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|0 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

What to Do When Your Child Wants to Be Vegan

As children learn and grow, they discover wonderful new things, like the solar system and DNA.  But they also have to learn difficult subjects, like slavery and global warming.  And as their understanding of the world grows, their knowledge influences their identity and decisions.

This includes their food and lifestyle choices.

My son, now 12, has always […]

By |January 10th, 2015|Diets, Healthy Eating, Kids|0 Comments

The Case for Just Eating Better (No Diet Labels)

There are many diet labels out there.

Vegetarian.  Lacto-Ovo-Vegetarian.  Pescatarian.

Vegan.  Vegan before 6pm. (Yes, I know this one is controversial. I’ll explain in a minute.)

Plant Strong.

Flexitarian.

Fruititarian. (Yes, they eat only fruit.)

Raw Foodist.

What I find interesting is that these labels, which are really just styles of eating that put an emphasis on plants, are often transferred to […]

By |October 29th, 2014|Healthy Eating|0 Comments

3 Myths About Type 2 Diabetes and the Encouraging Truth

“You have Type 2 diabetes.”

On average, each year in the U.S. over 400,000 men and women age 20 and older receive this news from their doctor.

For many, the diagnosis comes as a shock. For others, it is the dreaded confirmation of long held fears.

Over 29 million people in the U.S. have diabetes. About 90-95% of […]

By |October 15th, 2014|Diabetes Prevention, Healthy Eating|0 Comments

5 Compelling Reasons to Eat Apples

As I drive around Longmont, I notice apple trees everywhere. Their long, arching branches draped over fences or sweeping green lawns, loaded down with rosy hued or pale green fruit.

Most of them will fall to the ground uneaten. Which is a shame, considering how delicious and beneficial this polyphenol powerhouse is.

If you love apples like […]

By |September 8th, 2014|Fruit, Healthy Eating|0 Comments
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