Recipe: Grain-free Basil and Mint Summer Squash “Noodles” by Amie Valpone

Grain-free Basil and Mint Summer Squash "Noodles" By Amie Valpone Serves 2 A terrific summertime staple that’s full of flavor and fiber without any grains. Did you happen to notice the simple directions for this recipe? Combine ingredients and serve. Easy as it gets. Ingredients: 3 large yellow summer squash, cut into thin strands with a vegetable peeler or spiral slicer (spiralizer) or julienned 1 large celery stalk, thinly sliced 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh basil 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 teaspoon finely chopped ... Read more

Recipe: Magical Peach Arugula Salad by Amie Valpone

Magical Peach Arugula Salad By Amie Valpone Serves 6 to 8 Here’s a dish that provides a big payoff for very little effort. It takes about five minutes to throw this salad together, and the combination of peppers, peaches, and arugula is simply beautiful. Serve it in a wide bowl to show off its good looks. Ingredients: 10 cups arugula 5 medium ripe peaches, pitted and diced 2 yellow or orange bell peppers, diced ⅓ cup finely chopped raw walnuts 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon freshly ... Read more

Recipe: Golden Bell Pepper Soup by Amie Valpone

Golden Bell Pepper Soup By Amie Valpone Serves 6 to 8 Dipping your spoon into this bell pepper–sweet potato combo is like dipping into a bowl of sunshine. It’s stunning—and the perfect antidote to a gloomy winter’s day. This soup also freezes well, so if you’re not serving a crowd, store the leftovers for a later date (or make a double batch). I like to enjoy this soup accompanied by my Massaged Kale Salad with Spicy Hazelnuts. Ingredients: ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil ½ small onion, diced 2 ... Read more

Recipe: Sunrise Nori Wraps with Spicy Tahini Drizzle by Amie Valpone

Sunrise Nori Wraps with Spicy Tahini Drizzle By Amie Valpone Serves 4 If you like California rolls, you’ll love these nori wraps (though personally, I think they’re so much better!). The tahini dressing is truly addictive—you’re going to want to dress everything in it—and the cabbage provides a nice crunch. If possible, use a food processor to slice the cabbage so you can get it super thin. Also, make sure the vegetable strips are all the same width and length so that they don’t ... Read more

Join me in celebrating Amie Valpone and the launch of Eating Clean!

Join me in celebrating Amie Valpone and the launch of her book Eating Clean! Amie Valpone has been through it! Ten years ago she started experiencing debilitating symptoms that no doctor could quite pinpoint. She had a dizzying array of medical interventions getting sicker, not healthier with each one. Eventually, Amie found her way to Functional Medicine and started her journey back to health. Along the way she discovered diet as a tool and started creating her own healing recipes to ... Read more