Yummm-meatballs and spaghetti!
I know it’s summertime, but sometimes I have an urge for something Italian and saucy. I think of it as comfort food at it’s best! But traditional meatballs and spaghetti are really heavy, and not a great choice if you want to put on a bathing suit anytime soon. So here is my healthy, lightened-up-even for-summertime version! The meatballs are made with ground turkey that I spice...
Sale tomorrow at Whole Foods...
Friday 7/29 only! Wild salmon, $8.99 a pound instead of $17.99 a pound. Wild salmon is so healthy (a superfood) and easier to cook than most fish due to the fat content. Good fat, that is!!!
The Benefits of Processed Food →
cookingcaveman: Love it! Great parody from Funny Or Die.
Lentil and Split Pea Stew
I love lentils and I love split peas, so I combined them together in this simple stew. You can serve it over rice or quinoa, but since it’s hearty and corn is in season, I just served it with a light, fresh corn sauté. Since I want to eat something green with every meal I simply add spinach to the corn. This makes a great lunch or dinner, and left-overs heat up easily! Lentil and Split...
Wow-a worldwide day's worth of food
Check out this link to see a Time Magazine photo gallery of food portraits-what a day’s worth of food is for people around the world. http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,2037749,00.html
Tears shed over the lost art of bagel baking :-(
I’ve heard members of my parents generation, at least those raised on the east coast, fondly remember the bagels of their youth. They were not the soft, doughy, humongously sized and sugary sweet versions found in most bagel places today. I also don’t like plate sized, funky flavored bagels. And, being a fan of spelt flour like to make my homemade versions (which you can find on...
Chocolate Cherry Smoothie
This is my new favorite middle of the day, gotta have something chocolatey, pick-me-up smoothie. Of course it’s healthy, and it’s filling, and it’s cool and creamy. What more can I say? Try it and see! Chocolate Cherry Smoothie (serves 1) 8 oz unsweetened chocolate almond milk 1 scoop amazing grass cocoa drink powder 1 scoop natural unsweetened chocolate protein powder 1...
Gluten Free Bagels in NY?
YES PLEASE!!! I am going here FOR SURE when I go to NY in the fall!
The single most important thing any of us can do to shrink the environmental footprint of our eating is to cut back on our meat eating — doing so has a bigger impact than eating local or organic. Michael Pollan Author and food activist So true, so true. To learn more I just read the Meat Eater’s Guide by the Enivronemental Working Group (EWG). Here is the link: ...
Steel Cut Oatmeal
I love steel cut oatmeal (also called Irish oatmeal). It’s the little, pebbly kind that has a nutty taste and a little bite to it. The downside to it is that you need to cook the steel cut oatmeal for almost 30 minutes. I usually make a big batch the night before and leave it in the fridge, but I miss the experience of eating it nice and fresh in the morning. I just read this article and...
A refreshing soup for a hot summer's day!
If hot soup does not seem refreshing to you, just try this fabulous gazpacho! I can call it fabulous because I did not come up with the recipe, a friend in Portland OR did and was kind enough to give it to me after he got tired of hearing me oh and ah over his gazpacho. This makes enough for 6-8 servings, but if you are cooking for a crowd just double it or triple it. But do make it a day...
This could be the OLDEST health food store in the...
How awesome is this? Stur-dee Health Foods has been around since the Depression! Talk about being waayyy ahead of your time! http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303745304576359834019252382.html
Curried Whole Wheat Couscous
Don’t you feel kinda guilty eating couscous? If you try to avoid white stuff (bread, flour, pasta) and then eat couscous you’re back at square one. I started using whole wheat couscous, which is surprisingly light. But I’m warning you not to make too much, it doesn’t reheat as well or stay as fluffy as the white version. Couscous takes minutes to cook. Just boil some...
Ohhh, I love this article!
Nigel Slater, a London based cook and writer, describes his rituals, favorite flavors and essential cooking tools. And there’s a yummy recipe for Summer Squash with Lemon and Mint… http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304450604576419743800463356.html?mod=WeekendHeader_Right
Chili Corn with Sauteéd Tofu
Fresh corn is in season! Look for ears that have kernels to the bottom (if they don’t it was picked too early) and with corn silk that is not brown or black. I love simple, boiled corn. I just drop it into boiling water and boil for 3 minutes. No need to go longer. I also love to sauté corn, which requires the kernels to be cut off before cooking, which means that kernels are going to...
The best/worst products at Trader Joes
This is a fun article…read on for some products you might not have thought of trying! http://www.thedailymeal.com/best-and-worst-products-trader-joes/4686
Top 22 nutrition mistakes...
A good list to check out! See if you mistakenly sub something healthy for something not so healthy: http://www.cookinglight.com/eating-smart/nutrition-101/nutrition-questions-tips-00412000071626/page26.html
For vegans-portable soy creamer
I just read about this product, the first portable soy creamer in handy travel sized packets. I haven’t tried it, but imagine it would come in very handy for vegans (or anyone who avoids dairy). Many of us have been in meetings where coffee is served with milk or cream, and if you don’t like it black coffee and usually use soy you are just out of luck… http://www.soygo.net/
I have to try making vegetarian paté!
I just read this article and it is inspiring me to try it. It sounds like an easy, summery, light appetizer! http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/07/01/transforming-beans-into-vegetarian-pats/?ref=health
Hate brussel sprouts?
It’s a hard fact- lots of folks are not fans of the little bitty cabbages. But I’ve been able to convert a couple of haters into…maybe not lovers, but likers! The first turn off is brussel sprout odor from steaming them. Not appealing. The second is the washed out color they can turn from over steaming. So just simply roast them. Roasting brings out their sweetness and your...
Friday at Whole Foods-sale on organic cherries!
$2.99 a pound this Friday only. Cherry season is short and cherries are AWESOME!
Vegan protein options
Lots of newly minted vegans are asking what their protein options are because they want to “do it right” and make sure they’re getting a balanced diet. So here’s a quick and easy list: beans, legumes nuts, seeds whole grains soy products (edamame, tempeh, tofu) seitan (wheat gluten) And of course there’s protein powder! I have lots of recipes incorporating...
No Guilt Chocolate Torte
A chocolate torte is a delectable concoction made with butter, eggs, sugar and chocolate. You’ve got the picture if you’re thinking rich, sinful, and there goes my healthy eating! Now, an occasional indulgence is great, but sometimes you want a dessert in the fridge that you can eat for several nights. This torte fits the bill! As with all flour-less chocolate tortes this dessert...