8 Fermented Foods Recipes to Improve Gut Health Naturally

8 Fermented Foods Recipes to Improve Gut Health Naturally

It can be daunting to think about how to improve gut health naturally with fermenting foods from scratch, but don’t let that stop you from giving it a try! Fermented foods taste amazing and many of them are fabulous for your health! Optimize your gut health with our 8 favorite fermented foods recipes.

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How to Make a Smoothie Bowl That Talks to Your Genes

How to Make a Smoothie Bowl That Talks to Your Genes

Here’s my go-to simple formula for building a better smoothie bowl that has food-gene potential in 6 easy steps. I provide you with easy tips on how to include ingredients that are beneficial for your genes and overall health.

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Edamame Quinoa Salad Recipes

Edamame Quinoa Salad Recipes

We love these renditions of quinoa and edamame salads. The recipes are packed full of bioactives that will get your genes talking! In this article I share three unique ways to add some flavor and flair to edamame quinoa salads.

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The Best Ever Canned Sardine Recipe

The Best Ever Canned Sardine Recipe

Why eat canned or packaged sardines and what do you do with them anyway? Read on to find out how and discover how you can make canned sardine recipes in easy, delicious, crowd-pleasing ways.

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Changing Up Canned Tuna Recipes

Changing Up Canned Tuna Recipes

A can of tuna is a great staple in our pantry and on our plates. In this article I share five unique ways to add some flavor and flair to canned tuna recipes.

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7 Tasty Ways to Cook With Chickpeas

7 Tasty Ways to Cook With Chickpeas

Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are a super cool, readily available, portable, snackable, affordable and tasty nutrition “bomb”. They pack a complete protein punch, literally providing all essential and non-essential (because we can make them), amino acids which are the building blocks for protein. Here are 7 creative ways to cook with chickpeas in your kitchen.

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8 Amazing Ways To Cook With Turmeric

8 Amazing Ways To Cook With Turmeric

What makes turmeric so healthy and how you can include it in your diet in unique, tasty and simple ways.

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How To Stretch Your Food Budget And Buy The Best Produce For Your Health

How To Stretch Your Food Budget And Buy The Best Produce For Your Health

Let’s face it, most of us only have so much money we can spend on groceries. so it makes sense to spend your money where you get the most value for your dollars. Now some of you may think that value translates to buying in bulk or on sale to stretch the food budget. True. But there is another way to think about value for your food dollars which translates to getting the best return on your ingestion (R.O.I.). This approach is less about dollars and cents, and more about how much health value you get from the food you buy. And bar far, the biggest return on your food dollar investment is found in the produce department. So let’s head over there so I can show you which fruit and veggies to spend your money on, and more importantly, why.

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My Go To Curry Blend

My Go To Curry Blend

My go to curry blend that adds aroma and flavor to your dishes and whose spices will dance with your genes

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Wilted Cabbage with Seasonal Herbs

Wilted Cabbage with Seasonal Herbs

I am always looking for quick and unique ways to translate crucifers to the plate, and I always have a cabbage in my refrigerator too. It's my trusty friend, a go to ingredient and its inexpensive too. 

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Fermented Foods: yes they talk to your genes!

Fermented Foods: yes they talk to your genes!

Nothing makes me happier than to see a resurgence of fermented foods take their rightful place on our plates. Fermented foods have been part of the human plate around the world for centuries. Not only are fermented foods a traditional and sustainable way of preserving food and extending the harvest, it turns out they are some of the best foods for our health. More importantly, they are a source of nutritional compounds that also communicate with our genes. Let’s find out how. 

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Simple Raita

Simple Raita

Similar to tzatziki, raita uses a yogurt and cucumber base, however, adds a different flavor nuance through the use of spices and herbs. I have seen many different variations including ginger, cumin, coriander,  cayenne, hot chili peppers (fresh), cilantro, mint. Raita serves as a simple dish or condiment.

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FOOD-GENE CHATTY FOOD: THE ESSENCE OF MAKING A BIOACTIVE RICH SALAD

FOOD-GENE CHATTY FOOD: THE ESSENCE OF MAKING A BIOACTIVE RICH SALAD

If you have been reading The Genomic Kitchen Notebook,  you know I have been talking a lot about the power of bioactives and their ability to influence how your genes behave. Bioactives can initiate the process by which we turn genes on and off. But perhaps what you really want to know is: how can I get started right now? What can I do today to start a food-gene conversation on my own plate?  

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BRAISED FENNEL AND TOMATOES WITH OLIVES

BRAISED FENNEL AND TOMATOES WITH OLIVES

This is a recipe I adapted from an original recipe developed by Chef Deborah Madison. The fennel and tomato meld beautifully to create a luxurious taste in your mouth. The addition of olives adds a nice salty contrast to the unique combination of flavor offered by the fennel and tomato. An unforgettable dish you will make often, I promise. 

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CURRIED LENTILS WITH CAULIFLOWER AND GREENS

CURRIED LENTILS WITH CAULIFLOWER AND GREENS

Applying heat to crucifers denatures its important myrosinase enzyme. In this recipe, we offset the loss by stirring fresh greens back in.

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NO BAKE SESAME APRICOT BALLS OR BARS

NO BAKE SESAME APRICOT BALLS OR BARS

This easy to prepare salad pairs two different master ingredients to ensure you get maximum flavor and bioactive benefits in a single bite. 

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ROOT VEGETABLE APPLE SLAW

ROOT VEGETABLE APPLE SLAW

There are a myriad of slaw recipes on the Internet but I still like to change things up with this variation on a Moosewood classic.

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13 WAYS TO WORK RAW CRUCIFERS INTO YOUR FOOD WORLD

13 WAYS TO WORK RAW CRUCIFERS INTO YOUR FOOD WORLD

I love the sweetness that emerges when you roast fresh vegetables. But there's an unbeatable vitality to contrasting that flavor with the pop of raw crunch and the taste of the earth that comes with it. Raw crucifers, a family of vegetables that includes broccoli, cauliflower, bok choy and 

 

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KALE, AVOCADO AND TART CHERRY SALAD

 KALE, AVOCADO AND TART CHERRY SALAD

This easy to prepare salad pairs two different master ingredients to ensure you get maximum flavor and bioactive benefits in a single bite. 

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