Recipes

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.

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.

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.

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