Healthy Cooking Thursday – How Do I Make These Grains Delicious?

Recently, Robyn (as well as the US government) suggested reducing refined grains for numerous healthy reasons.  But there’s a reason that many folks avoid barley, quinoa, millet, amaranth, oats, brown rice, and all their whole grain buddies; many people find them hard to make delicious, aside from adding tons of fat and sodium to them.  Here […]

Healthy Recipe: Smoked Salmon and Roasted Red Pepper Dip

I’ve just returned from the West coast of Scotland, where I visited a traditional smokehouse. At Inverawe Smokehouse, they slow-smoke salmon and trout straight from nearby Loch Etive. It’s a true pleasure to eat food that’s been lovingly and slowly prepared — hanging in a handcrafted brick smokebox for up to 48 hours — to […]

Snack Recipe: Apricot Yogurt with Pistachios

Yogurt makes for a great breakfast food or snack. It’s got protein, calcium, vitamins and live cultures that may aid in digestion and boost immunity. Most importantly, it’s delicious! This recipe, courtesy of the American Council on Exercise, shows you how to make a thick yogurt dip with sweet fruit and crunchy nuts. Even if you […]

Healthy Recipe For the Season: Asparagus Frittata

Writer Barbara Kingsolver loves asparagus. She’s planted it in rental homes, waited for it all year and describes it as what makes a place feel like home. It’s the first crop of the season. Fresh asparagus tastes like spring. “In the Netherlands, the first asparagus harvesting coincides with Father’s Day, when some restaurants offer all-asparagus […]

A Healthy Recipe for Gluten-Free Scones

Scones are a great breakfast nosh or the perfect afternoon snack–with a cup of tea, of course. You can also enjoy them without gluten. Today’s recipe comes courtesy of the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness. Learn more about celiac disease. Makes 6-8 scones Ingredients: 1 cup of rice flour (brown or white) 1/2 cup of […]