Foodie Fridays: An Ode to Summer Tomatoes

Posted July 2nd, 2021

I love the smell of tomatoes in the sun. I used to have a little cherry tomato plant in my front yard as part of my urban garden. I would harvest about 30 baby tomatoes every year. But, I grew them. I tended to them. Watered them. Cut them back when they needed a trim. […]

Get the Most out of Seasonal Fruits!

Posted December 28th, 2020

It is a good idea to try to eat fruits that are in season. Infused water is a great way to stay hydrated on cooler snowy days while incorporating fruits from the season. Cranberries and citrus are in season so why not use them? In a pitcher or glass combine cranberries, orange slices, ice cubes […]

10 Tips for Healthy Eating After Cancer Treatment

Posted December 7th, 2020

Emphasize plants Fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains boast powerful cancer-protective benefits due to their vitamin, mineral, and phytonutrient profile. Additionally, many fruits and vegetables contain antioxidants, such as vitamin C and vitamin E, which reduce the risk of damage to healthy cells. The American Institute for Cancer Research recommends making plant foods the main […]

Alternatives for Outdoor Foods

Posted October 16th, 2020

Autumn has arrived, but that doesn’t mean outdoor dining has to end! You might be wondering what foods you could prepare that are healthy and tasty besides the typical grilled burgers and dogs or salads. One fan favorite is Tabbouleh Salad Wraps: Ingredients ½ cup bulgur wheat (if you have vacuum packed quinoa, you can […]

Kid Friendly Meals

Posted October 2nd, 2020

A good recipe to introduce some ethnic meals into your family is bibimpap. If you are not familiar with bibimpap, pronounced “ bee bum bap,” it is warmed rice served with sautéed vegetables, Korean spicy chili paste (can leave out) and protein of your choice. Each culture has their own version of one-pot meals such […]

Vegetarian Recipes

Posted September 4th, 2020

Looking for ways to add more greens to your diet? Here are a few recipes to help you do just that. Garlicky Spinach Ingredients: 2 packages frozen spinach 4-6 cloves crushed garlic 2 Tbsp olive or avocado oil Salt and pepper to taste Directions: Microwave frozen spinach 5-7 minutes. Squeeze out liquid. Meanwhile, heat oil. […]

Cauliflower Rice

Posted August 28th, 2020

Cauliflower rice can be used in a variety of ways. It can be used as a substitute for fried rice, stir fry dishes, pizza crust, or added to a grain salad. Cauliflower rice can be found fresh in the produce section or in the frozen food section of many stores. You can also do it […]

Breakfast Ideas

Posted August 21st, 2020

Are your breakfast ideas feeling stale? (No pun intended!) Here are some fresh breakfast ideas. These will give you some healthy options to brighten your breakfast at home. Overnight Oats 1/4 cup rolled oats 1/3 cup vanilla or plain yogurt 1/3 cup milk (any type of milk or milk substitute works) Stir all the ingredients […]

Berry Recipes

Posted August 14th, 2020

Summer is berry time! Here are some great recipes to enjoy berries all summer long. Lemon Cream with Blueberries Ingredients: 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 8 pitted dates, coarsely chopped 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom 1 (12-ounce) package silken tofu, drained 2 cups fresh blueberries Instructions: […]

Putting Your Pantry to Work 2: One-Pan Dishes, Soups, and Sweets

Posted April 15th, 2020

Americans are facing many challenges at the moment. Just one of these challenges is to keep dining at home both interesting and nutritious day after day using what you already have in the pantry or your freezer. Here are a few reminders: Canned vegetables have received a bad reputation because they are higher in sodium […]