Berry Fresh Smoothie

Fresh fruit smoothies are an easy way to consume several servings of fruit at one time. I prefer to make my smoothies at home so I know exactly what’s in it. I purchase fresh berries, freeze them and use them throughout the week. This smoothie is high in folate, potassium, manganese, magnesium, vitamins C and … Continue reading Berry Fresh Smoothie

Fennel and Orange Salad

Ingredients 5 clementine oranges ½ cup sliced fennel bulb ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil ¼ cup aged balsamic vinegar Directions Gently peel the oranges carefully removing the pith. Separate the slices and place in a shallow bowl. Cut the fennel bulb in half and slice in whatever form you desire and add to the … Continue reading Fennel and Orange Salad

Low Calorie Diets — Part 2 of 2

I went on my first ever diet a couple of months ago. It was successful, I lost weight, the scale reflected that, as did my looser fitting jeans. But soon, those same jeans began to fit a little tighter again. I did not gain more than a couple of pounds initially, but soon I was … Continue reading Low Calorie Diets — Part 2 of 2

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

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

Soy, Rice, and Almond Milk

Whether you are trying to lose weight, are lactose intolerant, or allergic to dairy, you may want to consider an alternative to milk. Below you will find information on some of my favorite milk substitutes. Soy milk Rice milk Almond milk Soy milk Soy milk contains powerful antioxidants that help fight disease and aging. They … Continue reading Soy, Rice, and Almond Milk