January 2012

Pan Roasted Halibut with Lemon Caper Vinaigrette

January 29, 2012

Pan-roast halibut filets in a hot non-stick skillet and finish them with a brief steaming in white wine. To finish the dish, make a lemon-parsley-caper vinaigrette to use as a sauce. You’ll have an easy and healthy dinner on the table in a matter of minutes. If you enjoy eating fish but think it’s hard, try this easy technique.

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Mushroom and Herb Pasta Sauce

January 22, 2012

This is an amazing tasting sauce. My absolute favorite pasta sauce. A recipe I thought I’d save for a future cookbook. But it seemed the right thing to share with you now. I’m crazy about mushrooms. For years I have made a mushroom pasta sauce, or mushroom marinara, that uses lots of parsley and other herbs. A staple in my house for years, I used to make double batches and freeze it in jars because we ate it so much. It was always handy for [...]

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Liquid Gold: Homemade Chicken Broth

January 16, 2012

This year, step away from the box – boxed chicken broth, that is. Simmer chicken pieces (or bones) for a few hours with carrot, onion celery and herbs, then strain, cool and freeze. The house will smell heavenly and you will have “liquid gold” in the freezer to use for fantastic soups, stews, risottos and more.

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Healthy Protein Smoothies

January 8, 2012

  Smooth, creamy and bursting with nutrition, protein smoothies are easy to make for a healthy breakfast option. Another nice thing about smoothies, you can customize them for your nutritional and taste preference. Whirl ingredients together in a blender at high speed and enjoy. If you are in a rush, smoothies are easily transportable. Mine often end up being consumed in the car or at my desk. My favorite flavor is raspberry-banana, but you can use strawberries, mangos, blackberries, blueberries or a combination. Create your personal favorite flavor, [...]

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Homemade Raw Almond Milk

January 1, 2012

Happy New Year! If your goal is eating more healthfully this year by adding more unprocessed and whole foods to your diet, here is an easy, healthy recipe for homemade almond milk. It sure beats the stuff in a box, which can be processed with additives you don’t want. It’s also simple to make. What isn’t better homemade? 

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