Recipes

Broccoli Rabe with Red Pepper and Sesame Seeds

Broccoli Rabe with Red Pepper and Sesame Seeds Rabe, raab, rapini – this green cruciferous vegetable goes by many different names. Though broccoli is in its name, broccoli rabe is more closely related to turnips. The leaves are bitter and...

Fresh Corn, Blueberry and Basil Salad

Fresh Corn, Blueberry and Basil Salad This simple salad comes together easily. To avoid using a hot oven in the summer, the corn can be grilled on the barbecue. Leaving the husks and silk intact while roasting results in a soft tender...

Basil Pineapple Smoothie

Basil Pineapple Smoothie Utilizing fresh herbs from the garden can easily make any smoothie into something special and super delicious. In this summery delight basil and pineapple dominate the flavor, masking the romaine...

Chipotle Coleslaw with Creamy Avocado Dressing

Chipotle Coleslaw in bowl This dish is all about the creamy chipotle avocado dressing. Silky avocado and zesty lemon dance with the smoky kick of chipotle pepper. You won’t miss the mayo.   Customize the...

Pina's Coconut Pancakes

Coconut pancakes with fruit and honey This update on a classic pancake recipe features coconut oil, a heart-healthy oil with many benefits: lowering cholesterol, boosting immunity, improving hormone and insulin control, and providing...

Sweet and Savory Citrus Salad

Sweet and Savory Citrus Salad The recommended daily allowance of vitamin D is 600 to 800 international units a day, which for many people is easily achieved by merely spending time outdoors. But in the oft-cloudy Pacific...

Red Bean and Quinoa Chili

Chili Because whole grains and beans are combined in this Red Bean and Quinoa Chili, a vegetable or salad is all you need to make a nutritionally complete meal.

Parsnip Saute

Parsnip Saute Parsnips are rich in vitamins and minerals, especially potassium and vitamin C, and they also are a good source of both soluble and insoluble fiber. If you grow your own, wait until after the first...

Hiziki Pate

Hiziki Pate Surprise your friends and family with this mystery cracker spread! They will never guess that the main ingredient is a sea vegetable called hiziki, that naturally contains calcium. The tofu and...

Golden Brussels Sprouts

Golden Brussels Sprouts Cruciferous veggies such as kale, broccoli and Brussels sprouts have nutrients that are important for immunity, decreasing inflammation and preventing illness. Roasting them brings out their natural...

Ginger Tahini Dressing

Ginger Tahini Dressing Spice up your salad with a healthy dose of ginger, which is well-known to help soothe stomachaches and reduce nausea, but also can be used for as an anti-inflammatory throughout the body. Be sure to...

Cantaloupe Cucumber Salad

Cantaloupe Cucumber Salad Try this salad for a crisp, fresh introduction to the flavors of summer. Great as a side dish to spicy barbecue.

Quinoa Breakfast Bars

Quinoa breakfast bars on plate These protein-packed, gluten-free and only slightly sweetened bars are a healthy, grab-and-go snack or breakfast item. This recipe is easy and endlessly customizable — a “...

Slow Death by Chocolate Cupcakes

Slow Death by Chocolate Cupcakes These cupcakes are lower in sugar and higher in “secret” vegetables than regular death by chocolate cupcakes. Nutrition student Anita Bermann created the recipe for this first Death Cafe...

Fresh Broccoli and Tofu Spring Rolls with Broccoli-Cashew-Lemon-Nettle Sauce

Fresh Broccoli and Tofu Spring Rolls with Broccoli-Cashew-Lemon-Nettle Sauce Team Brossica Brothers wowed judges at the 2014 Top Chef Bastyr competition with their Fresh Broccoli and Tofu Spring Rolls with Broccoli-Cashew-Lemon-Nettle Sauce. The star of their meal was...

Herbarium Cocktail

Herbarium cocktail in Collins glass Elderflower, basil, and lemon cucumber brighten this warm-weather cocktail from Amy Stewart, author of The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World’s Great Drinks....

Avocado Cream with Blackberry Coulis

Avocado Cream with Blackberry Coulis This flavorful dessert combines creamy avocados, which are a great source of fiber, potassium and vitamins C, K, folate and B6, with sweet, antioxidant-rich and brain-boosting blackberries...

Wild Spring Pesto

Wild Spring Pesto Nettle pesto, also known as pesto d’urtica, is a traditional Italian recipe for springtime. Be sure and don gloves before handling nettles, they do bite, though the sting is temporary and...

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