Monthly Archives: January 2011

Garlic-Roasted Carrots

These garlic roasted carrots are absolutely addictive! Roasting brings out the natural sweetness of carrots, and garlic and onion become sweeter with roasting as well. Recipe contributed by Norene Gilletz, reprinted by permission by Whitecap Publishers from Norene’s Healthy Kitchen.* 

Tamale Pie with Winter Greens

This luscious one-dish meal and its accompanying photo were contributed by Ellen Kanner. Serve with black beans and a green salad for a hearty winter meal.

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Noodles with Peanut Sauce, Broiled Kale, and Butternut Squash

Here’s a luscious dish of noodles, kale butternut squash, enveloped in a rich peanut sauce. If you prefer, you can have all the ingredients heated and serve the dish hot instead of at room temperature. Contributed by Bryanna Clark Grogan.

Aloe In The Kitchen

Do you keep an aloe plant in your kitchen? Aloe is an incredible plant with a wide range of benefits — most people know the aloe plant simply as something that’s used to treat sunburn. However, Aloe vera has been used for thousands of years to remediate a plethora of issues.

Orzo Minestrone

Filling and flavorful, this Italian vegetable soup becomes a meal in itself when served with a robust, whole-grain bread and a green salad. It keeps well and develops flavor as it stands.

Onion and Garlic Sauce

When winter rolls around, it’s good to consume as much onion and garlic as possible. This delicious sauce makes it easy to do so. Serve this over grains, pasta, or baked potatoes.

Graham Thumbprint Cookies

This fun-to-make cookie will please young and grown-up tastes alike. Kids can participate in every step of the recipe, but they have the most fun with forming the dough into balls (make sure they have plenty of flour on their hands—the dough is slightly sticky), making the thumbprints, and filling the holes. I like to […]

Berry-Topped Vegan Cheesecake

Incorporating silken tofu into this lightened cheesecake, and topping with fresh berries, gives it a healthy spin.

Baking with Whole Grain Flours

Few sensory experiences offer more pleasure than the wonderful flavors and aromas of homemade baked goods. Or better yet, the hearty, nutty-flavored whole grain baked goods.  Whole wheat flour is just one of several players in this healthful field that includes barley, oat, rye, and spelt flour, among others. Even if you don’t have the […]

Vanilla Wafer Cookies

I’ve heard that these simple, only slightly sweet wafers are reminiscent of animal crackers and arrowroot cookies, but better tasting. I feel the same way and enjoy nib- bling them unadorned, but what makes this recipe especially useful is how easy it is to make number of very different cookies, both in appearance and taste from […]

How to Read a Nutrition Label

If you’re looking live a healthier life, the first step is to know exactly what you’re putting into your body.  Estimating your fat and calorie intake is a good start, but why guess when you have the facts right in front of you?  Nutrition labels are important sources of information that can help you on […]


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