Entries by Peninsula Natural Health

Amaranth Pudding

I love to make amaranth for a quick breakfast or dessert.  Amaranth is a gluten free whole grain that is native to Peru and was used extensively by the Aztecs.  According to the Whole Grains Council, amaranth has one of the highest protein contents among grains as well as being rich in minerals such as […]

Honey and Cinnamon Baked Pears

This is a delicious and nutritious dessert.  It only takes a few minutes to prepare to boot!   The cinnamon is warming and great for blood sugar and digestion.  I leave the peel on the pears for extra fiber and texture.  If you have difficulty with yogurt, I like to substitute with a nut butter like […]

French Lentil Soup

This is a deliciously hearty soup.  You will not miss the meat with this meal and it is very cost effective.  Lentils like all beans are rich in fiber, which is great for lowering cholesterol and preventing constipation.  In addition to being a great source of fiber, lentils and other beans are rich in magnesium, […]

Leafy Greens with Lemon and Olive Oil

This is a very simple way to add more leafy greens to your diet.  Leafy greens such as spinach, kale, Swiss chard, mustard greens and bok choy, to name a few, are rich in magnesium, potassium and calcium.  I love to suggest more greens in my patients diet because they help with muscle spasms, can […]

Cashew Stuffed Mushrooms with Pesto

I made this appetizer for my work Christmas Party.  This is a simple recipe with rich and creamy flavors.  I used the pesto cubes I froze last week.  I make cashew cheese to replace dairy in many of my savory recipes.  Cashews are an excellent source of magnesium, copper, manganese, tryptophan and mono-unsaturated fats.  Magnesium […]

Pesto

Pesto brings back so many summer memories from my  childhood.  Grandma Schilter taught me how to pick the basil so I wouldn’t uproot the plant.  Our fingers would stain green and had the delicious and fresh aroma of basil.  I started making her recipe and now I have modified it to remove dairy and add […]

Lemon Basil Cod

Tonight we walked down to Northern Fish Company on Ruston Way.  I love to buy our seafood from them because it is always fresh and delicious.  I wanted to buy some cod for a quick and healthy meal for our friends who were coming over.  I had just ten minutes of preparation time before they […]

Tony’s Perfect Protein Smoothie

In honor of my husbands birthday, I wanted to share one of the recipes he makes for me most mornings.  In addition to being a fast and delicious breakfast, smoothies can pack a powerful nutrient punch. I like to add chia seeds for their great source of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, fiber, and […]

Nutty Granola

I made this in 20 minutes this morning.  I quadrupled the batch and put a gallon jar away for the mornings I am on the go.  Granola is so forgiving and you can tailor it in so many ways.  I just received pecans from my Tante (aunt in German and Swiss) Meg in addition to […]