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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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Whole Wheat Penne with Roasted Zucchini, Onions, Garlic & Almonds

There’s just something comforting about warm, fresh, homemade pasta. And for those out there who would like a healthy source of carbs yet not be carb-overloaded, this pasta dish is nearly half vegetables. I used organic whole wheat pasta which – unlike white pasta which has most of its nutrients refined out of it – […]




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Quinoa with Mixed Vegetables & Coriander

This is a healthy and quick dinner recipe. Quinoa, as most of you may know, is also known as a “superfood”: it is a grain that is high in protein, fiber and is also a source of calcium, magnesium and many other nutrients. This recipe is chock full of nutrients and flavor, ranging from coriander […]




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Apple Spice Cake with Cinnamon Almond Streusel Topping

This delicious dessert not only is moist and flavorful, but it is also full of healthy ingredients. From whole wheat flour and cinnamon to rolled oats and cloves, you needn’t feel guilty about going back for seconds! And it’s also low-fat: apple sauce replaces butter; and there’s no egg yolk. In addition, maple syrup, a sugar substitute, provides […]




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Healthy Dip with Garlic and Dill

This simple, refreshing dip is great for chopped vegetable sticks, tortilla chips, blue corn chips, crackers or anything else your taste buds desire! What’s really nice about this recipe is that it has far fewer calories and more nutrients than your traditional sour cream-based dip. The Greek yogurt provides healthy fats, as does the almonds, […]




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Indian Fried Rice with Turmeric

‘Pilao’ or Indian-style fried rice is a classic dish that has been in many an Indian household! It is diverse in that it can be served on its own, or with a vegetables, curried fish, chicken or lamb. Or anything else of your choosing — I always encourage creativity! The many spices – cloves, cinnamon and turmeric […]




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Fresh Spinach Salad with Spicy Tuna, Turmeric and Cumin

This is a healthy and tasty salad that is chock full of nutrients. For instance, spinach and tomato contain vitamins A and C. Almonds are rich in vitamin E (a powerful antioxidant), dietary fiber , B-complex vitamins and mono-unsaturated fatty acids (e.g. oleic and palmitoleic acids) which help lower LDL (the “bad” cholesterol) and increase HDL (the […]




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