Hanukkah is the Festival of Lights, an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt of the 2nd century BCE. Here’s a healthier latke recipe to try during the Hanukkah holidays. It’s baked with a little olive oil instead of fried with a lot of […]
It’s always interesting to me to learn about other cultures’ food traditions, especially around relatively universal holidays like New Years. For many Japanese, soba noodles have become a New Years Eve tradition, because they’re symbolic of longevity. And they’re not just a symbol for longevity—they’re rich in protein and fiber, they’re one of the few […]
To take the chill off those cold winter evenings, try this warm tomato salad. You can use Roma tomatoes instead of sugar plum grape tomatoes in this recipe. This roasted tomato salad qualifies as comfort food without being high in fat or calories. And it’s super easy–love it. Roasted Tomato Salad 1 (1 lb) clamshell sugar plum […]
Happy Thanksgiving! Here’s a quick, simple recipe for roasted carrots and parsnips with shallots that will add a pop of color to your Thanksgiving table. The recipes calls for leaving the peels on the rainbow carrots and parsnips, but feel free to peel them if that’s what you prefer. Roasted Rainbow Carrots and Parsnips with Shallots 1½ […]
Have I mentioned that I love roasted squash? Oh my gosh, do I ever. I also recently discovered pumpkin curry at a restaurant near my office in San Francisco, and now Kabocha pumpkins are probably one of my favorite things to eat. This recipe is great with a single type of squash, or a couple […]
Grapefruit Arugula Salad with Coconut Yogurt Dressing Coconut Yogurt Dressing 1 garlic clove 1 tsp sea salt 3/4 cup plain nonfat yogurt 1 palmful fresh tarragon, chopped 1 palmful sweetened flaked coconut juice and zest of one lime 2 tbsp EVOO ½ tsp freshly ground pepper Grapefruit Arugula Salad 2 large Organic Rio Star Grapefruit […]
Plain ol’ Thanksgiving mashed potatoes? Nah. Idaho Russets with heavy cream, while a popular classic, are not exactly a healthy option for a Thanksgiving side dish. Yukon Gold potatoes have a lot more flavor than Idaho Russets, and since their texture is much creamier naturally, they don’t require a lot of heavy cream to make […]
Thanksgiving can be a little stressful, especially when you have a large crowd, and you’re cooking a lot of food. This recipe will make your life easier. It takes very little effort, and it only requires 5 ingredients–but those 5 ingredients are a powerhouse! The garlic gets nice and toasty, and it melts together with […]
Like most Americans, you’ve probably had cranberry sauce out of a can for Thanksgiving at some point in your life. Did you know though that the popular brand of canned, jellied cranberry sauce has 21 grams of sugar per serving? The ingredients include cranberries, high fructose corn syrup, water and corn syrup. There are no […]
Here’s another super quick and easy broccoli recipe. It just takes a half-dozen ingredients and you can get it on the table in about 20 minutes. Nom nom! Garlicky Spicy Broccoli 2 tbsp EVOO 1 tsp dried red pepper flakes 4 garlic cloves, roughly chopped 1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth (optional) 2 lbs broccoli pinch of […]
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