Healthy Granola Parfait

This delightful layered combination of granola, yogurt and fruit is not only scrupulous it’s also a work of art. Healthy Granola Parfait is without a doubt satisfying for breakfast, lunch or a midday snack. It’s chocked full of healthy ingredients that will sustain appetite for hours.

Cold Gazpacho Soup

Gazpacho is a cold Spanish tomato based raw vegetable soup, originating in the southern region of Andalucia. Gazpacho is widely consumed throughout Spain. The word gazpacho is believed to come from the word "caspa", meaning "residue" or "fragments", an allusion to the small pieces of bread and vegetables in the original gazpacho soup.

Healthy Protein Date Shake

We’ve all heard how a protein shake a day is good for our health and vitality but have you ever thought of adding a handful of pitted dates to the mix? I had my first experience with this delicious shake when I visited a date farm near Palm Springs over 20 years ago.

“Treat” Yourself to a Cookie

Who doesn’t love to eat a really tasty cookie? A cookie is a “treat” and just because it‘s a “treat” doesn’t mean that it should be unhealthy filled with white sugar and bad fats. Instead a “treat” should consist of nutritious foods that do not compromise our health.

Carrot, Orange and Ginger Soup

Carrot Orange and Ginger soup is great as a starter or delicious as a main course with heavy dark bread. I find that any soups, chili’s and stews always tastes better the next day, so I make this soup a day ahead leave in the refrigerator, reheat and serve it.

Turkey Meatloaf with a Twist

This turkey meatloaf is a bit different from regular meatloaf recipes and certainly packs a punch of tropical flavors. The twist in this meatloaf recipe is using fragrant brown jasmine rice instead of the traditional rolled oats and coconut milk which adds moisture to the lean turkey meat.

Turkey Meatballs

You can enjoy turkey meatballs as an appetizer, a potluck dish or great as a topping for your favorite pasta and sauce. Turkey meatballs are ideal for freezing, kids love them and so will the adults. I buy the whole organic turkey breast and thigh at a specialty shop and have the clerk grind it fresh for me.

Turkey Black Bean Chili

Chili is a classic favorite amongst many people especially on the weekends. This recipe makes one mighty big pot filled with hearty and filling, spicy and warm chili that really hits the spot. Chili can be prepared a day in advance which I believe helps the flavor seep in.

The Cream Queen

I’m sure we all know that Cleopatra was renowned for being a beautiful woman with a beautiful complexion. Even if it’s just legend, her name still resembles what women all love to have — natural, flawless, beautiful skin. One thing that remains the same throughout the ages is that beauty is linked to healthy skin.

Spaghetti Squash, The New Pasta!

Squashes are plants that belong to the genus Cucurbita and family Cucurbitaceae. Squashes are also categorized as winter squash and summer squash, based on the time of harvesting. Summer squash are harvested when the rind is tender and edible, for example: zucchini, crookneck and cousa.

Bison Burgers

Bison meat is recommended for a heart healthy diet. Bison is high in protein (40+%), iron, minerals, alanine, carnosine, carnitine, creatine (double that of feedlot cattle) and B12. This creature is one of the greatest bodybuilding foods known and definitely one of Cory’s favorites! Bison rocks!

Baby Lima Bean Bake

Limas are legumes and members of the kidney bean family. They are predominantly available as two main types: large, “potato” limas and small, baby lima beans, which are half the size of the large variety. Another less common variety is the large, speckled Christmas lima. The colors of lima bean varieties range from off-white and pale green to red, purple, brown, and almost black.

Homemade Teriyaki Sauce with Tiger Prawns

This is a great marinade for chicken, shrimp, salmon, white fish, beef and tofu. Tamari is dark brown in color and usually slightly thicker than regular soy sauce. The salty fermented paste derived from soy beans, called Miso, actually served as the basis for development of tamari.

Red Fruit Crumble

The color red has long-been associated with strength, health and passion. These elements are necessary components for a well-rounded person. As passion radiates through the color of red, be sure to choose foods with a vivacious red hue as they will keep you healthy, strong and beautiful.

Red Cabbage and Carrot Slaw

Cabbage is a sturdy, strong and abundant vegetable. Highly adaptive and easy to grow, cabbage is common worldwide and prepared according to tradition by many cultures including raw, pickled, fermented, short-cooked and stewed. Members of the Brassica family of cruciferous vegetables are so named for their cross shaped (crucifer) flower petals.

Red Beet Root Soup

The sweet, slightly earthy flavor of beetroot shines out in this delicious recipe. This rich purple color soup is jam packed with nutrients. It’s a versatile soup that can be served hot or cold, vegetarian or with a meat or chicken base. I prefer this soup made with homemade beef stock with added beef but it's also delicious without any meat or animal protein added. Suit yourself.

Mango Salsa

What we eat plays are big role in what our skin tone looks and feels like. When the weather is sunny and warm it’s more likely that you will be drawn to foods that are light, refreshing and colorful. The more colorful and fresher the food the healthier attribute to your skin.

Colorful Quinoa Salad

Quinoa was once considered "the gold of the Incas”. The Inca civilization referred to it as ‘chisaya mama’ or mother of all grains. A highly nutritious food from native South America, quinoa was considered sacred and used in many religious rituals. Quinoa has a delightful characteristic all its own.

Penne with Garbanzo Bean

Garbanzo Beans or chickpeas are the most widely consumed versatile legume in the world. Originating in the Middle East, they are a noted ingredient in many Middle Eastern and Indian dishes such as hummus, falafels and curries.

Orange Banana Bread

When bananas turn brown instead of throwing them out, why not take this opportunity to make delicious and healthy banana bread that the whole family can enjoy. The freshly squeezed orange juice and a touch of its rind give a fresh and lively flavor to the banana bread. If you prefer you can add different nuts to the bread such as almonds or crushed filberts.