January 14, 2016

Here's a new recipe for the veggie burger. Instead of using brown rice, I opted for quinoa. Quinoa, a high protein vegetable grain, has less sodium and more zinc, manganese, phosphorous, potassium, copper, and calcium than wheat, corn, and barley. And, to top that off, it contains lots of fiber; just 1/2 cup of quinoa contains about 5 grams of fiber. This veggie burger recipe is very tasty, so much so, you won't be able to stop at one!

 

Ingredients ( makes 10 patties, depending on size you want ):

 

3 cups of cooked quinoa, at room...

October 26, 2015

 

Here's another great Fall recipe that incorportes delicious root veggies: Roasted Chicken and Roots with Apricot

 

Ingredients: 

o 2-3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts ( chop in small pieces) 
o 2 carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces 
o 2 beets, each cut into 1-inch pieces (optional)
o 1 butternut squash, peeled & seeded, cut into 1-inch pieces 
o 2 ½ TBSP extra virgin olive oil 
o ½ cup dried apricots 
o 2 TBSP water 
o Sea salt and pepper to taste (optional)

 

Directions:

 

Heat oven to 450o. In a large glass bowl, stir cut vegeta...

July 17, 2015

 

I love the Mediterranean diet for its heart healthy food choices such as fish, nuts, leafy greens, and olive oil. I also like it because it allows drinking a glass of red wine with your meals. People living in Mediterranean countries such as Greece are very healthy because they consume their meals with wine, mainly red wine ( and spend more time outdoors and less time in front of the TV :-) ). According to a new study, mentioned in last year's Women's World's April 28th issue, enjoying a glass of red wine ( about 5-6 ounces ) with lu...

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