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Pepper’s Beans

My friend Scott Pepper introduced me to this recipe for authentic Mexican style beans, which was given to him by Abuelita Gonzalez. This is the BEST recipe for beans I have come across. You’ll want to put them on everything! This recipe makes a nice big batch, perfect for freezing and resurrecting on a cold night when “there’s nothing to …

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Pesto Cabbage Cups

This recipe is so versatile, incredibly flavorful, and super nutritious!  It is not only vegan, but also completely grain free. It is high in phyto-nutrients and antioxidants, and full of powerful herbs and spices which provide highly effective anti-inflammatory agents. This makes for a real show-stopper presentation-wise as well, perfect for dinner parties or even potlucks. The best part…it takes under 20 minutes to make! …

Miso Hungry Soup

This is a ridiculously easy soup that is super nutritious and can be made in minutes! There are tons of variations and you can use whatever vegetables you have on-hand and even sub out the noodles for cooked brown rice. Ingredients 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil 1 tablespoon ginger-root, peeled and minced 4 cloves garlic, minced 12 cups water 1/2 tablespoon wakame or other seaweed …

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How to Make Fermented Foods

Cultured or fermented foods have a very long history in virtually all native diets, and have always been highly prized for their health benefits. The culturing process produces beneficial microbes that are extremely important for human health as they help balance your intestinal flora, thereby boosting overall immunity. Moreover, your gut literally serves as your second brain, and even produces …

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Garden Fresh Thai Wrap

This garden inspired lettuce wrap is chocked full of goodness and with a little thai influence, it is big on flavor! The perfect use for leftover rice or quinoa. 3/4 cup cooked brown rice or quinoa 1/2 onion chopped 1 clove garlic minced 2 tbsp. coconut oil 2 tbsp. tamari (wheat-free soy sauce) 1 tbsp. organic peanut or cashew butter 1/2 …