Tuesday, March 22, 2011


It is always best to use the vegetable of the season whenever you cook.  This time I would like to give you one of the most popular soups in my house.  The ingredients in the soup, such as: lentil, which is a source of protein,  sweet potato that is rich with fiber and beta carotene, and also the spices like turmeric which is known for it’s medicinal properties for purifying the blood. The latest research has shown that turmeric seeds can help people with the treatment for leukemia, and can also help with thyroid problems. By eating a large cup of soup and a raw mixed leafy salad, you can have yourself a perfect meal.

1 Cup of orange lentil (always best soaked over night)
1 Cup sweet potatoes cut to small cubes
1 Cup banana squash cut to small cubes
3-4 garlic cloves
Salt to taste
1 Tsp turmeric
1 Tsp Cumin
5 cups of water preferably boiled
1tbs olive oil
First you saute the garlic in the olive oil, when they turn golden you add the lentil and the rest of the veggies with all the spices. Let it sit for a couple of minutes and then add the water. After the soup has been cooked for a while correct the flavor if necessary.
You can also garnish with fresh oregano leaves.

Love & Spices,

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


To all my followers I’m excited to update you on my new website!!
There you can find out all the information you need regarding my practice as a Holistic Health Coach. How the program works to help you  make that change in your life to be healthier and happier.


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Green Light

Most people today are lacking essential leafy greens from their diet…and no…iceberg lettuce doesn't do the trick.  I am talking mainly about the dark leafy greens such as spinach, arugula, kale, and many others.  The first time I encountered kale, I said…NO Way!!!! this is for rabbits.  It's texture and look wasn’t very appealing.  However after experimenting with it few times, I ended up really enjoying it, and now it’s an inseparable part of my weekly diet.  Even my kids learned to like it.  I guess you always have to give new food a try and find a way to make the food pleasing to the eye.  Dark leafy veggies are high in calcium, iron, zinc, and loaded with vitamins. There are also very rich in fiber and chlorophyll which cleans our blood. Here is an example of one of my favorite salads that I make often.  It makes a great side dish for a almost any meal. 

                                        Green Light Salad

4 leaves of kale chopped fine
5 leaves of romaine lettuce chopped fine
1 Carrot shredded
1/2 cup broccoli slaw chopped  fine
3 Tbs sesame seeds lightly toasted
3 Tbs sesame oil
1 Tbs rice vinegar
1/2 Tsp  agave
Salt to taste
1/2 lemon squeezed
Put all the chopped veggies in a bowl with  the sesame.   In a small bowl whisk all the sauce ingredients and pour on the salad.  Mix well and serve.
Delish ...it has a crunchy texture.

Love& Spices,