Versatile Coconut Oil

By Aparna Mele MD While the health benefits of eating and cooking with coconut oil are well understood–including improving digestion, fighting infection, and increasing metabolism—a growing body of scientific studies are starting to highlight its far-reaching topical benefits too.  Studies show that coconut oil—which is extracted from the meat of mature coconuts—may improve skin barrier … Continue reading Versatile Coconut Oil

Adobo Chicken and Kale Enchiladas

Source: Eating Well magazine Nov-Dec 2017 Nut-free, gluten-free, egg-free,  soy-free and a healthy recipe for bone and brain health, plus boosts immunity! Ingredients 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 8 cups chopped kale ¼ cup water 2 cups shredded or diced cooked chicken 1 teaspoon ground cumin ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon ground pepper 1 (10 … Continue reading Adobo Chicken and Kale Enchiladas

Slow Cooker Ginger Curry Lentil Soup with Sweet Potatoes

Submitted by Diane Wilikofsky Source: Fountain Avenue Kitchen Ingredients 2 medium sweet potatoes, chopped (About 16 ounces or 3 cups chopped; I don’t peel, but you may if preferred) 1 cup dry brown lentils 1 cup chopped yellow onion 1 medium fresh jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped (or 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper) 3 cloves garlic, … Continue reading Slow Cooker Ginger Curry Lentil Soup with Sweet Potatoes

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: 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 … 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: 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