Kale Cannellini Dip

Kale Cannellini Dip Time:  10 Minutes Servings:  5 7 Ingredient RecipeIngredients: 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 12 oz baby kale, diced 1 can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 1 teaspoon sea salt & 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Directions: In…

Low Carb Veggie Wraps

Low Calorie Collard Wraps Servings: 4 Time: 20 Minutes 11 Item Recipe Vegan & Vegetarian Ingredients: 1 1/2 cup Raw cashews, soaked overnight in purified water and draine 1-2 Cloves garlic – garlic is potent, so you may start with on 3 tablespoons Fresh lemon juice 1/4 teaspoon Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper…

Fresh Juice Cocktails

If the holidays with family and friends have you celebrating makeover your drinks for a less sugar fave and healthier drink.  Fresh bright carrot juice, perfect for holiday festivities. If you like your drinks spicy, consider adding hot sauce. Carrot Lemon Zinger Servings:  6 Time:  5 Minutes Ingredients: 4 cups fresh carrot juice 12 oz….

Featured Artisan of December

We have some amazingly talented designers and artist subscribers that have some lovely pieces for sale on Etsy.  These purchases all include a donation to the Gentle Barn in your honor.  Great way to get a lovely piece of one of a kind original art work while also helping a great cause “The Gentle Barn”….

Feel Good Oats

Oats are so great for your health in many ways.  There are many heart protecting benefits, as well as brain and acuity with a diet rich in oats. It has also been found to improve ones mood which is linked to improved and regulated blood sugar. OATS are a great source of Energy.  Packed with…

Among Healing Foods Are Mushrooms

Mushrooms are incredibly amazing and come from the fungi family.  There are over 100,000 different types of varieties of mushrooms.  Four are very healing in properties and are used frequently and often in chinese medicine.  Mushrooms have been said to heal cancer, heart disease and more.  Intitial reports and research have suggested that all four…

Fresh Squash Gnocchi w/ Basil Butter Sauce

8 Item Recipe Ingredients: 2 cups of oven roasted Butternut Squash, mashed and drained 1 egg or egg substitute like ground flax and water pinch of nutmeg 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese or nutritional yeast dash of sea salt, optional 2 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour 6 organic basil leaves 6 tablespoons of vegan butter…

Honey a Healing Food & Natural Sweetener

Honey is such a great aid in many ailments including soothing a cough.  With its rich antioxidant properties it is a wonderful immunity booster.  Honey naturally has antiviral and antibacterial capabilities.  A recent Penn State study found honey more effective than an over the counter commonly prescribed drug dextromethorphan (cough suppressant).  Honey can soothe throat…

Ginger Pain Relieving Properties

There are several forms of ginger.  You can simple chop or grated it fresh and raw, you can also use a powdered ginger or a candied form of ginger.  I love fresh but also very much enjoy pickled ginger.  It is such a palatte cleanser.  Ginger is hot sweet and spicy.  It has been said…