Kidney Bean Curry (Rajma)


Prebiotics By Aparna Mele, MD Prebiotics are types of dietary fiber that that arrive undigested at the colon, where they are readily fermented by beneficial bacteria, allowing them to grow and thrive. In order to be classed as a prebiotic, they must be selectively fermented by these good bugs, whilst being ignored by pathogenic bacteria. … Continue reading Kidney Bean Curry (Rajma)

Brown Lentil, Swiss Chard and Pomegranate Salad with Ginger-Mint Vinaigrette


Source: The Mediterranean Dish Ingredients 1 bunch Swiss chard, chopped (2-3 cups chopped leaves) Olive Oil 2 cups cooked (steamed or canned) brown lentils, drained 1 pomegranate, seeds of 1 small red onion, finely chopped 1/2 English cucumber, finely chopped 1 cup crumbled feta cheese for garnish Ginger-Mint Vinaigrette 1/3 cup white balsamic vinegar 1/3 … Continue reading Brown Lentil, Swiss Chard and Pomegranate Salad with Ginger-Mint Vinaigrette

Baked Chicken Milanese with Arugula and Tomatoes


Contributed by Rachael Romig  Source: www.skinnytaste.com I used to work at an Italian restaurant called Bensi, in Wyomissing, (RIP!) and I discovered chicken Milanese. I never knew something could be so easy, healthy and delicious. When friends were coming over for dinner recently I remembered this amazing dish and found a recipe online from SkinnyTaste.com. … Continue reading Baked Chicken Milanese with Arugula and Tomatoes

The Dish on Healthy Indian Food


By Aparna Mele Indian food is most popular for its diverse and exotic flavors. The variety of foods, spices and dishes that are native to India makes Indian food one of the most wholesome foods in the world. But lately, Indian food has begun to be categorized as unhealthy because Westernized preparations can be high … Continue reading The Dish on Healthy Indian Food

Salmon Souvlaki Bowls


By Aparna Mele MD; Source: Halfbakedharvest.com For years now, the Mediterranean way of life has been looked to for health inspiration, and it’s easy to see why. The Mediterranean diet has been linked to numerous health benefits, from treating acid reflux to lowering cholesterol and reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, breast cancer and dementia, … Continue reading Salmon Souvlaki Bowls

Roasted Shrimp and Asparagus Salad


By Sana Malik, Personal Chef of Clean Junk Food Ah, summer! Time for barbecues, ice cream, and ice-cold brews. Yes, it is the time for eating those delicious foods that tend to wreak havoc on our systems. While eating hot dogs and hamburgers every weekend is enjoyable, there comes a time when something light is … Continue reading Roasted Shrimp and Asparagus Salad

Strawberry Caprese Farro Salad


Sweet and Savory Salads Salads are perfect for summer. They are light and bright, cool and refreshing, and best of all, you can take advantage of the bounties of your garden or local farmer’s markets!  You can create a symphony in your palate by bringing opposite flavors together in your salads. Try mixing berries, figs, … Continue reading Strawberry Caprese Farro Salad

Gluten Free Pesto Pasta with Steak


With love from: Rachael Romig, owner Just Breathe. Weddings & Events This year my husband and I discovered that he could no longer eat gluten. (Thank you, Dr. Aparna Mele from Digestive Disease Associates!) We should have seen it coming because he has had stomach issues for some time now but hearing it from a … Continue reading Gluten Free Pesto Pasta with Steak

Sweet Brekkie Sweet Potato


The sweet potato is the new star of breakfast. What’s not to love? It’s delicious and versatile, plus loaded with fiber and nutrients like vitamins A and C and potassium. Best of all, it keeps well when made in advance. Get ready to love waking up in the morning with this delicious recipe Sweet Brekkie … Continue reading Sweet Brekkie Sweet Potato