Ruby Cranberry Sauce

Though cranberries or “mossberries” are tiny, these ruby colored jewels pack a delightful but tart nutritious punch. Cranberries contain multiple families of antibacterial antioxidants called polyphenols. In documents retrieved from the 17th century, we know that cranberries were used for an assortment of medicinal purposes.

The Original Homemade Hummus

A versatile legume, Garbanzo beans or “chickpeas” are a member of the Pea family. Originating in the Middle East, Garbanzo beans are usually pale yellow in color, however, in India there are red, black and brown variations. Garbanzo Beans are the most widely consumed legume in the world.

Summer B.B.Q Pesto Meat Patties

Finally, summer is here and the B.B.Q is at the top of the list for meal preparations. The burger pattie is a favorite for any summer gathering. The fragrance and delicate flavor of the patties will be a hit at any barbeque.

Colorful Penne Primavera

Penna Primavera is a colorful, tasty and satisfying dish that everyone will enjoy. You can add a light green salad and any meat, fish or chicken as a side dish for a full course meal. However Penne Primavera can be served as a meal by itself.

Steamed Greens

Steam cooking ensures the optimum in natural freshness and flavor because steamed foods retain their shape, texture and fewer nutrients are lost in the cooking process. It’s a popular fat-free method for cooking vegetables. Steamed Vegetables are not only healthful and delicious they also add a dimension of balance and color to the meal.

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.


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