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image link: A slice of this gluten-free lemon tart with fresh whipped cream and raspberries makes the perfect late Spring or Summer treat

Lemon Tart — Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, and Refined Sugar Free

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  Noth­ing beats a fresh tangy lemon tart with rasp­ber­ries on a warm late Spring day! Okay, a hand­craft­ed ice cream cone might also be in the run­ning. But that sweet and sour pair of lemon and rasp­ber­ries gets me every time, what­ev­er form it takes. When I was liv­ing in Aus­tralia, I real­ized that lemon tarts are a thing. Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t real­ly see them in the states.  In Oz, you can find a lemon tart in almost any cafe, to be delight­ful­ly paired with a fresh cup­pa, tea Read more […]

Passionfruit Cheesecake! One Aussie tradition not to be missed!

Passionfruit Cheesecake

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Before I moved back to Aus­tralia, I could count on one hand the occa­sions I had eat­en Pas­sion­fruit. Since they aren’t grown in the states, I first came across one when I trav­elled to New Zealand and Oz many years ago. So when I found myself swim­ming in hun­dreds of pas­sion­fruit from the abun­dant tree in my back­yard, it was about time I dis­cov­ered what this strange trop­i­cal fruit was all about. I have to admit the goopy yel­low pulp with black seeds didn’t first strike me as some­thing I was dying to Read more […]

Nothing like a great Summer Squash dish in Season!

Summer Squash Gratin

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This week at Insti­tute for Inte­gra­tive Nutri­tion, or IIN, as I fond­ly think of it, we are learn­ing all about Ayurvedic Med­i­cine. It still amazes me how much wis­dom and knowl­edge there is to be found in ancient ide­olo­gies like Ayurvedic Med­i­cine and Tra­di­tion­al Chi­nese Med­i­cine. In our West­ern world, we’ve often been taught to think these ways of life are prim­i­tive and infe­ri­or to our West­ern Med­i­cine tech­nolo­gies and devel­op­ments. Not to say that West­ern Med­i­cine hasn’t brought many great advance­ments Read more […]

Seasonal Summer Kale Salad

Seasonal Summer Kale Salad

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For some of you it may be start­ing to look and feel like Fall, but here in Cal­i­for­nia it still feels like Sum­mer to me! Vis­it your local Farmer’s Mar­ket to take advan­tage of all the deli­cious end of Sum­mer pro­duce for this bright and cleans­ing Sea­son­al Sum­mer Kale Sal­ad. You can even exper­i­ment with the dif­fer­ent vari­eties of kale they have to offer. For this sal­ad, I used a com­bi­na­tion of my two favorites- Curly and Pur­ple Kale. And this sal­ad is great for a BBQ or Sum­mer pic­nic. And what’s Read more […]

Seasonal Summer Clean Eats- Paleo Aprium Upside Down Cake

Aprium Upside Down Cake (Paleo)

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This Sum­mer treat was inspired by Deb­o­rah Madison’s Sea­son­al Fruit Desserts.  My beau­ti­ful Aunt Nan­cy always finds fun ways to spoil me. She bought this for me at an adorable lit­tle book­store in down­town San­ta Cruz the last time we catered a retreat togeth­er. Insight Retreat Cen­ter has a beau­ti­ful orchard and gar­den and any time there is fresh fruit picked from the trees we turn it into some sort of fruit crum­ble or tart for the yogis. It just wouldn’t be Sum­mer with­out a warm bub­bly peach crisp Read more […]

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