Inspiring healthier eating one dish at a time

Roasted Radish and White Bean Salad

Roasting radishes brings out a sweetness you never knew existed! Pair them with white beans, fresh parsley, feta and a lemon vinaigrette for a healthy and delicious side dish.

One of the worst things, (for me) about writing a food blog is that I can almost never eat the same meal twice.  Really.  No matter how much I loved it – there’s always a new blog post to write, which means a new recipe to create.  On the other hand, one of the best things about writing a food blog is that it pushes me to always try something new.  New cuisines; new cooking methods; new ingredients.  So I had to smile when I read the theme for this month’s Recipe ReDux -“Show us how you’re cooking with something new (to you!) in 2016″. Continue Reading..

Brussels Sprouts Slaw with Pomegranate and Avocado

How do you feel about Brussels Sprouts?  It seems like they are the darling vegetable this year – I’m seeing them all over Pinterest and on pretty much every healthy food blog I read.  But for everyone loves them so much, I really think just as many people hate them.  I’m going to guess that most of the haters grew up having to eat them, all boiled and mushy and let’s be honest – they can kind of smell when they’re prepared that way.  What the haters don’t know is that if you roast Brussels sprouts, they become crispy, crunch and caramelized, and almost a bit sweet.   Continue Reading..

Asian Sesame Slaw

I’ve never been a mayo-based, creamy coleslaw kind of a girl. I’ll eat it, but it’s not something I would make myself. Not that there’s anything wrong with it, I just prefer a lighter, vinegar or citrus-based slaw. It’s so easy to make, and it always tastes so light, fresh and healthy.   Coleslaw is a great way to get in those cancer fighting cruciferous vegetables like cabbage or broccoli. It’s also perfect to make in the summer, because it’s quick and easy, no cooking involved, and it goes so well with grilled food, especially these Cranberry-Asian BBQ Chicken Sandwiches. Continue Reading..

Spicy Broccoli with Peanut Sauce

I’m wondering…. If you knew a food was really good for you, even had super powers, would you eat more of it?  I have a few favorite foods that I try to eat regularly because they are really good for me, but I wonder if I’m just weird like that because I’m a nutritionist, or do others do that?

One of the things I love best about my job is that I get to share what I learn about healthy food, and how to make it taste good so that you’ll eat it more often.  Broccoli is one of those foods.  I think we all know broccoli is a healthy vegetable, and many of us will eat it because it’s good for us.  But here’s the story on broccoli, and let me know if I can inspire you to eat it more often. Continue Reading..

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