Entries by Barbara Sobel

Bone Broth

Somethings never change. I was looking back at some pictures from a year ago and snapped this as I finished bottling up some homemade bone broth and this morning I did the exact same thing. Cooking roasted bones (beef, turkey, pork, chicken, fish, lamb) with a little acid (apple cider vinegar or wine), water, and […]

Stress: Sleeping, eating, exercising, and more during the pandemic

Here in the Bay Area we are in the middle of another stay-at-home order. For most of us, staying at home has come with both benefits and challenges. For me, one benefit is having my sons living at home again and one of my biggest challenges is keeping my regular exercise routine. Last week there was an interesting […]

Gluten-Free Diet: Is it working and am I doing it right?

Are you following a gluten-free diet and not feeling as good as you think you should or are you unsure if a gluten-free diet might be helpful for your particular situation?  I want to tell you about a client of mine who has been following a strict gluten-free diet for several years. Gluten is one […]

Mindful Eating: Slowing down can increase satisfaction

Did you know that meditation and medicine both come from the same Sanskript root word meaning “taking care”. We all want to take care of ourselves. I talk with most of my clients about a mindfulness or meditation practice. The benefits are huge — reduced stress, better sleep, enhanced immune function, lowered pain levels, improved […]

Coconut Curry Lentil Soup

This simple soup is full of flavor and pairs well with a simple green salad for a light dinner or lunch. Ingredients 2 tablespoons coconut oil or ghee 1 medium onion, diced 1 medium carrot, diced 2 garlic cloves, diced 2 tablespoons fresh grated ginger 3 tablespoons curry powder 2 teaspoons ground turmeric 1 cup beluga (black) lentils 1 box or jar of […]

Summer Sheet Pan Salad with Salmon

This recipe was inspired by Farmhouse Lab, a local organic dressing company. I tried out Farmhouse Lab’s amazing consciously sourced and organic Sunny Avocado dressing after I was blown away by one of their sheet pan salads. I love sheet pan meals and I had never thought about using one as a platter. I cooked […]

Ginger and Garlic Japanese Eggplant

This is super simple, not too spicy, eggplant dish that can be made gluten-free. It is a great side dish for a busy weeknight because it is quick to prepare. Ingredients 2 tablespoons avocado oil 3 garlic cloves, minced 3 tablespoons ginger, minced 2 scallions, chopped 1 1/2 pounds Japanese eggplant, sliced into thin rounds 3 tablespoons coconut aminos (gluten and soy […]

Quinoa and Green Bean Salad

This simple whole-grain salad is great for lunch or dinner. Sometimes I add a handful or two of raisins to the mix to add a little sweetness. Ingredients 1 cup multicolored quinoa (or any single color) 1 pound green beans trimmed and cut in bite-sized pieced 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint 1/4 cup chopped Italian […]

Curry Lentil Soup

It is “dig through the pantry day” at my house and I found the makings for a perfect meatless meal. Curry lentil soup with fresh vegetables. Curry is a mix of spices. It can vary greatly. You can make your own curry mixture or buy one. I used a premade curry paste that I had […]