An Apple a Day

An Apple a Day

The old saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” comes from an old English adage, “To eat an apple before going to bed will make the doctor beg his bread.” While this may not be  completely true, a regular dose of     apples in your diet is a good choice. As we approach fall […]

Supplement, Don’t Replace

  It seems like every six months I hear of a new miracle supplement on the market that contains the juice or    extract from some exotic fruit found only in a small region of the world and is supposed to help me achieve the health and vitality I’ve been   looking for!  Although these  supplements may […]


  Prep & Ready Time: 4.5 Hours     Yields: 8 Servings Ingredients: 4 cups cubed ripe melon 1 cup unsweetened apple juice 1/4 cup lime juice 1 cup fresh blueberries 1 cup fresh raspberries Fresh mint leaves ( ganish)  Directions: 1.   Combine melon, apple juice and lime juice in a blender; puree until smooth.  Pour the mixture […]

Summer Citrus

If you do a Google search for citrus fruit you will find that there are hundreds of varieties around the world. While some are more popular,  common, and available than others, they all share many health benefits. Citrus fruit are probably best known for their Vitamin C content, but that is just the tip of the iceberg. […]

Grilled Artichokes : April Recipe of the Month

Grilled Artichokes : April Recipe of the Month

Prep & Ready Time: 50 minutes Yields: 4 Servings Ingredients: 2 lemons 4 large artichokes,                         (3-3 1/2 pounds total) 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 teaspoon salt Freshly ground pepper, to taste Directions: 1.   To prepare artichokes: Fill a pan with water; add the juice of 1 lemon. Trim leaves from the top of an […]

Warm Snow Pea & Chicken Salad

Warm Snow Pea & Chicken Salad

Recipe of the Month: Warm Snow Pea & Chicken Salad Prep & Ready Time: 40 minutes Yields: 4 Servings Ingredients: 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, trimmed 1 14-oz. can reduced-sodium chicken broth 3 tablespoons rice vinegar 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce 3 tablespoons toasted sesame oil, divided 2 tablespoons tahini or cashew butter 1 […]

Holidays eating at you year-round?

Now that the major holiday season is behind us and all the delicious sweets and treats and large quantities of food have been consumed we can relax a little, right?  It’s interesting how over the holidays, even though many of us tend to eat way too many unhealthy foods we are acknowledging the fact and […]

Lemon-Garlic Marinated Shrimp

Lemon-Garlic Marinated Shrimp Recipe of the Month:2011 January Prep & Ready Time: 10 minutes      Yields: 12 Servings Ingredients: – 3 tablespoons minced garlic -2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil – 1/4 cup lemon juice – 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley – 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt – 1/2 teaspoon pepper – 1 1/4 pounds cooked shrimp […]

Don’t Believe the Hype!

Don’t Believe the Hype!! Think for yourself! Year after year one of the highlights of the SuperBowl is the commercials. We anxiously a wait the first commercial break so that we can see what creative ideas the marketing gurus have come up with. There are reasons why companies are willing to spend a million dollars on […]