January 26, 2021

Egg Salad with Turmeric

  It’s hard to beat the combination of eggs, celery, and turmeric for brain health. You can spread this egg salad on toast, eat it in a sandwich, or serve it on a bed of mixed greens. It’s delicious with sliced tomatoes or thinly sliced scallions. For extra antioxidant power, add a few teaspoons of minced parsley or watercress. I prefer the taste of free-range hens (adult female chickens) whose yolks get their bright yellow color from the marigolds and grubs they graze on. SERVES 3-4 Ingredients 6 eggs (organic, free-range, or Omega-3-enriched) ½ cup mayonnaise 2 Tbs. capers ¼ […]
November 19, 2019

The Many Splendors & Benefits of Dill

You may have a nutritional and culinary gift growing in your garden right now; dill weed. Dill (anethum graveolens) can be used beyond flavoring pickles, a common preparation. This herb is used in cuisines around the world and also has some fascinating potential health benefits when used medicinally. Native to the Mediterranean and Russia, dill seeds and leaves are used as a spice to flavor foods. Used in traditional medicine, dill is known for calming the digestive tract and has been used since ancient times. It is especially popular in Ayurvedic medicine of India. Medicinally, dill is used to treat: […]
January 14, 2019

Broccoli Steps It Up With Miso

Plain veggies can be boring but doctoring them up with savory miso and spices can make anyone a lover—even of broccoli, cauliflower, or kale. Japanese miso is a fermented soybean paste you can buy in the refrigerated section of natural food stores. Miso tastes salty and savory; some people describe it as earthy. White miso paste, which is preferred in Kyoto, Japan, has a more delicate flavor than brown or red miso paste. Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts contain slightly bitter compounds that may help kill cancer cells. Miso provides probiotic bacteria for a healthy gut. […]
April 18, 2018

Tilapia Goes Green With Dill and Baby Kale

Tilapia is a delicious fish that pairs well with seasonings and flavorful ingredients.  Dill has been used for culinary and medicinal purposes for hundreds of years. It’s strong, tangy, appetizing flavor is perfect for this recipe. Among its many health benefits, dill is also known for its ability to boost digestion. When paired with garlic and kale, dill adds just the right touch of excitement to this dish. Squeeze additional lemon over the fish just before serving. Delicious with rice or quinoa. Roasted Tilapia with Dill and Garlicky Baby Kale Ingredients: 2 Tbs. unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled Zest and […]