Artichoke Hummus Sandwich with Arugula and Tomato (Recipe)

Friday, January 20, 2017

Artichoke hummus on whole grain bread with baby arugula and tomato makes an easy lunch or snack. The picture says everything you need to know about this tasty little number, where homemade artichoke hummus (super easy, and ready in 5 minutes) pairs up with baby arugula, tomato, and rustic whole grain bread for an open-faced sandwich that’s as satisfying as…

Oozy Boozy Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie (Recipe)

Thursday, December 22, 2016

The ooey gooey goodness of pecan pie is studded with melty chocolate chunks and a splash of bourbon in this ravishing pie, a perfect indulgence for the holiday season. Last year at this time I was blogging about some of my favorite healthy holiday recipes, a mix of plant-based favorites elegant enough for a festive table along with a few…

Thanksgiving PSA: Deep Fried Turkey (May Include William Shatner)

Thursday, November 24, 2016

In the interest of safety—and because how often can you see William Shatner rap and burn?—I bring to you this Thanksgiving Public Service Announcement for those who live to deep fry their bird. Worth reiterating the final line: “Fire, metal, oil, and turkey are glorious in harmony but their power is unrelenting in careless hands.” Be safe, my friends, and…

Lobster Tacos for Taco Tuesday, or Any Day (Recipe)

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Fresh Maine lobster meets summer-sweet corn in these quick tacos, which require little more than a squeeze of lime juice and avocado crema to dress them up. I am a lobster fiend, and a recent trip to Maine had me returning with pounds of lobster meat and shells from eight (!) lobsters from the previous night’s clambake. The shells were…

Better than Chinese Take-Out: Summer Beans, Shiitake Mushrooms, Tofu, and Peanuts (Recipe)

Monday, August 8, 2016

Ditch mediocre Chinese take-out and celebrate the power of soy in two ways—fermented black soybeans and tofu—in this simple summer stir fry filled with color, crunch, and umami goodness. Think soy can’t be part of a healthy diet? Think again. This protein and phytonutrient packed superfood is central to Japanese diets—and the Okinawans in particular are among the longest lived…

Falafel: The Other Burger

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Move over, beef. Step aside, turkey. Today’s Meatless Monday burger is made with ground garbanzos and Middle Eastern spices—aka, falafel—and served with creamy tahini a toasty whole grain bun. Like most Americans, I adore burgers. And just because I stopped eating meat decades ago doesn’t mean I stopped loving them. Now I get my fix with all kinds of different…

Falafel, Tahini’s BFF (Recipe)

Monday, July 4, 2016

Whether dipped into tahini all on its own, stuffed into pita for a traditional Greek sandwich, or served on a bun like an American-style burger, falafel is a recipe you need in your repertoire. Like many delicious dishes, falafel recipes are a dime a dozen. The choices of add-ins and spices are almost daunting for this cook who, oddly, had…

Tahini, Falafel’s Best Friend (Recipe)

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Made from creamy sesame paste, Greek yogurt, and lemon juice, tahini sauce is the velvety accompaniment to falafel that completes the dish—and it couldn’t be easier to make at home. I am dedicating this post to all of the places that serve the wrong sauce with their wares, from the time I was asked, “What kind of dressing do you…

Simple Mediterranean Farro Salad (Recipe)

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

This simple and satisfying Mediterranean-inspired chopped salad features farro (whole grain wheat), peppers, parsley, and pistachios. Nutritious and delicious! I love a good chopped salad, chock full of colorful vegetables, nuts, and beans. My usual mix stars chick peas—I love garbanzo beans–but I’ll often turn to whatever good stuff I have lying around. That’s how today’s recipe came about, which…

Mango Corn Salsa (Recipe)

Monday, May 23, 2016

Mango corn salsa is the perfect condiment for grilled fish, tacos, and a wide array of dishes—and it comes together in less than 10 minutes. Summer is the perfect time for salsa, when fresh vegetables and fruit abound and you’re in the mood for a spicy-sweet sauce to serve with grilled fish, crab cakes, or tacos. And don’t forget about…

Dr. P. K. Newby is a nutrition scientist, speaker, and author with expertise in all things food, farm to fork, whether preventing obesity and other chronic diseases through diet or teaching planet-conscious eating. As a health expert and food personality, she brings together her passions for food, cooking, science, and sustainability to educate and inspire, helping people eat their way towards better health, one delectable bite at a time. Because healthy food shouldn’t suck.

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