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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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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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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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Angel Hair Pasta with Broccoli and Spicy Turkey Sauce

This is a hearty, healthy and tasty pasta dish. It is full of healthy ingredients including whole wheat pasta, as well as onions, broccoli, garlic and olive oil which is high in monounsaturated fats. Spices like turmeric decrease inflammation (which is associated with all types of chronic diseases and cancers) and cumin improves digestion. Lean […]




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Spicy Oven-Roasted Asparagus with Coriander and Turmeric

This is a relatively quick and simple vegetable dish that packs both flavor and nutritional punches! Asparagus is really heralded as a “superfood” because it is chock full of vitamins and nutrients, including vitamins C, A, K, B1 & B2; folic acid; iron; as well as fiber and protein. Its myriad of health benefits range […]




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Green Beans with Onions and Tomato Sauce

This simple vegetable dish is full of wonderful flavors, and healthy nutrients. The aromas from the garlic, rosemary, thyme and dill will warm your kitchen and whet your appetite! Green beans are an excellent source of vitamins (B, C, A, K), folic acid, fiber as well as protein (2g per serving). The aromatic combination of spices […]




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