January 2013

Green Juice : The Power of Green

January 28, 2013

With a new juicer in my kitchen, I’ve been concocting all kinds of healthy juice recipes. They taste fantastic and are loaded with nutrition. Here’s the recipe for my favorite green vegetable and fruit juice. I call it the Green Blast, because you get a blast of nutrition and flavor when you drink one. It’s the power of green.

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Chicken Tortilla Soup

January 21, 2013

Here’s one of my favorite ways for using leftover chicken: Chicken Tortilla Soup. This south-of-the-border style soup turns leftover shredded chicken into a healthy and flavor-filled new dish. I’ll roast a whole chicken for dinner one night, then use leftovers for this soup. It’s a delicious as well as time-saving strategy.

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All About Quinoa and How To Cook It

January 17, 2013

I’ve been surprised lately how many people I’ve talked to who are not yet familiar with quinoa (keen-wah). I thought I’d write a quick post to encourage anyone who has not tried it to do so. This is one gluten-free super grain that you need to have in your diet. It cooks in just 18 minutes, is packed with nutrition and tastes terrific. Interestingly enough, 2013 has been declared the Year of Quinoa by the United Nations.

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Homemade Vegetable Broth

January 13, 2013

If you want to follow a more plant-based diet, try using vegetable broth instead of chicken or beef broth in soup, risotto and other dishes. Vegetable broth can also be used instead of water when cooking rice or quinoa to provide more flavor. Store brands taste pretty bad and have scary ingredients. Homemade tastes great and is guaranteed to be healthy. This is one foundational ingredient you need to make from scratch – and its easy.

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Seasonal Fresh Fruit Salad

January 9, 2013

Because we can buy citrus fruit almost year round, its easy to forget that it is a winter season crop. Right now is the best time for oranges, grapefruit and other citrus.  For a healthy start to your day, combine orange and grapefruit segments with other fruit for a fantastic fresh fruit salad. It makes a refreshing snack too.

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A Clean Plate: Ten Tips for Healthy Eating in the New Year

January 1, 2013

 A clean plate. The New Year is the perfect time to let go of the past and focus on new possibilities. It’s not about where we’ve been, but where we are going. An article in the NY times says people who set resolutions or goals are much more likely to make improvements than people who haven’t made a formal resolution. And for many people, healthy eating is at the top of that list.  If you’ve resolved to eat a healthier diet, here are ten tips […]

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