to the holiday table. Not only is it easy to make, pretty to look at, but it will help everyone’s tummy feel better too. I’ve used Real Pickle’s cultured beets and red cabbage both.

Oct
2012
spring rolls
Oct 2012

If you’re like us, you’re not an expert Spring Roll Assembler, and you’ll have a few tears in the delicate spring roll paper. That’s okay! And may we say, the (optional) curry powder in this recipe is a stroke of genius.

Oct
2012
jambalaya
Sep 2012

Jambalaya is a New Orleans take on paella: rice, vegetables, seafood and sausage, with French, Native American, and Carribean influence. You could serve it as a side, but its heart and soul is as a one-pot meal.  

Sep
2012
green gazpacho
Aug 2012

Gazpacho with tomatoes is relatively new, believe it or not.  Here I’ve used lemon and/or lime instead of vinegar, and saved tomatoes to slice and plate with fresh mozzarella.

Aug
2012
cashew dipa
Jul 2012

Elena Volkova made this in our store, and everyone loved it. There’s perfect balance between sweet and salty, and Elena says if you’re taking the Chinese approach, this is wonderful over bitter, dark greens.

Jul
2012
edamame salad
May 2012

This salad keeps everyone happily chewing, which means you get the pleasure of each other’s company around the table for longer than it takes to wolf down a burger and fries.

May
2012
bi bim bap in a stone pot
May 2012

Bi Bim Bap is a Korean dish like a stir-fry, except you don’t stir-fry things together. And then you put an egg on top. Plenty of veggies, whole grain rice, kimchee… and an egg on top.

May
2012
castagnaccio (chestnut flour bread or cake)
May 2012

Rich, dense chestnut flour is a good source of fiber and protein — and 100% gluten-free. Olive oil and rosemary add flavor. Pine nuts are optional, but highly recommended.

May
2012
Armenian kofta
Mar 2012

Keofta (or Kofta) are meatballs. Here, we replace with meat with split peas and cracked wheat and carrots and onions and celery. Golden raisins and paprika add a hint of smoky sweetness.

Mar
2012
maitake asparagus sautee
Feb 2012

I made this on New Year’s Day, and it was a hit. People asked for the recipe, though one person said she couldn’t believe “those ugly mushrooms could taste that good!”

Feb
2012
lentil soup
Jan 2012

This is a gloriously unimaginative, pedestrian, almost boring take on the classic lentil soup. Which is sometimes, exactly what we need! Serve with a thick slice of bread, and a thick slab of butter.

Jan
2012
lentil varieties
Jan 2012

Different kinds of lentils dissolve (or don’t dissolve) at different rates. Combine them all in a soup, you get something to intact, something soft… a variety of textures, and plenty of leguminous nutrition!

Jan
2012
holiday delight chocolate truffles
Dec 2011

Why was I struggling to find something that uses whole sesame tahini?  Whole sesame tahini is a nut butter made from the entire brown seed.  This is important. 

Dec
2011
fresh purple figs
Dec 2011

We use use dried figs, because they’re available year-round, and they keep just about forever. You can always use fresh figs, though… Just make sure to eat them within a day or two of dipping.

Dec
2011
umeboshi plums drying
Dec 2011

“When I was a child and had an upset stomach, my mother used to make me a hot drink that helped tremendously.”

Dec
2011
chocolate mousse
Nov 2011

This vegan wonder requires no cooking, and almost no prep. Just blenderize the organic, vegan superfoods, and then chill. You chill, and the dessert chills too.

Nov
2011
granny smiths
Nov 2011

A mildly sweet, somewhat savory hash, using crisp tart apples instead of potatoes. Use a well-seasoned cast iron skillet.

Nov
2011
sweet potato hummous
Oct 2011

“Yams (or sweet potatoes) are one of my favorite foods.  And they’re #2 on the Center for Science in the Public Interest’s list of veggies in terms of overall nutrient content.”

Oct
2011
kelp noodle recipe
Sep 2011

It’s all about simple.  This is tres simple and tres delish.  If you haven’t discovered kelp noodles or Austrian pumpkinseed oil, well, now’s your chance. 

Sep
2011
grated radish and carrot
Aug 2011

This recipe appears in our last cookbook, The Blue Ribbon Edition. Grated root veggies + more veggies + home-made dressing. Yogurt in the dressing adds live probiotics + protein.

Aug
2011
cheesy casserole
Jul 2011

From 1989. It fell by the wayside, until we served it this year at Tastes of Concord. Not only was this dish a hit, but meat eaters couldn’t believe it was vegetarian!

Jul
2011
beets
May 2011

Crimson, crimson, orange, and yellow… with nuggets of green… and soy sauce… make this salad interesting, delicious, hard to pin down, and utterly unique.

May
2011
shelled eda mame
Feb 2011

Edamame, fresh soybeans, are a delicious and low-fat source of protein. Here, we soften the edamame with brown rice, and elevate them with truffle oil, for a dish that is at once coarse and refined.

Feb
2011
amaranth plant
Feb 2011

Amaranth is a tiny, tiny, tiny grain (a millet technically: the seed of a grass), native to South America. Scallops, of course, are delicious. Here, we marry the two, with Italian spices.

Feb
2011
dried incan golden berries
Dec 2010

Indigenous to South America, goldenberries were brought to South Africa in the 1800’s and are grown today in countries far and wide such as China, England, Scotland, Norway and India.

Dec
2010
a flan on a plate
Nov 2010

Sweet potatoes and maple syrup are what make this flan “yankee.” And yes, we offer a vegan version if you want to sub out the heavy cream…

Nov
2010
zephyr squash
Sep 2010

In which Debra cites the cholesterol-reducing effects of chick peas… and then instructs you to use ten (10!) cups of cheese… A summertime indulgence.

Sep
2010
making salsa on a cutting board
Aug 2010

To the traditional salsa base — tomatoes, peppers, cilantro, onion — we add seafood. For a fresh and exciting cross between a dip and a ceviche. Add black-eyed peas to make it almost a full meal. Or wrap in corn tortillas for instant fish tacos.

Aug
2010
green soup
Jun 2010

Who doesn’t love potatoes + corn + fresh garden herbs? This soup can use any and all summer herbs, so just throw them in!

Jun
2010
a slice of beet
May 2010

One raw, one cooked.  Two beet recipes where beets are scrubbed and grated (no need to peel).  One Chilean lime-flavored. The other dressed with Austrian pumpkinseed oil.

May
2010
raw purple rice
Apr 2010

Editor’s Note: this was written a while ago.  Since that time, we’ve lost access to the Ifugao violet rice we write about.  Don’t worry — you can use any sticky or semi-sticky rice you want! 

Apr
2010
red lentil butternut squash soup with spinach
Mar 2010

Warming ginger, nutmeg, and gently curry spices cut through the rainy gloom of late winter / early spring. The gentle sweetness of butternut squash. The richness of coconut milk…

Mar
2010
cabbage slaw
Feb 2010

  This new recipe is a result of a group effort back in our kitchen.  Thanks to Piera, Alex (Alex Mong who never liked cabbage until this!) and Amanda, the kitchen not only came up with this delish slaw, but had the wild and creative idea to use it in a Miso Tofu Wrap, a

Feb
2010
black garlic aioli
Jan 2010

Black garlic tastes only very slightly of “garlic,” and instead develops hints of apricot and chocolate.  It’s really an indescribable flavor…

Jan
2010
assorted leafy greens
Jan 2010

When your garden is really “hitting on all cylinders” you need to do something with all those vegetables! This simple dish uses them by the bushel.

Jan
2010
blueberry sauce
Dec 2009

A generous splash of pomegranate juice punches up the intensity of this traditional sweet-tart sauce. For ice cream, or Thanksgiving. Voted #1 Recipe Most Likely to Stain Your Clothing.

Dec
2009
vegetable stir fry with tempeh
Nov 2009

Tempeh is the “other” soy food, native to Indonesia. Fermented soy is more digestible, and you’ll find tempeh has an interesting sort of “ground beef” texture.

Nov
2009
2 bean soup
Oct 2009

Butterbeans are a tender, smaller variety of lima beans. Here, they marry well with tender green beans (yes, even frozen), herbs and spices, and little romano cheese.

Oct
2009
cutting board eggs veggies
Sep 2009

“I love to feed people, but like you, don’t have time to fuss in the kitchen. I got so many rave reviews about Dinner with a Friend (my March 2009 newsletter recipe) and pleas for more easy dinners to make in a flash…”

Sep
2009
empenadas
Aug 2009

A vegetarian health food take on the classic Salvadoran stuffed pastry, Jim’s recipe uses whole wheat flour, tons of vegetables, and tahini — and some cheddar, if you want it.

Aug
2009
Green Potato Salad
Jul 2009

A mayo-less potato salad that is light (yet substantial), fresh, bright, and delicious, with the baby spinach, cilantro, and the bite of apple cider vinegar.

Jul
2009
Greek yogurt with za'atar
Jun 2009

An easy, easy, easy summer dish around which to build an even easier summer meal. What is Za’atar? It’s a Middle Eastern seasoning mix made from hyssop, Israeli sumac, sesame seeds, etc.

Jun
2009
dandelion greens
May 2009

Did you know that the USDA ranks dandelion in the top four green vegetables in overall nutritional value? Or that DEBRA ranks avocados among the most wonderful things on Earth?

May
2009
Apr 2009

o early for tomatoes, zucchini are still expensive, and we aren’t ready for cold salads…. it’s still cool enough to turn on the oven, roast vegetables, and dream of summer!

Apr
2009
buckwheat cooked
Mar 2009

Buckwheat! You either love it… or you haven’t tried it yet. This Japanese/Russian supergrain cooks quickly, and is packed with flavor. And it marries especially well with chicken.

Mar
2009
coconut chocolate frangipanne
Feb 2009

About five minutes to get into the oven. Gluten-free, grain-free, with the richness of nuts and eggs; and loved by everyone.

Feb
2009
Morrocan soup
Jan 2009

North African “home food,” ready in 15-30 minutes depending on if you use hard or soft lentils. Gently, warmly spiced.

Jan
2009
raw chocolate macaroons
Jan 2009

Dried apricots and dates are the key to these macaroons. They provide sweetness, and also bind the other ingredients. So no need for flour, eggs, or sugar.

Jan
2009
blini
Dec 2008

Blini are yeasted savory pancakes, traditionally served with caviar and crème fraiche. This version is vegetarian, and gluten-free.”

Dec
2008
blondies
Nov 2008

The Walnut Surprise Cookies in my first cookbook are, surprise! brownies. And the best cookie ever. Now I’ve subbed out the flour for nut meal, for a richer, denser, gluten-free treat.

Nov
2008
squash carrot onion potato
Oct 2008

Warming, with the natural, vegetal sweetness of the root veggies and squash. This is autumnal comfort food.

Oct
2008
hawaii beach
Oct 2008

Pineapple and macadamia nuts enliven the traditional dour cabbage. Umeboshi (Japanese plum) vinegar adds pizzazz.

Oct
2008
hibiscus lemonade
Aug 2008

hanks to Adam, we’ve been enjoying this recipe for some years now. We love this recipe so much that we put in our third cookbook, The Blue Ribbon Edition: From our kitchen to yours.

Aug
2008
chocolate pudding being cooked
Aug 2008

Amanda started making this old-fashioned, light, comfort food in our kitchen, and many of you have asked for the recipe. Well, here it is.

Aug
2008
artichokes
Jul 2008

Don’t be scared by the picture! You use marinated artichoke hearts. From a jar. So, no tedious artichoke prep. Add some fennel, some feta, some spelt berries…

Jul
2008
sweet potato chia muffins
Jul 2008

Remember in 2008, when you didn’t know what chia was… except that thing with the Chia Pets? Well, we told you how to make a muffin with it. And we blew your mind!

Jul
2008
raisin muffins
Jun 2008

Teff grain is a nutritional powerhouse smaller than a poppy seed. If you’ve ever had injere, Ethiopian pancake-bread, you’ve had teff.

Jun
2008
kelp noodles
May 2008

Kelp noodles are gluten-free, and very low in carbohydrates and calories. Their texture is chewy, and you can use them anywhere you’d use pasta. This is a pasta salad that is more salad than pasta!

May
2008
Moroccan Stew
Feb 2008

A satisfying, simple vegetarian stew served over whole grains. Morocco is on the Mediterranean, but with an African flavor. Lovely!

Feb
2008
red lentil soup
Jan 2008

Georgia, as in the old Soviet Republic… not the state next to Florida! Red lentils provide easy-to-digest vegetable protein. A little coconut milk (not authentic!) adds richness.

Jan
2008
financiers
Dec 2007

Almond flour, egg whites, and raw unrefined cane sugar make this a gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free treat. Cocoa butter adds a richness… High protein, high fiber… Oh my goodness!

Dec
2007
stewed fruit
Dec 2007

Stewed fruit: no cooking, no mess, no sugar. So simple and fruity, you can have it for breakfast, too.

Dec
2007
purple potatoes
Nov 2007

No grains in these dark purple-black, fiber-rich savory pancakes. A delightful holiday treat. You can call them “latkes” for Chanukkah. Or just call them delicious.

Nov
2007
apple on a table
Oct 2007

Baked apples stuffed with crumbled store-bought macaroons. They’re simple. They’re wholesome. They’re truly delicious.

Oct
2007
Sep 2007

Asiago is an Italian company, and we’re pleased as punch to carry their frozen, mixed porcini, oyster, shiitake and nameko mushrooms.  Adam introduced this product to me, and we both love how easy it is to make dinner by just adding a few other ingredients! Mushrooms lack chlorophyll, which means they don’t produce food for

Sep
2007
Aug 2007

I fell in love with Kurt’s recipe back in the summer of 2002. Kurt is baking bread at the Orchard Hill Breadworks in VT.  He swings by from time to time bearing the gift of whole grain loaves baked the old-fashioned way.  Kurt writes, “One time Adam asked the Gaia Herb rep what the best

Aug
2007
Jul 2007

A meal in itself with some ripe summer tomatoes.  I’d add olives and those little pickling cucumbers too.  Organic chicken on the grill….. Or Steady Lane Farm hamburgers or steaks…. Seven Oaks Ranch, the maker of Garlic Gold products, is nestled in the Ojai Valley.  The Ranch grows and distributes organic produce such as tomatoes,

Jul
2007
Jul 2007

I keep trying to figure out ways to use hemp and pumpkin seeds because they’re both so healthy, but hemp sounds “sexier”, so it’s in the title here.  I read that hemp is the “next flax” because it’s another rich, rich source of essential fatty acids.  Ruth Shamai of Ruth’s Hemp Foods says, “So that’s

Jul
2007
Jun 2007

Herbes de Provence originated in southern France, and includes herbs found in the region: rosemary, basil, marjoram, thyme, sage, savory, tarragon, bay, fennel and lavender. We have two different mixes in our store, one by Frontier Herbs and Spices, and a second lovely version made by Jean Louis of A Touch of Provence, located right

Jun
2007
May 2007

In May, I feel in transition mode, not wanting heavy, cooked wintry dishes, but not ready yet for summer corn or salads made from ripe tomatoes.  This easy salad, which can be a meal, suits my fancy in spring. Did you know that chard actually came from the Mediterranean and Asia Minor?  That while it

May
2007
Apr 2007

Mother Earth Magazine lists kale as one of the “Thirty-Three Greatest Foods for Healthy Living.”   Grown in Europe since 600 B.C.E., kale was the most common green vegetable, and in Scotland, kale in one dialect meant food, and the expression “to be off one’s kail” meant to feel too ill to eat.

Apr
2007
roasted butternut squash
Mar 2007

Perfect for days that are still cold and often blustery. Of course you can substitute veggie sausage, or use diced yams instead of butternut squash. .

Mar
2007
roasted garbanzo beans
Jun 2006

Fiber. Protein. Satisfaction. A healthy trail mix that’s savory, but not sweet. An appetizer mix that isn’t oversalted. Cocktail nuts with ethnic flair and class.

Jun
2006