Monday Meals: Gluten Free Spinach and Feta Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust

Whether you are avoiding gluten or simply looking for a quick and delicious alternative to a pastry crust, the addition of sweet potato to this quiche recipe is a sweet idea. Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A, vital for vision, immune function, fertility and gene regulation. High in …

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Monday Meals: Grilled Lemon Chicken Salad

As the seasons change and the days warm up, many of us are craving lighter, fresher flavors. Take advantage of this urge and the sudden availability of bunches of fresh asparagus to make this bright and easy meal. The technique of grilling the lemon adds complexity, depth and a little sweetness …

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Monday Meals: Freekeh, Chickpea and Herb Salad

Ancient grains have enjoyed an explosion in popularity in the last several years. They have benefitted from an expanding curiosity about world cuisines, a growing market for gluten-free grains and an appetite for whole and “super” foods. Among the rediscovered grains is the form of wheat called freekeh. The young wheat …

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Monday Meals: Slow Cooker Beef Lettuce Wraps with Quick Pickles

Just because it’s warming up outside, this is no time to retire your slow cooker. In fact, it’s the perfect time to free yourself up from kitchen duty. Prep your meals ahead of time, let them cook all day and enjoy a walk before dinner instead of a frenzied hour …

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Monday Meals – Benefits of Bitter Greens!

“Take the bitter with the sweet…” It’s more than just an old proverb, good advice to remind you that life is full of ups and downs. It’s also a directive from Mother Nature – and it’s speaking to your digestion!  From our earliest days as hunters and gatherers we knew …

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Monday Meals: Golden Turmeric Latte

You may have heard it called a Turmeric Latte, Haldi Ka Dhoodh, Golden Milk, or perhaps Golden Mylk (its vegan moniker.) Whatever you call it, there is no doubt that the earthy, spicy, vibrant drink spiked with turmeric and other spices is a delicious trend. The flush of recent popularity is amusing to …

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Monday Meals: Big Avocado Toast Inspiration

Whether you are new to the avocado toast trend or the tasty stack is an old favorite, some fresh ideas for topping your toast are always welcome. Avacados are unique fruits. Their creamy texture is a result of a very high fat content.  That fat however, is the heart-healthy monounsaturated omega-9 fatty acid called oleic acid. …

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Monday Meals: Reconsider Eggs!

For too long eggs were vilified. Concerns about cholesterol sidelined our friend the egg for years. But more recent research and thinking vindicates the egg as a versatile and nutritious team player in your kitchen. The cholesterol in eggs does not appear to raise cholesterol in the blood or increase the risk …

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Monday Meals: Sole En Papillote – Easy, Impressive and Healthy

Whether you find the french term enticing or intimidating, cooking “en papillote” is easy, impressive and healthy. Pronounced ON poppy-YOTE, the term simply means “in parchment” and describes the method of cooking food in a paper or foil packet. Delicate fish is gently steamed within the packet. Liquid from the fish combines with …

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Monday Meals: Make-Ahead Oatmeal, a Healthy Morning Treat

Oatmeal has a mixed reputation. A 2008 survey found that Americans consider it the 4th most healthful food, coming in after whole grains, broccoli and bananas. But even with this wholesome reputation, it can be hard to find true oatmeal enthusiasts. Oatmeal is a modest food. While kale enjoys its moment in the …

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