Posts By Elizabeth Palmer Califano

Chinese chicken with oranges on a bed of broccoli.

These classic Chinese flavors transform basic chicken and broccoli into a healthy and delicious meal worthy of company. Oranges boast high levels of vitamin C, folate, and potassium, boosting your immune system and helping lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Chinese broccoli is purported to prevent bacterial and viral infections, and also offers an excellent source of dietary fiber, vitamins…

Vietnamese turmeric fish and cucumber on a black round plate.

This Vietnamese inspired dish combines punchy flavors with ground turmeric, which acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory in the body. Garlic, ginger, and chili also help to reduce oxidative stress on the body and aid the immune system, making this dish an excellent addition to your dinner rotation for cold and flu season. Cucumbers offer hydration due to their high water…

Tray of potato latkes with sauce in center.

A traditional treat during Hanukkah celebrations, potato latkes are as symbolic as they are delicious. The addition of riced cauliflower stretches this recipe without detracting from the flavor, giving you more latkes bang for your buck. Serve these traditionally with apple sauce or sour cream, or up the ante with smoked salmon and caviar for a fancier interpretation. Any way…

Butternut squash wellington on white plate on red table cloth.

Though historians debate the origins of the British classic Beef Wellington, many believe it owes its name to the Duke of Wellington, who famously defeated Napoleon. The English have a long-established tradition of meat dishes baked in pastry, so this iteration is a natural progression. Traditionally made with luxurious beef tenderloin, this vegetarian version utilizes butternut squash and brussels sprouts,…

Plate of Thai Crunch Salad on a red and white striped plate.

This vibrant salad is the ideal way to use up leftover turkey from your Thanksgiving dinner, and its fresh and punchy flavors are the perfect way to lighten up and wake up your taste buds after a rich meal. Fiber and water-rich cabbage helps boost digestion and hydration, and mint eases any stomach upset while helping to lower cholesterol levels.…

View of bowl of butternut squash and rice on a wooden block.

This recipe is a delicious addition to your Thanksgiving table, and a welcomed riff off of the traditional ultra-rich dishes. Wild rice, squash, berries, and greens were all present at the first Thanksgiving celebration in 1621, making this recipe an excellent way to celebrate the season. Wild rice is rich in protein and fiber, and contains zinc, magnesium, and B…

Vegetarian mexican tacos with lime crema

For a lightened up twist on a comfort food favorite, this recipe swaps in nourishing vegetables for the often saturated fat heavy meat. Tacos are a mainstay in Mexican cuisine, and have been adapted and reiterated in every variety imaginable. This simple composition relies on a few quality ingredients to deliver big flavor and powerful nutritional benefits. Corn and zucchini…

Bowl of Moroccan lentil dip on blue napkin on table.

This delicious and decadent tasting dip is savory, smoky, sweet, and delicious on everything from crackers to sandwiches to roasted vegetables. Lentils are a protein powerhouse, packed with fiber, iron, and compounds that help stabilize blood sugar and lower cholesterol. The Moroccan inspired spice mix for this dip included cinnamon, which acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory in the body and…

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