Health Begins in the Kitchen

Dinner

Arugula and Macadamia Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

Arugula and Macadamia Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

Arugula and Macadamia Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette (The “No-Brainer” Brainy Salad) Nitric oxide doesn’t sound like something that should be good for us. You might be thinking it sounds pretty close to those nasty cancer-causing chemicals found in things like deli meat and bacon (nitrates). […]

Baked Black Cod with Sweet Miso Sauce

Baked Black Cod with Sweet Miso Sauce

Most of us have heard that salmon contains omega 3 oils–a very good thing for your body. Maybe less of us know the specific benefits but we eat it anyway believing in its mystical healthy powers.   If that’s all you ever know about it, […]

East Meets West Meatballs

East Meets West Meatballs

The title of these tasty dinner treats are intriguing, right?  It’s a pretty simple concept though.  Take something that westerners love…like meatballs and add in some amazing healing spice that originated in the east…like turmeric.  What you get is an upgraded downhome-style culturally diverse culinary […]

Honey Lime Garlic Quinoa Bowl

Honey Lime Garlic Quinoa Bowl

Lazy Saturday afternoons in the summer are what I like best.  If food preparation threatens to destroy the mood, I will now turn to this quick side dish that pairs nicely with a good solid protein like salmon steaks or even an organic grass-fed weiner […]

Curry Soup

Curry Soup

As a worthwhile project this summer, I plan on creating lots of quick and easy recipes  that will make my life this fall a whole lot more enjoyable.  Why?  My daughter is going into grade three and I want to make her lunches so irresistible, […]

Vegetable and Pea Curry

Vegetable and Pea Curry

The more colors you can put in a meal, the more gold stars will be passed out by the Nutrition Genies.  Why?  Each color that shows up in a vegetable or fruit means there’s a corresponding anthocyanin or carotenoid (2) waiting to do its unique […]

“Cheesy” Quinoa and Cauliflower Puree

“Cheesy” Quinoa and Cauliflower Puree

It wasn’t too many years ago that I can say I cooked without ever looking at a recipe book.  Was I a culinary prodigy that had ingrown chef skills in my DNA?  Certainly not!  I had committed to eating healthy early on probably because of […]

Creamy Kale and Chicken Soup (Vegan Option)

Creamy Kale and Chicken Soup (Vegan Option)

Soup is awesome…if it’s creamy then it’s stellar!  So why not take one of the healthiest veggies out there–KALE–and cream it up?  Add a little chicken or any other protein waiting to be paired with something exceptional and you’ve got a complete meal.  What’s so […]

Black Cod, Spinach and Mushroom Loaf

Black Cod, Spinach and Mushroom Loaf

I’ve been reading Dave Asprey’s book called Headstrong: The Bulletproof Plan to Activate Untapped Brain Energy to Work Smarter and Think Faster–in Just Two Weeks (1) for the last few weeks and I’m really amazed at all the citations he has that back up his research.  […]

Chicken, Broccoli and Sweet Potato Casserole

Chicken, Broccoli and Sweet Potato Casserole

Three of my favorite ingredients in one harmonic culinary chorus!  Plus there’s something very satisfying to me about having all my nutrition essentials in one dish.  Let me explain:  usually I compose a dinner meal with a good protein source (mainly fish, meat or poultry), […]