Roasted Garden Vegetables with Barley, Thyme and Horseradish

SPRING INTO LIFEBy Jess O’Toole Ingredients: 8 oz. baby beets 8 oz. asparagus 8 oz. baby carrots 1 bunch radishes 2 tbsp. fresh thyme leaves 1 1/2 tsp. olive oil 1/2 cup uncooked pearl barley Sea salt Prepared horseradish condiment Vegetables begin to deteriorate and lose nutrients the minute they are harvested from the soil, … Read more

Recipe: Brussels Sprouts Salad

By Jess O’Toole This fresh autumn recipe is a whole new take on Brussels sprouts. The tiny cabbages are thinly sliced and steamed until crisp and tender. Complimented by sweet and juicy apples as well as crunchy hazelnuts, this salad is a refreshing surprise. Steaming the Brussels sprouts actually enhances this vegetable’s cholesterol lowering properties. … Read more

Recipe: Edamame And Pea Salad With Sesame Chia Vinaigrette

By Carlynn WoolseyIf you are suffering from an inflammatory disorder such as arthritis, consider adding more omega-3 fatty acids to your diet. Studies have shown that patients with an increased consumption of these nutrients have been able to significantly reduce the symptoms associated with arthritis. Both edamame and chia seeds have a high concentration of … Read more

Recipe: Crunchy Cinnamon Granola

Yummy and healthy.By Carlynn Woolsey Looking for a recipe that your kids will love to help you make and eat too? Try this recipe for granola coated in spices and mixed dried fruit! This recipe requires little else than the ability to measure and mix. Plus, it’s a healthier alternative than a store-bought variety. Oats … Read more

Recipe: Shredded Carrot Salad

Do your body right.By Carlynn Woolsey What’s not to love about carrots? They are low in calories yet full of sweet flavor, pack a powerful crunch and provide an ample dose of beta-carotene, which is converted into Vitamin A once consumed. Vitamin A is essential after a workout because it aids in repairing the microtears … Read more

Keep hydrated with this Watermelon & Mint Smash

By Carlynn Woolsey Maintaining a healthy level of hydration is important to the body on so many levels. When water and important electrolytes are lost, normal functioning can be compromised. If this happens, one of the most common symptoms is a painful, recurring headache. The easiest way to combat this symptom is to rehydrate by … Read more

Spicy Greens & Beans

The healing power of jalapeños. By Carlynn Woolsey Jalapeño peppers contain capsaicin, an antioxidant that is flavorless and odorless, but packs a powerful punch of heat. Capsaicin 
 has the ability to relieve nerve pain by sending an impulse up to the nervous system and blocking the painful stimulus. At the first signs of your … Read more

Recipe: Easy Flourless Chocolate Cake

Gluten free and delicious (flourless). By Jess O’Toole This cake is for chocolate lovers. Seek out the best quality chocolate you can find (go for 70-85% cacao solids in the dark chocolate). The recipe is absolutely foolproof, super simple and can be made entirely by hand (no fancy baking equipment). It’s perfect for inexperienced bakers … Read more

Recipe: Wheat Berry Salad

Try something new this summer. By Carlynn Woolsey Wheat berries are whole-wheat kernels that contain the bran, germ and endosperm. By nature, this whole food offers a high nutritional profile. It is full of fiber, protein and is a good source of B vitamins, iron, folate and calcium. In traditional Chinese medicine, the wheat berry is used to strengthen … Read more

Pearl Barley and Butternut Squash Risotto

Ingredients 1 medium butternut squash, weighing about 2 pounds 1/2 cup vegetable oil 2 tbsp. pure maple syrup 1 tbsp. chopped sage leaves, plus 12 whole sage leaves 1 shallot, finely chopped 1 cup pearl barley 1/2 cup white wine 5 cups chicken stock, preferably homemade or low sodium store bought 1/2 cup freshly grated … Read more