September 20, 2021

Secrets of Okinawa: A Diet for Longevity

Okinawa is in the southern-most prefecture of Japan, straddling the East China and the Philippine Seas. With itswhite, tropical beaches
August 21, 2021

Avocados Bring New Take on Potato Salad

Why do we love Avocados?  Let us count the ways! They’re a great source of fiber, delivering between 11 and 17 grams per fruit. They contain more potassium than bananas, and potassium
February 15, 2021

Potato Kale Soup

This Balkan-inspired recipe has clean, bright flavors that go well together. Kale is an excellent source of vitamins A and C. It’s also part of the cabbage family, so it has cancer-fighting compounds. If you can’t find caraway powder, grind caraway seeds in a mortar and pestle, an electric spice grinder, or even a coffee grinder. For a milder version of this soup, omit the caraway and marjoram and season with sea salt and ground pepper. SERVES 4 Ingredients 1 peeled and cubed Idaho potato or 2 rose potatoes ½ tsp. kosher salt dissolved in 4 cups water ½ tsp. […]
February 15, 2021

Grain-Free Avocado Sweet Potato Cake Bites

We love this recipe because we can sneak healthy fats from avocado plus fiber and antioxidants from sweet
November 19, 2019

Age-Busting Tropical Yams Are Worth Celebrating

Sweet Potatoes and yams are a staple during the fall and winter months.  They owe their bright orange color to the carotenoid, beta-carotene, which help inhibit cancer and tumor growth. Beta carotene is an antioxidant that can also ward off free radicals that damage cells through oxidation, contributing to the aging process. Sweet potatoes and yams are also good sources of heart-healthy potassium as well as containing phytochemicals such as quercetin, a strong anti-inflammatory. They are delicious just baked in the oven, but I also like to include them in dessert. I make a Sweet Potato and Jackfruit Delight for a […]
May 28, 2019

Turmeric-Garlic Potato Salad

Potatoes are versatile and packed full of nutrients: a perfect side dish. Think outside the typical, rich potato salad to create this lightened up, non-traditional version. Unexpected flavors including turmeric and tahini blend together in a fresh sauce that complements the roasted flavor of the potatoes. By adding cabbage, this potato salad gets crunchy. Roast these small potatoes with the skin on then serve with a light, tangy, antioxidant-packed sauce for an irresistible side-dish sure to please. The fiber from the veggies and the yogurt’s probiotics lead to good gut health. Serves 6 Ingredients 1 lb. fingerling potatoes, halved lengthwise […]
July 17, 2018

Surprise Them With Sweet Potato-Blueberry Pancakes

With activities, meetings, appointments and tired kids, evening meals don’t always happen the way you want them to. Take advantage of fresh faces and morning attitudes and enjoy breakfast together instead. (Of course, if you really want to surprise the kids when 5:30 p.m. rolls around, serve pancakes for dinner!) Involve kids in mashing the sweet potato and mixing the batter. The pancakes are vegetarian and Gluten Free! Sweet Potato-Blueberry Pancakes Ingredients: 1 medium sweet potato 2 eggs 1 cup milk (dairy or nondairy) 2 Tbs. butter or coconut oil, melted and cooled 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract 1 cup […]
April 4, 2018

Savor This Sweet & Spicy Corn Chowder

A comforting and creamy chowder that features sweet potatoes and corn, two foods that, if consumed often, are linked to lower rates of heart disease and obesity. Sweet potatoes, especially, are a great source of potassium, which can blunt the impact of high sodium intakes to maintain a healthful blood pressure. Sweet Potato & Spicy Corn Chowder with Shrimp Ingredients: 1 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil ½ cup celery, diced 1½ cups finely chopped red bell pepper 1 small yellow onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 4 cups fresh or frozen corn, thawed 1 chipotle pepper, seeded and minced (from a can of chipotles in adobo) ½ jalapeno, seeded and […]
September 26, 2017

Sweet Potato & Corn Chowder with Shrimp

A comforting and creamy chowder that features sweet potatoes and corn, two foods that, if consumed often, are