Recipes

Calcium Filled Sesame Seed Treats

Calcium Filled Sesame Seed Treats

Whole sesame seeds contain about 88 mg of calcium per tablespoon of seeds. Just a quarter cup of natural sesame seeds provides more calcium than a whole cup of milk. Ingredients ½ cup almonds  1 cup dried apricots organic if possible 3 tbsp almond butter or any other nut butter ¼  cup sesame seeds + 3 tbsp ¼ tsp ground cinnamon or cinnamon oil ¼ tsp ground ginger 1 tsp pure vanilla extract Directions Put 1/4 cup of the…

Healthy Asian Noodle Salad

Healthy Asian Noodle Salad

To stay as healthy as I can, I limit the amount of “white stuff”  white flour, white sugar, white rice that I eat!   My husband is the cook in the house and he is AMAZING at creating recipes using these rules.   This summer he created this recipe and it is sooooo good.    Very refreshing…

Ed’s Creamy Hummus Recipe

Ed’s Creamy Hummus Recipe

My husband takes my requests for healthy food serious and he came up with the YUMMY hummus recipe.   It is so creamy and the addition of the spice called Harissa gives it such an earthy, exotic flavor.   I have to admit it is so much better than store bought and doesn’t have all the preservatives…

Zucchini Shrimp Scampi

Zucchini Shrimp Scampi

Trying to keep the processed carb count down but want the texture and taste of it?   Try Zucchini noodles!   They are so easy to make here is a quick video – How to Make Zucchini Noodles Just sauté them up in a pan with a little olive oil and you are set to use them…

Zuchinni Oats

Zuchinni Oats

Have you tried Zucchini Oatmeal yet? It’s like zucchini bread in a bowl and a yummy way to eat up your veggies for breakfast!  This makes about 2-3 servings Ingredients 1 cup old fashioned oats 2 cups water 1/2 to 1 cup shredded zucchini Optional Toppings Banana Berries Coconut Flakes Almond butter Drizzle of honey dark chocolate shavings, optional…

Roasted Chickpeas

Roasted Chickpeas

Roasted chickpeas are easy to make and are a great healthy snack to have on hand (so you don’t go grabbing the junk food). Ingredients 2 can chickpeas 2 tablespoon melted coconut oil or olive oil 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt or sea salt 2 tbsp dry mustard OPTIONAL:  Use any spice you want –  garam…

Pumpkin Chili

Pumpkin Chili

Besides adding a sweet nutty flavor to dishes, pumpkin is a ready source of vitamin A, which boosts the nutrition content of this offbeat chili recipe I got from Whole Foods Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 small yellow onion, chopped 1 green bell pepper, chopped 2 jalapeño peppers, chopped 2 cloves garlic, finely…

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

I adore butternut squash soup!  Most recipes call for a lot of cream or sugar and you really don’t need it because squash is so sweet on it’s own.    I found this recipe from  https://cookieandkate.com/roasted-butternut-squash-soup/   They are right and the leftover soup tastes even better the next day. Recipe yields about 4 bowls or…

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Oatmeal

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Oatmeal

Oatmeal is a fall favorite of mine and this recipe uses healthier ingredients to give it that “fall” flavor! INGREDIENTS 1 cup Steel Cut Oats (I love these from Bob’s Red Mill) 3 cups almond milk, unsweetened 1.5 teaspoons pumpkin spice 1/2 cup pumpkin puree   hurry and get your pumpkin I hear it selling out!…

Simple Miso Dressing

Simple Miso Dressing

I’m always on the lookout for healthier options with ingredients that have a nutritional boost!   Miso is one of those ingredients.   Miso is rich in essential minerals and a good source of various B vitamins, vitamins E, K and folic acid. As a fermented food, miso provides the gut with beneficial bacteria that help us…

Simple Lemon Vinaigrette

Simple Lemon Vinaigrette

This lemon vinaigrette dressing recipe is super simple to make. Here’s what you’ll need: Ingredients ¼ cup red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 clove garlic, minced ½ teaspoon kosher salt ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper ½ cup olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice honey or maple syrup (optional…

Rosemary Ginger Lemonade

Rosemary Ginger Lemonade

This drink is so yummy I usually have to make a double or triple batch. Ingredients 1/2  cup honey or you could use any other sweetener 1   piece unpeeled ginger, about 1 1/4 in. by 1 1/4 in., sliced into 1/8-in.-thick coins 1   sprigs rosemary (5 in. each), plus 8 sprigs (1 1/2 in. each)…