FRUIT SALAD WITH CHILE-LIME VINAIGRETTE


Recipe courtesy of Chef Suvir Saran who presented this recipe at the Culinary Institute of America, Greystone Campus, St. Helena, CA during the 2012 Healthy Kitchens Healthy Lives Conference. The fresh fruits in the recipe can be other kinds in season, such as strawberries, blueberries, melons, etc, however, pineapple and mango work very well with…

Just Keep Moving – Ball Pass Crunches


Hello again, folks! I hope by now you are walking regularly and doing those stretching exercises that I showed you last time around. Now, I can hear you mumbling already …. How does this stretching help my aerobic engine? Well, since you asked, here is the rest of the story! Now that you are all…

JERK SHRIMP AND GRITS


Recipe courtesy of Donna Hargrove, D.O., Nutrition Editor We have created a tropical spin on a Southern classic. For those that love shrimp and grits, it’s fun to try different variations on the theme.  The jerk shrimp can be prepared in a sauté pan on the stove or on the flat iron over a hot…

Pink Slime


What is Pink Slime? It is an ammonia-treated ground beef filler. For those who may have missed this on the national news, please read on regarding ground meat in your grocery store and children’s cafeteria. Are we seeing a trend about what is wrong with our food supply and Big Ag? Read the article at…

CRANBERRY NUT GRANOLA


Donna Hargrove, D.O., Nutrition Editor This recipe was inspired by The Culinary Institute at Greystone in California but has been redesigned to my personal tastes. Most who have tried it believe this to be very addictive. It is excellent and nutritious as a snack straight up or as a dessert/breakfast mixed with yogurt or as…

LENTIL, KAMUT AND MUSHROOM SOUP


Recipe courtesy of Donna Hargrove, D.O., Nutrition Editor A very hearty and nutritious soup that freezes well.  Freeze some in one ladle containers for quick lunches. Add a salad and some dark crusty bread for a great dinner.

Corn, Quinoa, and Roasted Rainbow of Chile Peppers Chowder


Recipe courtesy of Chef Bren Ankrum – Culinary Editor We cooked a large mother batch of corn, beets, tomatoes, and peppers on the smoker/grill the other night which we found on sale at our local organic grocer. As it was going to be a rather blustery and cooler evening we decide soup and salad might…

Green Chile Chicken


Recipe courtesy of Chef Bren Ankrum – Culinary Editor This dish may be served straight up with rice or polenta or as a fajita dish, tacos, wraps or other choice of presentation. The recipe is one that may be accomplished relatively quickly using fresh ingredients and a minimum of preparation. The sauce combines the classic…

Just Keep Moving – Set a Target


Hello again! Since we last visited, I am sure you have been walking for exercise, right?  Good, now I want you to set a target for your exercise. Ideally, this would be an  event . Perhaps a 5 k (3.1 miles) walk to support a cause. That way you will feel good about yourself AND…

WHITE BEANS WITH GREENS ALA MARSALA


Recipe courtesy of Donna Hargrove, D.O., FACOG, Nutrition Editor It’s Monday and you have decided to do a “Meatless Monday”. Here you go! This dish is so tasty it qualifies as comfort food. If you have followed our site and advice about always cooking a pot of beans whenever you are cooking something else, you…

ONIONS


Article courtesy of Donna Hargrove, D.O., Nutrition Editor More than apples, an onion a day may well keep all the doctors away! As it turns out, onions are a super food for health and cancer prevention.

Quick Breakfast Tacos with Fruit


Recipe courtesy of Chef Bren Ankrum – Culinary Editor Recently I posted “One Chicken – Three Meals” in which breakfast tacos were featured. Following up as promised is the recipe for said dish which is totally easy if you made the enchilada dish before the breakfast tacos. If you’ve booked yourself tight in the morning…

Just Keep Moving


Good day, everyone! I feel honored to have been asked to post a few words about exercise on the Nutrition Health Net website. Let me begin by telling you a little bit about myself. I am a sixty-three year old, Caucasian male who has misbehaved a lot in my life time and I have the…

Roasted Chicken Enchiladas with Red and Green Sauce


Recipe courtesy of Chef Bren Ankrum – Culinary Editor Recently I posted “One Chicken – Three Meals” in which an enchilada dish was one of the entrees. Following up as promised is the recipe for said dish. Toss in the glass of wine and ….. Enjoy!

Having Fun with Salads – Get Creative!


Recipe courtesy of Chef Bren Ankrum – Culinary Editor We all know that fresh vegetables and greens are good nutritionally for us and that homemade dressings are generally devoid of evil chemistry that is used to preserve or other ingredients difficult to read let alone understand what precisely you are putting into your body. Fresh…

BODY FAT


Article courtesy of Diana Palmer, BS, CPT Fat is a subject most of us are familiar with in one way or another.  The battle of the bulge seems to be at its all time high and “growing”.  The current topic is not going to address dietary fat.  Instead I will delve into body fat.

100% WHOLE WHEAT AND FLAXSEED BREAD


This is a no knead bread from the cookbook: Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day by Jeff Hertzberg, M.D. & Zoe Francois This is a great book and I highly recommend it for a variety of breads that are easy and the dough can be kept in the refrigerator for a week. You just…

THE MOST IMPORTANT MEAL OF THE DAY – BREAKFAST!


Article courtesy of Donna Hargrove, D.O., Nutrition Editor If you’re going to make a New Year resolution why not make one that may allow you to feel better, work more efficiently and, in the process, loose a few pounds? Deciding to approach the beginning of each day with a balanced whole food breakfast would be…

One Chicken – Three Meals


Recipe and article courtesy of Chef Bren Ankrum – Culinary Editor All of us find balancing quality of food, cost, and availability to be challenging. Add to that time constraints, social and family demands, home duties, etc. and we can probably agree that preparing a quality meal two or three times per day can be,…

Shrimp and Goat Cheese Grits with Roasted Mushrooms


Recipe courtesy of Donna Hargrove D.O., FACOG- Nutrition Editor and Chef Bren Ankrum – Culinary Editor This is a twist on a mushroom and grits dish that we found originally in The Occasional Vegetarian. We had tried the recipe and thought that with a few tweaks it could be an excellent shrimp and grits dish…

The Sushi and Wine Diet?


Article by: Chef Bren Ankrum – Culinary Editor We’ll get to the Sushi and Wine Diet in a moment but first a little background may be in order. This last weekend we were off to an annual meeting of managing partners, administration and guest speakers for Women’s Care Florida which was held at the Reunion…

Savory Smoked Turkey Soup


Recipe courtesy of Chef Bren Ankrum – Culinary Editor A couple of posts ago I presented a recipe for slow smoked whole turkey. Considering the size of the bird and that only two of us would be partaking for the initial meal a good deal of turkey would be left for future consumption. A really…

Simple Fresh Salads and Easy to Prepare Dressings for a Quick Meal or Side


Recipe courtesy of Chef Bren Ankrum – Culinary Editor Assuming you have on hand, either from the grocery or in your garden, a few greens and vegetables such as lettuces, tomatoes, garlic, basil, lemons and a few other essentials, tossing together a fun salad for lunch or dinner should be quick and relatively preparation time…

Low and Slow Smoked Whole Turkey


Recipe courtesy of Chef Bren Ankrum – Culinary Editor The holidays were very busy and had little time to post, however that does not mean we were not cooking.  Donna was on call for twelve days in a row through December 27th, our twelve days of Christmas, so we stayed close to the house and…

Spicy Ginger Sauce Stir Fried Shrimp with Two Rice Pilaf


Recipe courtesy of Chef Bren Ankrum – Culinary Editor The complex flavors of this recipe bring a decidedly spicy, sweet and sour sauce into harmony with crunchy vegetables and succulent shrimp. Other than the rice the prep and cooking time is no more than 30 minutes and, as a one pan cooking technique, reduces clean…

Sweet Potato Fries “Bakes?”


Recipe courtesy of Chef Bren Ankrum – Culinary Editor As we know sweet potatoes are loaded with nutritious goodness, so finding ways to create various dishes with them is not only good for us but can have a very different set of flavor characteristics depending on the direction you choose. Most folks like crisp French…