April 28, 2015

 

As a runner, one of my favorite breakfast meals is scrambled egg whites with spinach, onions and mushrooms with a few spices to add some zing! It's a power meal for me.  My hubby, though, tries to stay completely away from animal protein so the recipe can be substituted using tofu in place of the eggs. 

 

 

Ingredients 

1 16-ounce package firm tofu (OR four eggs beaten) 

1 TBSP extra virgin olive oil 

1/2 cup diced white onion 

3/4 cup finely chopped red pepper 

1/2 cup finely chopped jalapeño pepper (or other pepper of your c...

April 27, 2015

As a follow up to last week's post on spices, here is a great recipe that incorporates using turmeric and garlic, both powerhouses in the world of spices! 

 

Ingredients 

1 head cauliflower, cut into florets 

4 TBSP olive oil
 

2-3 cloves fresh garlic, chopped or minced 
 

1 ½ teaspoon turmeric 

 

1 jalapeño, finely diced 

1/3 tsp black pepper

 

Directions 

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Whisk together the olive oil, jalapeño, garlic, black pepper and turmeric in a small bowl. Pour into a gallon-sized resealable zipper storage bag. Next, add to t...

 

I often talk about the antioxidant benefits of fruits and vegetables. But another great way to infuse your food with anti-aging and disease-fighting nutrients is through herbs and spices! These food “enhancers” also enhance your life, packing a lot of vitamins, minerals and health benefits in just a pinch. I rounded up the latest research to help you Spice Up Your Health:

 

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March 17, 2015

 

 

 

I add red pepper flakes to almost any meal.  I've been known to sprinkle it on fish dishes, pizza slices, and salad entrees because it's a surefire way to keep my cholesterol low. According to an August 2014 issue of "Women's World," one recent study confirmed that consuming just 1/4 tsp of capsaicin, the piping hot fire in the flakes, cut bad cholesterol ( LDL) in only two weeks. According to Dr. Zhena Yu Chen, the capsaicin in the red pepper flakes helps your liver break down excess fats and toxins.*

 

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