Curried Red Lentil Soup

Red lentil soup is a staple in my home. We love it! I have always prepared it “Indian-style” with curry and other common Indian spices. It is a wonderful way to enjoy lentils. Lentils are high in fiber, and worth adding to your healthy diet. Every time I make this at work, or variations of this…

Springtime Vegetable Soup

I created this recipe when I first started working at Mother Earth’s a few years ago. It was springtime and I was somehow inspired to make a soup. One of my co-workers tasted it and gave me good feedback. She said that the fresh lemon juice and coconut oil gave the soup an exceptional flavor, so I…

The Importance of Fiber

Fiber is an essential part of a healthy diet. Consuming whole foods: legumes, whole grains, fruits and vegetables is necessary in order for us to meet our daily needs. In our society, it is common for people to neglect eating fiber-rich foods. I had a conversation with a couple of women at the Health Expo last weekend. They…

Brown Rice Salad with Seasonal Veggies

In the springtime, wild foods begin to grow. The first seasonal crops are available at our local health food store. I like to  find ways to use seasonal foods in my dishes. Local-grown is much appreciated in our area. In this recipe I used fiddlehead ferns, ramps, spring onions and mustard greens. Mustard greens also grow wild in…

What’s In Season? Fiddleheads!

In our Northeast region–fiddlehead ferns are now in season. They are harvested from our local area, and brought into the health food store every year along with other spring crops. Because of their appearance, and quite frankly–they are ferns, I shied away from using these curly little plants in my recipes. But this year, after seeing them around every spring,…