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Friday, May 27, 2016

Ginger Peanut Noodle Bowl with Mango and Shrimp

DAIRY-FREE  |  DETOX-FRIENDLY  |  GLUTEN-FREE VARIATION  |  GRAIN-FREE VARIATION  |  VEGAN VARIATION


I don't eat pasta very often, so when I do, it better be good. This colorful pasta salad is an excellent example. It's light and refreshing but also satisfying. Because it's served cold or at room temperature, it makes a great dish for picnics, potlucks, and trips to the beach.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Detox Salad with Orange Ginger Vinaigrette

GLUTEN-FREE  |  DETOX-FRIENDLY  |  DAIRY OPTIONAL


This colorful salad is delicious and nutritious. It's especially good for detox because the ingredients support the body's natural mechanisms that help eliminate the environmental toxins we're exposed to every day. Beets, fermented foods, and raw nuts are three of the top twelve detox foods I discuss in chapter eight of my book, The Prediabetes Detox. Citrus and parsley also support detox pathways and have been shown to improve blood sugar control. And avocado adds the kind of healthy fat that helps fight inflammation in the body.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Cauliflower Chowder with Bacon and Green Chilies

GLUTEN-FREE  |  GRAIN-FREE  |  CONTAINS DAIRY


This creamy soup has a complex, smokey flavor. I don't eat a lot of bacon, but when I do I make sure it comes from well-raised pigs and I use it as condiment to flavor other dishes. It's one way to incorporate pasture-raised meats into a plant-based diet.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Pickle Shots and More


Every day I encourage my patients to eat more fermented foods to support a healthy microbiome (the collective community of microorganisms living on our bodies that we couldn’t survive without). While it's easy to ferment your own foods at home, not everyone has the time or interest. Fortunately, there are some good products available for purchase.