Arugula and Rice Salad

Source: Redner’s HealthCents, Issue 64 Total time: 30 minutes | Servings: 4 Ingredients 1/2 cup U.S.-grown black rice cooked 1 cup U.S.-grown basmati rice, cooked 4 cups baby arugula, washed 1/4 cup basil, chopped 1/2 cup almond slices, toasted 3 Tbsp. sour cherries, dried and chopped 1/3 cup feta, crumbled 1/2 cup lemon dressing 1 … Continue reading Arugula and Rice Salad

Charred Vegetable Ragu

January is a month to eat healthy foods that help you look and feel your best and still taste delicious. Ladled over a pile of tagliatelle and topped with more cheese, this nourishing sauce tastes slow-cooked and comforting, especially on a snowy weeknight. Set the roughly chopped mirepoix (a combination of yellow onion, celery, and carrots, … Continue reading Charred Vegetable Ragu

Ricotta, Kale, and Mushroom Toast

Source: Bon Appetit; Jan 2015 Avocado toast lovers, why not expand your palate and try this savory breakfast alternative with lots of fresh, local, seasonal ingredients instead? Ingredients Wild mushrooms Garlic Olive oil Kale Fresno chile White wine vinegar Salt and pepper Ricotta Country-style bread Directions Cook wild mushrooms and sliced garlic in olive oil, … Continue reading Ricotta, Kale, and Mushroom Toast

Detox Rainbow Roll-ups with Peanut Sauce

Source:  This nutritional powerhouse is packed with carrots, curry hummus, red cabbage and dark leafy greens for color, crunch and general yumminess. And then, you know, dip it in some amazing peanut sauce. Detox Rainbow Roll-Ups – with curry hummus and veggies in a collard leaf, dunked in peanut sauce! Most beautiful healthy desk … Continue reading Detox Rainbow Roll-ups with Peanut Sauce

Oven-Baked Super-Green Falafel

Recipe by Donna Hay, food stylist, author, and magazine editor Ingredients: *Makes 16 1 x 400-g (14-oz.) can of chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed 1 onion, finely chopped 1 cup (120 g/4¼ oz.) frozen peas, slightly thawed 2 tablespoons white chia seeds 1 cup (90 g/3 oz.) finely chopped broccoli 2 cups (70 g/2½ oz.) … Continue reading Oven-Baked Super-Green Falafel

Put Your Mind on Your Eating and Your Eating On Your Mind

By Aparna Mele, MD Not just a trendy mental game, mindful eating is a sort of meditation in motion being actively studied for its far-reaching health benefits. This kind of practice, like other mindfulness techniques, emphasizes judgment-free awareness of your thoughts, emotions, and sensory experiences to help you focus on the meal you are eating, … Continue reading Put Your Mind on Your Eating and Your Eating On Your Mind