Roasted Veggies with Orzo

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I am blessed with children who love Brussels sprouts.  Because of this, I try to take advantage every chance I get to prepare them.  Brussels sprouts contain both heart and cancer-fighting nutrients.  Where the heart is concerned, Brussels sprouts are rich in bile acid-binding soluble fiber, which helps to lower cholesterol.  Of all the cruciferous […]

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 […]

White Bean and Tomato Salad

White bean and tomato salad

We invited some friends over for July 4th and Becca, my friend and fellow blogger from Good Girls Gone Geek, brought this AMAZING white bean and tomato salad.  Everyone devoured it!  The little that was left over tasted amazing the next day.  I cannot wait to make this salad for the next BBQ….it’s a great side dish […]

Greens with Goat Cheese and Strawberries

Greens with goat cheese and strawberries

My dear friend Sue has brought a number of dishes over to me to enjoy while I’m laid up.  First off, she sent me homemade hummus with about 3 pounds of snap peas and celery to dip into it.  My kids and I devoured it!  I am still waiting on that recipe to share with […]

Mediterranean Tuna Salad

Mediterranean tuna salad

Recently I made this dish for a baby shower.  I love all things tuna, but this one is my new favorite.  The tuna provides brain-boosting, heart healthy omega-3 fats, the cannelini beans fiber and protein, and olives healthy monounsaturated fat.  Can’t top this one in the good-for-you category! I served with Bibb lettuce leaves and […]