Archive for the ‘Recipes’ Category

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

I think the first time I tried quinoa was five years ago – a co-worker brought in a salad that tasted very bland, and out the door went my interest in quinoa. My second quinoa experience was about a year later, and had pretty much the same result as the first. So, when a member […]

Pureed Lentil Soup

Mmmm, lentils. Not to bring up my no-meat January again, but I got reacquainted with one of my favorite lentil dishes. Lentils are – well – a superfood. They are not only high in protein, but they are great source of iron and of soluble fiber, the kind that protects the heart by lowering cholesterol […]

Vegetable Curry

Vegetable Curry Besides actualizing my obsession with chicken, “no-meat January” also brought back into my diet some old favorites, like this vegetable curry. When I told friends I was making this, I often got the question “Is it Indian curry or Thai curry?” My response was “huh?!” My dad used to make a delicious chicken […]

My Pumpkin Obsession/Quest Continues

For some reason, I am completely obsessed with pumpkin right now. From a health perspective, pumpkin is full of anti-aging and disease-fighting nutrients: alpha- and beta- carotenes, and Vitamins C and E. Pumpkin is also an excellent source of fiber – as much as five grams per half-cup serving, and potassium, which promotes bone strength […]

Low-fat Pumpkin Chocolate Chip cookies

Mmmm, pumpkin. Maybe it’s the beautiful orange color or just the fact that fall – and the approaching holiday season – brings on thoughts of eating pumpkin, primarily pumpkin pie. This year I decided, a much as I love a good pumpkin pie, I was going to find a lower-fat pumpkin dessert recipe so I […]

Comfort Foods: Low-fat White Chicken Chili

I think I must have been a bear in another life because as soon as the weather starts to get crisp and cool, my body goes into hibernation mode, no longer craving the refreshing, light summer fruits and veggies. No, instead I start wanting “heavier” foods – the kind that stick to your bones, like […]

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