Roasted Turmeric Cod

Cod is good for your heart and low in calories! This recipe is idiot-proof. This is perfect for me because, even though I'm a chef, I love to make easy recipes. I learned many moons ago that I am incapable of having a glass of wine while I'm cooking because, well,...

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Cauliflower Chickpea Soup

Chickpeas can soothe irritability and boost your mood! This is one of my most-requested soup recipes (especially from my daughter -- it's her favorite). I first published this cauliflower chickpea soup recipe many years ago when I first started blogging. In fact, this...

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Broccoli Pizza Crust

Did you know that  eating broccoli can make you feel less irritable...? Pizza can be a girl's best friend. Yes, I said it. And I meant it. And no, you won't be the first non-believer. If I had a nickel for every person who thinks I can't make my favorite comfort foods...

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Blood Orange Salmon With Turnip Noodles

Salmon is especially great for women over 40... it nourishes the blood and yin, and can reduce intestinal inflammation... I think I'm pretty intuitive. So, the other day when I "felt" that people were craving a more substantial dinner than I've been providing lately,...

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Simple Fresh Vegetable Soup

This soup has lots of garlic and scallions to keep your immune system strong! This soup is dedicated to all of my over-40-women-friends... those of you who want all that you deserve: inner health, outer beauty, youthful insides and outsides, a healthy immune system,...

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Paleo Lemon Cookies

Lemon peels help detoxify your body and boost your immune system! These cookies are what I call a "pantry dessert". That means that I can whip it up without having to go to the store for anything. These paleo lemon cookies are made with a bunch of ingredients found in...

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Paleo Eggplant Meatballs

Here's a meatball that can reduce inflammation... really! Food in "ball" form is just fun. But, then again, I think finger food and appetizers just taste better than big portions of food. It just tastes does. It's like food on a stick -- when my kids were young, I'd...

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Slow Cooker Vegan Split Pea Soup

Green peas are good to keep you digestive system working properly... so, if hormones or menopause has been making you feel a little "sluggish", this is a great dish for you! I remember many years ago when all of these awesome soup spots opened up in Manhattan, and I...

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Pineapple Protein Smoothie Bowl

The first time I made this pineapple protein smoothie bowl it was a bright summer day.  Ah, I remember it well -- shining sun, warm breeze, still daylight when it was time for dinner...  Today, it's much different.  It's cold and dreary. And raining. And it's dark at...

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Paleo Eggplant Parmesan

Eggplant reduces pain and inflammation... I know than my over 40 body (okay... waaaayyyy over 40) needs that... don't you? Eggplant parmesan is one of my all-time favorite comfort foods. I have tried, and failed, to make a delicious, healthy, paleo, vegan, grain-free...

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Slow Cooker Dairy-Free, Grain-Free Vegan Enchiladas

These enchiladas contain turmeric, which will help reduce inflammation and help your aching joints... I love anything in a wrap of any kind. I don't know what it is, but things just taste better when they are rolled up. But when I started eating paleo, I sadly left my...

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Paleo Chicken Pot Pie Soup

I bet you didn't know that potatoes can relieve some inflammation in your joints are they are good for constipation... Everyone always assumes that I grew up in a foodie home. Ummmmmm... not so much. I can't even begin to tell you the amount of frozen food I ate as a...

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