Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Goddess Detox featured in Northshore Magazine

I'm so happy to have my latest detox program, the Whole Health Goddess Detox, featured in Northshore Magazine's Health & Wellness issue. To read the full article, click on the cover photo:
 Northshore Magazine March 2017 issue

The next Whole Health Goddess Detox class starts April 5, 2017. 

Thursday, January 26, 2017

My version of Moosewood West Indian Red Beans and Rice

I've made this recipe from Moosewood Restaurant's Simple Suppers cookbook many times and it has evolved over the years into my own. It's a very simple recipe if you're just getting into cooking beans and rice trying to increase fiber in your diet.

West Indian Red Beans and Yellow Coconut Rice

One large onion, diced
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon allspice
diced tomatoes, I prefer to use the Pomi brand diced tomatoes in BPA free 26 oz boxes but you can use 28 oz can of diced tomatoes
two 15 ounce cans of dark red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
two zucchini, diced
1 cup frozen peas
chopped parsley to garnish

  1. Sauté the onions in coconut oil over medium heat until translucent, 10 minutes
  2. add the red pepper flakes, thyme and allspice and heat. Another few minutes
  3. add the tomatoes, peas, zucchini and kidney beans, continue over low heat for 15 minutes

Yellow Coconut Rice

1 cup of brown rice
1 teaspoon turmeric
1/8 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 tsp sea salt

Cook rice according to package instruction with the addition of turmeric to the water. When done, add coconut and sea salt.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Call the Governor NOW and Pass S2335 to License NDs in MA!

The bill to license naturopathic doctors is on Governor Baker's desk and we need your support.

If you have not yet called the Governor’s office, please do so today! You can be brief as in:

I am calling in support of S2335 the naturopathic licensure bill. 
Governor’s # 617.725.4005

THEN CALL:#1 Marylou Sudders, Secretary of Health and Human Services, 617-573-1600.#2 Monica Bharel, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, 617-624-6000

ASK that Sudders/Bharel support the governor to sign S 2335, Board of Registration in Naturopathy.

Leave your full name, address, and contract information. The main receptionist at these names might take the messages or the calls might be diverted to the legislative staff for each agency. 

THANK YOU for any assistance you can provide.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Top Five Pantry Essentials helped me survive 2016 - will help you thrive in 2017!

Looking to start 2017 on the right foot with a pantry (and freezer) stocked with healthy, time-saving essentials? Look no are my top picks that helped me get through 2016 with ease.

1. Organic Minced Ginger from The Ginger People - add to smoothies, salad dressings and stir fry in place of fresh ginger root. A smoothie with frozen peaches or mango, carrot juice and lots of ginger really brightens up the morning!

Organic Minced Ginger

2. Maesri Red Curry Paste - follow the directions on the can, adding coconut milk to make a simple curry sauce than can be used for vegetables, tofu or rice. This red curry paste is gluten free, Maesri also makes a Yellow Curry Paste that is tasty but not gluten free.
Maesri Thai red curry - 4 oz x 2 cans

3. Brown Rice Vermicelli - use the Mamy instant brand available at Stop & Shop or another instant whole grain brown rice noodle because it cooks in 2-3 minutes and then toss the noodles with soy sauce, curry sauce or use in your favorite spring roll or stir fry.

4. Papou's Sprouted Frozen Falafel - made in Maine and available at Whole Foods Market and Common Crow Market, Gloucester, MA. These falafel got me though spring of 2016 when I moved twice in a month! They cook up in minutes and I had them on top of salad and dressed with tahini multiple times a week.

5. Amore All Natural Pesto Paste - it's vegan (dairy free)! Use this on top of pasta, mixed into rice or quinoa, or in your favorite soup to instantly add the flavors of fresh basil and garlic when you don't have time to chop them yourself. Available at Stop & Shop near the tubes of tomato paste.