Grilled Portobello Mushrooms with Homemade Basil Pesto

A simple vegetarian lunch with big flavors With their rich, earthy flavor and hearty texture, juicy Portobello mushrooms are a great, inexpensive alternative to meat. For an easy yet delicious vegetarian lunch, try these smoky grilled mushrooms topped with a homemade herby pesto crust. This dish is perfect as a starter, a side dish, or … More Grilled Portobello Mushrooms with Homemade Basil Pesto

Moroccan Stew

Cuisine of Maghreb This recipe packs a punch of heat and nutrients into one easy dish! The basis for it’s heat is a North African condiment called Harissa, which is Tunisia’s main condiment and export. This spicy paste is a staple in the Maghrebian cuisine (North African cuisine) that includes Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and Mauritania, … More Moroccan Stew

Greek Penne Rigate

Gut-Friendly Dairy Yogurt is an ancient food made from the fermentation of milk. Prior to the industrialization of food, it was known basically as milk that had been allowed to sour and curdle; in the southern parts of the United States, it was referred to as “clabber”. Today, yogurt is a processed milk that has … More Greek Penne Rigate

Leek, Artichoke, and Carrot Soup

A Maiden’s Dream Leeks are allium vegetables and cousins to onions, garlic, shallots and scallions. Ancient Greeks and Romans dined upon these delicacies seasoned with honey, vinegar and cumin. Folklore claims that Emperor Nero (36-68 AD) ate leeks on a daily basis to improve his singing voice. In Wales, during the 1620’s, it is said … More Leek, Artichoke, and Carrot Soup

Sweet Stuffed Dates Two Ways

Sophisticated snacks that are ready in minutes Sweet and sticky stuffed dates make for an impressive party platter or a simple but delicious bite-sized snack. They are full of energy and nutrients and, best of all, you can make them in minutes. Thanks to their versatile flavor, stuffed dates work just as well with sweet … More Sweet Stuffed Dates Two Ways

Wild Rice and Oyster Casserole

Mikey Tried It This savory recipe is delicious beyond belief…if you give it a chance. It contains vitamin and nutrient-rich foods that, unfortunately, some have learned to dislike or have simply never tried. Not only is this dish loaded with vitamin A, zinc, and iron, but it contains a complete protein as well. The basis of … More Wild Rice and Oyster Casserole

Low-Carb Lasagna

Can it be…pasta-free?! You might think that following a healthier diet means saying goodbye to family favorites like lasagna. Surely all those layers of rich beef ragu, pasta, béchamel sauce, and cheese can’t be healthy? Not to worry…happily, we’ve got a fantastic recipe that puts a nutritious and lower-carb twist on this old classic. This one-layer … More Low-Carb Lasagna

Rice & Beans

Simplicity Sometimes, it’s the simple things in life that we take for granted– milk and cereal, peas and carrots, eggs and bacon, and rice and beans. Interestingly, rice and beans have been staple menu items in many cuisines for centuries, but is this by chance or by design? Did our ancestors realize the composition of … More Rice & Beans

Raw Food Wrap

Shout Out for Sprouts Raw food enthusiasts will love this recipe due to its combination of textures, spices, and seasonings. Raw foods have been the mainstay of diets since the beginning of time and before the discovery of fire. Some foods, in their natural state, provide more nutrients and enzymes than their cooked counterparts, and … More Raw Food Wrap

Boiled and Smashed Sweet Potatoes

Naturally sweet potatoes The sweet potatoes of your past holiday meals have probably been rich with butter and brown sugar…possibly topped with beautifully golden-brown, toasted mini marshmallows or a flour-laden maple crumble, maybe containing a little cream or some candied pecans. You’re not alone if the dish is a favorite, because it’s basically a dessert! … More Boiled and Smashed Sweet Potatoes