Nothing ushers in the fall season like pumpkins. I’ve always seen them as the mascot of autumn, bright and festive and fun – not to mention delicious and packed full of nutrition. A cup of cooked pumpkin is loaded with vitamins A and C and is a powerhouse of potassium. Like carrots and butternut squash, [...]
Good news, health nuts! This month, the FDA announced that they will be instituting a ban on trans fats, removing them from their list of ingredients that are “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS). The New York Times reported that this “means companies would have to prove that such oils are safe to eat, a high [...]
This citrus dill vinaigrette is one of our go-to salad dressing recipes; we often serve it at the Gerson buffet lunch at the Gerson Basics Workshop and here at the Institute during lunchtime. Last week, we posted 8 Amazing Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar on our blog. In addition to a number of creative ways [...]
If you only use apple cider vinegar on your salad, you’re seriously underestimating its potential. Raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar (often abbreviated as ACV) can be used in so many ways that by the end of this article you may start keeping a bottle in every room of your house, not just the fridge! You [...]
Our Beet and Watercress Salad pairs soft, cooked beets and onions with raw watercress, all topped off with tangy lemon juice. This recipe, while simple, contains two awesomely detoxifying ingredients: beets and watercress. Beets contain phyochemicals called betalains, which have great anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Watercress is also an incredibly healthy food packed with phytonutrients, [...]
Everyone has their holiday rituals, and many of us have certain holiday foods that occupy a special place in our hearts. I wish I could say that mine was butternut squash soup or another healthy, hearty dish. But, no. As a teenager growing up in Washington, DC with a certain ubiquitous corporate coffee shop on [...]
I remember growing up when my mother would bake homemade breads. Our family would devour a whole loaf within a few hours, and she would need to make another to replace it. The enthralling scent which wafted from the oven, the cozy feeling of a warm, full stomach after a few slices, and the rich [...]
This simple, raw garnish is a lunchtime favorite at the Gerson Institute. Use it as a baked potato topping, or sprinkle on cooked veggies or salad to add a little kick!