Daikon Sunflower Soba

Ever since I bought my Spirooli, I’ve been spirooling away! From zucchini spaghetti to Daikon radish, I just can’t get enough. Using the Spirooli adds flare to all raw dishes. I enjoy every last bite and walk away feeling light and healthy.


  • 1 roll soba noodles
  • 1 pack sunflower sprouts (from Mom’s Organic), cut with ceramic knife and rinsed
  • 2 tbsp Organic Tamari Gluten-Free Soy Sauce (add more if needed)
  • Himalayan sea salt, use sparingly, Tamari is naturally salty
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 2 tbsp white sesame seeds
  • 2 large Daikon radish, peeled and spiroolied

Boil hot water and add soba noodles. Do not over cook noodles, they should be a bit al dente. Rinse with cold water and add to large mixing bowl. Add in all ingredients and mix well. This dish tastes delicious cold.

Pome-Chia Pudding

Last weekend I formed a new obsession, CHIA pudding and I am determined to expand upon it!

Chia is named after the Mayan word for “strength.” Chia seeds help with weight loss by allowing you to feel full faster. They are high in Omega-3 fatty acids (more than salmon) and Omega-6, fiber and antioxidants. Chia contains more calcium than a glass of milk, not that you should be drinking milk in the first place!

When combined with a liquid, Chia seeds create a gelatin like substance due to the soluble fiber in the seeds. This also happens in the stomach when they are eaten, slowing the conversion of carbohydrates into sugar. In turn, this helps with athletic endurance and metabolic rates.


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Place the nut milk, half a can of coconut milk, 1 tbsp coconut crystals and 3 pitted dates in blender. Turn on blender to a low speed, if using a Vitamix, turn to setting of 2. Pour the chia seeds into the blender, allowing for uniform mixing. Pour contents into a separate bowl and whisk every 5 minutes for 15 minutes. Let stand for one hour before transferring to glass jars and refrigerating. Transfer the rest of the coconut milk into a glass jar and refrigerate to solidify into a heavy cream like consistency.

To serve, scoop 3 tbsp chia pudding into separate serving glass. Garnish with pomegranate, a dollop of coconut cream and sprinkles of coconut crystals. Enjoy!


Gorgeous Brazil Nut Milk

I just cannot get enough of this Gorgeous Brazil Nut Milk recipe, compliments of Raw Food, Real World by Matthew Kenney and Sarma Melngailis. I add it to my Tulsi Rose Tea and use it as a base for my latest Chia pudding obsession.


  • 1 cup raw brazil nuts, soaked for 2 hours or overnight
  • 1 tbsp raw honey
  • Stevia, to liking
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract, I use Frontier Natural Products Organic Vanilla Extract
  • 1-2 tbsp coconut butter
  • pinch of Himalayan sea salt
  • 6 cups filtered water

Combine ingredients in high speed blender for 2 minutes. Strain through nut milk bag and refrigerate in air tight container.

This weekend I steeped 3 bags of Tulsi Rose tea, waited for it to cool down and used it in lieu of the filtered water. Tastes divine!

Bulletproof Coffee, the NEW Craze for Coffee Addicts

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It’s so interesting how when you hear about something for the first time, you repetitively begin to hear about it thereafter! So is the case with Dave Asprey’s Bulletproof Coffee, which is supposedly healthier and longer lasting. Could it be true? I had to give it a try. So many of my patients are addicted to their morning cup of coffee, I had to do my due diligence. If they are going to drink it, could this be a better option for them? If so, hopefully they will be able to just drink one cup of coffee instead of their usual three!

Bulletproof coffee started when Dave was traveling to Tibet at 18,300 feet elevation near Mt. Kailash and a tiny Tibetan woman showed him the power of butter by giving him a cup of yak butter tea. Since then he has been on a craze to combine it with mycotoxin free coffee.

I am sold on the fact that the coffee beans we normally use, regardless if organic, have high chances of contamination with mycotoxins, toxic substances produced by fungus. It is important that we make sure our coffee beans are mycotoxin free, especially if drinking coffee everyday. I also agree that when making this coffee recipe, using grass-fed and not grain-fed butter is imperative. The butter is said to not make cholesterol levels worse but to optimize them in addition to making cell walls and hormones. The MCT (Medium-Chain Triglycerides) oil is claimed to promote high energy, fat loss and brain function. It works directly in cells to give you an extra boost to maximize your performance and very little MCT oil is stored as fat because it is used for energy so quickly.

I strongly suggest browsing through the bulletproof website to form your own opinion.

Bulletproof Coffee Recipe

Grind your Bulletproof coffee beans and brew the coffee as you usually would using a BROWN paper filter.

Pre-heat your high-speed blender. Boil extra water and pour into blender while brewing coffee.

Empty hot water from blender and add brewed coffee, butter and MCT oil. Blend until thick foam on top like a latte.

Optional: Add cinnamon, vanilla, raw cacao or Stevia.


This recipe tastes quite delicious! Although, you won’t find me indulging in coffee every day, I much prefer my hot lemon water first thing in the morning to alkalize my body.

What are your thoughts?

pH Matters


Remember how in science class we measured the pH of water? Seeing how our bodies are made up of 70% water, the pH in our body matters now more than ever before. The pH (potential of Hydrogen) is the measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution. pH is measured on a scale from 0 to 14. The lower the pH the more acidic, the higher the pH the more alkaline. According to Dr. Robert Young, author of the pH Miracle, our blood is ideally maintained at a 7.365 pH.

The average American diet is overly acidic consisting of three times the animal protein needed. Other factors causing acidity include coffee, alcohol, dairy, smoking, genetically modified and processed foods, prescription drugs, environmental pollution, stress, shallow breathing and lack of exercise. Dietary acidosis increases bone loss, osteoporosis and kidney stone formation. This over acidity coupled with poor elimination by the body and the lack of periodic detoxification is the perfect recipe for dis-ease.

A pH-balanced environment is paramount for the body to resist disease and optimally function. To the best of your ability, reduce the factors listed above and follow a predominantly plant-based diet. Start your mornings with a glass of warm water and slice of lemon. While lemons may seem acidic, they are alkaline when metabolized by the body. Drink green juice daily or mix green powder in your water. Replace one meal a day with a giant salad tossed in olive oil and lemon juice. Perform periodic detoxification that includes a liver cleanse, lymphatic massage and colonics. Lastly, remember that some of the best things are free- take long breaths, exercise, sweat and sleep well.