April 19, 2014

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Baked Sweet Potato Steak Fries

The addition of fresh rosemary and extra virgin olive oil give these sweet treat beta-carotene gold mines an extra antioxidant kick! Ingredients: Yield: 4 servings 4 sweet potatoes, large 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, minced ½ teaspoon salt Directions: Preheat oven to 425º F. Spray a large cookie or baking sheet with olive oil nonstick spray. Half the potatoes lengthwise and then quarter them into steak fry wedges. Toss the wedges with the … [Read More...]

dark chocolate cocoa

Dark Chocolate Cocoa

Curl up on the couch with this slim-style hot cocoa. The fat-free milk adds a blast of bone-strengthening calcium, and the dark chocolate enriches every mug with heart-healthy antioxidants. INGREDIENTS 3 cup(s) milk, fat-free 2 tablespoon sugar, granulated 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 pinch salt, Kosher 3 tablespoon chocolate chips, dark PREPARATION Heat the milk in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until the milk is hot and starting to steam, about 5 minutes. Remove … [Read More...]

Marinara Sauce

Marinara Sauce

Every cook needs a good recipe for marinara sauce. This one can be prepared in less than an hour and used in many ways. It is traditionally served over pasta, but is equally delicious with polenta or rice. It also makes a wonderful sauce for grilled vegetables or baked tempeh or tofu. We don't need to remind you that tomatoes cooked with oil provide a source of lycopene, one of the carotenes linked to protection from prostate cancer. Food as Medicine Research from the Harvard School of … [Read More...]

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Forbidden Rice Pudding

"Forbidden rice helps to fight fatigue" - Dr. Oz Using coconut milk and fresh banana, this forbidden rice pudding is slightly sweet with a tropical flair. Ingredients Makes 2 cups   Pudding 1 1/2 cups cooked forbidden rice* 1 cup coconut milk, or any other milk 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut, shredded Pinch of salt 2 tsp finely chopped ginger 5 dates, pitted and chopped (cut with scissors) Topping (optional) Sliced bananas Directions In a medium … [Read More...]

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Roasted Cinnamon Butternut Squash and Pear

Sweeten your roasted vegetables with not only a juicy fruit, but cinnamon too! Ingredients: Yield: 8 servings (4 oz per serving = ½ cup) 2 cups of butternut squash, chopped 2 pears, chopped ½ yellow onion, chopped 1 Tablespoon of olive oil 2 tsp of cinnamon Directions: Pre-heat oven to 350 º F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or spray a baking sheet with olive oil cooking spray. In a large bowl, add all the ingredients and mix well to coat the butternut … [Read More...]