Make yourself a cup of Tea

by using a variety of herbs and spices that you boil in a pot of water.

For a detox, cinnamon tea: boil a stick of cinnamon, cloves, cardamom pods, peppercorns, coriander seeds, fresh ginger slices and turmeric in water for about 15 mins.




The rise of vegan culture


The standard Western diet: Sugar. Salt. Fat. Unpronounceable ingredients. Meat. Dairy. Eggs…. loaded with Growth Hormones and Antibiotics.

The standard Western diet: THE major contributor to ever increasing rates of heart disease, obesity, hypertension, stroke, diabetes, cancer, etc.

Eating a whole foods plant based diet dramatically improves your health and life. It is scientifically proven.

Harvard Magazine: the rise of vegan culture



Vegan Lemon Ginger Poppyseed Muffins — Green Smoothie Gourmet

Vegan Lemon Ginger Poppyseed Muffins Mornings that start with muffins are cozier, don’t you think? And when those muffins have sunny ingredients like lemon and ginger, well then the mornings are brighter as well. And not just because of color and flavor of these zesty ingredients, but because the nutritional punch behind lemon and ginger…. Read More…

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Christmas Party


Hope to see you at the Clubhouse on Wednesday, December 20th, 2pm. Please let Soraya know what you will be bringing. This is a Potluck (each guest brings an appetizer or desert to share)

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas!


Sissi makes Pumpkin Soup

Sissi, mother of four and originally from Vienna, Austria, made this deliciously creamy soup without using any dairy – just cashews and a blender. I captured some of the steps in this video.

The original recipe can be found on this German site: Vegane Kuerbis Karotten Suppe mit Cashew Creme

  • 2 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 2 Garlic cloves, crushed
    • heat in pan until golden brown
    • then add the following:
  • 4 cups Vegetable broth
  • 1″ piece fresh ginger
  • 1 Pumpkin (steamed, peeled and cubed, refer to “Good to Know” on this website)
  • 1 Medium to Large Carrot, sliced
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Curry powder
  • 1 Tsp Cumin
  • Salt, Pepper, Pumpkin seeds

For die Cashew-Creme

  • 5 oz Cashews
  • 4 oz hot Water
  • 2 Tbsp fresh Lemon Juice
  • 2 Tsp Appple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Tbsp Olive oil



Your daily dozen for optimal health

If you’re not used to so many fruits and vegetables, get yourself a blender and see how easy – and delicious it is to put this into smoothies and bowls. Make your own dressings (who knows what’s in the stuff you buy ready made). I’ll add some ideas under “Recipes”.

Spend more time with preparing real food in your own kitchen with your family… instead of at the doctor’s office or pharmacy.

Are the Benefits of Organic Food Underrated or Overrated? —

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Red Pear Fig Cashew Cream Parfait — Green Smoothie Gourmet

Red Pear Cashew Cream Fig Parfait Such a nutrient dense parfait! Red pears are full of fiber and minerals, but the red skin is especially high in phytonutrient anthocyanin, which helps against anti-aging, supports heart health and protects against disease. And ahh figs. So high in fiber, and minerals such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, and… Read More…

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