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Indian-Style Couscous Stir-fry

Greetings! This is a healthy and delicious dish that I specially prepared for the Home and Family “Home Cook Contest”! The dish is made of couscous (a whole grain rich in fiber and protein), as well as many vegetables and spices, all of which have many health benefits (anti-inflammatory, antioxidant) which reduces the risk of […]




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Guacamole — with a Cayenne Kick!

Guacamole can be a delicious and healthy snack. I love making this recipe because it’s quick and simple, and tastes amazing! And you can tailor the recipe to your taste buds: if you like it spicy and hot, add more cayenne and paprika, as well as fresh garlic and onion. But if you prefer it […]




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Blueberry and Kale Smoothie

Smoothies are refreshing, quick and full of healthy nutrients. This smoothie recipe is one of my favorites because it’s filling and delicious! And from a health standpoint, it has a full-balanced nutritional basket: vitamins, minerals, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids. As with all of my recipes, feel free to modify to adjust to your tastes […]




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Mushroom, Scallion and Cilantro Pasta Medley

Here’s a flavorful, healthy and delicious meal that’s chock full of vegetables, aromatic spices as well as whole wheat pasta. Make any modifications as you wish. Enjoy! ·        Nonstick cooking spray ·        2 tablespoons olive oil ·        2 cloves chopped garlic ·        2 bunches scallions ·        ½ teaspoon dried rosemary ·        1 teaspoon black pepper ·        […]




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Indian-Style Barley and Parsley Stir-fry

This is a delicious dish made of whole grains, mixed with greens and other vegetables including parsley, celery and onion; and infused with healthy and flavorful spices. As with all my dishes, I encourage mixing and matching grains, veggies and spices. Play with your culinary creativity, and enjoy! 1 cup barley, cooked 3-4 tablespoons canola […]




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Spinach Salad with Avocado and Barbeque Chicken

Tasty, hearty and nutritious salad … full of vitamins, protein and great flavor! 2 cups of baby spinach 1-2 teaspoons of chopped onion 1 small clove of garlic, finely chopped 5-6 grape tomatoes, cut in 1/2 ½ red bell pepper, chopped ¼ cup chopped celery 1/3 cup pre-cooked Oscar Meyer™ hickory-smoked barbeque chicken breast, chopped […]




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Spicy Cashews — Tasty and Healthy Snack!

  Gearing up for the holidays or a big party like the Super Bowl or the Oscars? Need a quick and tasty snack to serve your guests? Well, look no further! These spicy cashews have a kick, and they’re an excellent source of healthy fats (monounsaturated fats–also found in olive oil–decrease the risk of heart disease) and […]




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Vegetable Medley with Italian-Style Chicken Sausage

I whipped up this tasty recipe in less than 20 minutes. Easy to make, full of healthy, nutrient-filled ingredients, and tastes really great! You can serve it on a bed of baby spinach, quinoa, brown rice or have it on its own. Bon appetite! Cooking spray ~2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 pieces of Al […]




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Spicy Nutty Brussel Sprouts

This is a really quick, simple and delicious vegetable (and vegan!) dish. Various spices which provide multiple health benefits (check out the “Spices” category of this blog) are in this recipe. Brussel sprouts are cruciferous vegetables that are chock full of nutrients (Vitamins K, C, B6, B1, folate, fiber), and can lower cholesterol and reduce […]




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Oven-Roasted Mushroom Burgers with Avocado and Maple Chipotle Marinade

This is a super-healthy and flavorful recipe that is really simple to create. And a wonderful vegetarian dish! I bought mushroom veggie burgers from Morningstar™ but you can use any variety, and obviously you can use chicken, turkey, beef, tofu. Avocado is a great source of healthy fats. The Maple Chipotle Grill Sauce™ from Stonewall Kitchens […]




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