Posts By Elizabeth Palmer Califano

korean chicken grain bowl

These colorful and filling bowls pack a big nutritional punch along with a ton of bright, zesty flavors. Gochujang, a staple in Korean cooking, flavors this simple braised chicken, serving as a saucy counterpoint to a cool and crunchy kimchi cucumber salad. Kimchi, a Korean fermented cabbage, contains naturally occurring probiotics that strengthen the gut, reduce inflammation, lower cholesterol levels…

watermelon poke bowl

Traditionally made with fresh raw fish, poke bowls originated in Hawaii and have grown in popularity all over the world. Super fresh, light and full of clean, bright flavors, they’re the ideal meal to enjoy when you're looking for a break from the heavy food of the holiday season. In this recipe, I’ve swapped the traditional raw fish for cubed…

skillet latke

This fresh twist on the classic Chanukah latkes serves up one big latke instead of many smaller ones, making for an impressive presentation, as well as saving you from flipping latkes at the stove all evening. Potatoes get a bad reputation, but they’re actually packed with antioxidants, and a special resistant starch known to feed beneficial bacteria in your gut…

autumnal stuffed acorn squash

This recipe celebrates the bounty of fall, utilizing acorn squash as the perfect vehicle for a hearty brown rice filling stacked with nutty, sweet and savory flavors that’ll have you coming back for seconds. Acorn squash is rich in fiber, vitamin C, potassium and magnesium, and its thin skin lets you skip peeling for a quicker prep time. Brown rice…

Shepherd's pie on plates with green salad

Common throughout the United Kingdom, shepherd’s pie was originally devised as a way to use up leftover meat. Now a delicious dish in its own right, I’ve re-worked this versatile recipe with a creamy and cheesy cauliflower topping to replace the traditional potato mash. Despite its humble appearance, cauliflower boasts an impressive nutritional profile. High in fiber to improve digestive…

Caribbean Shrimp

This bright and summery dish has us dreaming of warmer days with a tropical combination of sweet mango, creamy avocado and zesty lime. Mangoes are rich in vitamins A and C, polyphenols, and antioxidants, and help counter damaging free radicals and boost your immune system. Radishes help improve digestion and detoxification, and avocado contains heart-healthy unsaturated fats that allow your…

Norwegian salmon cakes with corn and cucumbers on a white plate.

These Norwegian Style Salmon Cakes utilize canned salmon to a delicious end. A cost-effective way to incorporate more heart-healthy omega-3 fats into your diet, canned salmon takes on a fresh taste when served alongside hydrating dilled cucumbers and fiber-filled corn salad. Cucumbers contain a balance of magnesium, potassium, and vitamin K, which can help lower blood pressure and blood sugar…

Sesame chicken and noodles.

When your pantry and fridge look bleak, reach for this freezer-friendly comfort food recipe that’s an easy dupe for a takeout favorite. Frozen vegetables are preserved at the peak of their freshness, ensuring maximum nutrients. Feel free to swap in brown rice for the noodles, tofu for the chicken, and fresh vegetables for frozen. This recipe is all about making…

Mushrooms on toast on black plate.

This freezer and pantry friendly recipe relies on a few shelf-stable basics to elevate the humble mushroom to a crave-worthy meal. Rich in energy-boosting B vitamins and immune system bolstering vitamin D, mushrooms are an ideal ingredient to add to your quarantine grocery list. They also contain a plethora of antioxidants and trace minerals, aiding everything from brain function to…

Homemade hummus with side of vegetables.

This Middle Eastern favorite is a perfect healthy snack option to keep on hand. If social distancing or under-stocked stores have you unable to pick up your favorite pre-made hummus, this recipe makes it quick and simple to prepare your own from pantry staples you probably have on hand. Take this opportunity to try out delicious flavor mix-ins, which not…

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