Curried Sweet Potato and Lentil Soup

This yummy dish is supercharged with healthy ingredients, and a cinch to make, despite the exotic flavor combinations. Hearty enough to go solo, or serve Curried Sweet Potato and Lentil Soup with some brown rice on the side and a simple green salad for a flavorful multi-course meal. Ingredients: 1 medium onion, peeled and coarsely chopped 1…

Read More

Southwest Sweet Potato Hash

Serves 2 Prep time, 10 minutes Cook time:  20 minutes Who says breakfast needs to be predictable?  Spicy, smoky and slightly sweet, this Southwest Sweet Potato Hash is a family favorite at my house.  Prepared with smoked tofu, or topped with a free-range over-easy egg, it’s a fiber rich, nutrient-dense and satisfying way to start the…

Read More

Savory Harvest Veggie Bake

4 servings Prep time:  20-30 minutes Cook time:  45 minutes This savory and satisfying alternative to your everyday meatloaf is not only simple to prepare, it’s loaded with protein, fiber, vitamins and too many other good things to list here.  Don’t make it for the health benefits though; it’s so delicious no one ever needs…

Read More

Why Breathwork? What Effective Leaders Have in Common

Why breathwork? I mean, short of a diagnosable condition, do we really need help breathing? My focus on breathwork coincided with the Covid lockdown in 2020, when the fires were raging in Oregon, with smoke so bad we couldn’t go outside. So when I heard that a highly-established yoga and breathwork institute, Mt. Madonna, was…

Read More

Maple Butternut Bake

This dish is so scrumptious and satisfying you’d swear it was loaded with everything you try not to eat.  Yet this festive dish is both simple to prepare and terrifically nutritious.    Butternut squash is good source of fiber and nutrients, including  vitamin C, manganese, magnesium, and potassium. It is also an excellent source of vitamins A and E. Combine it with…

Read More

Savory Pumpkin Curry Sauce

Makes 4 cups Pumpkin recipes are all the rage this time of year, and with excellent reason.  Pumpkin is a nutrition powerhouse that rings with Fall flavor, sending the culinary creativity soaring.  This Savory Pumpkin Curry Sauce is a family favorite at my house, where my kids love the creamy texture and savory blend of flavors…

Read More

Holiday Brussels Sprouts Sauté

Brussels sprouts rank high on the list of cabbages with a bad rap, and undeservedly so.  The trick is knowing how to bring out the sweet nutty flavor in these earthy veggies by cooking them until almost al dente, but definitely not overdone.  Just in season (now!) is the best time to give those Brussels…

Read More

The 2-Minute Trick to Stopping a Stress Trigger

Hello morning! For some of us, the early hours are some of the most stressful of the day. You’re either rushing to get going, stuck in traffic, late for a meeting, or worse, navigating working from home with kids fighting in the background. These everyday challenges are enough to set the stress level rising. As…

Read More

How your hidden beliefs keep you feeling overwhelmed

Feeling overwhelmed with all of the uncertainty surrounding us these days? If so, you’re far from alone. According to the APA, 3 in 5 (60%) of people polled say the number of issues America faces currently is overwhelming, so add to it your own issues, and no wonder you feel stuck. Stress creates the feeling of general…

Read More