Review Category : Recipes

I have a major thing for massaged kale. Why? Aside from being delicious, it’s a fun hands-on dish, and my hands always feel extra soft when I’m done, thanks to all of those nice oils. Once massaged, kale turns from tough and bitter to silky and sweet- but who doesn’t after a good massage? It almost seems wilted. The reason this happens is because as you rub-a-dub, you’re actually breaking down the veggie’s tough cellulose structure. Science!

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It’s 2015! Hoorah! As everyone scuttles around renewing gym memberships and promising to make good on their resolutions this year, you should consider getting in the kitchen to make some soup. This southwest style black bean soup is equal parts simple and satisfying. Enjoy with tortilla chips and a fuckload of guac!

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Summer is the season of guacamole. Well, it certainly feels like it, with all the barbecues and al-fresco parties serving up the great green dip. I mean, what says summer louder than a big bowl o’ guac? Nothin, that’s what. But as much as I love the creamy, satisfying goodness of guac, I also like to spice it up a bit sometimes. One addition I really love is lilikoi, also known as passionfruit, which is packed with vitamin C and A. When eaten alone, lilikoi is a bit too tart for most, but when added to drinks, dips and dressings, it’s fan-fucking-tastic. For those of you who don’t live in a place where passionfruit is literally growing on the side of the road, you can usually find it at an asian grocer or specialty market.

Behold, this kick-ass recipe for a tropical guacamole that will have you licking the bowl.

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Happy Friday! For me, Friday night is often date night. While going out to eat is fun, cooking together and eating at home is much more intimate. Cooking for someone else is also a great way to show your appreciation for your partner—and we all want to do that, don’t we?

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This is a smoothie concoction I came up with while researching cures for hormone-induced acne. While that may not sound too appealing, food is the best health care, and this smoothie is as delicious as it is nutrient-packed.

So what ingredients are good for a glowing complexion? Orange for texture-improving vitamin C, coconut oil for essential fats, turmeric and ginger for brightening, maca powder for hormone balancing, spirulina for zinc, iron and deep sea minerals, and plenty of greens. I try and keep the fruit content here relatively low, as sugar is not good for acne flair.

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I’m always looking for new ways to liven up my daily greens intake. I have a huge salad at least once a day, and I usually make my own dressings and drizzles. After I was gifted an abundance of locally grown limes, I came up with this spicy, citrusy creation. The fat content in the tahini (mmmm….tahini) cuts the spicy ginger, and with only a handful of ingredients, it’s super snappy to whip up. Store it in the fridge for up to a week and drizzle it all over your greens, roasted veggies, grains – anything, really.

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Sometimes lunch sneaks up on me, and the fridge is looking lonely, and I have no idea what to munch on. Call in my emergency lunch staple, The Easiest Seared Tofu Ever. I cook this up in 10 minutes, throw it on some greens or cooked grains and BAM! Lunch is on. This recipe so extremely easy, I can barely even call it a recipe, but here it is, for you. You’re welcome.

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The holidays are a’comin, and what says “Holiday” better than a big ole pie? Well, maybe some snow. Out in the jungle I have been playing around with more raw food, so I was extremely happy when my friend Gretchen showed up with a raw pie made from mamey sapote! I’ve written about mamey sapote before – it’s a large fruit with a super sweet inside that matches the texture and color of a cooked sweet potato. It’s high in zinc and vitamin C and extremely delicious, with a flavor profile that reminds me of a very ripe papaya. So, tastes sort of papapa-y, but with the texture of a sweet potato.

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