Category Archives: healthy recipes


Kitchari – One Pot Wonder

by KalaLea on April 29, 2017 • Posted in Recipes

Spring has sprung.
Time to detox and dedicate time for your body to recharge and renew.
One of my favorite detoxifying meals seems akin to the chartreuse leaves that are bursting forth from branches to herald springโ€™s glory.

Kitchari is an Ayurvedic porridge made simply with mung dal and rice. Its ideal to use shelled mung beans because it cooks very quickly. Mung beans have been used for centuries as medicine as well as an important
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Corny on the Cob (vegan-style)

by KalaLea on August 28, 2011 • Posted in Recipes

Recipe by KalaLea K
Serves 1 person per ear of corn

Corn or maize has been around for thousands of years. It’s a pity that it’s one of the top GMO crops today. Given this fact, it’s best to buy fresh ears of corn from your local farmer’s market, CSA, or food coop. Corn is wonderful for stimulating the appetite, regulating digestion and promoting healthy gums and teeth. I’ve been eating it all summer and this
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Bar-Bee-Que Lentils

by KalaLea on August 20, 2011 • Posted in Recipes

Recipe by KalaLea K

Serves 4-6 country singers

Lentils cook faster than any other bean and there’s no need to soak them before cooking. It’s my quick protein fix.

You will need:
3-4 cups of water
1 large cup of dried lentils
1 large Vidalia onion
2-3 garlic cloves
1 12 oz. can of diced fire roasted tomatoes
1/2 green pepper
1/2 red pepper
2 TBSPs yellow mustard
1 generous TBSP of blackstrap molasses
1/4 jalepeno
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Beany greens

by KalaLea on July 9, 2011 • Posted in Recipes

Recipe by KalaLea K

Serves 4 growing grandparents-to-be

If asked what food we need a lot more of, I would say GREENS!!! We should be eating them every single day. Packed with mega-loads of Vitamin K, A, and Vitamin C, greens & non-starchy veggies such as mushrooms and green beans combine well with lemons, limes, and tomatoes. Collard greens are also super low in calories and contain NO cholesterol. The leaves and stems
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Berry Guacamole

by KalaLea on June 4, 2011 • Posted in Recipes

Recipe by KalaLea K

Serves 4 gracious guacamole eaters

Avocado has become one of my favorite fruits over the past three years. It can be eaten any time of the day including for breakfast. Eighty percent of its caloric content is an easily digested fat, in the form of mono-unsaturated fat which is great! It’s also rich in copper which aids in red blood cell formation. Avocados are the best fruit source of vitamin E, an
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Orange-ish Chicken

by KalaLea on May 21, 2011 • Posted in Recipes

Recipe by KalaLea K

Serves 4 mindful men (or women)

Preheat oven to: BROIL Baby!

You will need:
2 sustainably-raised chicken breasts
1/2 Vidalia onion or shallots chopped in long strips
2 TBSP of fresh grated ginger
2 TBSP of high heat oil (sunflower)
a little water

SPICE MIXTURE: (1 tsp of each)
cumin
garlic powder (not garlic salt)
tumeric

sea salt
paprika (optional)

PREP it UP!

  • Grate or chop the ginger in teeny pieces
  • Slice

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What’s in Season: Spring

Apricots
Artichoke
Arugula
Asparagus
Avocado
Beets
Carrots
Cherries
Collards
Fennel
Mango
Mint
Pineapple
Radishes
Rhubarb
Snow Peas
Spinach
Strawberries
Sugar Snap Peas
Vidalia Onions


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  • Rest in Power to Mr. Dick Gregory. His books and talks inspired me to ask questions, love myself and my people and dig deeper. If you can get your hands on his book, Natural Diet for Folks Who Eat: Cookin' With Mother Nature. It's a wonderful witty introduction to natural foods and the digestive system. Giving thanks to have lived in the same era as him. #dickgregory #naturalfood #book #healthbook #wdiet #cookbook #rip
  • What an adventure!!! After several attempts to find the local "KFC" spot, we made it last night with the help of four local friends. The kuku (Swahili) or chicken spot has been going strong for more than 30 years. The original owner passed down the biz to his grandson, Mfanyge, pictured here. Nearly every evening, Mfanyge sets up shop for a limited time in the evenings and only fries one big batch then closes shop abruptly. The key to finding its obscure location is to look for the wicker flame ๐Ÿ”ฅ I'm NOT a huge fan of chicken ๐Ÿ— but this was absolutely the juiciest and well seasoned chicken I've EVER eaten. He also adds a secret lime sauce to each piece. I woke this morning licking my fingers in search of any leftover juice embedded under my nails. The other images are of a couple food stalls in the surrounding area ... With limited light, vendors sell everything from fresh watermelon ๐Ÿ‰and avocado ๐Ÿฅ‘ slices to fried cassava and rice balls. The fried rice balls or kitumbuu were delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹ too. #KFC #africa #tanzania #chicken #friedchicken #market #riceball #watermelon #avocado #eastafrica #wdiet #foodstories #traveling #foodtravel #nightmarket
  • The inside of a graviola fruit aka #soursop #guanabana #custardapple or #Brazilianpawpaw The flesh is deliciously sweet ... but don't eat the seeds. Scientists have been studying the active compounds and chemicals in graviola since the 1940s. Compounds that have anti-tumorous properties ... still more research to do but some alternative healers use graviola to treat certain types of cancer. Always consult your doctor, if you're dealing with any major health issues. #tropicalfruit #graviola #fruit #tropical #cancer
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  • Walking helps with the healing. It lightens loads, lifts spirits and calms the mind. Giving thanks for my legs and feet. Happy Friday ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ #africa #tanzania #walking #beach #happyfeet #happyfriday #healthybody #healthymind #traveling #eastafrica
  • The Swahili word for coconut is nazi ... it's the only nazi I support ... unless it means cheese ๐Ÿง€ in another language ๐Ÿ˜€Sooooo many benefits to drinking coconut water, eating the meat and I use coconut oil on my skin and my hair daily ... except when I'm beachin' it up. Shea butter is a better sunscreen for the skin. #coconut #swahili #traveling #africa #zanzibar #beach #coconutwater
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  • Me โค๏ธ tacos ๐ŸŒฎ and I went taco crazy while in Cape Town. This is a close up of my last taco meal, seared tuna tacos from the Fish Market restaurant at V&A Waterfront. So fresh and so clean! I prefer hard shell, what about you?? ๐Ÿ˜‹#tacos #southafrica #capetown #tuna #fishmarket #freshandclean