Fast Food’s Impact on School Kids’ Grades

If you have a school-age child, you are likely doing much to help them succeed. You read with them, double check their homework, and offer emotional support. You attend parent-teacher conferences and review grades and test scores. You don’t want your child to just “pass” to the next grade. You want your child to excel […]

By |August 21st, 2015|Fast Food and Restaurant Meals, Healthy Eating, Kids|0 Comments

The Astonishing Truth About Chronic Disease

I thought it was inevitable.

Type 2 diabetes. Heart Disease. Hypertension. Stroke. Cancer.

Chronic diseases and conditions like these are prevalent, affecting so many people that we know and love.

I thought it was just a part of life. Developing a chronic disease of some kind as I aged was highly likely, and there wasn’t much I could […]

By |August 5th, 2015|Healthy Eating|0 Comments

The Amazing Onion – Health Benefits and Recipes

I planted onions for the first time this spring. Over the weeks I watched the bulbs grow into creamy white globes topped by long, green shoots. When the tops fell over (literally, they fall down) I pulled them up, rinsed them off and set them on my patio table to dry in the hot summer […]

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
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