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 […]
8 oz whole wheat DeCecco spaghetti noodles 1 red bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced 1 cup shredded purple cabbage 1 cup broccoli florets 2 garlic cloves, sliced 4 tsp minced fresh ginger 4 green onions, sliced ½ cup almond slivers EVOO Crushed red pepper flakes (optional) 3 tbsp almond butter 3 tbsp water 3 […]
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 […]
When it comes to vegetable dishes, vegans know what’s up. Sometimes vegetarians add flavor to veggie dishes by covering everything with cheese, but vegans don’t have that option. A lot of vegan chefs have come up with some pretty incredible healthy flavors, relying on plant-based foods like onions and fresh herbs rather than fat-heavy cheeses. Give this […]
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 […]
Winter’s on its way and that means grapefruits and other citrus are in season. Eating grapefruits offers a lot of great health benefits like lowering your LDL cholesterol and triglycerides along with giving you a big dose of vitamin C. The following recipe for Soba Noodle Salad with Grapefruit and Spicy Peanut Sauce is great, because it removes […]
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 […]
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