cauliflower
Recipes & Cooking Videos

Grilled Cauliflower Steaks with Dill Spice Mix and Lemon

Grilling Season is upon us and here is a flip to your everyday thoughts for the grill. “Ba-zynga!” If you love the texture and crunch of a great steak, then this recipe, my friend, has got your name all over it. You can even use Vegan Worcestershire Sauce for added “zynga” or whatever spice mixture tickles your taste buds. Recipe By Chef Colombe

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Seasonal Allergy Reality & How to Rock Your Antibodies for Relief
Boosting Immunity

Seasonal Allergy Reality & How to Rock Your Antibodies for Relief

Do you sneeze every time you go outside? Do you have eyes that tear and a nose that itches and runs? Millions of people each year suffer from sneezing, coughing, runny nose, and itchy-watery eyes as soon as the trees, grasses, or weeds begin to pollinate. As they begin to pollinate they release pollen into the air, and although the final destination of the pollen should be to fertilize other parts of trees, grasses, and weeds, they miss the mark on their target and some of us inhale these substances, which triggers an allergic reaction. Rock Your Antibodies Did you

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black garlic
Boosting Immunity

Black Garlic: The Onyx of Antioxidants

Black garlic gives panache & excitement to almost any dish… soups, salads, veggies, rice, casseroles, meat dishes, even gluten-free toast! It is soft & spreadable. It is sweet and has a complex, savory flavor with hints of molasses and balsamic vinegar. No pungent garlicky taste or bitterness! Black garlic is very high in antioxidants. The health benefits of black garlic are being touted worldwide by natural medicine practitioners and herbalists. Black garlic has been called fermented garlic, but the process does not involve microbial infusion typical of sauerkraut, kombucha, and the like. Black garlic is quite easy to make, but

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Roasted Garlic
Recipes & Cooking Videos

Roasted Garlic Recipe

By Chef Colombe Roasted garlic is one of those things that can enhance mayonnaise, hummus, or dressing. It can be smeared on a piece of grilled chicken or incorporated into a savory sauce. It can also be spread on flatbreads and eaten by itself. In any event, it’s simple and can add life to a lot of things you eat.

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coffee
Building Energy

The Coffee Chronicles: Eyes Wide Open

There is no question that some health benefits are derived from the regular use of coffee – and along with those benefits come a number of unpleasant side effects, especially if sugar or cream is added to the equation, and even more so if a pastry is consumed with it as well. I understand that such indulgences are high on many people’s list of favorite pastimes, my own included at one point, but years of trial and error have helped me to dissect the coffee habit rituals to the nth degree and discuss its upsides and downsides with some precision. Bitter herbs

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Seafood Bisque Recipe
Recipes & Cooking Videos

Seafood Bisque Recipe

By Chef Colombe Seafood bisque is a perfect transition from winter to spring. Fresh seafood and heartiness collide in this soup for a complete and satisfying meal. Seafood Bisque

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Adrenal Fatigue
Health Issues & Detoxing

Adrenal Fatigue

Chronic stress is a major culprit in women’s lives, contributing to ongoing cycles of fatigue, poor nutrition, mood swings, and hormonal imbalance. Trying to help themselves through each day, many women find themselves overloading on caffeine, sugary snacks, alcohol, and even sleep aids to manage stress, all of which can disrupt our body’s normal rhythms. Our adrenal glands, which are the size of walnuts, have an enormous job. They produce many hormones that regulate our body’s functioning, including cortisol, a hormone activated when our stress levels rise, signaling our body to enter a heightened state of emergency. But high cortisol

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Dips and Spreads by Chef Colombe
Recipes & Cooking Videos

Dips and Spreads

By Chef Colombe Three great dips and spreads recipes for you today: Sweet Potato and Chickpeas Dip, Nut Free Pesto, and Avocado and Carrot Spread.

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processed food
Vibrant Nutrition

What Exactly is Processed Food Anyway?

Food processing is any deliberate change in a food that occurs before it’s available to eat. This can start from the seed of the plant that the food is grown, to the soil, water, and fertilizer, and on and on. The era of food processing began about 2 million years ago when our distant ancestors put flame to food and discovered cooking. After that came fermenting, drying, preserving with salt, and other primitive forms of food processing. This ultimately led to the modern food processing methods of today. Processed foods can range from minimally processed items to more complex preparations

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Cumin-Spiced Red Lentil Burgers
Recipes & Cooking Videos

Cumin-Spiced Red Lentil Burgers

By Chef Colombe These cumin-spiced red lentil burgers have a great crunch on the outside and are wonderful topped with caramelized onion and homemade garlic herbed yogurt. A nice comfort food. Yield: 4 large burgers Ingredients: 1 ½ cup red lentils, cooked ¼ cup plus 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 1 small onion, finely chopped 3 medium carrots, finely chopped 1 orange bell pepper, finely chopped 2 celery stalks, finely chopped 1 large handful arugula, roughly chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 ½ tbsp.  ground cumin ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper ¾ cup plain, dry bread crumbs (gluten-free) ¼ cup parsley

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Three Principles for Vibrant Health – Part 3: Rebuild Your Strength and Youthfulness

Cleansing and nourishing the body fully will naturally produce a movement within toward greater youthfulness. Energy levels will perk up, moods will improve, physical endurance will increase during workouts or late hours behind the desk, foods will digest better, the mind will be clearer, drive, curiosity, and the desire to explore new avenues will return, feelings of wellbeing will increase, the heart will be more open, and contentment with self and life will grow. Even though the health benefits derived from the above two practices (Regenerate & Rebalance) may be rewards enough, once accomplished, life will begin to feel so

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Health Issues & Detoxing

Three Principles for Vibrant Health – Part 2: “Rebalance” and Cleanse Your Body of Toxins

In order to build health in the body, a wise, common sense first step is to remove the offending substances causing a lowering of health in the first place. This means – detoxify. A large spectrum of current health conditions are likely to disappear just by eliminating the storehouse of toxic material buildup from years of poor diet, breathing polluted air, drinking toxic water, eating chemically laden foods, taking toxic prescription medicines and recreational drugs, being treated or examined with radioactive equipment (chemo therapy, X-rays, mammograms, etc.), living with amalgam fillings, working & cleaning with chemicals, working or living close

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