Greek Marinated Stuffed Portobellos

What happens when you combine white wine, garlic, olive oil, feta, spinach and herbs with a thick and meaty portobello mushroom cap and a really hot grill pan?

A super-fast and delicious light summer dinner!

You may have seen mushroom caps topped with spinach and cheese, under plastic wrap in the “ready to cook” section of the […]

By |June 24th, 2015|Healthy Eating, Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes|0 Comments

Roasted Radishes with Browned Butter

After a couple of weeks of cool, rainy weather, including a night below freezing, I ventured around to the side yard where my onions and radishes are planted.

Yowza!  My self-watering planters were bursting with nearly overgrown English Breakfast radishes.

I pulled up a dozen or more, and brought them inside.  These blushing beauties were the first […]

Asparagus Nutrition, Health Benefits and Recipes

I didn’t always like asparagus. My childhood exposures to this nutritious green vegetable were of the overgrown and overcooked variety. Mushy or woody and stringy, I didn’t care for it.

Later in life I was happily introduced to thin, tender asparagus spears, properly trimmed and barely cooked to crisp-tender perfection.   A new food love was born!

I […]

By |May 20th, 2015|Healthy Eating, Uncategorized, Vegetable Recipes|2 Comments

Culinary Herb Garden Benefits

Each spring I start my kitchen garden by planting some culinary herbs. It’s enjoyable work, out on the back deck with the warm spring sun on my back.

I pull the remnants of last season’s dead plants from the pots, add some organic fertilizer and mix it around with a hand trowel. Then I pull the […]

By |May 6th, 2015|Healthy Eating, Herbs|0 Comments

Spinach and Asiago Frittata

My favorite way to bring fresh, pastured eggs to the dinner table is in a delicate Italian frittata.

Basically a slowly cooked, open-faced omelet, variations on the frittata are endless.  Got some random leftover vegetables, cheeses, herbs or even pasta?  Add some eggs and you have the makings of a delicious and quick dinner.

This recipe starts […]

By |April 16th, 2015|Healthy Eating, Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes|2 Comments

Join a CSA for Fresh, Local Food

Recently I attended a local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) event at Left Hand Brewing Co. here in Longmont, CO. (Yes, at a brewery, more on that later.)

Participating in a CSA program is the best way to get the freshest seasonal food. The local farmer offers a certain number of “shares” to the public. In exchange, […]

By |April 1st, 2015|Healthy Eating, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Garlic Tofu and Edamame Forbidden Black Rice Bowl with Spicy Mango Sauce

This recipe is the happy result of rummaging through leftovers in the fridge on a hunt for lunch.

It started with some yummy cubes of pan-seared garlic tofu that I didn’t want to waste.  I found the recipe in the Oh She Glows cookbook by Angela Liddon.  It’s pretty straightforward.  Just […]

Garlic Tofu and Edamame Forbidden Black Rice Bowl
Garlic Tofu and Edamame Forbidden Black Rice Bowl with Spicy Mango Sauce
Servings
3-4 people
Servings
3-4 people
Garlic Tofu and Edamame Forbidden Black Rice Bowl
Garlic Tofu and Edamame Forbidden Black Rice Bowl with Spicy Mango Sauce
Servings
3-4 people
Servings
3-4 people
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Cook the rice according to package directions, set aside.
  2. Press the tofu by placing the block in a tofu press and refrigerating for several hours, or place it between stacked layers of paper towels on a cutting board, and top with a heavy skillet for 30 minutes.
  3. Cut the block of pressed tofu into bite size cubes. Sprinkle on garlic powder, salt and pepper. Heat a cast iron or non-stick skillet to medium high. Add canola oil and cubed tofu to the skillet and sauté until golden brown on all sides. Remove from skillet.
  4. In a large bowl, toss the cooked black rice with the diced red bell pepper, chopped green onions and edamame. Top with tofu and drizzle with Spicy Thai Mango Sauce. Serve.
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By |March 18th, 2015|Healthy Eating, Vegan, Vegetarian Recipes|0 Comments

Product Review: Victoria Vegan Alfredo Sauce

For many working women, the pasta-and-jarred-alfredo-sauce combo is a frequent go-to meal on busy weeknights. The reasons are obvious.

It’s fast.

You don’t have to think about it.

The kids eat it.

The problem is that most jarred alfredo sauces definitely belong on the unhealthy “leave it on the shelf” list. A quick glance at the nutrition labels and […]

By |March 4th, 2015|Healthy Eating|0 Comments

Tex-Mex Bulgur Bowl

You won’t miss the meat in this delicious bulgur bowl!  Last week, while I was perusing my recipe binder and planning the new week’s dinner menu, I ran across an old favorite from Cooking Light – Tex-Mex Rice Bowl.  I decided to make a meatless version to rev up the nutritional value.

In this new whole […]

Tex-Mex Rice Bowl Recipe
Tex-Mex Bulgur Bowl
Servings
6 people
Servings
6 people
Tex-Mex Rice Bowl Recipe
Tex-Mex Bulgur Bowl
Servings
6 people
Servings
6 people
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Rinse the bulgur in a fine sieve under running cold water, and combine in a saucepan with 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil, lower the heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Drain well and place in a large bowl.
  2. While bulgur is cooking, chop your tomato, jalapeno, onion and cilantro. Drain and rinse the beans.
  3. Combine all ingredients and stir well to evenly distribute the taco seasoning. Serve with wedges of lime and top with diced avocado if desired.
Recipe Notes

** This is also delicious served on top of a bed of crispy romaine lettuce as a salad.  To make a gluten-free version, substitute quinoa for the bulgur.

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Post-Workout, Immunity-Boosting Secret Ingredient

It’s well-known phenomenon. Early in the year, thousands hit the gym in a shared resolve to lose weight and get healthy. Unfortunately, many are also sharing their cold and flu germs.

So how do you stay healthy while trying to get fit?
Understanding Immunity and Exercise
While moderate exercise does boost your immunity, intense and sustained bouts of […]

By |February 4th, 2015|Healthy Eating, Healthy Living|0 Comments
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