Salmon, Avocado, Watercress and Pumpkin Seed Salad

By Nigella Lawson Photo: Keiko Oikawa This is a regular lunch or supper at casa mia, as anyone who follows me on Twitter or Instagram will recognize. I sometimes poach the salmon and keep it in the refrigerator (see Make Ahead Note), just so that I can make it even faster when the need hits. […]


Almond Spice Cake with Greek Yogurt Meringue

I don’t run around like one of those elitist health gurus who haven’t had a potato chip, drop of soda, or much less a slice of cake in forever types, and I’m not saying this for attention or praise, but I’ve been blessed with a sugar shunning disposition.  I just don’t have an affinity for […]

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25 Cancer Foods Smarter Than Chemo & Radiation

Reposting an amazing article from Green Med Info Written By: Sayer Ji, Founder A new scientific review identifies 25 of the top foods and herbs which kill the cancer stem cells at the root cause of cancer malignancy. There are thousands of natural compounds that have been studied with demonstrable anti-cancer activity (check out over […]


Refreshing Marinated Cucumbers

This is a wonderful recipe for refreshing cucumbers, sprinkled with lemon juice and dusted with Indian spices. It is the perfect last-minute addition to your Thanksgiving menu: crisp and refreshing enough to cut through a rich and heavy meal, and easy enough (no reheating needed!) to not create any headaches. If your menu is full-to-the-brim […]


Amber’s Lazy Day Turkey Chili

Everytime I taste someone’s chili, I find myself saying that this is “The Best Chili Ever”.  I know everyone has a different way of perfecting this Tex-Mex rich and spicy bowl of goodness, but I think that my assistant has come close to perfection. What’s so funny is that she calls it, “her lazy day […]

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Chilled Zucchini and Avocado Soup

Picture from @simplyquinoa Author Notes: This is one of my favorite cold soups for the summer. If cucumber’s not your thing, you can prepare this soup with zucchini, tomato, celery, or a combination of all of those vegetables. Avocado is a perfect base for an easy soup like this, and it will give you a […]


6 Steps To Healing Yourself

This is a shared article from Zen Habits. A guest post from Lissa Rankin, author of Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof You Can Heal Yourself Take a moment and check in with yourself. How is your body feeling right in this moment? If you’re generally healthy, check in for subtle symptoms. Is your neck feeling […]


Creamy Curried Lentil Soup

Winter has finally arrived in L.A., rainy days and gloomy skies. All I want to do is curl up in bed, drink hot tea, and enjoy comfort foods. My version of heart-warming comfort food is a creamy veggie juice in a bowl 😉 I made three batches of different soups this week, my Creamy Curried […]

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Pumpkin Protein Smoothie

It’s pumpkin season and if you love pumpkin like I do, an easy pumpkin protein smoothie for breakfast is the perfect start to a fall day!  Pumpkin is low in sugar, high in fiber and guilt free :). It’s loaded with phytonutrients to help prevent the risk of cancers! Its antioxidants, vitamins & minerals help […]

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4 Steps To Choosing The Right Multi-Vitamin

I don’t mean to scare you, but sometimes I’ve got to be sure you are informed about some harsh realities. We live in a toxic world. In our air, food, water – we are constantly bombarded by mold, petroleum products, industrial solvents, fluoride, chlorine, and airborne carbon waste. The toxicity causes decreased nutrient density of […]