Category Archives Food, Drink and Diet

Wonderfully crunchy and perfectly sized, thinly sliced jicama provides an excellent swap for tortillas in this veggie-forward take on tacos. Grown in Mexico and across the Philippines and Asia, jicama is like a cross between a potato and a pear, with a mild flavor and subtle sweetness that makes it ideal for pairing spice and texture. Quinoa fritters serve as…

Are you a coffee connoisseur? Good news! Studies show that moderate coffee consumption (less than four cups per day) reduces your risk of several diseases, including type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and liver cancer. Turns out a typical serving of coffee contains more antioxidants than some fruits, like blueberries and oranges.  Being into coffee can add a whole new element…

These lightened-up mushroom shawarma wraps provide all the smoky, savory flavors of the meaty street food favorite, while packing in lots of healthy vegetables, spices and herbs. Mushrooms are a veritable superfood, offering high levels of the antioxidant glutathione, which protects the body from stress and inflammation, and helps it heal after fighting off an illness. They also protect against…

This vibrant and fresh recipe originated in Iran. Candy-colored beets layer with creamy labneh for a delicious and impressive dish that’s as healthy as it is beautiful. Beets are high in digestion-boosting fiber and also contain nitrates which help to widen blood vessels and improve blood pressure. Beets are also a rich source of Vitamin C and iron. Labneh, a…

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February is Heart Health Month! Today, we're (virtually) traveling around the world to learn how different cultures with lower rates of heart disease live healthy lives.  In the Western world, rates of heart disease and heart-related illnesses like diabetes have increased in recent decades. But research shows that more traditional diets and ways of living can reduce the risk of…

scallion pancake

Known as "cong you bing" in China, these delicious scallion pancakes are made with dough rather than batter, layered with flavorful scallions and pan-fried, resulting in crispy edges and an irresistible chewy texture perfect for dipping into a savory sauce. Scallions are one of the most affordable superfoods, packed with vitamin C, vitamin B, calcium, potassium and antioxidants. Make up…

You won’t believe that these fudgy, chocolatey treats are made with a few secret ingredients that transform dessert into a nourishing snack. Pumpkin puree goes entirely undetected when paired with rich cacao powder, and supplies a boost of vitamin A and fiber. Black bean flour (available online and in health food stores) delivers that irresistible fudgy texture, while keeping this…

This beautiful, hearty salad is quick enough for a healthy weeknight meal while also feeling special enough for entertaining. Sweet delicata squash takes center stage and saves you time with its thin and edible skin. Paneer, a traditional Indian ingredient, is a firm non-melting cheese that crisps up deliciously in the oven. It adds protein and calcium to this dish,…

Considered the national dish of Laos, larb is referred to as the "good fortune salad." Commonly made with chicken, pork, beef or fish, this endlessly adaptable recipe can be applied to any taste preferences. Serve over traditional sticky rice as shown here, or with lettuce as a wrap. You’ll want to use this sweet, spicy, zesty sauce with everything. Cucumbers…

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