Category Archives Nutrition and Recipes

Italian_Meatballs_with_Cucumber_Pesto_Noodles

This lightened up twist on an Italian classic has all the flavors of the original, without any gluten and with far fewer calories. Fresh and crunch cucumbers tossed with tomatoes and coated with bright and herbaceous pesto stand in for pasta. Cucumbers are comprised of 98% water, are naturally hydrating. They also supply magnesium, potassium, and vitamins A, B, and…

Chicken_Souvlaki_and_Homemade_Tzatziki

Souvlaki has been a culinary favorite in Greece since ancient times. Homer makes mention of a meat and bread recipe resembling souvlaki, and there are also later references to street vendors selling souvlaki with pita in Constantinople during the Byzantine era. Today, this delicious combination remains just as popular. Often eaten on the street or taken home to enjoy, you…

Moroccan_Spiced_White_Bean_and_Cauliflower_Soup

This warm, comforting soup is just the thing for all the cooler days ahead. Full of healthy plant based protein from the white beans, and full of fiber from the cauliflower. Cauliflower is also a surprising source of Vitamin C- crucial for boosting your immune system going into cold and flu season. Classic Moroccan spices give this soup a satisfying…

British_Herbed_Steak_with_Parmesan_Porcini_Mash

This hearty fall dish riffs off the classic British steak and chips, working in some healthier ingredients and amplifying the flavor. Porcini mushrooms add a rich, savory element, and creamy cannellini beans add fiber and extra protein to the mash. Sirloin steak is relatively low in fat, and contains all the essential amino acids necessary for immune function, cellular repair,…

Street Food Vendor

From Berlin to Bangkok, traveling the streets of the world’s most vibrant cities puts you nose-to-vendor-cart with some of the most delicious meals you could ever hope for. There’s no need to plunk down a lot of cash at a fancy restaurant when visiting a new location to experience the best cuisine a city or country has to offer. Instead,…

Italian Grilled Peach Salad

In the summer, meals that are simple, seasonal, and light are the most appealing. Italian cuisine caters perfectly to this penchant. It’s not all pasta and pizza! This grilled peach salad takes advantage of juicy summer peaches, and the additions of peppery arugula, creamy mozzarella, and salty prosciutto combine to make a meal you’ll want to eat all summer long.…

Norwegian_Beet_Stew

This ruby-hued soup looks as beautiful as it tastes, and comes packed with fresh Nordic flavors perfect for celebrating summer. Beets are rich in immune boosting vitamin C, and also deliver a healthy dose of fiber to keep your digestion moving. Dill, a mainstay in Norwegian cooking, provides calcium, iron, and anti-inflammatory and antiviral flavonoids giving your whole body a…

Parisian_Salad

French food doesn’t need to be all heavy sauces and rich meaty stews. This light and bright salad is packed with the flavors of summer, and a few extra touches make it feel special enough for entertaining. Sherry vinegar and Dijon mustard bring acidity to this dish, and lend a distinctly Parisian flavor profile. Vinegar also stimulates your digestion and…

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