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Couscous Mushroom and Walnut Pilaf (vegan)

Try this healthy and delicious dish … which just also happens to be vegan! This recipe was inspired by CookingLight magazine. Couscous is a Mediterranean whole grain rich in vitamins and minerals; 1 cup has 6 grams of protein. This flavorful couscous dish also contains vegetables (mushrooms, scallions) with mild flavoring from garlic, thyme and […]




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Chicken Kale Mushroom Medley

This recipe is quick, easy and oh-SO-tasty! And did I mention it’s full of healthy ingredients? Spices, vegetables, protein,…and you can modify it any way you wish. Enjoy! 2 chicken sausages with spinach and feta from Al Fresco™, chopped (you can use any type of protein) Cooking spray 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 medium […]




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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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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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“Doctor’s Call” Boston Herald Radio: “Winter Blues” and Seasonal Affective Disorder

Winter-Related Stress (“Blues”) Stress and depression occur frequently during winter months, and specifically during the holidays.   WHY? While the holiday season is often associated with happy images such as parties,  food, drinks and presents, the reality can be VERY different. Big, traditional holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s eve are major stressors. Shopping, cooking, baking, […]




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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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Cinnamon Pear Marinated Chicken

Simple, flavorful and healthy recipe. I think you’ll be amazed by the aroma and flavors! And so easy to make. I bought a wonderful Cinnamon Pear infused balsamic vinegar from Boston Olive Oil on Newbury St, Back Bay, Boston. Makes for a truly tasty dish! For vegetables, I oven-roasted green bell peppers and onions. Of course, […]




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Applesauce Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies – Vegan!

These healthy dessert snacks are soft, moist and really delicious! I ‘taste-tested’ them on a group of 1st-year Harvard Medical students during my Healer’s Art class…and I got their seals of approval! And they have plenty of healthy ingredients including rolled oats, whole wheat flour, oat bran, cinnamon and walnuts. This recipe also provides many options […]




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