As summer gets closer I feel like eating more salads. This is one of my favorites. Every time I make it, people say how delicious it is. I hope you enjoy it too! 

Serves 2 as a meal and 4-6 as a side dish


For the dressing:

4 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
3 Tbs aged balsamic vinegar
1/2 Tbs dijon mustard
1 tsp orange zest
1 clove garlic, crushed or minced
2 pinches unrefined sea salt
fresh ground black pepper to taste

For the salad:

8 cups loosely packed baby spinach
1 large beet, roasted, peeled and cubed
1 navel orange, peeled, segmented and cut into bite size pieces
1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup pecans, lightly toasted and chopped
4 oz goat cheese, crumbled


First roast the whole unpeeled beet in a covered dish in a 400° F oven for 1 hour or until done.

 Let it cool while covered. This will make it easier to peel.

Once cool, place under a small stream of cool water. The skin should peel off easily using the water and your hands.

Combine all d...

Through being an NTP I’ve met so many people who’ve overcome and/or manage health challenges that most people (sadly, even their doctors) believe are incurable. When someone overcomes something like that and I see them with my own eyes and hear their stories it fills me with so much hope.

Though the specific way they do it varies from person to person, there’s one thing they all have in common. They all eat whole foods and avoid refined foods and foods that they discovered were a problem for them personally. So simple, so beautiful. It sounds too good to be true, right? It’s not though.

Amazing things happen when you remove heavily processed refined “foods” that don’t support your health (and actually rob you of health) and include the foods that provide the nutrition your body needs to function optimally, stay healthy, heal and thrive.  

Here’s a list of healing diets I love (in no particular order):

The Paleo Diet is comprised of nutrient dense whole foods including meats, seafoo...

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