Seafood Pasta, Salad & Macaroons

It's fun to take old comfort food recipes and make them into something healthy if you like to challenge yourself in the kitchen. If you...

Belief, Knowing, and Experiencing Full Health

It was seven years ago when I returned home to Illinois to rest a bit from a hectic, painful descent into the spiritual underworld...

Not Missing the Meat

Did I ever imagine I would become a tree hugger? Someone who talks about energy and stuff? A person who considers disease your body's...

Brownies, Cookies & Nut Bread For The Holidays

December is so festive, no matter what religion or spiritual path you follow. Desserts seem to be a central theme, so let's look at alternatives...

Recipe: Summer Vegetable Soup

A Gluten-free, Dairy-free Whole Food Recipe: Summer Vegetable Soup THIS SOUP MARRIES the flavors of summer's best vegetables. The bacon adds a lovely rich flavor...

Recipe: Chicken Casserole with Root Vegetables

A Gluten-free, Dairy-free Whole Food Recipe It's not easy to find a dairy and gluten-free hot dish! This recipe is very versatile, so add your...

Recipe: Savory Fish Seasoning

A Gluten-free, Dairy-free Whole Food Recipe As we move into spring, your body wants lighter protein sources such as baked or grilled fish. This recipe...

Gina Citoli presents … A Cabaret of Consciousness: A Special Earth...

If the Earth had a voice this groundbreaking one-woman musical would be it. It stars Mama Earth who is force to be reckoned with!...

Recipe: Cilantro Lime Brown Rice

A Gluten-free, Dairy-free Whole Food Recipe THIS IS A light, refreshing whole grain recipe that makes a delicious side dish for your summer grilling. Whole...

Recipe: Sweet Walnut Snack

Phytonutrient research on the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits of walnuts reveals their protective effect against metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular problems, and type 2 diabetes. Here...

Sound Bites: Nutrition, Eggs and the Lives of Chickens

Have you ever been at the grocery store and wondered which eggs to buy? Navigating the egg section, with all of the various labels,...

Why I am Vegan

My mother adopted a 7-month old Yorkie a few years ago and I instantly fell in love with her. Before my mom brought this...

Raw foods to benefit our animals and ourselves

Our cat, Sam, is a great testimonial to the healing power of raw foods. When we first saw Sam at the animal shelter, he...

How Food can Nurture the Soul among presentations at Benedictine Center

Dr. Norman Wirzba, professor of theology and ecology at Duke University Divinity School, is coming to St. Paul's Monastery in Maplewood to make several...

Sound Bites: Put a little Spring in your Step

There's nothing quite like a plate of spring greens after the long cold winter months! They provide an uplifting energy and a natural detoxification...

Recipe: Chicken Verde

A Gluten-free, Dairy-free Whole Food Recipe  This chicken dish can simply be eaten over brown rice or you can roll the filling into enchiladas. These...

Food First: Simple Eating

Food First means making what you eat a priority. Making it simple, not more complicated, than it needs to be! It means using food...