December Recipes!

Sweep the Cobwebs Brain Booster

10 minutes prep time  |  Makes 1 serving

Wake up your brain.

Makes: 1 large drink


Juice: 1 bunch parsley
4 carrots
2 stalks celery    
1" piece of fresh or dried burdock or ginseng root            
Add 2 squirts of ginkgo biloba extract if desired. Makes 1 large drink.


Fresh Seared Ahi

30 min prep time | Makes 6 servings

Ahi Tuna Slices

Omega 3's for better mood

Makes: 6 servings

½ cup tamari
¼ cup sake
3 sprigs fresh basil, minced
1 tsp. fresh lemon zest
2 tsp. toasted sesame oil
1½ lbs. very fresh ahi tuna
2 carrots, diced
2 tbsp. crystallized ginger, minced
½ tsp. olive oil
½ tsp. toasted sesame oil
½ cup white wine
½ tsp. lemon-pepper seasoning
¼ cup low-fat cream cheese
4 mint leaves, chopped
fresh cilantro  


Mix a marinade in a bowl: tamari, sake, basil, lemon zest, sesame oil. Marinate ahi tuna for 1 hour. Sear ahi in a hot, heavy skillet about 10 seconds each side. Remove, chill as you make the salad. Sauté for 1 minute the carrots, ginger, olive oil, sesame oil. Add ½ cup water, the white wine and lemon-pepper; simmer 3 minutes. Remove from heat and blend in the cream cheese and mint. Divide sauce onto 6 salad plates; divide the tuna—sliced very thin—over the top of the sauce. Sprinkle fresh cilantro over the top. Serves 6.