Tag Archive | "carrots"

Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Beets & Carrots

Saturday, January 26, 2013


This caramelized roasted veggie medley is a colorful, nutritious and comforting vegetable side dish for the winter holidays and all winter long.

Quinoa Chicken Satay Salad with Peanut Dressing

Monday, August 6, 2012


This quinoa salad with peanut dressing is full of colorful veggies and packed with nutrients and lean protein. It's a refreshing summer salad served warm or chilled.

Carrot Cake

Friday, April 6, 2012


Maybe it's the thought of Easter bunnies munching on carrots but carrot cake makes me think of spring and Easter. In reality, the warm, spicy flavors of ginger and cinnamon make this an equally satisfying treat during the fall and winter or any other time of year.

Natural Dyes for Buttercream Frosting

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


I know what you're thinking: spinach or beet juice in my buttercream frosting?! Yuck! But you will be amazed at how you don't even taste them, especially with the small quantities being used. As far as I'm concerned, I would much rather have my family consume a little spinach, beet or other natural dye than a chemically-produced version.

Turkey Brown Rice Soup

Monday, March 21, 2011


I had some leftover turkey meat to use up so I decided to make a soup. Corn and cilantro were welcome additions. Also, by using brown rice, I incorporated whole grains into the soup so that you have lean protein, whole grains and vegetables with each bite.

Chicken with Forty Cloves of Garlic

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


This version of Chicken with Forty Cloves of Garlic is easy because you put all of the ingredients in a casserole dish, bake it in the oven and forget about it. The end result is a rich, comforting meal. If the thought of forty cloves of garlic frightens you, there is no need to worry. The garlic flavor mellows as the cloves cook and when they are done, they are rich and buttery, perfect for slathering on your favorite bread or even the chicken itself.

Homemade Sushi

Sunday, January 16, 2011

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Making sushi at home is easier than you think and you can use your imagination, disguising many healthy foods within each roll. Sushi is also very kid-friendly because your kids can help make different rolls, with or without seafood, according to each person's tastes.


Sunday, September 26, 2010


Tempura is a popular Japanese dish consisting of battered and fried seafood and vegetables. It is light and lacy, different than the typical heavily-fried items we find in the states. It is a unique and fun way to get your family to eat vegetables and seafood.

Lentil Soup

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Lentils are high in protein, fiber and folate and are one of the best vegetable sources of iron. In a nutshell, the more lentils you consume, the better. This soup freezes well so you can make a large batch and save some for later.

Split Pea Soup

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

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I had never made split pea soup before so I thought it was time to give my Grandma's recipe a try. The soup thickens as it cools so if you are eating leftovers you may want to add more water or broth to reach your desired consistency. I was happy that my son liked the chunks of pork because with each bite of meat he was also eating split peas, a great source of lean protein.

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