Staying Healthy Through the Winter

Staying Healthy Through the Winter

What if I told you that you don’t have to succumb to the inevitable cold, flu, and low energy of the winter? What if I told you that you can feel warm, healthy, happy, and energetic all winter long? It’s true! Every winter, we see our friends and family dropping like flies, addicted to cough… READ MORE…

Benefits of Yoga: Digest and Repair

Benefits of Yoga: Digest and Repair

In our stressed out society, many of us are in a constant “fight or flight” mode, due to psychological stress and habitual shallow breathing. This causes our sympathetic nervous system to direct the blood where it’s needed to quickly escape or fight an imminent physical threat– our muscles, brain, and eyes. Therefore, blood flow is… READ MORE…

Vegan Cheddar Cheese Spread

Vegan Cheddar Cheese Spread

If you’re having a cheese craving, but don’t want all the negative side effects of dairy, try this sumptuous vegan cheddar cheese! Ingredients 1½ cups raw cashew pieces, soaked in water overnight, drained and rinsed 2 Tbsp sun dried tomatoes in oil (try to drain the oil a bit from the tomato pieces) ¼ cup… READ MORE…

Chai Tea

Chai Tea

This is SO much yummier than the chai tea bags or concentrate available in stores. The amounts are approximate, so don’t worry about counting out the herbs. It makes your house smell wonderful! Ingredients 8 cups filtered water 1 inch ginger, peeled and sliced 1 stick cinnamon 20 cardamom pods, crushed with a mortar and… READ MORE…

Lentil Salad

Lentil Salad

This fiber, protein, and nutrient rich salad is so easy to prepare, and totally addictive! Ingredients 1 cup red lentils, soaked overnight, drained, and rinsed 1 onion, chopped 1 tomato, chopped 1 cucumber, peeled and chopped ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil ⅛ cup raw apple cider vinegar (such as Bragg’s, found in health food… READ MORE…

Hot and Sour Soup

Hot and Sour Soup

Another one of Chef Charlotte’s absolute gems! It’s filling, full of nutrients, and low calorie. Even kids love this soup! Ingredients 8 cups broth ¼ cup seaweed, sliced thinly (kombu or kelp) 3 Tbsp Chinese rice wine ¼ cup raw apple cider vinegar 2 Tbsp ume plum vinegar 2 Tbsp tamari 1 tsp sea salt… READ MORE…

Super Food Pudding

Super Food Pudding

This “pudding” doubles as a dessert or breakfast! The chia seeds are so full of nutrients that we consider them a super food. They energize you better than coffee, but won’t impact your sleep. They also contain omega 3 fatty acids, minerals, and protein. Ingredients ¼ cup chia seeds 1 cup milk of choice (I… READ MORE…

Kale Rejuvenation Slaw

Kale Rejuvenation Slaw

This is Chef Charlotte’s award winning salad, that everyone who’s ever tried it loves! You will enjoy an amazing energy boost, glowing skin, and satisfaction. Ingredients 1 large bunch kale Juice of one lemon ¼ cup fresh parsley 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp sea salt ½ cauliflower head, broken up into very… READ MORE…

Cherry Garcia Raw Chocolate Smoothie

If you’re looking for a delicious, quick, easy, and incredibly nutrient dense breakfast option, look no further! Hemp seeds provide protein and omega three fatty acids, the cacao powder is through the roof with antioxidants and even chemicals that make you happy, cherries reduce inflammation and pain, coconut oil helps your metabolism and nourishes your… READ MORE…

Are We Having Fun Yet?

Despite initial complaints about the exorbitant price, the best money I spent in the recent past were tickets to see Jerry Seinfeld and then Steve Martin/Martin Short with a group of friends. Tears streaming down our faces, we laughed hysterically for the entire length of both shows. Walking out of the show, we all felt… READ MORE…