Category Archives Food, Drink and Diet

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…

This riff on a decadent Italian classic allows you to indulge without the carb overload of regular pasta. Spiralized zucchini, also known as zoodles, stands in for spaghetti in this fast and delicious recipe. A nutrient dense food, zucchini boasts health-protecting antioxidants and phytonutrients including vitamins A and C, beta-carotene, folate, polyphenols, and fiber. Clams are a tasty source of…

This traditional Peruvian soup, also known affectionately as “levanta muertos” or “wake the dead,” packs a flavorful punch with cilantro, jalapeno, and lime. Classically made with potatoes, rice, or sometimes noodles, this lightened up version features cauliflower rice for all the texture and none of the heft. Cilantro is a powerfully medicinal herb, known for its ability to bind to…

Gelato on a vegetarian vacation in Palermo

Palermo, Sicily was named the 2018 Italian Cultural Capital by Italy’s Ministry of Cultural Heritage—and for good reason. The region had been conquered by every notable historic Mediterranean empire, including the Romans, Byzantines, and even the Normans. That history has turned the area into a melting pot of art and food, and the best of each of these cultures combine…

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