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20+ Heart Healthy Recipes and Walnut Crusted Seared Wasabi Salmon with Warm Napa Cabbage Salad Recipe {Gluten-Free and Heart Healthy 2013}

by Jeanette on February 15, 2013 · 19 Comments
Walnut Crusted Seared Wasabi Salmon © Jeanette's Healthy Living

February is American Heart Month and a group of health minded bloggers are gathering around to share lots of heart healthy recipes this week with a Gluten-Free & Heart Healthy 2013 recipe roundup. It’s my turn today, and I’m sharing a dish chock full of heart healthy ingredients – Walnut Crusted Seared Wasabi Salmon served […]

Cocoa Dusted Dark Chocolate Coated Almonds Recipe (Power Foods)

by Jeanette on January 25, 2013 · 22 Comments
Cocoa Dusted Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds © Jeanette's Healthy Living

Last weekend, my husband and I shared a special dinner with friends at Elm Restaurant, where chef Brian Lewis showcases inventive and seasonally inspired cuisine. His menu changes each week depending on what’s fresh and in season, and he and his kitchen staff are meticulous in their preparation and presentation of each and every dish, […]

Crockpot Cuban Black Bean Soup Recipe (Frijoles Negros) – Power Foods

by Jeanette on December 14, 2012 · 27 Comments
Cuban Black Bean Soup (Frijoles Negros) © Jeanette's Healthy Living

Three of my boys love black beans so now that my oldest son is off to college, beans have been making a bigger appearance on our table – in chilies, soups, dips, and just regular old black beans. Although canned beans are convenient, they usually have quite a bit of salt, plus there are often chemicals […]

Quinoa Coconut Walnut Crunch Recipe (Power Foods)

by Jeanette on December 7, 2012 · 11 Comments
Quinoa Coconut Crunch Yogurt Berry Parfait

Quinoa has become so popular the last few years that when I bring it to parties , a lot of people actually recognize it. I started using quinoa when my son went on a gluten-free diet. What I love about quinoa is that it’s so versatile – it can used in pilafs, hot porridge, soups, […]

Asian Inspired Savory Oatmeal Recipe (Power Foods)

by Jeanette on November 30, 2012 · 24 Comments
Asian Inspired Savory Oatmeal © Jeanette's Healthy Living #oatmeal

A few weeks back, a friend of mine asked if I’d ever tried savory oatmeal before, and you know what? I’ve never made it. Although I’ve seen a few variations around the web, somehow I just couldn’t get my arms around eating oatmeal with savory and salty notes. I think it’s similar to the way […]

How To Cut Papaya Chunks (Power Foods)

by Jeanette on October 26, 2012 · 17 Comments
Papaya and Passion Fruit

I love tropical fruits of all sorts – especially mangoes, papaya, dragon fruit, kiwi fruit, and lychee nuts. Perhaps it’s the exotic scent of some of them, or the luscious flesh, or the unique shapes, or the vibrant colors that some of them come in – they’re just so much more interesting to me than […]

Thai Grapefruit and Orange Citrus Salad Recipe (Power Foods)

by Jeanette on October 12, 2012 · 15 Comments
Thai Citrus Salad

Yesterday, I showed you how to peel and cut citrus fruit segments, and today, I’m featuring a Thai inspired Grapefruit and Orange Citrus Salad using grapefruit and orange segments. So, please refer back to yesterday’s post if you would like to see how to cut fruit segments – it’s really very easy. [rss-cut] This week, […]

Easy Berry Sauce Recipe (Power Foods)

by Jeanette on October 5, 2012 · 20 Comments
Raspberry Sauce

Over the summer, my family visited my folks down in Maryland to celebrate my dad’s 85th birthday. Food has always been central to our family gatherings and this was no different. We ate our hearts out and were treated to a few special desserts served with this Berry Sauce that my brother-in-law made. My brother-in-law […]

Favorite Tomato Recipes (Power Foods)

by Jeanette on September 14, 2012 · 15 Comments
Turkey Bolognese

Today, I am featuring my family’s favorite recipes using Tomatoes, a Power Food. Each summer, I look forward to the bounty of farm fresh tomatoes of different varieties that arrive in my CSA Box and at the local farmer’s market. A few summers ago, I bought an entire box of tomatoes from the farmer’s market […]

Chili Spiced Sweet Potato Fries and Chipotle Yogurt Dip Recipe (Power Foods)

by Jeanette on August 31, 2012 · 28 Comments
Chili Spiced Sweet Potato Fries with Chipotle Yogurt Dip

Last week, I had the chance to visit a Korean market that is as big as a supermarket. I could have spent hours just going up and down each aisle looking at all the different food. Among all the fresh produce, I found an assortment of sweet potatoes, some orange skinned, others white skinned and […]

Marinated Portobello Mushroom Salad Recipe (Power Foods)

by Jeanette on August 17, 2012 · 25 Comments
Marinated Portobello Mushrooms

Mushrooms are one of those foods that sometimes don’t get enough credit. At least, I know I didn’t until I discovered fresh shitake mushrooms, portobello mushrooms, and dried porcini mushrooms as an adult. Growing up, my dad used to make pan cooked white button mushrooms for breakfast in the British style, and for some reason, […]

Kale Basil Pesto Recipe (Power Foods)

by Jeanette on August 10, 2012 · 25 Comments

I’ve been getting lots of kale in my CSA Box lately and trying to figure out what to make with it. Although I love kale, my kids are not huge fans. But…they love Pesto! So, I decided to try making Kale Pesto tucking in some basil so it would have a familiar taste. After all, […]

Japanese Carrot Ginger Salad Dressing Recipe (Power Foods)

by Jeanette on August 3, 2012 · 32 Comments
Romaine Lettuce, Avocado and Carrot Salad with Carrot Ginger Salad Dressing

Today, I am featuring a recipe for Japanese Carrot Ginger Salad Dressing, a recipe I’ve had for years, but hadn’t made in a while. Honestly, I don’t even know if this recipe is truly Japanese, I just know it tastes a lot like the one that’s served in Japanese restaurants. Recently, I found a big […]

Grilled Bell Peppers and Summer Squash Recipe (Power Food)

by Jeanette on July 13, 2012 · 20 Comments
Grilled Red Peppers and other Summer Vegetables with Yogurt Sauce

One of my favorite lazy ways to prepare fresh summer vegetables is cooking them on the grill. It’s so easy and the perfect way to take advantage of the summer bounty of peppers, squash and onions. Making a big batch ensures you have a stash for a quick pasta salad or sandwich. Recently, I joined […]