Carrot Mint Salad

(Serves 6) 1.5 lb. bunched carrots with fresh green tops 1 cup shredded Savoy cabbage 4 green onions, white and light green parts, thinly sliced 1/4 cup shredded fresh mint leaves 1/2 cup chopped roasted, unsalted peanuts 1/2 cup fresh lime juice 4 Tbsp. roasted peanut oil 1 Tbsp. fish sauce 1 Tbsp. honey 1-2 […]

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Garlic, Leek and Shallot Greens

The key to these greens is that everything is sautéed separately. This is really more about technique than cooking. Use everything including the stems, and cook them separately from the leaves. A large variety of greens is best and the key is to take your time in sautéeing the onions, leeks and garlic slowly in […]

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You’ll Be Amazed at What Your Blood Reveals About Your Health

Our upcoming Commit to Change program begins in the lab. Two sets of tests, listed below, will establish your results before each weekend retreat. Why all these tests? Each one reveals key information about your health. For example,the C-reactive protein (CRP) test measures the degree of hidden inflammation in your body. Inflammation plays a role in the development […]

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All-Star Veggie Dips for Super Sunday—Or Any Day

I always think of the Super Bowl as nosh day, which translates to lots of snacks.   Fresh, cut vegetables like cucumbers, endive and carrots go well with dips made with more fresh vegetables. Consider one or both of these easy recipes: Avocado Tahini Dip and Eggplant Baba Ganoush. Avocado Tahini Dip 3 avocados, firm-soft […]

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Welcome a Healthy 2019!

This time of year we focus on our daily habits and vow to change. Living a healthier way is usually at the top of the list. Finding a new recipe for the table—or for life—is a great beginning. Reducing waste, making more time for ourselves, eating better and living with a bit more kindness can serve […]

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Make the Commitment to Better Health in 2019

Diet, lifestyle and behavior are far more important than our genes in determining our health. Make a five-month commitment to your health with our two-part lifestyle and nutrition retreats, held in March and October, 2018. Five months to change: By now you have heard that you can change the composition of your body in a reasonable […]

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Tomato and Gazpacho Soup

This is a kitchen favorite! I love to dive into pre-fall with this quick and easy Keto-friendly chilled soup. The recipe is one of the old keepers from my catering kitchen and it originated from the extraordinary Chef Chris Schlesinger. Variations What is so great about this soup is its versatility! You can add in […]

Strawberry and Rhubarb Clafoutis

Rhubarb and Strawberry Clafoutis

Clafoutis Rhubarb and Strawberry DAIRY & GLUTEN FREE 1          cup sliced almonds 3          tablespoons coconut oil -melted 6          dates 1          cup coconut milk – full fat 2         eggs 2          egg yolks 1          teaspoon salt 1          teaspoon vanilla extract (or the seeds from 1 vanilla bean) 4         cups strawberries cut in half […]


Please consider joining us in Taos New Mexico for a new approach, new recipes, and a new experience. There Are Limited Spaces Available.

We are inviting you to join us for a very unique detoxification and liver support program. Maybe you just need a check-in and realignment to get back on track with healthy eating and living. Perhaps you take medications, have had bouts of sugar addiction and/or excessive carbohydrate intake, have had limited sun exposure, or have […]


Protein is essential, but how much?

Protein is essential to good health. Protein is needed to build meat on your bones, produce hair, blood, connective tissue, antibodies, enzymes, and more. Athletes and bodybuilders often wolf down extra protein to bulk up, but for the rest of us, we’re likely eating too much protein. Of course, your individual body type and what you do each day determine […]


Mango and Cucumber Salad

This salad is from the Iguana Lodge in Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica where John and I have previously offered retreats. They have amazing, fresh, easy meals- just our style! This Mango Salad is an easy one. If you are in the north part of the northern hemisphere, mangos may be hard to come by! You […]