Why Vitamin D is So Important to Our Health

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It’s that time of year again: the temperature drops, we don warm socks and sweaters, and we start to hear the familiar sounds of winter: coughs, sneezes and sniffles. Cold and flu season is upon us. To learn how we arm ourselves naturally against winter sickness watch this special message from Dr. Morrison:

Rethinking Holiday Foods Part I: Feast of the Seven Fishes Soup

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We all have our favorite holiday foods, the once-a-year treats we look forward to every holiday season. Maybe it’s your aunt’s sweet potato casserole, your mother’s feast of the seven fishes or your sister’s death by chocolate. This month we revisit these three holiday classics and offer up newer versions that are decidedly delicious and happily nutritious.

Rethinking Holiday Foods Part II: Sweet Potato Pie Two Ways

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Every family seems to have their own version of a sweet potato casserole and it usually involves brown sugar and a cloyingly sweet topping of marshmallows. Here we present two versions, both very much geared to the adult palate, but with flavors so yummy kids will go for them too. Both feature a spiral arrangement of thinly sliced sweet potatoes and turnips which looks pretty, and the addition of the turnips cuts some of the overwhelming sweetness. To this ribbon of festive color we add two distinctly different, but equally delicious flavor profiles.

Stomach Soother: Jerusalem Artichoke Soup

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With its nutty flavor and creamy texture, Jerusalem Artichoke Soup feels like an indulgence, but it disguises myriad health benefits in each velvety spoonful. This unusual fall tuber doesn’t turn many heads at the farmer’s market – it looks something like a gnarly potato – and while it won’t win a beauty contest, it does make an irresistible fall soup.

Vegan Kale and Coconut Milk Soup

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Beyond its velvety texture and gorgeous color, this soup packs health benefits in a delicious blend of sweet and spicy. Carrots are high in Vitamin A and biotin, which makes this soup the natural choice for glowing skin and strong hair and nails!

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