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Healthy recipes for a healthy lifestyle. Learn about food substitutions, and get healthy eating options for the whole family. Quick and easy healthy recipes.

Peppery Pepper Soup

This soup is a roundup of the antioxidant richness to be found from peppers. The dominant pepper is common sweet bell peppers, but we blend in a hotter pepper for some additional kick, and then finish off with some pepper-y spices. I love this recipe because it tastes really fresh and because it’s very easy […]

Fresh Berry Soup

As it warms up, more fruits are coming into season. I especially love all kinds of fresh berries that are showing up at farmers’ markets. This soup features strawberries, but could be easily adapted for whichever berry is your particular favorite. It makes for a simple, sophisticated dessert or a great meal starter. Get My […]

Italian Wedding Soup

Italian wedding soup is a delicious meat and vegetable soup which is perfect for a hearty meal or, in smaller portions, as an appetizer. Many people make it with home-made meatballs, but this is one meal where I’m willing to sacrifice control for convenience and flavor. Instead of homemade meatballs, I use a locally-produced pork […]

Vegetarian French Onion Soup

French onion soup feels very luxurious and sophisticated in the mouth, but it’s actually pretty simple. It does require a fair amount of time, because naturally caramelizing the onions without the shortcut of adding sugar takes dedication. Because this is a vegetarian French onion soup, we’re adding mushroom puree to the vegetable stock, to up […]

Mushroom Puree

I really prefer to use a home-made stock to a commercial one, because store-bought stocks are so salty. And because it’s faster, easier, and very flexible, the broth I usually make is a vegetable one, rather than a beef or chicken stock. That means, however, that sometimes I’m missing the savory, meat-y flavor called umami […]

Cheesy Cruciferous Casserole

Cruciferous vegetables are my favorite anti-cancer vegetables. There’s a lot of clear clinical research on the health benefits of broccoli, brussels sprouts, and their relatives. However, because they can be somewhat bitter when cooked, cruciferous vegetables are ones I find my patients most reluctant to try. One way to begin enjoying a food you’re less […]

Amaranth Power Patties

It’s a great idea to add some meat-free meals into your dietary rotation. I sometimes feel like I don’t get something to really bite into if I’m eating a lot of super grains or beans. Turning the nutrient-packed grain amaranth into a patty gives me something to sink my teeth into while still being relatively […]

Caprese Toast

A caprese salad is a simple, delicious, refreshing salad of tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella. It’s a great dish which relies on extremely high quality ingredients for maximum flavor impact. I love caprese salads, but you can only really enjoy them in the summer, because the hothouse tomatoes available the rest of the year simply aren’t […]

Greek Meatballs

Store-bought meatballs are too often padded out with filler like soy and extra fat for ‘juicyness’. Homemade meatballs are easy to make, you can control the ingredients, and you can easily control the portion size. These are an easy family favorite that can be served on their own, incorporated into a pasta or grain dish, […]

Twice-Baked Potatoes

Twice-baked potato recipes are often an excuse to load you up with salty, preserved meats and way too much cheese and sour cream. This recipe takes a much lighter touch to deliver a much healthier recipe that your family will love. Don’t sacrifice any of the creamy interior or crunchy skin, but do enjoy all […]

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