Almond Encrusted Chicken with Lemon Yogurt Sauce

Looking for something tasty and nutritious for dinner tonight?  Try this almond crusted chicken recipe with fresh yogurt lemon sauce.  Did you know that the almond is technically the seed of the fruit of the almond tree, a medium-size tree that bears fragrant pink and white flowers? Like its cousins, the peach, cherry and apricot […]

Fresh Pomegranate Martini

Although I do not typically advocate hard alcohol consumption, there are (only a few) exceptions!  This cocktail is super tasty, especially for special occasions and celebrations, but you simply cannot skimp on the fresh juice…do NOT purchase commerically-produced juice…go for the real deal here.  You won’t be sorry! INGREDIENTS: 1 oz vodka (or naturally-flavored citrus […]

Cabbage with Ginger and Cumin Dressing

INGREDIENTS: 1/2 head green cabbage, thinly sliced 1/2 head raddichio, thinly sliced 3-4 carrots, shredded 1 handful of arugula, thinly sliced 1 handful mixed herbs, thinly sliced, mint, basil, parsley, chives, and/or cilantro 1/2 cup pomegranante seeds or dried cranberries 1/2 cup chopped pistachiosginger-cumin dressing (recipe follows) DIRECTIONS: Combine all ingredients in a bowl, toss […]

Soba Noodles With Shrimp and Snow Peas

INGREDIENTS: 1/4 cup(s) organic or natural peanut butter 2 teaspoon(s) peeled grated fresh ginger 2 tablespoon(s) gluten-free, non-MSG low-sodium soy sauce 1 tablespoon(s) distilled white vinegar 1 teaspoon(s) Asian sesame oil 1/2 teaspoon(s) cayenne pepper sauce  dash Sea Salt 1 package(s) (8 ounces) soba noodles, (100% buckwheat) 1 1/2 bags shredded carrots 1 pound(s) large shrimp, shelled and deveined, with tail part of shell left on if you like 4 ounce(s) snow peas, strings […]

Everyday Salad Dressing

If you’re looking for a super healthy, yet basic, salad dressing recipe check out this one found at www.spectrumorganics.com.  Flax seed oil has a very mild flavor and is delicious in salad dressings, not to mention that it provides a healthy dose of Omega-3 Fatty Acids! INGREDIENTS: 8 ounces Organic Olive Oil 4 ounces Flax […]

Cranberry Salsa

I love that this recipe also uses ginger, one of my favorite spices! INGREDIENTS: 2 whole oranges 2 c fresh cranberries 1/4 c onion; minced 1 tb cilantro; minced 1 tb ginger root; minced 1 Whole serrano chili, minced DIRECTIONS: Cut peel and all white membrane from oranges, and coarsely chop. Place oranges into large […]

Cranberry Avocado Salad

INGREDIENTS: 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 2 tablespoons honey 1 minced jalapeno 1/4 cup red onion, chopped 2 ripe avocados, cut into 1/4-inch pieces 3/4 cup halved cranberries 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped Coarse salt and ground pepper DIRECTIONS: In a large bowl, whisk together 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice, 2 tablespoons honey, 1 minced […]

Cranberry Apple Sauce

INGREDIENTS: 3 pounds apples, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices (try a combination of Gala, Golden Delicious, and McIntosh) 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries 1 cinnamon stick 5 drops liquid Stevia 3/4 cup water 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice DIRECTIONS: In a large saucepan, combine apples, cranberries, cinnamon stick, stevia, and water; bring to a […]

Sweet Potato, Bacon and Apple Hash

The sweet potato is a sweet and savory Thanksgiving essential. However, this year why not try something different! Instead of that insanely sweet recipe covered with candy and marshmallow topping, opt for a more nutritious, healthy version instead. Adopted from Anne Burrell in Secrets of a Restaurant Chef, check out one of my favs below and pass it […]

Black and Brown Rice Stuffing With Walnuts and Pears

Looking for a new stuffing recipe this holiday season?  Check this one out!  I snagged it from Martha Rose Shulman’s “The Very Best Recipes for Health”.  Pears and walnuts complement dark black (or otherwise known as Forbidden Rice) and pale brown rice in this sweet and savory mixture. Make sure you don’t overcook the pears; […]