Posts By Elizabeth Palmer Califano

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…

Enchilada bake in bowl

This quick and easy one-pot-wonder will be your new social distancing favorite! Protein-packed quinoa takes the place of tortillas in this lightened-up recipe, filled with all the punchy flavors you’d expect from your favorite enchiladas. Simple to make with basic pantry ingredients, and easily adapted based on the items you have available, this healthy, comforting, and filling dish is a…

If properly stored in a cool, dark spot, most root vegetables will keep for weeks if not months, making them the ideal ingredient for healthy quarantine cooking. This adaptable soup recipe tastes deceptively rich and savory, thanks to an oven roast that caramelizes the natural sugars in root vegetables, and a touch of sweetness from apples if you have them…

vegan brussel sprout caesar salad

With Italian-American roots and conception in Mexico, the classic Caesar salad is beloved by diners the world over. This recipe showcases the classic recipe in a whole new way. Shredded brussels sprouts mixed with a punchy vegan Caesar dressing, offer a boost of vitamin C for your immune system, vitamin K for blood clotting and bone health, and fiber for…

Socca with shaved fennel and aioli on a blue plate.

Though its origin is often disputed, you’ll find socca, or chickpea flour pancakes in abundance throughout France, Italy, Spain, and even as far as Argentina. Whether called socca, farinata, or panisse, you’ll be happy to know you can easily recreate this delicious street fare in your own kitchen. Chickpea flour, made from dried and ground chickpeas, is naturally gluten-free, low…

Colcannon in white bowl on marble counter top.

This St. Patrick’s Day favorite is a delicious way to sneak some greens into your meal. Potatoes, an Irish dietary cornerstone, are rich in fiber, potassium, and vitamin B6. They also help to lower cholesterol naturally. Leaving the peel on the potatoes increases their nutritional content, and decreases your workload!  Kale, among the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet, boasts…

French white bean and mushroom cassoulet.

 This vegetarian version of the carnivorous French classic packs all the rich and comforting flavors of the original into a healthier, veggie-forward dish you’ll want to enjoy all winter long. Packed with plant-based protein, fiber, and B vitamins, mushrooms also offer the only vegetable source of Vitamin D, helping to boost immunity and bone health. Beans offer satiating protein to…

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…

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