ROASTED PEPPER AND TOMATO SALAD

ROASTED PEPPER AND TOMATO SALAD

yum!

Serves 4:

Dressing
1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1 small garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground pepper

Salad
1 1/2 pounds red or red and yellow peppers, roasted
1 tablespoon slivered fresh basil
1 pound fresh ripe tomatoes, cut in wedges
1 head of leaf lettuce or romaine
2 ounces goat cheese, [...]

What’s Your Favorite Tomato?!

What is your favorite tomato?  This urgent question came up today after our important apple discussion a few weeks ago.  Time for a post!

Why tomatoes, you ask?  If you need reasons other than the delicious taste, just have a look at this:

That’s pretty exciting for a single fruit (botanically speaking)!  For your enjoyment, here’s a [...]

What I Eat for Breakfast

Healthy breakfast isn’t always easy, especially when you’re used to bread, butter and cold cuts. Luckily, thanks to the inspiration by a great diner close-by, I found my new favorite: A fruit omelet.

Sounds odd? Eggs and fruit? That’s exactly what I thought before trying it!  I was very surprised by how great it is. The [...]

Cheers to Germany!

I’m back!   And I’m telling you: Two weeks in Germany, a challenge for fitness and nutrition.  Where else are you getting a half liter beer, sausage and pretzel with butter for breakfast?!

Breakfast for Winners!

I have to say that eating habits in Germany quite extremely differ from the nutritional approach I’ve taken to [...]

Pack an Apple!

Apples are great!  They’re very tasty, and come in a great variety – green, yellow, red, sweet to sour, and all kinds of mixes. They’re also easy to transport, you can just throw them in you purse or backpack to have a healthy snack handy anytime. Now researchers also found that apples are a great [...]

MANGO AND PINE NUT SALAD

MANGO AND PINE NUT SALAD

fiber galore!

4 servings:

2 c chopped fresh mango
1/3 c fresh orange juice
2 Tbsp canola or olive oil
2 tsp grainy Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
4 c shredded Romaine lettuce
1 c finely shredded red cabbage
1 c thinly sliced scallions
2 cans (15 oz) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
1/4 c raw [...]

Organic & Local Produce Shopping Made Easy

Many of us would like to eat more organic produce and support local farmers. But we lead busy lives and almost never make it to the farmer’s market. ‘Eating with the Seasons’ is a wonderful solution: They are “bringing the farmer’s market to you!”.

How it works: ‘Eating with the Seasons’ is a small family [...]

NICOISE TUNA SALAD WRAP

NICOISE TUNA SALAD WRAP

Great for your lunch bag!

Serves 4:

1 can (6 oz) chunk-light tuna packed in water, drained
1/4 cup reduced-fat salad dressing
8 cherry tomatoes, halved
8 niçoise olives, pitted and sliced
3 cups finely chopped mixed salad greens
6 hard-boiled eggs, sliced
4 whole-wheat tortillas
20 baked potato chips (optional)

Gently break apart tuna [...]

Whole Grain – Great Stuff

Whole grain is good for you. Check. But how can you easily adjust your eating habits to include this healthy food group? Here are the whole grain basics and simple ideas:

This is the whole grain kernel (in contrast to refined grain which is milled and missing bran and germ). [...]

CHICKEN MARSALA

CHICKEN MARSALA

lean mean protein…

4 servings:

3 Tbsp whole-wheat flour
3 Tbsp white flour
1/4 tsp white pepper
1 – 1 1/2 lb chicken cutlets
3 c sliced mushrooms
2 Tbsp thinly sliced shallots
1/2 c Marsala wine
1/2 c low-sodium chicken broth
2 Tbsp chopped parsley
1/2 tsp chopped fresh thyme leaf

In a shallow bowl, combine flours and pepper. [...]

SMOKED TURKEY, BLACK BEAN, BELL PEPPER & CORN SALAD

SMOKED TURKEY, BLACK BEAN, BELL PEPPER AND CORN SALAD

yum!

Serves 4:

Salad
3 cups (about 3/4 lb) diced, cooked smoked turkey breast
1 can (15.5 oz) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 1/2 cups fresh corn kernels
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cup diced bell peppers [...]

Bye-bye Trans Fats…

California proves its health state reputation with a new law: No more trans fats in California restaurants by 2010 (same for retail baked goods by 2011).

Why is this good news?
According to research trans fats are linked to health problems like obesity, high cholesterol, and ultimately coronary heart disease – which is the leading cause of [...]

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Photography by Mary Sylvester.