All-Purpose Seasoning

This recipe, used with permission, is taken from “NEWSTART® Lifestyle Cookbook,” page 167. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons onion powder 2 tablespoons parsley flakes 1 tablespoon celery salt 1 teaspoon turmeric ½ teaspoon garlic powder ¼ teaspoon marjoram ¼ teaspoon savory Combine all ingredients and mix well. Store in an airtight container. Yields 13 teaspoons. Grab your […]

Baba Ghanouj

Here’s one more Middle Eastern dish, something our family ate when we spent two years in the United Arab Emirates back in the ’70s. If you have family or friends in the Middle East right now, chances are they might have tried this one too. How do you pronounce “Baba Ghanouj”? I grew up pronouncing […]

Carob Mousse

Ingredients: 1 pound silken soft tofu, cut in chunks ¼ cup honey 3 tablespoons toasted carob powder 2 teaspoons vanilla ½ teaspoon grated orange peel Place all ingredients in a blender and process until very smooth and creamy. Pour into serving dishes and chill. Serves 5. This recipe, used with permission, is taken from “NEWSTART® […]

Hummus #1

With all the focus on the Middle East, how about a dish or two from there? Here is the first of two variations of a popular one that can be used as a spread or dip. Combine the following in a blender and whiz until smooth: 1 – 15 oz. can garbanzo beans, halfway drained […]

Lentil Vegetable Soup

Ingredients: 2 quarts water 2 cups dried lentils ½ cup chopped celery ½ cup chopped onion ¼ cup chopped carrots 3 tablespoons chopped parsley 2½ teaspoons salt 1½ teaspoons crushed oregano 1 clove garlic, minced 1 bay leaf 2 cups chopped tomatoes Place all ingredients, except tomatoes, in a large kettle and bring to a […]

Baked Butternut Squash

Poke a butternut squash with a fork and bake whole for 45 minutes or until tender. Peel and remove seeds. Whip with a mixer until fluffy, adding: soy milk, as needed for whipping 1 tsp margarine 1 Tbsp date sugar or brown sugar Garnish with toasted pecans —provided by Julianne Pickle, author of “100% Vegetarian,” […]

Garlic Oat Burgers

Place the following in a large pan: 2 cups water 1/4 cup soy sauce or Bragg’s Liquid Aminos 1/4 to 1/3 cup chopped pecans 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast flakes 1 tsp garlic powder 1/2 Tbsp dried sweet basil 1 tsp onion powder 1/2 tsp dried sage Stir well, and bring to a slow boil over […]

Spiced Avocado

Gently Combine: 1 avocado, mashed 1 avocado, diced Add and mix gently: 1/3 cup minced cilantro 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice 1 Tbsp olive oil 1/4 tsp salt 1/8 tsp cumin Cover with plastic wrap tightly. Chill and serve. NOTE: The lime juice helps prevent the avocado from browning. —provided by Julianne Pickle, author of […]

Basic Brown Rice, Vegetables and Beans

Follow Package Directions to Cook 1 Cup Brown Rice Using 2 Cups Organic Chicken Broth for Flavor After 20 Minutes Add 1 Cup of Each Desired: Zucchini, Carrots, and Onion When Rice is Done, Stir in 1 Can Black Beans Enjoy with one of the Salad’s above

Turkey Vegetable Chili

Nonstick Spray 1 Pound Lean Ground Free-Range Turkey 1 Cup Chopped Onion 1 Cup Chopped Zucchini 1 Cup Chopped Carrots 1 Cup Chopped Red Pepper 1 16 oz. Can Tomatoes, Cut Up 1 16 oz. Can Red Kidney Beans, Drained 1 8 oz. Can Tomato Sauce 1 6 oz. Can Vegetable Juice Add Basil, Garlic, […]

Honey Mustard Chicken

1 Package Boneless Antibiotic and Hormone Free Chicken Breasts (About 4 Breasts) 2 Tbsp. Honey 1 Tbsp. Dijon-style Mustard 1 Tbsp. Lemon Juice ¼ Tsp. Pepper to Taste Rinse and Pat Dry Chicken Place in Baking Dish Cover With Mixture of other Ingredients (Paul Newman Just Came Out With a Light Honey Mustard Vinaigrette Which […]

Fish Recipes

Most of my clients are uneasy about cooking fish. The key is to have some good marinades to use. If you marinade any fish it will be delicious baked, broiled or grilled. My favorite marinades are my favorite salad dressings: Paul Newman’s Light Italian Vinaigrette, Annie’s Low-fat Gingerly Vinaigrette, and Provencal Marinade which is made […]

Salads & Dressings

My Favorite Dressings are: Paul Newman’s Light Italian (has no corn syrup or hydrogenated oils) Annie’s Low-fat Ginger or Raspberry Vinaigrette (has no corn syrup or hydrogenated oils). Garbage Salad – This recipe came from one of my favorite clients 1 Cup Mixed Organic Greens or Spinach Leaves Add What Ever Vegetables you Have – […]

Take Charge of Your Health

By Janis Gibson – Published in Wrap, April 2006, reprinted with permission of Hersam Acorn Newspapers, Ridgefield, Connecticut. Many people who have been through a serious illness or medical setback will later say that as difficult as it was at the time, they have been changed for the better; that the experience allowed them to […]

To Continue Fertility Treatments or Adopt, That is the Question?

By: Renee A. Simon, MS, CNS I’ve worked with many Resolve clients over the years who ponder this question, and I had to answer it myself, twelve year sago. The following are some things for you to think about if you are evaluating this decision. First is your age and health status. Are you in […]

Natural Fertility Boosters for Women Over 35

By Renee A. Simon, MS, CNS Many women today are waiting longer to conceive their first and second children. This is usually due to either establishing a career first or marrying late or just waiting because they are not ready. It is sometimes a surprise when a year or two goes by and there is […]

Natural Approaches to Infertility & Other Problems

By: Renee A. Simon, M.S. Clinical Nutritionist Are there natural approaches that may boost your chances of fertility? For many couples the answer is an resounding yes. My interest in this topic began with my own infertility several years ago. My husband and I tried to conceive without success. We went to several fertility specialists […]

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Simon Says Integrated Medicine is Best

NCNLocal News + Information Services, JUNE 29, 2011 SOUTH SALEM – A bout with Epstein-Barr virus in the early 1990s changed the course of Renee Simon’s life, and has ultimately helped her to change the lives of many others. Although she was a vegetarian and ran more than 30 miles a week, she found that […]