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.

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...

Grilled Vegetable Salad with Sweet Poppyseed Dressing

A stylized plate and silverware. Vegetarians take heart! Summer grilling is for you, too! Grilled vegetables are delicious whether served over rice, in a pocket pita or in this incredible salad. Thanks to Susan Wilson for the...

Mediterranean Lentil Salad

Mediterranean Lentil Salad "With most salads, you pour the dressing on at the end and coat the dish from the outside in," says Rebecca Katz, whose Mediterranean...

Orange Pistachio Quinoa

Orange Pistachio Quinoa "Pistachios are my secret ingredient here," says Rebecca Katz, whose Orange Pistachio Quinoa was served in the ...

Ginger Honey Carrots

A stylized plate and silverware. These sauteed carrots are the perfect combination of sweet and spicy to complement any meal.

Garbanzo Bean and Colorful Vegetable Salad

A stylized plate and silverware. This salad makes a satisfying lunch entree or a refreshing side dish.

Curried Lentils and Cauliflower

A stylized plate and silverware. This flavorful dish is packed with potassium and vitamin C. Serve over brown basmati rice for an extra-healthy main entree.

Confetti Quinoa with Nori, Sesame and Raw Cashews

A stylized plate and silverware. This is a nutritionally packed food. Nori and quinoa are high in protein and a good dietary source of fiber, vitamins and minerals. More specifically, this is a great way to get calcium in your diet...

Braised Fennel

A stylized plate and silverware. Fennel is fairly uncommon yet readily available on the West Coast. When cooked it becomes sweet and has a meaty texture. It’s great with whole-wheat pasta and salmon.

Best Potato Salad

A stylized plate and silverware. This simple recipe makes one of the yummiest picnic or potluck offering you’ve ever tasted. And the method we use for cooking the potatoes helps preserves the flavor and nutrients of this...


Sauerkraut in a bowl. Fermented foods have been used for years and have been shown to aid in digestion and enhance our immune system functions. Sauerkraut can be used as a topping on sandwiches, salads or as a side dish...

Super Nutritious Quinoa Salad

A stylized plate and silverware. One cup of quinoa has more calcium than a quart of milk, and the ancient grain has twice the protein of barley or rice.

Coconut Curry Tofu

A stylized plate and silverware. Make your own yellow curry paste from scratch in this fabulous concoction! Small, baked tofu cakes float in the piquant sauce; creamy coconut cuts the heat and provides a smooth base for the wild...

Baked Vegetarian Spring Rolls

A stylized plate and silverware. These baked spring rolls have a lot less fat than the deep fried version and use tempeh, a protein-packed, low-fat meat alternative made from soy beans. A 4-ounce piece of tempeh has 200 calories, 17...