Bulgur Salad with Chickpeas, Feta & Mint

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Here is a simple, clean, and flavorful side-dish that stands alone as a main dish or pairs wonderfully with grilled fish.  It makes a fantastic leftover for a quick and easy lunch. Bulgur contains more insoluble fiber per serving than any whole grain: 8.6 grams in 1 cup cooked (150 calories)!  Insoluble fiber is key […]

Eat Like a Mediterranean, Day 10

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Today is our last day in the series, “Eat Like a Mediterranean.”  It’s all about how we can make some simple adjustments to our diet in order to make it more reflective of the disease-busting Mediterranean dietary patterns.  There is so much that we can emulate from their eating patterns, which is actually more of […]

Eat Like a Mediterranean, Day 7

Chickpea basmati rice and kale salad

I hope you’ve been able to try the “Eat Like a Mediterranean” challenges from days 1-6 that I’ve provided so far.  Today, challenge yourself to eat more dried beans or lentils – legumes/pulses that provide a healthy dose of phytonutrients, dietary fiber, plant protein, and are naturally low in saturated fat and void of trans […]

Kimchi Fried Rice

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I have been obsessed with the food truck Roti Rolls for some time now.  When I heard that they opened up a sister restaurant adjacent to Big John’s on East Bay street I couldn’t wait to go!  I recently stayed downtown with my best friend who was visiting from Chicago, and we hit up The […]

Chipotle Black Bean Dip

Black Bean Chipotle Dip

Just last week I purchased the Breville Fast Slow Cooker from Williams-Sonoma.  I already have a slow cooker, but this one intrigued me because it can also roast and pressure cook. I’ve been meaning to get a pressure cooker, as I really do enjoy using dried versus canned beans in my recipes when I can. […]