Down through the years we have tasted food one way:  Mom's way, Auntie's way, Grandmother's way.  Let's tweak it.  Sojourn to Healthy Eating shows you how.  Sojourn to Healthy Eating is a cookbook that doesn't say give up this or give up that.  It shows you how to tweak recipes and meals a little bit.  Tweak it in a way that satisfies your taste buds and your health.

Like to spice up food with black pepper?  Fine.  How about using cayenne pepper instead.  Same kick to your favorite meals, but a healthier seasoning, and you don't have to use as much.  See, you can keep the taste but tweak it with cayenne. Black pepper, by the way, is a carcinogen.

Love cheese and milk?  Have asthma?  Don't give up the cheese.  Tweak it with hemp or nut cheeses.  You won't miss that cheesy flavor when you use cashew cheese or cashew parmesan cheese in your recipes.  Easy, real easy to make.


Appetizers & Beverages
Soups & Salads
This & That


Coconut Pineapple Banana Smoothie (page 15)


1 cup cold coconut milk

1 cup pineapple chunks

1 large ripe banana, sliced

1/4 tsp. fresh ginger, peeled and grated

2 Tbs. maple syrup



Add coconut milk, pineapple, banana, ginger, and maple syrup to blender.  Starting at a low speed, turn the blender on, and gradually increase the speed to medium.  Blend until smooth.  Serves 2.



Maple Ginger Salad Dressing (page 27)


1/2 cup dark amber maple syrup

1/2 tsp. ground ginger

1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes

1 tsp. fresh lemon juice or lime juice

1/2 tsp. sea salt



In a bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, ground ginger, red pepper flakes, lemon juice, and sea salt until they are well blended.  Let set in refrigerator for 30 minutes to one hour before pouring over salad, or use as a marinade.


Cashew Cheese (page 76)


1 cup cashews soaked in water 1 hour

2 tsp. lemon juice or lime juice

1/2 tsp. organic onion sea salt

2 dashes cayenne pepper

2 Tbs. spring onions

1/4 cup spring water

Drain cashews.  Place cashews in a blender

or food processor along with lemon juice,

onion sea salt, cayenne pepper, and spring onions.  Pulse for about 1 minute to combine ingredients.  Add water and process until completely smooth, about 2-4 minutes.  Eat cheese as it is or for firmer cheese refrigerate

it or bake it.