Quinoa Salad with Cranberries and Orange
This year, make sure your holiday side dishes include a fresh, healthy option. Try using traditional ingredients in a non-traditional way, like in this Quinoa Salad with Cranberries and Orange. Cranberries are full of antioxidants, naturally tart, and give this salad a terrific sweet and sour flavor. Quinoa is high in anti-inflammatory phytonutrients and contains all […]Read More
Move Over Kale
Move over kale….the new green on menus is Collard Greens. They may be the new trendy food in restaurants this year, but collard greens has long be a staple on the tables of many southern families. Collard greens, which are loaded with calcium, vitamins A and K, cancer-fighting antioxidants, and fiber have plenty of health benefits. […]Read More
Collard Greens, Potato and Chickpea Salad
Try this fresh collard greens salad served with a Lemon Vinaigrette. INGREDIENTS Kosher salt 1 pound fingerling potatoes, scrubbed well 1 bunch collard greens (about 1 pound) 5 pitted oil-cured black olives, coarsely chopped 1 teaspoon cumin seed 1/2 teaspoon caraway seed 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1 clove garlic 1 tablespoon […]Read More
Simple Butternut Squash
Butternut squash are abundant in the supermarkets and farmers’ markets right now. If you haven’t tried it, you’re missing out. Butternut squash is a winter squash (actually, it’s a fruit) with a sweet, nutty, taste, similar to pumpkin. It’s relatively simple to prepare and can be roasted, toasted, puréed for soups, or mashed and used in casseroles, breads, and muffins. […]Read More
Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash
A simple but delicious butternut squash recipe perfect for fall. 1 large butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 1-inch cubes (about 3 pounds or 8 cups, cubed) 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons honey 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon kosher salt Directions Heat oven to 425º F and line two large baking sheets […]Read More
What’s the Big Deal with Bison?
Yum As a chef, my clients seem to ask me this every week. There are a growing number of people that have intolerance via food sensitivity testing to beef or choosing not to eat because they feel there are other healthier choices than beef. Bison was almost extinct a century ago but is making a […]Read More
Smooth as Butter…Lettuce?
Originating from the Mediterranean basin, this tender bright green clump of velvety leaves has a mild flavor that pairs nicely with countless culinary pleasures. Not only contributing to delightful dishes, the health benefits of butter lettuce include: good sources of thiamin, riboflavin, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus, and very good sources of dietary fiber, Vitamin A, […]Read More
It’s a Peachy Time of Year!
A calorie is a calorie – right? Or does food talk to our body in different ways? According to celebrity Nutrition & Fitness Expert, JJ Virgin, who exposes “The seven ridiculous myths people believe about losing weight”, in an article highlighted in Mind Body Green, “Food is information. Different nutrients have different physiological effects and […]Read More
Is that Salmon or Flamingo?
One of my clients served salmon for the first time to her little boy and he asked his mom, “Mom is this flamingo?” I just love the mind of a child. Everyone knows that salmon is really good for you but not everyone knows how to prepare it well. Fish as with all seafood is really best […]Read More
So What is a Healthy Diet
Connect with us for gluten-free recipes, allergy testing, dietary coaching and more! Katianna Weiner, chef at The Restaurant @ Meadowood (St. Helena, CA), feels “The futureof food is about education and awareness. Knowledge is power. A deeper understanding of where, when, why and how products make it to our kitchens will drive the industry forward.“ And […]Read More