Metabolism-Boosting Fiesta Salad

A stylized plate and silverware. This dish will warm up a chilly winter day and jump-start your metabolism. The combination of cumin, red pepper flakes, tomatoes and jalapeno spice up the meal and heat your body to maximize energy...

Red Garnet Yam Cheesecake with Maple Whipped Cream

A stylized plate and silverware. Add a burst of flavor and health to your cheesecake by adding yams, which are a valuable source of beta carotene.

Quick and Delicious Fish Tacos

Quick and Delicious Fish Tacos This delightfully fresh recipe for fish tacos can be made in less than 30 minutes. To keep the preparation time to a minimum, the recipe calls for some canned ingredients (tomatoes and black beans)...

Quinoa Spice Cookies

A stylized plate and silverware. Flavored with applesauce, vanilla, almonds, dates, orange zest, cinnamon and nutmeg, these cookies make the perfect snack or after-dinner dessert. Alternative sweeteners including molasses and...

Quick Lemon and Garlic Quinoa Salad

A bowl of lemon quinoa salad. Quinoa has an excellent nutritional profile (10.5 grams of protein per cup). This unique whole grain, which was a staple food of the Incas, is also rich in calcium and iron.

Rainbow Root Vegetable Soup

Rainbow Root Vegetable Soup Root vegetables are warming and sweet. This colorful stew-like soup will nourish your soul on a cold winter day.

Potato Pancakes

A stylized plate and silverware. This recipe is one of the fabulous vegetarian dishes that has made the Bastyr Dining Commons famous. Need a little more instruction? Watch Bastyr culinary arts program...

Pomegranate Granita

Pomegranate Granita Granita is a classic Italian dessert that is very versatile and easy to make. It makes a fantastic cooling fall dessert. Pomegranate season typically runs from October to January. Although a fruit...

Orange Millet Pancakes

Orange Millet Pancakes In this recipe, millet is divided; some is freshly ground into flour and some is toasted whole to add a layer of texture to the batter. Not only are these pancakes rich in iron, protein, potassium...

Kidney Bean and Corn Salad with Cider Lime Vinaigarette

Kidney Bean and Corn Salad with Cider Lime Vinaigarette Kidney beans and fresh corn have a sweet flavor and are good sources of protein. Paired with a cooling cider lime vinaigrette, this salsa inspired salad is great on a hot summer day.

Olive Beer Bread

A stylized plate and silverware. Beer gives a yeasty flavor to this quick bread made without yeast. Toast the bread or use it for sandwiches.

Nutty Millet Porridge

A stylized plate and silverware. Millet is a high protein, whole grain. Allergen-free and great for special diets, this nutty, sweet hot breakfast cereal will nourish you on a cold winter morning.

Mushroom, Almond and Green Bean Stir Fry

A stylized plate and silverware. This recipe has evolved intuitively (by discovering these diverse ingredients) and without the use of measuring tools. Keep this in mind while cooking this recipe for the best results. An addition of...

Maple-Chipotle Glazed Salmon

Maple-Chipotle Glazed Salmon After decades of serving only vegetarian foods in its cafeteria, the Bastyr Dining Commons in April 2011 introduced sustainable animal proteins to the menu, starting with this...

Mango Lassi

Glasses of mango lassi. Sweet and refreshing, this drink from India is a good alternative to ice cream on hot summer days while supplying calcium, active cultures, vitamin C and potassium!

Liver Dumplings

A stylized plate and silverware. This dish is perfect for incorporating nutrient-dense organ meat into the diet, in small quantities. Farmers markets in late spring should have all the produce needed for the filling, as well as...

Lemon Basil Potato Salad

A stylized plate and silverware. This is a not-just-for-lunch kind of salad. Fresh basil makes an impressive contribution to the flavor of soups, vegetables, noodles, beans and fish. Try growing basil in your yard or in your kitchen...