Sometimes it’s the “extra” touch that makes a dish complete. Grace O’s recipes offer tasty touches to her dishes. The Tangy Ginger Dressing is an anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving addition to any salad. Her Turmeric Rice is full of age-defying anti-oxidants, and the Papaya Salsa not only boosts your immune system, it helps keep skin younger and aids digestion.

Spicy Candied Walnuts

Spicy Candied Walnuts Nothing indicates a fall meal like a candied nut treat perfect for complimenting a salad or side-dish. Candied nuts are often made of melted white sugar but for the holidays, there are other more natural options. Maple syrup adds a complex flavor; purchase 100% pure, organic maple syrup when you can. The Grades Read More

Walnuts: Superhero of Antioxidants

Spicy Candied Walnuts Nothing indicates a fall meal like a candied nut treat perfect for complimenting a salad or side-dish. Candied nuts are often made of melted white sugar but for the holidays, there are other more natural options. Maple syrup adds a complex flavor; purchase 100% pure, organic maple syrup when you can. The Grades of maple syrup indicate the richness of color, but not the quality. A pinch of salt and Read More

Nettles Add Power to Pesto

  Nettle Pesto At the height of allergy season, incorporating nettles into your meals can be a soothing practice offering relief. With research supporting the use of nettles for seasonal allergies and hay fever, this plant contains anti-inflammatory and immune boosting properties (Learn more about the benefits of nettles in our story on them). It is Read More

Pecan & Sundried Tomato Tapenade

    Pecan and Sundried Tomato Tapenade I found the inspiration for this tapenade while at a health spa in Mexico. Of course, I put my own special FoodTrients spin on it to create a great topping for fish and a dip for crackers and bread. The pecans can be toasted or raw. I like to use sundried tomatoes preserved in olive Read More

Munch a Bunch of Savory Spinach!

Quick and Healthy Savory Spinach Looking for a way to eat more veggies in the New Year? This quick and easy spinach recipe is the perfect way to prepare the best tasting side dish around. Buy spinach in bunches to cut down on plastic packaging then sauté it with some simple herbs and spices for the most flavorful preparation. When you Read More

Creamy Avocado Dressing

Creamy Avocado Dressing Whole, natural foods combine in minutes to create this simple, creamy dressing. Avocado creates a rich base full of fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. High levels of healthy fats in this dressing increase satiety and support cells for optimal vitality. Keep in mind that avocado dressing isn’t just for salads! You can use it as Read More

Try Tasty Quinoa for Breakfast

Tasty Breakfast Quinoa Think beyond traditional cereals and try this high-protein, high-fiber grain instead. On its own, quinoa is rather bland but if you take the time to spice it up to your liking, it makes a healthy and filling breakfast. Make a batch ahead of time to last for several days; you can simply Read More

Homemade Stir-Fry Sauce

  Homemade Stir-Fry Sauce Have you ever read the ingredients on a bottle of prepared sauce?  Full of corn syrup, caramel color and artificial flavoring, these products can irritate the body leading to inflammation and sluggish energy. If you need a simple clean-eating stir-fry sauce that is quick to make at Read More

Make Your Own Energy Bars

Fruit and Nut Go-Bars You can easily make your own granola bars with your most favorite ingredients in the comfort of your home. These simple bars are sweet from dates and offer plenty of texture and crunch from a variety of nuts. Be sure to use the variety you enjoy the most! Almond butter helps the mixture stick together while coconut flakes Read More

Homemade Enchilada Sauce

Homemade Enchilada Sauce Try buying enchilada sauce in a can or jar and you’ll be hard-pressed to find one without sugar somewhere on the ingredient label. Why alter the wonderful anti-cancer effects of a tomato-based product with an inflammatory food like sugar? The reason sugar is almost always added is because tomato-based sauces can be acidic and sugar adjusts this Read More

Dressing Up Savory Stuffing

Savory Stuffing I use this stuffing for my Stuffed Turkey Rolls. Homemade croutons, raw celery, and sausages give this dish its unique flavor and texture. To serve as a side dish, spread the stuffing in a greased baking dish and bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Read More

Strawberry-Avocado Relish

Strawberry-Avocado Relish No cooking is required for this condiment. The strawberries, avocado, and cilantro all contain antioxidants. Strawberries are also very high in vitamin C and flavonoids, while avocados also provide glutathione, a detoxifying agent. I use this relish with my Summertime Grilled Chicken, but it also makes a Read More

Honey-Lime Dressing

Honey-Lime Dressing This is a very versatile dressing that you can toss with my Apple Barley Salad or with any mixed greens. The lime juice provides vitamin C, while compounds in the chili powder help to neutralize free radicals in your cells. If you want a spicier dressing, add cayenne Read More

Cranberry Compote

Cranberry Compote Cranberries are high in antioxidants and vitamin C. They even have a bit of resveratrol in them—the heart-friendly nutrient found in red wine. This recipe will keep for many days in the refrigerator. Grace uses it in her Cranberry Bread Pudding and on its own as an accompaniment for poultry. YIELDS about 4 cups 1/2 Read More

Tangy Ginger Dressing

Tangy Ginger Dressing Ginger gives this dressing its flavor as well as amazing anti-inflammatory benefits and pain-reducing effects. It also relaxes muscles, increases circulation, and aids digestion. Buy the whole gingerroot, then peel or cut off about an inch of the rough skin. Grate only as much ginger as you need, and put the root back Read More

Turmeric Rice

Turmeric Rice This rice is mildly spiced because it’s designed to go with Grace's Turkey in Turmeric Sauce. If you want the rice to carry most of the flavor, substitute coconut milk for half of the water. Then serve it with grilled turkey, chicken, or fish. Either way, you get both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits from the Read More

Papaya Salsa

Papaya Salsa This refreshing relish will help boost your immune system and keep your skin young and elastic. Papaya is rich in vitamin C and beta-carotene, which your body converts to vitamin A. It’s also high in potassium. Certain enzymes in papaya aid digestion. Grace uses this salsa on grilled meats and fish, such as her Grilled Swordfish in Read More
What Do FoodTrients Do?
Ai Anti- inflammatories
Reduce inflammatory process in cells, tissues, and blood vessels, helping to slow aging and reduce risk of long-term disease.
Ao Anti- oxidant
Prevents and repairs oxidative damage to cells caused by free radicals.
IB Immunity Boosters
Support the body’s resistance to infection and strengthen immune vigilance and response.
MB Mind
Improves mood, memory, and focus.
F Disease Prevention
Reduces risk factors for common degenerative and age-related diseases.