Recipes

Dr. Bruce's Awesome Grilled Salmon

A stylized plate and silverware. Dr. Bruce Gardner, a family practitioner, prepared this mouthwatering delicacy for Cynthia Lair and her family one summer and she has have never forgotten it. The ginger lime marinade makes this dish...

Dr. Bill Mitchell's Immune Support Soup

A stylized plate and silverware. Make this a part of your regular diet or give your immune system a boost when it needs it.

Cynthia's Hearty Vegetable-Miso Soup

A stylized plate and silverware. Wakame is a green, leafy sea vegetable high in calcium and other minerals. Sea vegetables like wakame are purchased dried in packages and reconstituted in water. This hearty soup is excellent when a...

Curried Lentils and Cauliflower

A stylized plate and silverware. This flavorful dish is packed with potassium and vitamin C. Serve over brown basmati rice for an extra-healthy main entree.

Confetti Quinoa with Nori, Sesame and Raw Cashews

A stylized plate and silverware. This is a nutritionally packed food. Nori and quinoa are high in protein and a good dietary source of fiber, vitamins and minerals. More specifically, this is a great way to get calcium in your diet...

Chocolate-Covered Coconut Macaroons

Chocolate-Covered Coconut Macaroon These are a fabulous sweet treat for adults or children who have problems with wheat or flour. Be sure to have a good plan for how you will use the precious yolk from the egg (hollandaise...

Cascade Trekking Bars

A stylized plate and silverware. These bars are sure to provide enough whole food fuel to climb all of the region's towering peaks. Bake a batch at the beginning of summer and freeze the leftovers for a full season of trekking.

Braised Fennel

A stylized plate and silverware. Fennel is fairly uncommon yet readily available on the West Coast. When cooked it becomes sweet and has a meaty texture. It’s great with whole-wheat pasta and salmon.

Best Potato Salad

A stylized plate and silverware. This simple recipe makes one of the yummiest picnic or potluck offering you’ve ever tasted. And the method we use for cooking the potatoes helps preserves the flavor and nutrients of this...

Beet and Kale Salad

beet and kale salad with wooden salad tongs Get your daily dose of bright-colored vegatables with this delicious and filling salad that works as easily as a side dish as a main course.

Rice and Walnut Loaf

A stylized plate and silverware. Loosely adapted from Beatrice Trum Hunter's famous 1961 work The Natural Foods Cookbook, this is Sunday dinner comfort food at its best. Served with Cashew Gravy...

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Roasted tomatillos, peppers, garlic and caramelized onions make this a warming and sweet salsa that can be enjoyed year-round. The jalapenos add a little fire but combined with cilantro and fresh-...

Rosemary Red Soup

A stylized plate and silverware. This soup is a gorgeous red color with a deep, satisfying taste to match. Because of the combination of legumes and vegetables, all you need is some whole grain bread and salad to make this into a...

Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut in a bowl. Fermented foods have been used for years and have been shown to aid in digestion and enhance our immune system functions. Sauerkraut can be used as a topping on sandwiches, salads or as a side dish...

Spiced Sweet Potatoes with Apples and Kale

Spiced Sweet Potatoes with Apples and Kale The vegetables with the most vitamins and minerals are the dark green ones and the yellow and orange vegetables, which this recipe from is chockfull of. This friendly dish is not just flavorful and...

Super Nutritious Quinoa Salad

A stylized plate and silverware. One cup of quinoa has more calcium than a quart of milk, and the ancient grain has twice the protein of barley or rice.

Tempeh Tacos

A stylized plate and silverware. One of Cynthia Lair's students at Bastyr University, Jeff Johnson, who moved on to the Kashi Company, presented this dish as part of his final product, and she thought it was not only very tasty...

Thai Steak Salad Over Soba

A stylized plate and silverware. Choosing beef from healthfully raised cows is important nutritionally, ecologically and politically. If you can't find grass-fed or humanely raised beef from a local farmer, ask questions at your...

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