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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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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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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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Apple Walnut Cranberry Muffins

One of the things that I enjoy most about this recipe is how the flavor of the spices, tartness of the cranberries and the crunchiness of the walnuts come together to create these healthy, low-fat and tasty muffins. I decided to make bake these one morning for the wonderful nursing and admin staff at one of the homeless shelters […]




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Spicy Scrambled Eggs with Paprika and Chili Powder

The aroma of scrambled eggs cooked with ghee always brings back memories of my childhood. My mother would make it in our kitchen, the wonderful aroma emanating throughout the house and upstairs into my bedroom. As time went on, I watched my mother cook scrambled eggs (and many other intricate dishes) with ease. Today, I […]




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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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Spicy Ginger Cake with Cinnamon

This is a moist and delicious cake that is chock full of healthy ingredients, including whole wheat flour, ginger, cinnamon and walnuts. Because of the various spices – cinnamon, allspice and ginger – it is great to serve during festive occasions such as Thanksgiving or Christmas. Or it can be served on a cold, rainy […]




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Blueberry Lemon Bread with Cinnamon

Here’s a tasty, moist bread made with fresh blueberries, lemon zest and a dash of cinnamon. Perfect for breakfast with milk, coffee or tea. Or have it as as an afternoon snack. It has several healthy ingredients including fresh blueberries which are an excellent source of antioxidants (prevents heart disease, cancer); cinnamon; fat-free milk; lemon; and […]




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