This simple, quick and creamy soup comes from the Catalonia region in northeastern Spain. Fresh herbs make this dish delightful without overdoing it. Fava beans are a quintessential ingredient in many Mediterranean cuisines, and they're full of folate and protein. This one-pot meal is refreshing and satisfying, any time of year.Read More
Make your own, unique bowl of ramen in five minutes (or less)! Dr. McDougall's soups are a perfect go-to lunch to have on hand - for a busy day at the office or an afternoon at home. Topped with your favorite veggies and any other garnishes that tickle your fancy, this customized soup transforms into a colorful, filling midday meal!
This is in stark contrast to my to-do list at the beginning of last year which was literally three pages. I don't know when it happened or how, but apparently, without my even noticing, my subconscious started stripping away the unnecessary.
My New Year's resolution for 2017 was "courage." On the heels of that horrible election, it seemed like the natural choice. That courage took me to Haiti on a medical mission, to the Women's March on Washington, and got me through a mysterious illness I thought was going to claim my life. Courage served me well.
But perhaps the biggest lesson courage taught me is that it also means saying "no."Read More
This stew is protein-packed, filling and mighty tasty! Made from the basics with a few fresh accents, this budget-friendly meal can be whipped up anytime! (Adapted for Lighter from Reboot with Joe.)
Rasas are the nine core emotions that govern our life; they are the nectar of artistic expression. The juice. The good stuff.
Rasamaya is about living the creative life. It’s about letting the emotions course through our bodies as they will. Emotions are not negative more nor are they positive. Disgust can be a powerful catalyst for change. Love can be jealous.Read More
Baked oatmeal is a great way to have breakfast prepared for the week ahead (or to have a little something sweet on hand, when you're looking for a simple dessert!). And blueberries, banana and walnuts make a deliciously winning combination! (Adapted for Lighter from The Full Helping.)
This spicy, hearty Spanish breakfast is excellent and delicious fuel to start your day. With protein-packed tempeh, red skin potatoes, spicy jalapenos and bright green spinach, this dish helps you get your veggie regimen started early in the day - and with a kick!Read More
Temperance. The tarot card we studied at the amazing Tarot Salon I attended this week at HausWitch in Salem, Ma. According to the teacher, Temperance is "the medicine card, the blending of waters." For me, it is the card of the healer, balanced, calm, and collected. When we think of temperance we think of self-restraint, or from the yogic path brahmacharya (celibacy) in it's truest sense. This is celibacy not in the sexual sense, as it is sometimes interpreted, but celibacy with our thoughts, our words, our actions. . .Read More
This colorful pesto pasta is full of veggies and flavor - without any oil or cholesterol that you'd find in traditional pesto. The quick, throw-it-together sauce is made creamy and nutty with walnuts, refreshing with basil, and lightly garlicky with - yep! - garlic. Just about every vegetable makes an appearance here; kale, arugula, artichoke hearts, tomatoes, red pepper and mushrooms each shine boldly atop the bright green, whole-grain pasta.
Top your toast with loads of greens and plant protein - for a power-packed lunch that's simple and satisfying!
Add a little spice to your smoothie routine. We've reimagined the chai latte, and turned it into the main attraction of breakfast. Make sure to start with small amounts of the spices and taste as you blend - until it's just right. Enjoy this spiced smoothie with a side of toasted whole grain bread, and you're all set!
My theme in my yoga classes this month has been about cultivating steadfastness in our life. It's something that has come up over and over in my tarot readings and morning meditations of late. In these uncertain times, it's the discussion I'm having the most with the people I love.Read More
Fruit crisp should be just that - fruity and crispy! Made with crunchy apples and a mix of seeds, rolled oats, and spices, this simple recipe has all of the flavor (and none of the goop) of your favorite apple pie.
The Earthy's bounty is overflowing with whole, nutritious goodness correlated with a lower risk for certain diseases and longevity. And healthy tastes good! Roasted beet roots, carrots and turnips give every bite of this one pan meal an earthy sweetness!
A girl dies as a result of violence every 5 minutes
1 in 4 girls gets married as a child
71% of human trafficking victims are female
63 million girls have undergone female genital mutilation
130 million girls are out of school
Girls are twice as likely to become infected with HIV.
There's no need to spend all night cooking or washing dishes, and this one-pot meal proves it! Colorful vegetables - purple cabbage, fresh broccoli and carrots - enliven this protein-packed quinoa bowl. And the spice combination of garlic, cinnamon and fresh ginger bring it all together. Make it pop with some hot sauce, or add your favorite nut or seed for some crunch.
My theme this month is "steadfastness."It's been coming up a lot in my life. In these uncertain times, I have decided to commit to letting go, to stop "pursuing," and to simply give my heart and my time to the people and the things that I love.Read More
This lightly spiced, orange smoothie will brighten up your morning! Don't let its gorgeous hue fool you; this is one powerhouse breakfast! Every sip is packed with Vitamins A and C, healthy Omega 3s and a little bit of gingery goodness!Read More