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Healthy food: Crispy Quinoa Cakes Recipe

Healthy food: Crispy Quinoa Cakes Recipe

 I’ve been intrigued by quinoa cakes ever since I first devoured them at Le Pain Quotidian, a Belgian-based café and bakery that has a great selection of innovative and healthy food. This version, also inspired by a recipe from Read more

Look out Leftovers: Here Comes “The Finisher”

Look out Leftovers: Here Comes “The Finisher”

Today for lunch I ate leftover scrambled eggs mixed with some mushy avocado and salsa, and on the side, I had the last piece of turkey rolled up with our last piece of muenster cheese with a squirt of mustard. A few weeks ago, I hit a new low (or high?) by choking down, for lunch every day, a gloppy leftove... Read more
How to Make The Perfect Salad (Or at Least a Really Great One!)

How to Make The Perfect Salad (Or at Least a Really Great One!)

While I am pretty sure there is not a gene for salad-making, my sister and I both inherited from our mom the ability to make great salads.  Sometimes our salads are a meal—a hearty lunchtime salad with chicken, hard-boiled eggs or beans, for example—though they’re usually just a great side dish ... Read more
How to Make Refried Beans in the Slow Cooker

How to Make Refried Beans in the Slow Cooker

If you have every wondered how to make how to make refried beans, this recipe makes about 6 cans worth. Some of the beans can be pureed to be used as “refried” beans and some can be left whole and stored to use in burritos, salads, or other recipes.  Use th... Read more

Mexican Pizza

Mexican Pizza

Mexican Pizza takes only ten minutes to prepare and ten minutes in the oven.  You can use canned refried beans (we prefer Amy’s or Better Beans) or follow this Read more

Hot and Sour Soup Recipe

Hot and Sour Soup Recipe

I’ve always loved starting a meal at a Chinese restaurant with delicious hot and sour soup because it’s a flavor and texture sensation, but I had no idea I could actually make a healthy and authentic-tasting hot and sour soup recipe at home with supermarket ingredi... Read more

Healthy Chinese Recipe: Stir-Fried Fish with Greens

Healthy Chinese Recipe: Stir-Fried Fish with Greens

Here is a fantastic healthy Chinese recipe.  I know it’s a little odd to think of fish in a stir-fry but with a very mild white fish, it can easily be interchangeable with chicken breast.  I’m not even sure my son Solomon realized it wasn’t ch... Read more

Healthy Vegetarian Recipe: Caramelized Tofu and Broccoli Stir-Fry

Healthy Vegetarian Recipe: Caramelized Tofu and Broccoli Stir-Fry

My friend and food writer, April Fulton, shared her wonderful healthy vegetarian recipe for this savory and healthy meatless dish.  If you don’t like tofu, use chicken or beef instead. Serve it with white or brown rice and orange slices. Read more
Vegetarian Main Dish for Thanksgiving: Baked Risotto with Spinach and Cremini Mushrooms

Vegetarian Main Dish for Thanksgiving: Baked Risotto with Spinach and Cremini Mushrooms

Perfect risotto without having to stir it for 30 minutes straight!  This is a wonderful version, adapted from my friend Debbie Lehrich's recipe.  Even my husband, who doesn't normally like risotto much, had three helpings!  Try this as a vegetarian main dish for Thanksgiv... Read more
Healthy Salad: Wheat Berry Salad with Grapes and Feta

Healthy Salad: Wheat Berry Salad with Grapes and Feta

I’m new to cooking with wheat berries, but I’m a fan because they are high in fiber and vitamins and cook as quickly as rice, but you can certainly make this healthy salad with another whole grain. You can sometimes find parboiled wheat berries that only take 15 minutes to... Read more