Pear Power Juice with Basil

Pear and basil juice

This is a really lovely combination! Basil (ocimum basilicum) has been studied for its anti-aging benefits, and it may be effective at reducing the effects of free radicals, as well as protecting heart, liver and brain cells. Basil is also high in antioxidants and anti-bacterial agents, so it’s a very protective herb. Can’t find fresh […]

A Green Smoothie with a Unique Twist


You might look at this recipe and think these ingredients make an unlikely pairing but oh, it’s a delicious one! Step out of your comfort and try this combination the next time you’re making a green smoothie.

Watermelon-Basil Agua Fresca

Watermelon Basil Fresca

Perhaps you are like me and you had a bumper crop of basil this year (and are tired of making pesto to use it all up!). Or you are looking for a refreshing drink to make the summer linger even as autumn moves in. Look no further than this watermelon-basil agua fresca!

Raw Vegan Zucchini & Sun Dried Tomato “Lasagna”

Raw Vegan Lasagna

I see this dish served in many juice bars and vegan cafes, but never found one with just the right taste. So I thought I’d try my hand at it, and the results were great! Give this raw, vegan, gluten-free hearty lasagna a try in your kitchen.

Meatless Monday: Crispy Tempeh & Vegetable Stir Fry

Crispy Tempeh Stirfry

Looking for a light and easy, yet healthy Meatless Monday recipe? Try this veggie-filled, protein-rich dish that adds flavor and nutrients with tempeh. Tempeh is a fermented food that can be either made with traditional soy beans or other legumes such as chickpeas and fava beans. Tempeh is a probiotic food and it contains bacteria that are beneficial to the human digestive system. The primary bacteria is Rhizopus oliigosporus, which helps break down the phytic acid that legumes contain to enable better mineral absorption.