February 2010 Archives

Chili paste, lemon juice, and garlic give this recipe a delightful zip, which is a welcome way to eat nutrient-rich vegetables like yams and collards. The collard greens in this recipe add calcium, folate, and B vitamins.
Sunflower and Sesame Seeds are rich in phytosterols, those plant compounds that have a chemical structure very similar to cholesterol. When present in the diet in sufficient amounts, phytosterols are believed to enhance immune response, reduce blood levels of cholesterol, and decrease the risk of certain cancers.
The Brazil nuts in this recipe provide crunch and selenium, a potent cancer-fighting antioxidant. Just one Brazil nut per day supplies your daily requirement of selenium.
Liquid beverages are an exceptional way of getting a lot of FRESH phytonutrients and anti-oxidants into your diet. It can be a ‘quick’ meal, a delicious snack, or even a delightfully, sneaky way to eat some leafy-green goodness. “Green” Fruit...
Tuscan cuisine is famous for giving new life to leftovers. An icon of Tuscan cuisine, ribollita literally means "reboiled." It's difficult to find an authentic ribollita because it takes 3 days to prepare. Minestrone is made the first day and eaten as is. The second day the leftover soup is layered with thin slices of bread (or toasted bread rubbed with garlic) and baked with thin slices of red onion on top. The third day the leftovers are reboiled... Ribollita!
Since the Queen can have anything she so desires...the salad she requests is the most colorful, artistic assemblage of the season. A morning's cuttings of crisp, tender greens offer a bed upon which lie a tasty bouquet of textures, flavors, and fragrances to entice her every sense. Of course, upon sighting this exquisite dish, the envious king himself will order one as well!
For an extra festive flair, serve this spicy stew in a scooped-out pumpkin. All the while you and your guests will enjoy free-radical protection from the beta-carotene that this flavorful Autumn vegetable has to offer. Live young!
Imagine a salad that doubles as an all around tonic. Ginger, onions, and chile peppers are three medicinal herbs included in this recipe that support well-being through their immune-boosting abilities. These protective phytochemicals (plant chemicals) fight off foreign cells before they have a chance to do much harm. Eat heartily!
Hummus, a Middle Eastern novelty, is common place in my California kitchen. Although this bean spread features cumin and coriander spices, I have discovered a number of variations on this theme. Dill Hummus is one of them.
Get creative with this recipe. Vary spices; try different nuts and dried fruits; substitute other puréed fruits or vegetables for applesauce. The sky is the limit!!! Make a double batch.
This recipe celebrates the simple pleasures of fresh fruit in season served with a delightful little nut drizzle to dazzle your taste buds.
Magic in the kitchen is when you discover how nuts like cashews can be used as a thickener and even as a base for a most splendid gravy.
Three Greens are better than one! And it takes but a clever variety of greens to blend up this rare delight. Watercress...Basil...Parsley...Oh My!

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