Recipes

Chili-Spiced Sweet Potatoes

A white bowl of mashed sweet potatoes Mashed sweet potatoes are a great addition to any Thanksgiving Day spread. This easy-to-make orange and chili-spiked mixture is a refreshing twist on typically heavy potato dishes. Low in fat...

Root Vegetable and Chickpea Tagine

Root Vegetable and Chickpea Tagine This easy-to-make tagine is representative of a traditional Moroccan tagine, which is cooked over coals to minimize the need for fire. Cooking this tagine in a crockpot allows for a slowly developed...

Amaranth Cereal

Amaranth Cereal Amaranth, a gluten-free seed known as an Aztecan staple food, makes a great addition to a whole foods-based anti-inflammatory diet in the cold winter months. It makes a great base for breakfast...

Savory Pear Green Salad

Savory Pear Green Salad If you're looking for a burst of delicious nutrition from a fruit that's grown locally in the Puget Sound area, look no farther than your nearest pear tree. High in vitamin C and potassium,...

Simple Blackberry Coconut Sorbet

Simple Blackberry Coconut Sorbet The list of dairy-free frozen treat options grows each summer, but sometimes the ingredient list can make you think twice before buying. Why not make your own? With just three ingredients, this...

Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus

Cilantro jalapeno hummus in a bowl, garnished with cilantro sprig. Instead of getting stuck in a rut when trying to come up with ideas about what to take to that next summer potluck, try making something that is fresh, tasty and easy to prepare, such as a ...

Beet and Carrot Slaw

Beet and Carrot Slaw This simple root vegetable slaw from Bastyr University 2014-15 dietetic intern Vanessa Berenstein, MS, is a great nutrient and flavor booster for salads, sandwiches or tacos. Beets, carrots...

Grilled King Trumpet Mushrooms with Orange and Black Pepper

King Trumpet Mushrooms with Orange and Black Pepper on plate Nutty, mild king trumpet mushrooms get an umami boost from soy sauce and a peppery kick from arugula. This recipe comes from chef Becky Selengut's book ...

Thyme for Turkey Meatloaf Muffins

Fresh thyme has antiviral and antibacterial properties that make it a great addition to fall cooking. Pair it with other warming spices and turkey for a delicious, easy cold-weather entree. This...

Smoky Ginger Butternut Soup

Smoky Ginger Butternut Soup in bowl This creamy autumn soup gains a subtle smokiness from dried dulse seaweed, which is rich in iron. The broth made with kombu greens adds minerals. Find these sea greens in a grocery store’s...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 “...

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....

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