Baked Fish with Black Japonica Rice

Black japonica rice is a nutrient rich rice with a spicy sweet taste.  According to Lundberg Family Farms, this sweet nutty rice is packed with health-promoting anthocyanine antioxidants, like those found in blueberries and blackberries. For a quick meal idea, bake your favorite fish fillet in the oven while you  cook japonics rice on the…

Gingersnaps and Almond Nog

( Adapted from thisrawsomeveganlife.com Raw Gingersnap Cookies) These gingersnaps and almond nog are easy to whip up in no time and they can be a nutritious alternative to overly processed, sugar-laden treats this holiday season. Gingersnap Cookies 2 C oats, ground into flour in your food processor (I use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Oats) 1 1/2 …

Ginger Nut Energy Bites

These energy bites are packed with wholesome nutrients! They are easy to whip up and a great grab-n-go alternative when you need a boost. They also perfectly complement a cup of your favorite tea. Preserve a few moments to nourish your body and calm your spirit with these tasty treats and your favorite warm beverage….

Chicken Apple Spinach Salad

Serves 2-4 Boneless skinless chicken breasts (2-4) Spinach (2-4 large handfuls) Granny Smith apples, sliced (1-2) Dried cranberries (as desired) Walnuts (as desired) Rasberry Vinaigrette dressing Olive oil Salt & Pepper Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place chicken breasts in baking dish and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake 25-35 minutes…

Simply Sweetened Applesauce

When the days shorten and begin to cool it’s a great time to whip up some healthy comfort food.  Humble applesauce fits the bill! When you prepare homemade applesauce you can be confident your finished product will be a healthy dish with wholesome ingredients – minus all the unhealthy chemicals and preservatives. The pleasing aroma of…

Health Benefits of Peaches

Vitamins One little peach provides 10 different kinds of vitamins: A, C, E, K and six of the B complex vitamins. Fiber There are three grams of fiber in a peach. Fiber aids in digestion and prevents constipation and bloating while contributing to colon health. Fiber helps regulate cholesterol levels which aids in reducing the…

Prepare Your Garden Now!

Prepare your garden this Spring so you can enjoy a productive and bountiful harvest! 1.  First, focus on cultivating your soil. Soil can become compacted over time, so loosening it before planting is a priority to build fertility. 2.  Second, a few weeks before you plan to plant, cover your garden bed with minimum half-inch…

Your Holiday Options for Weight Control

During the holidays you may find yourself dining out more than normal and frequenting the holiday parties that begin with appetizers and end with rich desserts. If you host the holiday gatherings with all the holiday goodies, you may be spending more time in the kitchen near the tempting foods you wouldn’t normally have in…

A Story for You this Holiday Season

A Story to Promote Wellness with Healthy Relationships Recently I had a conversation with my daughter-in-law, Caroline and son, Rick about how frustrating it is that God doesn’t speak to me audibly. My desire is that God would clearly speak to me in words that I can understand, such as how to live my life, and…

Mint Chip Coconut Milk Ice Cream

Looking for a dairy-free ice cream alternative that still has that creamy texture and rich goodness of dairy ice cream? This coconut milk ice cream is a great replacement! Refreshing peppermint and crunchy chocolate chips add to it’s creamy goodness! And, you know exactly what is in each and every mouthful because you prepared it…

Power Bran Muffins

Energize your morning with these Power Bran Muffins… Makes: 12 Muffins Enjoy these delicious muffins with your favorite smoothie!  See some of our favorite smoothie recipes here: Spicy Fiesta Smoothie Sunshine Smoothie Ingredients 2 C Wheat Bran 1 C bleached all-purpose flour 1 C unsweetened almond milk (or milk of your choice) 2 tsp apple…

Summertime Fresh BLACK Rice Salad

Black rice is a great option to use with summertime freshness.  Black rice has the same nutrients and more fiber than brown rice, plus contains anthocyanin.  These pigment properties in black rice (as well as blueberries) provide anti-inflammatory benefits, protect against carcinogens, and may help prevent heart disease.   FRESH VEGETABLES & BLACK RICE SALAD INGREDIENTS:…