‘healthy recipe’

Healthy Cooking Thursday – Quinoa Tabouli

By Chef Lisa on 06/30/2011

At our healthy weight loss spa, we’re constantly seeking out ways to make whole grains more interesting. Quinoa is pretty interesting on its own, with a fascinating place in history among the Incan empire and a relatively high amount of protein content. But many people wouldn’t consider making a cold salad with it, which is one of my favorite ways […] Read more »

Healthy Cooking Thursday – Cheddar Chive Muffins

By Chef Lisa on 06/23/2011

This recipe was born when I felt like baking breakfast for my hubby. Problem is, he doesn’t like sweets first thing in the morning (remember my unconventional breakfasts post?), so I wanted to do something on the savory side. I considered the young chives striving in my garden and the amazing Grafton Cheddar (one of Vermont’s best cheeses) in my […] Read more »

Healthy Cooking Thursday – Chickpea and Sausage Sauté

By Chef Lisa on 05/26/2011

Being a tree-hugging Vermont chef means that I like to get my food directly from local farmers whenever I can. Luckily the breakfast cook at our healthy weight loss spa, Millicent, has a wonderful farm tucked into the rolling hills where she raises laying and meat chickens, heirloom turkeys, dairy and meat cattle, and pigs. But when purchasing meat directly […] Read more »

Healthy Cooking Thursday – A Better Fudgy Brownie

By Chef Lisa on 05/12/2011

By popular demand, here is the brownie which we serve at our healthy weight loss spa.  (Yes, really!)  When we deprive ourselves of life's little treats, like the occasional great brownie, it can lead to negative consequences.  An indulgence every now and then can be a very healthy habit indeed. That doesn't mean we didn't play with this recipe to make it […] Read more »

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