Healthy Fast Food Recipe

Ingredients 1 box Near East whole grain wheat pilaf 2 cups water, vegetable, or low sodium chicken broth 1 cup diced cooked chicken without skin 1 cup chopped fresh asparagus, snow peas, or zucchini 1 tablespoon olive oil or butter 1 tablespoon chopped fresh herbs (rosemary, thyme, parsley, and/or mint) 1/3 cup chopped raw nuts … Continue reading Healthy Fast Food Recipe

Quinoa and Chickpea Salad

Ingredients 1 cup quinoa 1 garlic clove (more if you really like garlic) 3/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 15.5-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained 1/2 cup sliced or slivered almonds 1/3 cup diced red bell pepper 1 package spinach or arugula leaves … Continue reading Quinoa and Chickpea Salad

Mediterranean Tuna Salad

Ingredients 4 (6-ounce) cans albacore or chunk light tuna (in water), drained well 6 ounces chopped artichoke hearts, drained 1/2 cup chopped red bell or piquillo peppers 3/4 cup sliced Kalamata olives 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped 1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil or 2-3 tablespoons dried 2 cloves garlic, … Continue reading Mediterranean Tuna Salad

Cauliflower Steaks with Spiced Corn

Ingredients 2 large heads of cauliflower, stems lightly trimmed 2 ears of corn, shucked 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 fresh red chile minced or red chili flakes 4 scallions, chopped 2 teaspoons drained capers Salt and freshly ground black pepper Directions Preheat the oven to 375. Cut three 3/4-inch-thick center slices from each head of … Continue reading Cauliflower Steaks with Spiced Corn

Spicy Salmon

Ingredients 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/4 cup soy sauce 1 teaspoon salt (optional) 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger (fresh or powdered) 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 4 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup chopped green onions 1 teaspoon sesame oil … Continue reading Spicy Salmon

Basic Brown Rice

Ingredients 1 cup brown rice 2 cups water or clear broth Olive or vegetable oil (optional) 1 teaspoon salt (optional) Equipment 1-quart (or larger) pot with tight-fitting lid Directions Measure 1 cup of brown rice. I generally use short-grain or medium-grain brown rice. Long-grain may need a little extra water. Heat a little oil in … Continue reading Basic Brown Rice

Roasted Radish with Spinach and Radish Greens

Ingredients 3 bunches small radishes with greens 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Salt and freshly ground pepper 1 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice Directions Preheat the oven to 500°. Trim the radishes and wash the greens; pat dry. In a large ovenproof skillet, heat the oil until shimmering. Add the radishes, season … Continue reading Roasted Radish with Spinach and Radish Greens


Grains are the seeds of grasses, which are cultivated for food. They are an essential part of a healthy diet. Eating whole grains lowers the risk of many chronic diseases. Brown Rice Millet Amaranth Quinoa Brown rice Brown rice is an excellent source of magnesium, iron, selenium, manganese, and the vitamins B1, B2, B3, and … Continue reading Grains

Nuts and Seeds

Researchers have found that people who eat nuts regularly have lower risks of heart disease. Nuts are one of the best plant sources of protein. They are rich in fiber phytonutrients and antioxidants such as Vitamin E and selenium. Nuts and seeds are also high in plant sterols and fat - but mostly monounsaturated and … Continue reading Nuts and Seeds