Ginger-Mint Greens & Berries Smoothie

It’s truly amazing to me how healthy greens can hide out in a delicious fruit-tasting smoothie. This blend has a full serving of each collard greens and spinach, plus the parsley and mint. The cranberries also add a lot of nutritional benefit: they have a relatively low glycemic index; they also contain antioxidants, substances that … Read more

Ginger-Cranberry Smoothie

WOW is this one good! I had to jot down the proportions. Cranberries are surprisingly delicious in juice – their tartness is completely balanced out by sweetness from all the other fruit. The easiest way to get ginger juice is to put a chunk of ginger through your juicer, then freeze it in ice cube … Read more

Raw spinach manicotti

I learned to make this dish at a raw food “cooking” class I took one summer in Chicago, in the Ukranian Village neighborhood. I’ve since served it as an appetizer at many dinner parties and family gatherings (after tweaking it a bit to make it my own), and it’s received RAVE reviews. Several people have … Read more

[Video] Hemp Seed Truffles

These nutty and slightly sweet balls are a nice light dessert for a healthy meal. Simply combine soaked almonds and hemp seed, together with agave for sweetness, and a little vanilla and salt. Blend everything in a Cuisinart, shape into balls and serve! [For complete directions and quantities, watch the video!] Makes 30 balls   … Read more

Thai-Style Kohlrabi Salad

Kohlrabi is one of the healthiest vegetables around, but it can be hard to come up with unique ways to prepare it. This salad fits the bill!

It’s delicious and filling as a one-dish meal, or as a side dish along with grilled chicken or some other meat dish. Serves 1-2 as a main dish, or 4-5 as a side dish.

2-3 kohlrabi heads
1 large carrot
2-4 T Thai-style peanut sauce
1/2 c raw peanuts, chopped
1/4 c cilantro, chopped

Grate the kohlrabi and the carrot using the large holes of a cheese grater. If the veggies are particularly wet, drain them a bit, or even wrap them in paper towels to squeeze out the excess moisture.

Stir in the peanut sauce, chopped peanuts and cilantro. Adjust all ingredients to your own personal taste.

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