Entries by julia

“Farm to Clinic” Model Brings Healthful Bounty to One Oregon Community

First appeared in Holistic Primary Care A unique partnership between health clinics and small farms in Portland, Oregon, is proving that helping people make the connection between their food choices and their health can lead to meaningful changes. In 2015, the Multnomah County Health Department and Zenger Farm began a project called CSA Partnerships for Health, to address the […]


First appeared in edible South Shore & South Coast? Celebrating family holiday traditions can be joyous… maybe a little too joyous, you realize the next morning. A hangover is never fun. Ever. When you awaken with a throbbing headache, nausea, dry mouth, dizziness, and fatigue (as well as a big dose of regret), you want […]

Goji Berries May Prevent Diabetic Retinopathy

First appeared in Holistic Primary Care Tasty and nutrient-packed, Goji berries might a have a role in preventing retinal damage associated with diabetes. Also known as Wolfberries, Goji berries are the fruits of the shrubs, Lycium barbarum and Lycium chinense. These two closely related species are native to both Asia and areas surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. For over […]

Barcelona Kale Salad

Yield: Serves 4-6 This salad was inspired by one that I had a few years ago in Barcelona. Several of the ingredients, sherry vinegar, Manchego cheese and marcona almonds, are evocative of the tastes of Spain. Before adding the almonds, dress the salad and let it sit for about half an hour so that the […]

Kale and White Bean Soup

Yield: Serves 6 Adding a Parmesan cheese rind to a pot of soup gives it great depth of flavor. I save the rinds in a bag in my freezer so I always have one on hand when I need it. If you want to make this dairy free, omit the cheese rind. It will still […]

Chicken Stock

Ingredients 3 ½ lbs. chicken parts with bones, such as backs, legs, wings, feet, carcass or one 3-4 lb. whole chicken, cut up and trimmed of fat. 1 large onion, quartered 1 large carrot, cut into chunks 3 ribs celery, cut into chunks 8 sprigs fresh flat leaf parsley with stems 1 Tbs. apple cider […]

Hearty Kale and Lentil Soup

This is a very versatile soup. Don’t have kale? Use collards or chard. Not a big fan of lentils? Add beans or quinoa instead. Pancetta not your thing? Substitute bacon or a good quality sausage (Brown Boar Farm in my favorite). You get the idea! Parmesan cheese rinds are a delicious addition to almost any […]

Sweet and Spicy Pumpkin Seeds

Ingredients 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds Canola oil 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon allspice 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons real maple syrup Directions 1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Lightly spray a cookie sheet with canola oil (or rub some on with a paper towel or pastry brush). Spread pumpkin seeds evenly […]

Top o’ the Morning Smoothie

Ingredients 2 cups spinach ¼ cup fresh mint leaves 1 serving protein powder (optional) 1 ¼ cups almond milk 1 banana, chopped (preferably frozen) 4 ice cubes 2 tablespoons raw cacao nibs Directions 1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend.