Author: Clara Young Ph.D

Food

Black Bean Soup!

No Recipe. No oil. One Pot. Vegetarian. Vegan. Affordable. Delicious. Can use a rice cooker, a slow cooker, an instant pot or just plain old pot on the stove. You don’t need a lot of things, including a recipe for this very cheap, fast, healthy and yummy meal. You can make a huge pot of […]

Inspiration

Do a Bit of Journaling!

It’s been another tough, unprecedented year as the pandemic rages on in our world, and the new variant crushed our hopes that the end was near. But all is not lost in our lives. There are always treasures to be found even in the underworld; the darkest place in and outside of us. Discover them […]

Food

Poor Woman’s Guacamole

You’ll soon learn that you don’t need a recipe for guacamole, but I’ve included a rough measurement to you get started. Guacamole is very easy, and it’s healthy, fast, and absolutely yummy, and you can add your own twist. Avocados I love avocados. What’s there not to like?! It’s an amazing fruit (actually a berry), […]

Food

Pomegranate Winter Smoothie (No Recipe!)

You really don’t need a recipe for smoothies. Start with the basic like berries, milk, and bananas and then add on your favorite seasonal, local, and organic fruits and greens. I don’t add any sugar to my smoothies. Instead, I use bananas as my natural sweetener, which is low in calories, loaded with nutrients, and […]

Inspiration

Dr. Clara’s December Prescription!

Go For Your Annual Physical It’s time. This is preventive medicine for you and your whole family, and one of the smartest things you can do for your health. It can save your whole family a lot of pain, heartache, expenses, and their lives. So worth it!  Volunteer One of the best cures for holiday […]

Nature

One Good Deed a Day!

We hold so much power to do good for others and ourselves. Let’s do it! Beginning During my cancer recovery, I discovered that doing one good deed a day had a profound effect on healing my body and mind. So, I started doing one good deed a day as part of my health and happiness […]

Food

Hot Dark Chocolate

Thank Goodness for Chocolate! I’m kicking off December with my favorite winter and holiday drink – Hot Chocolate! I can’t drink enough of it throughout the holidays and the wonderfully cold winter. I’ve discovered my love for dark chocolate during my cancer journey, when I found out that dark chocolate contains antioxidants that can prevent […]

Food

No Recipe Roasted Tomato Soup

This is another no recipe dish with few ingredients, that is incredibly easy, delicious, healthy, and economical. The oven and the blender does most of the work and it comes together fast. And you can enjoy this hearty and yummy soup with orzo pasta and/or grilled cheese. Tomato soup and grilled cheese are another match […]

Food

Homemade Vegetarian Dashi!

Dashi is a basic, fundamental, ubiquitous stock used in Japanese cooking. Traditionally, it’s made with bonito (fermented fish) and kombu, a sea kelp. But as a vegetarian, I use sea kelp and dried mushroom which packs both nutritional power and umami flavor. You can also just use dried mushroom or just kelp. A small piece […]