Category Archives Food, Drink and Diet

This classic Lebanese salad features a refreshing mix of greens, herbs and crisped flatbread, all tossed in a zesty sumac-spiced dressing. Perfect for pairing with meat or poultry, this salad also stands well alone as a hearty vegetarian meal with sides of tabbouleh and hummus. Sumac is one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory spices you can add to your cooking.…

campfire

There’s nothing better than sitting around a dancing campfire, telling stories with friends and hearing the sizzle of freshly grilled food. Yet, it’s easy to leave a camping trip feeling tired and bloated after several days of eating hot dogs and s’mores. So, we’ve compiled a list of healthy camping recipes that are just as delicious as your campfire classics…

Inspired by the Macrobiotic diet, which focuses on whole grains and plant-based nutrition, the Buddha bowl is flexible and typically includes grains, steamed or roasted vegetables, beans or soy, and a fermented ingredient like sauerkraut or kimchi. Zen Buddhism encourages this balanced and moderate way of eating, and Buddha subsisted on whatever simple foods local people could spare for him…

brown rice mushroom congee

Congee, the ultimate Chinese comfort food, gets a whole-grain spin with the easy substitution of brown rice. Simple and satisfying, this recipe is just the thing to make when you’re feeling under the weather or craving something warming and heartening. Brown rice is a nutritional powerhouse, offering fiber to aid in digestion and satiety, protein for sustained energy, zinc for…

man at a fish market

One thing many people look forward to when traveling to tropical and beach destinations is the fresh food they’ll be able to indulge in. Even better, most of these fresh fruits, vegetables and fish are healthy, so there’s no post-meal guilt. While fish tends to be a healthy source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, it may pose a risk…

roast chicken with moroccan spices

This one-pot meal is like a warming hug; comforting and satiating while still remaining light and healthy. Fragrant Moroccan-influenced spices add depth to simple roasted chicken and grains, while traditional dates bring sweetness, and lemon and fresh herbs bring brightness. Rather than cook these separately, this recipe utilizes the broth and aromatics used to roast the chicken to cook the…

street food

Forget gourmet dining and expensive white tablecloth dinners. In Georgetown, Penang, an island on the Northwestern coast of Malaysia, street food reigns supreme.  For many of us, street food conjures ideas of deep-fried, cheap, greasy food, better suited for a snack on the way home from the bar than health food.  Yet, in Georgetown, street food is a culinary experience. …

sweet chili meatballs

These crispy, sweet-and-spicy oven-roasted meatballs are perfectly paired with a zingy sesame lime dipping sauce, making them the ideal springtime finger food. Chicken thighs are an excellent source of protein and contain more immune-boosting zinc and iron than white meat. Dark meat also contains greater quantities of metabolism-regulating B vitamins, making it an excellent addition to your healthy recipe rotation. …

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