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Pan Roasted Vegetables with Chicken

Pan Roasted Vegetables with Chicken

The American Journal of Epidemiology has reported on a study that has compared the western-style diet with a ‘healthy/Mediterranean’ diet as related to breast cancer. See Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Risk and Dietary Patterns in the E3N-EPIC Prospective Cohort Study. What the authors suggested is, “Adherence to a diet comprising mostly fruits, vegetables, fish, and olive/sunflower […]


Peanutty Leeks and Tofu Stir Fry

The flavors of the vegetables, ginger, lime and peanuts work very nicely together.


Pumpkin Curry

The nice thing about this dish is that it is very low in fat, sugar and salt. If you’re striving to eat a lower sodium diet, the use of spices can really help; it can mask the lack of sodium. This is a great example of Mediterranean-style diet; whole grains, vegetables and fish. Dr. Grandpa […]

Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables, Shrimp and Wheat Berries

Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables, Shrimp and Wheat Berries

A recipe for a happy healthy brain in honor of International Brain Awareness Week. Ingredients Ingredients: 1 ½ cup cooked wheat berries or See directions below. 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil ½ teaspoon salt, optional ¼ teaspoon pepper 1 large onion cut into thin wedges (root end left on) 1 ½ cup baby Portobello […]

Sage, Apples, Pods and Shrimp with Whole Grains

Sage, Apples, Pods and Shrimp with Whole Grains

The flavors in this recipe are very pleasant together; we didn’t add salt and enjoyed the flavors, but you may want a dash of salt. This is a little fancier than ordinary peas and carrots with rice. Sage and parsley are two perennial herbs (plant them once and gather year after year) – somewhat quaint […]

Salmon Salad

Salmon Salad

Salmon and other fatty fish, rich in omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to reduce the risk of sudden cardiac death and improved cholesterol levels. The American Heart Association has suggested that we should eat fish twice a week, especially the fatty fish, like salmon, tuna, and sardines. Problem is, studies done in 2003 showed […]

Savory Curry Eggplant Casserole

This great tasting eggplant recipe can be used as either a main dish or a side dish. If you or your family need animal protein to consider a recipe a main dish, you may add cubed cooked chicken or turkey to this dish. Don’t forget that eggplant, onions, wheat berries and Parmesan cheese all are sources of protein.


Sea Scallops and Veggies Stir-Fry

When I was making this dinner, I was almost finished and discovered that I had not thought of animal protein. Because I was taking pictures for the blog, I thought that I should put in some animal protein. I opened the freezer and there was a handy package of frozen scallops – so it turned […]

Sergio’s Black Beans

My son-in-law, Sergio, makes cooked black beans at our family gatherings. His method never causes the ‘poem problem.’ I have no clue why. I called and got his directions and this is his recipe. Sergio doesn’t soak the beans. I was taught that you have to soak the beans and pour off the water to […]


Skewered Dinner

Great chefs have long waxed poetic about the marriage of flavors, textures, and tastes that make a great meal. This form of passionate poetry about great food can now be extended down to the marriage of the molecules between the oil and the perfectly cooked veggies that together create healthy life. .