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31
Jul

Recipe: Cherry Tomato Salad

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Tomatoes are not only a fruit but also a berry since they’re formed from a single ovary. And the French sometimes refer to the tomato as pomme d’amour, meaning “love apple,” and why wouldn’t they? Ovaries make a great salad!

These versatile fruits are an excellent source of vitamin C, biotin, molybdenum, and vitamin K. They are also a very good source of copper, potassium, manganese, dietary fiber, vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene), vitamin B6, folate, niacin, vitamin E, and phosphorus.

Let’s not forget that tomatoes are widely known for their outstanding antioxidant content, including, of course, their rich concentration of lycopene. The lycopene in tomatoes play a special role in bone health and fighting off osteoporosis.  Read More...

19
Jul

Recipe: Roasted Fennel And Blood Orange Salad

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Fennel and blood oranges go together like peas and carrots!! But so much tastier! Their exotic, unique flavors combine so well in this dish. It’s a show stopper for sure! This ‘salad’ contains raw and roasted fennel, which sweetens its amazing licorice flavor.  

I just love fennel. It grows wild along the trails I hike in Malibu. I want to pick it and eat its licorice goodness! Fennel is crunchy and slightly sweet, adding a refreshing contribution to your palate. Be sure to add this to your farmer’s market basket from the autumn through early spring when it is at its nutrient dense best.

Fennel’s bulbs, stalks, leaves and seeds are all edible. Fennel is closely related to parsley, carrots, dill and coriander. Like many of its fellow spices, fennel possesses some unique phytonutrients—including the flavonoids rutin, quercitin, and various kaempferol glycosides—that give it strong antioxidant activity. Healthy and delish! Read More…

19
Jul

Recipe: Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Bacon

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There is nothing better than a Brussels sprout seasoned with BACON. The flavors work brilliantly together. Brussels sprouts kill more cancer cells than any other crucifer. So, let’s cook them and eat up!

Brussels sprouts are some of the most nutritious crucifers you can eat. Not surprisingly, the more nutritious a veggie is, the more bitter compounds it contains. And Brussels sprouts have some of the most bitter compounds within their innocent looking heads. However, if Brussels sprouts are fresh, they are sweet and delicious. It’s only when they sit around too long that they become more and more bitter.

You want to be sure you get the freshest brussels sprouts possible. I like to buy them on the stalk. Heck, you can even roast them on the stalk! Those cute little sprouts begin the road down bitter lane the minute they are harvested. Read More…

22
May

Recipe: Bison And Kidney Bean Chili

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I’m from Texas, so chili is one of my favorite stews to make. I pride myself on being a chili expert. Why not make it with some grass fed bison? 

The granddaddy of this Tex-Mex dish, chili con carne, is thought to have originated in the 1800s along the Texas cattle trails. Range cooks would commonly prepare a pot of fresh beef and wild-grown seasonings for the cowhands. Before long, the popularity of this spicy stew spread like cheese on a hot burrito throughout the trail towns. It’s even said that Frank and Jesse James would stop to eat a bowl before pulling their next bank job.

Texans obviously take their chili seriously, and opinions vary widely on what makes a perfect bowl of “red”–a common nickname for the meaty dish. Some add a variety of meats including pork, while others insist on beef. Many use commercial seasonings and powders for convenience, but purists grind their own chile peppers. Ground buffalo, also known as bison, is a great alternative to ground beef because it has a rich, delectable flavor.

True Texas classic chili doesn’t include beans so you can skip the beans (and the gas) if they don’t work for you.

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21
May

Recipe: Salmon With Mango Salsa

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This salmon with mango salsa recipe is healthy and delicious, simple to make and one of my favorite meals. It combines mango and avocado salsa with wild salmon for protein and omega-3, monounsaturaed fats and high vitamin arugula into an highly nutritious meal.

Wild salmon will have more omega-3 than regular farmed salmon. Buyer beware: farmed salmon can even be dyed pink because of the poor nutritional quality of the fish and their GMO grain feed.

Even though contamination with mercury, pesticides, and other pollutants has become a widespread problem in salmon habitats, there are still salmon habitats that pose relatively low risk. The lowest risk category for wild-caught salmon are Alaskan salmon. Alaskan chum, sockeye, coho, pink, and chinook salmon have all been evaluated for contaminant consumption risk involving dioxins, dioxin-like compounds and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and have been found to be the lowest risk category of wild-caught salmon. This lower contamination risk amongst all wild-caught salmon is one of the reasons I recommend wild-caught Alaskan salmon.

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17
May

Recipe: Salmon With Mango Salsa

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This salmon with mango salsa recipe is healthy and delicious, simple to make and one of my favorite meals. It combines mango and avocado salsa with wild salmon for protein and omega-3, monounsaturaed fats and high vitamin arugula into an highly nutritious meal.

Wild salmon will have more omega-3 than regular farmed salmon. Buyer beware: farmed salmon can even be dyed pink because of the poor nutritional quality of the fish and their GMO grain feed.

Even though contamination with mercury, pesticides, and other pollutants has become a widespread problem in salmon habitats, there are still salmon habitats that pose relatively low risk. The lowest risk category for wild-caught salmon are Alaskan salmon. Alaskan chum, sockeye, coho, pink, and chinook salmon have all been evaluated for contaminant consumption risk involving dioxins, dioxin-like compounds and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and have been found to be the lowest risk category of wild-caught salmon. This lower contamination risk amongst all wild-caught salmon is one of the reasons I recommend wild-caught Alaskan salmon.

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19
Apr

Recipe: Herb Encrusted Pork Tenderloin

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Pork tenderloin is flavorful, tender and easy to prepare. It accommodates different flavor profiles and side dishes. It transforms into lovely, deceptively fancy-looking medallions. We’re going to make a seared, savory tenderloin!

First of all, acquire some amount of pork tenderloin. Tenderloins come in various sizes, of course – most likely you’ll find them in the pound-and-a-quarter range; a tenderloin of this size will provide a round of porky deliciousness to three reasonably hungry adults if you pair it with some other stuff, especially if that stuff is edible and not a fistful of dryer lint. Then again, it will leave no leftovers for those adults, which might be a problem, since it’s going to taste very good. What I am trying to say here is that you might want two tenderloins if you’re feeding more than two people. Decide for yourself.

If you can, do yourself a favor and see about finding tenderloin from pigs that were raised humanely and fed well. If the ethical, humane reasons to do this don’t move you, please do trust that the difference in flavor certainly will. The industrial meat-production methods that we all kinda know are monstrously cruel to the animals we eat also happen to be ruinous to the flavor and quality of the meat we get from them. It’s worth paying a few extra bucks to get pork from an animal that had a decent life; even if you don’t particularly care how the animal lived, surely you can be moved to care how it tastes.

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11
Feb

Recipe: Fennel And Beet Saute With Mustard Vinaigrette

Craving the carbs in root veggies? Me too! I love sautéing or roasting veggies, like fennel and beet, and drowning them in vinaigrettes. Makes for a healthy, delicious dish! And is the secret to veggies your family will ask for again and again. Read more »

2
Jan

Recipe: Roasted Cipollini Onions with Balsamic Dressing

I am in love with the sweetness of roasted onions. This recipe calls for Cipollini onions, but you can use any small onion like pearl or the like. This recipe will dazzle as a side dish to any hearty meat like steak or lamb. Read more »

12
Dec

Recipe: Gluten free Pumpkin Pie

Love classic pumpkin pie, but want a healthier version? My recipe is gluten and dairy free! Bring your own healthy desert for the holidays and enjoy it with peace of mind! Read more »