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Posts by Joanne Aponte, ND

Baked Falafel

By Joanne Aponte, ND on November 13, 2020

Baking falafel is a great alternative to frying. I prefer to bake things because I am not good at watching the stove! I often burn things. This recipe requires just a bit of planning ahead as you need to soak the raw chickpeas overnight. The… Read More


The Naturopathic Approach to Infertility

By Joanne Aponte, ND on October 29, 2020

Infertility rates amongst couples is on the rise unfortunately. If you are struggling to get pregnant, you are not alone! 1 in 8 couples in America seek some treatment for infertility. The naturopathic approach to infertility looks beyond your hormones and ovaries. We need to… Read More


Roasted Italian Veggie Medley

By Joanne Aponte, ND on September 22, 2020

Make these veggies ahead of time and use throughout the week. They keep in the fridge for up to 5 days. Enjoy as a side dish or combine with quinoa. These taste great with quinoa, spaghetti quash, or zucchini noodles tossed in pesto! Click… Read More


Collard Green Wraps

By Joanne Aponte, ND on September 15, 2020

Collard greens are a great source of calcium and Vitamin K. Super alkalinizing and a great low carb wrap alternative. Try the recipe below or fill the collard wrap with your favorite fillings. Ingredients: 2 organic collard leaves, washed, dried and stems trimmed… Read More


Pumpkin and Hemp Seed Pesto

By Joanne Aponte, ND on September 11, 2020

This dairy free pesto is made from pumpkin and hemp seeds. Seeds are a great alternative to using nuts. Pumpkin seeds are a great source of zinc (one of the most important immune supportive nutrients). The seeds are an excellent vegetarian protein source and source… Read More


Easy Salmon Salad

By Joanne Aponte, ND on May 29, 2020

*** To save time I usually use wild canned salmon. You can also try baking the salmon instead of poaching. For the salmon: 1 pound salmon fillet, cut in half1/2 teaspoon sea salt (for the rub)4 cups water1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt (for the… Read More



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