Category: Food

Yogurt is not just for breakfast!  ~ 53 Ways To Use This Magical Ingredient

Yogurt is not just for breakfast! ~ 53 Ways To Use This Magical Ingredient

~ Karen B. Gibbs TODAY Contributor 53 Uses for Yogurt   When it comes to yogurt, it’s time to start thinking beyond those little plastic containers you grab for breakfast. This creamy high protein, low-fat food is one of the most versatile dairy products in your fridge. From French toast to facial masks to making […]

7 Secret Mushrooms That Boost Your Immune System

7 Secret Mushrooms That Boost Your Immune System

~ By Ty Bollinger Having secured a rich history in many ancient Asian healing practices, medicinal mushrooms have been prescribed and used for countless ailments for thousands of years. As modern medicine rediscovers these ancient superfoods, there is good evidence that mushrooms are among the most powerful functional food in a growing cancer-fighting and cancer-preventing arsenal. […]

How Fasting Can Help You Live Longer

How Fasting Can Help You Live Longer

~ What really happens to your body when you fast? Dr. Mercola The types and quality of food you eat influences more than how much you weigh. Food has an effect on your metabolism, insulin production, leptin release and a myriad of other hormonal and chemical balances. Scientists are also examining the way fasting affects […]

Becoming a vegetarian is the easiest way to save the planet

Becoming a vegetarian is the easiest way to save the planet

~ by The Plaid Zebra Forty years ago vegetarianism wasn’t accepted. People didn’t have the means to get cognizant about what they were consuming before they consumed it. Twenty years ago it was difficult for vegetarians to grocery shop. Ten years ago, people were baffled by the concept of being a vegan. Even today, although […]

Healthy Snacking 101

Healthy Snacking 101

~ Hi all, I hope you’re having a great week! It’s already the end of October and many of you are probably heading to the grocery store and thinking about feeding yourself and your family this coming week. I have an amazing recipe that works for both snacks AND dinners that will please even the […]

Spiritual Nutrition ~

Spiritual Nutrition ~

~ Food as Spiritual Nutrition by Angela Levesque Eating can be a sacred experience. Right before our eyes, we get to witness the transformation and transmutation of matter into energetic potential. Food gives us the fuel we need to live our best lives and the way we choose to eat can change the world. Nothing […]

The Spice That Prevents Fluoride From Destroying Your Brain

The Spice That Prevents Fluoride From Destroying Your Brain

~ Fluoride is found everywhere today, from antibiotics to drinking water, no stick pans to toothpaste, making exposure inevitable. All the more reason why new research proving this common spice can prevent fluoride damage is so promising! Fluoride’s neurotoxicity has been the subject of academic debate for decades, and now a matter of increasingly impassioned […]

14 Things People Probably Do Not Want To Know About Their Favorite Foods

14 Things People Probably Do Not Want To Know About Their Favorite Foods

~ There are hundreds of food industry facts that are sheltered from consumers and only made public by food scientists if absolutely necessary. The following are 14 of the more well known industry insider secrets that have been exposed now for some time, but still not common knowledge to millions of consumers. Many consumer watchdogs […]

Try A Memory-Boosting Berry Smoothie ~

Try A Memory-Boosting Berry Smoothie ~

~   This refreshing smoothie is loaded with powerful phytochemicals called anthocyanins. These compounds help preserve memory by protecting brain cells from aging processes and increasing blood flow to your noggin. Berries get their deep hue from anthocyanins, potent antioxidants that protect your brain cells from aging processes. The flaxseed delivers a healthy dose of […]

What To Expect From Your Detox ~

What To Expect From Your Detox ~

~ By Janet Hull   Have you ever driven by a landfill or a sewer on a hot day, or been in a room where something died within the walls? It has a distinct rancid odor, wouldn’t you say? This isn’t the most pleasant thought, but when you have rancid chemicals such as heavy metals, […]

10 Healthy Foods That Help Reduce Stress ~

10 Healthy Foods That Help Reduce Stress ~

~ Reducing stress might be as easy as eating the right foods. How you feel can be directly related to what you eat. If you frequently feel stressed out, it is tempting to grab refined carbohydrates, otherwise known as comfort foods, and eat them in unhealthy quantities. Instead of reaching for a pint of premium […]

Beet and Arugula Salad with La Tur Cheese, Squash Blossoms and Honey

Beet and Arugula Salad with La Tur Cheese, Squash Blossoms and Honey

FROM: Lauren Herman YIELD Serves 4 INGREDIENTS Yield: 4 servings Salad 9 small beets (preferably a mix of red, pink and golden), trimmed ⅓ cup extra-virgin olive oil 2¼ teaspoons kosher salt ¾ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 9 sprigs fresh thyme ¼ cup pine nuts 1 small fennel bulb, quartered and thinly sliced lengthwise […]

Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake ~

Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake ~

Next time you gather with friends to share a meal, add this Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake from Cooking with a Yogaview to the menu. Chicago-based yoga teacher and author Claire Mark says “this amazing version of cheesecake adds just the right amount of sweetness to the end of the meal.” Cooking with a Yogaview is comprised […]

Healthy Foods ~ Mushroom, Tomato, Basil Frittata

Healthy Foods ~ Mushroom, Tomato, Basil Frittata

  Frittatas such as this one are a great addition to your Healthiest Way of Eating any time of day. They not only provide great flavor one serving contains only 144 calories. Enjoy! Prep and Cook Time: 20 minutes Ingredients: 1/2 medium onion, minced 3 medium cloves garlic, pressed 1 TBS +1 TBS chicken broth […]

~Italian Holiday Supper ~

~Italian Holiday Supper ~

Baked Fish with Potatoes and Fennel Fish Entree – Celiacs and Lactose intolerants safe1 lb potatoes, peeled and sliced in 1/4″ slices 2 fennel bulbs with fronds 1 1/2 lbs cod fillets, cut widthwise into 1″ pieces 1/4 cup Italian dried black olives, roughly chopped 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil SaltBring water to a […]

Risotto w/Shrimp,Zucchine & Artichokes

Risotto w/Shrimp,Zucchine & Artichokes

RISOTTO WITH SHRIMP, ZUCCHINE AND ARTICHOKES 1 cup shrimp 1/2 cup diced zucchini 1 cup marinated artichokes, drained and roughly chopped 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 1/4 cup carnaroli rice 5 cups vegetable stock at least 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1/2 cup dry white wine 2 tbsp cream cheese Put stock in a […]

Conscious Chocolate ~

Conscious Chocolate ~

Find chocolate that’s good for your health—and the planet. By Christie Matheson It’s no longer news that dark chocolate is good for our health: It’s even got 14 times as many antioxidants as broccoli. But its virtue goes only so far if it isn’t produced sustainably. Conventionally harvested cacao (the plant from which chocolate is […]

Biscotti Toscani ~ Recipe

Biscotti Toscani ~ Recipe

These twice baked cookies have a delicate flavor, great with vanilla ice-cream, tea, frozen yogurt, or cappuccino. Directions Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour a large baking sheet. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, vanilla, almond extract, and zest. […]

Wild Rice, Kale, and Cranberry Pilaf ~

Wild Rice, Kale, and Cranberry Pilaf ~

~ This recipe can be made ahead of time and reheated before serving. Just before serving, try sprinkling on some Candied Walnuts or roasted hazelnuts! For directions on how to soak and cook wild rice you can see directions in our newest book or simply cook as you do any type of rice using 1 1/2 cups […]

Baked with Love ~

Baked with Love ~

One ingredient change can make your favorite family recipe healthier—and as delicious as ever. By Gina Roberts-Grey   Baked goods define the holiday season for many people—and health-conscious yogis aren’t excluded. Holiday treats can mark traditions passed down through generations and trigger memories for everyone. So what’s a sentimental yogi who wants to maintain a […]

Today's Recipe  ~ 15-Minute Asian Tuna

Today’s Recipe ~ 15-Minute Asian Tuna

If you don’t know what to serve for dinner tonight …   Our Quick Broil method of cooking is perfect for preparing seared tuna as tuna tastes best when not cooked through. The combination of tuna, shiitake mushrooms, and seasonings adds a wonderful Asian flavor to your Healthiest Way of Eating. Prep and Cook Time: […]

Food of The Week ~ Sweet Potatoes

Food of The Week ~ Sweet Potatoes

  7-Minute Sweet Potatoes Add this easy-to-prepare, great tasting recipe to your Healthiest Way of Eating, and you will also be provided with 681% of the Daily Value for health-promoting vitamin A! Prep and Cook Time: 7 minutes Ingredients: 1 lb sweet potatoes, diced (if organic, do not peel) 2 cloves chopped or press garlic […]

Polenta, Onion and Gorgonzola Pizza ~

Polenta, Onion and Gorgonzola Pizza ~

Today’s Recipe If you don’t know what to serve for dinner tonight …   Even though this recipe takes about 40 minutes to prepare, it is very easy to make. Using polenta is a wonderful way to have a healthy pizza crust and the toppings are only limited by your imagination.   Prep and Cook […]

Change Your Relationship to Food ~

Change Your Relationship to Food ~

As the food industry relentlessly markets every fad diet and product, Americans are forgetting how to eat healthily and happily. Yoga can help you make better choices about what you eat—and skip the guilt. Yoga’s philosophy teaches us to make meals from plant-based foods that form the foundation of the food pyramid. The physical asana […]

Figs, Walnuts and Spinach Salad ~

Figs, Walnuts and Spinach Salad ~

Today’s Recipe   If you are tired of that plain green salad for dinner you will want to add the extra nutrition and pizzazz that the figs and walnuts add to this spinach salad to your Healthiest Way of Eating. It’s a great will complement to almost any meal. Enjoy! Prep and Cook Time: 15 […]

Cooking with Devotion ~

Cooking with Devotion ~

Cooking with Devotion Good food requires more than top-notch ingredients and creative recipes—it’s the compassion, intention, and energy of those in the kitchen that make a meal fulfilling. Cultivating a selfless intention, committing to recognizing the Divine in those you’re feeding, and cooking joyfully without expectation of recognition will improve your awareness as well as […]

Today's Recipe ~ Salmon & Black Beans

Today’s Recipe ~ Salmon & Black Beans

If you don’t know what to serve for dinner tonight …   Add this amazing flavor blend that combines the sweetness of the salmon, richness of black beans, and the zestiness of the topping to your Healthiest Way of Eating and enjoy! Southwestern Salmon & Black Beans   Prep and Cook Time: 30 minutes Ingredients: […]

Bella Italia ~ Salmon Rolls

Bella Italia ~ Salmon Rolls

24 small smoked salmon slices 2/5 cup Italian organic barley, boiled and cold 2/5 cup Italian farro, boiled and cold 2/5 cup Italian carnaroli rice, boiled and cold 2 small zucchine, diced 1 small eggplant, diced 1 small bell pepper (red or yellow), diced 1 onion, minced 3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley 3 tbsp chopped […]

Healthy Living ~ Chinese Chicken Cabbage Salad

Healthy Living ~ Chinese Chicken Cabbage Salad

  If you don’t know what to serve for dinner tonight …   This Asian-flavored salad is a quick and easy addition to your Healthiest Way of Eating any time of year that provides you with a complete meal. Chinese Chicken Cabbage Salad   Prep and Cook Time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 4 cups napa cabbage, […]

Healthy Living ~ Creamy Romaine Salad

Healthy Living ~ Creamy Romaine Salad

  Today’s Recipe If you don’t know what to serve for dinner tonight …   Green salads are always welcome as a part of your Healthiest Way of Eating. This healthy green salad can be enjoyed with just about any type of dressing. however, it is worth the time to make this creamy dressing for […]

Healthy Food ~ Mushroom,Tomatoe,Basil Frittata

Healthy Food ~ Mushroom,Tomatoe,Basil Frittata

  Today’s Recipe If you don’t know what to serve for dinner tonight …   Frittatas such as this one are a great addition to your Healthiest Way of Eating any time of day. They not only provide great flavor one serving contains only 144 calories. Enjoy!   Prep and Cook Time: 20 minutes Ingredients: […]

Baked Anellini Corn Pasta w/ Eggplant ~

Baked Anellini Corn Pasta w/ Eggplant ~

BAKED ANELLINI CORN PASTA (thanks to our Italian friend Marzia) 1 lb corn anellini pasta 2 medium eggplant, thinly sliced 1 28-oz can Italian peeled San Marzano tomatoes 1 8-oz mozzarella, sliced or diced REAL Italian breadcrumbs (not flavored) 2 garlic cloves 2 tbsp fresh chopped basil 2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley Extra Virgin olive […]