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Romesco Sauce

Serve this versatile, tasty summer sauce with roasted zucchini or eggplant, chicken, eggs, fish or steak. The recipe below calls for spiralized zucchini. 2 red bell peppers, chopped (about 2 cups) 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 garden ripe tomato, chopped (about 1 cup) 6 Tbsp. almonds, hazelnuts or hemp seeds 1 Tbsp. apple […]

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Commit to Change in Vermont: What You’ll Need

Our second Commit to Change retreat is coming up Oct. 4-6 in Townshend, Vt. Here’s what you’ll need to take part in this life-changing weekend of nutrition talks, cooking and healthy outdoor time:Blood work Take this set of lab tests before the retreat to find out what your body says about your diet. If you are going to […]

What Fats are Best for a Healthy Diet?

Now that we know fats should form the foundation of our diet, what are the best daily goals for specific types? By John Bagnulo Fats are a foundation to a healthy diet. They have been vindicated this past decade with countless studies reflecting risk reduction in almost any population when they eat more fat, and […]

How to Cook Sea Bass

Black bass is in season, a great perch-like fish! Also known as sea bass, blackfish, rock bass, and tallywag, in Massachusetts it is a very sustainable fish. Caught by our local fishermen, it is usually just hours out of the water when we get it. It’s hard to recommend a sustainable fish if you are not near […]

Quinoa with Jicama and Citrus

 (Serves 6) Vinaigrette: 4 Tbsp. olive oil 2 red onions, cut in half and sliced thinly 1 clove garlic, minced 1 cup olive oil 1/4 cup red wine vinegar  3 Tbsp. lime juice 3 Tbsp. cumin roasted of ground 1 Tbsp. honey  1/4 cup cilantro Quinoa: 1 Tbsp. olive oil  1 cup dry quinoa 2 […]

Nutrient Dense Vegetable Broth 

This stands alone, or you can add cut-up fresh-picked asparagus and bok choy for volume. All you need is a couple handfuls of veggies, a few herbs and a pot and some water. I started with: 1 head of fennel 5 carrots 1 white onion (skin and all) cut into sixths 1 whole leek, cut […]

Fennel Dandelion Salad

1 fennel bulb 1 bunch dandelion greens, roughly chopped 1/3 cup chopped green onions 1/2 cup chopped cilantro 2 lemons 5 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 tsp. black mustard seed 1/2 tsp. black cumin seeds (aka nigella seeds) Slice the fennel as thinly as you can. Squeeze the juice of one lemon over the fennel slices […]

Fennel, Cucumber, Arugula and Dandelion Greens Salad

1 medium fennel bulb, shaved thin 1 small or 1/2 large cucumber, peeled and shaved thin Juice of 1/2 lemon, more to taste 3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, more to taste 1/4cup pine nuts, toasted 2-3 large handfuls arugula 5 basil leaves, chopped Small handful feta cheese, to taste Sea salt 1 tsp. agave nectar or honey […]

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Easy Hot and Sour Soup from Bone Broth

This is fun and simple if you have leftovers and/or stock on hand. You can make the broth ahead and add the vegetables, meat or eggs a day or 3 later.

Cauliflower Dip

We served creamy purée at our Commit to Change retreat on Martha’s Vineyard in March. Try it with sautéed eggplant slices, or cut up any vegetables you like. 1 whole cauliflower, cut into florets and steamed ½ cup cream or yogurt 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 2 tablespoons hemp seeds 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 […]

How to Cook with Nettles

April is the month to harvest nettle leaves, before they flower. Nettles are intensely nourishing as a vegetable or as a tea. Cooking dispels the sting, as does drying. Fresh nettles may be simmered in a little water for ten to twelve minutes for a spinach-like vegetable rich in protein. Nettles offer a very high […]

3-Ingredient Jerusalem Artichoke Purée/Dip 

We served this creamy purée as a dip at our Commit to Change retreat on Martha’s Vineyard in March, with a platter of freshly-cut vegetables. You can also use it as a “sandwich” spread on lettuce leaves. 2½ pounds Jerusalem artichokes (also called sunchokes) 2 cups heavy whipping cream Coarse kosher salt Working with 1 sunchoke at […]