Gerald P. Curatola, DDS
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Gerry Curatola, DDS is a renowned biologic restorative dentist with more than 30 years of clinical practice experience. He is the founder of Rejuvenation Dentistry®, a multi-specialty integrative dental practice in New York City based on the principles of bioregulatory healthcare. Yet, most importantly, Gerry is an amazing culinary expert. Let's get cooking! 

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RECIPE:

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided

  • 1 head cauliflower

  • coarse sea salt 

  • freshly ground pepper

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1⁄4 cup raw shelled pumpkin seeds

  • 1⁄4 cup golden raisins

  • 1⁄4 cup dried cranberries

  • 1⁄2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • 1⁄4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

  2. Coat a large rimmed baking sheet with 1 tablespoon oil.

  3. Trim the cauliflower stalk and place the head stalk side down on a cutting board. Slice the cauliflower lengthwise into 1⁄2-inch slices. Arrange the cauliflower slices and any stray pieces in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

  4. Roast until the underside is deeply browned, 20–25 minutes.

  5. Turn the cauliflower over, season with additional salt and pepper, and continue to roast until the other side is dark brown and crisp, 15–20 minutes longer.

  6. While the cauliflower is browning, melt the butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Add the pumpkin seeds, bring to a simmer, and cook. Swirl the pan occasionally, until the pumpkin seeds are toasted and butter is browned and smells nutty, 6–8 minutes.

  7. Remove from the heat and add the red pepper flakes. Let the pumpkin seeds cool 10 minutes.

  8. Arrange the cauliflower on a serving platter and drizzle with dressing.

  9. Add the chopped fresh cilantro, golden raisins, dried cranberries and lime juice.

  10. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

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Goji Almond Butter Truffles

These tiny red fruits are not only antioxidant rich and filled with powerful medicinal properties, they are also delicious and full of flavor for a yummy treat that packs a nutritional punch!

RECIPE: ⁣ 12 servings ⁣ Soaking time: 1 hour⁣

Ingredients:

• 2 cups raw almonds⁣

• 1⁄4 cup goji berries, soaked in 1 cup of water for 1 hour⁣

• 1⁄4 cup hemp seeds⁣

• 1⁄4 cup honey⁣

• 1⁄2 cup filtered water⁣

Instructions:

Blend all the ingredients in a food processor for 2–5 minutes. Scrape the sides down. You are aiming for a dough-like consistency.⁣

Roll the dough into bite-size truffles.⁣

You can refrigerate these truffles in an airtight glass container for 4⁣

days.⁣

These buttery tasting snacks go down smoothly despite their chunky consistency and are full of protein, Vitamin E, antioxidants, and a host of other nutrients. Enjoy!

Super Healthy Holiday

Peppermint-Mocha Smoothie!

RECIPE: 

 

Ingredients:⁣ 

*Rejuvenation Health Optimal Nutrition Daily Drink mix in chocolate 

*Rejuvenation Health Optimal Collagen⁣

*2”x 2” piece of raw chocolate⁣ (organic & fair trade if available) 

*1 shot of fresh expresso⁣

*1 drop of 100% pure organic peppermint essential oil⁣

*2 cups of organic unsweetened almond milk

*1 cup of ice⁣⁣

Instructions:

Blend for one minute and enjoy this delicious and healthy holiday smoothie!

Dr. Curatola’s book, The Mouth-Body Connection (2017), explores the bi-directional relationship behind oral health and systemic wellness. 

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