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Raw Chocolate Recipes

In last week's newsletter, I shared a quick and simple dessert recipe that requires only three ingredients: raw chocolate nibs, raw pecans, and liquid honey. Enough people wrote in thanking me for this recipe that I thought it would be a good idea to post it here on our blog for visitors who don't receive my weekly health newsletter. Read more about Raw Chocolate Recipes

 

Grilled Portobello Mushroom Sandwich Recipe

If you love burgers but can do without large amounts of red meat, you'll love this recipe for thick and juicy grilled Portobello mushroom sandwiches. Portobello mushrooms are rich in niacin (vitamin B3), potassium, and selenium.

Be sure to make the basil-lemon pesto sauce that accompanies this recipe; it adds loads of tangy flavor to these awesome sandwiches.

Ingredients: Read more about Grilled Portobello Mushroom Sandwich Recipe

 

Lemon Pine Nut Rice Recipe

This light and tangy rice dish is perfect for a satisfying summer meal. Try it with a side of sliced avocados or a tossed green salad with a balsamic vinaigrette dressing. The quantities listed in the ingredients section are meant to produce about four main dishes or six to eight smaller side dishes. Read more about Lemon Pine Nut Rice Recipe

 

Tahini Eggplant Recipe

Tahini (ground sesame seeds) is an excellent source of calcium. In fact, half a cup of sesame seeds contains three times more calcium than half a cup of whole milk.

Eggplant is rich in vitamin A, folate, calcium, magnesium, iron, and potassium.

Combined together, tahini and eggplant give this dish a wonderfully aromatic and delicious flavor, perfect to eat with a bed of rice, millet, or quinoa.

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Healthy Potato Pancake Recipe

If you enjoy pancakes but find that traditional flour-based varieties tend to hang around in your intestines longer than is comfortable, give this delicious recipe for healthy potato pancakes a try.

Different varieties of potato pancakes are quite popular throughout Russia and Korea. Using new potatoes instead of baking or russet potatoes can reduce the burden that is placed on your blood sugar-regulating mechanisms. Read more about Healthy Potato Pancake Recipe

 

Papaya and Cilantro Salsa on Coconut Rice Recipe

This recipe provides a good mix of healthy fat, carbohydrates, and antioxidants, particularly vitamin C and beta-carotene. You can source coconut cream at most Asian food stores. Give the papayas and mango a day or two to ripen at room temperature before making the salsa.

Ingredients: Read more about Papaya and Cilantro Salsa on Coconut Rice Recipe

 

Sweet Potato-Pinto Bean Balls Recipe

After posting a recipe for healthy falafel balls a few weeks ago, one of our readers played around with our recipe and came up with a great recipe of her own for balls made out of sweet potatoes and pinto beans.

Included with this unique recipe is a simple and delicious tahini dressing recipe that goes perfectly with the balls. If you enjoy sweet potatoes, pinto beans, and middle eastern flavors, I encourage you to give the following recipe a try:

Ingredients: Read more about Sweet Potato-Pinto Bean Balls Recipe

 

Healthy Spinach Turnover Recipe

If you enjoy spinach turnovers but are wary of eating flaky pastries on a regular basis, you may grow very fond of this recipe for truly healthy spinach turnovers. In order to keep it as simple as possible, it calls for frozen spinach, which actually has an excellent nutrient profile. Read more about Healthy Spinach Turnover Recipe

 

Black Olive and Tomato Tapenade Recipe

Ingredients:

1 cup of pitted and roughly chopped black olives (sun-dried is best, but canned will do)
2 tablespoons of sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
2 tablespoons of sun-dried red peppers, chopped
2 green onions, finely chopped
1 tablespoon of finely chopped parsley
2 Roma tomatoes, finely chopped
1 tablespoon of cold-pressed, extra virgin olive oil
Sea salt and pepper, to taste Read more about Black Olive and Tomato Tapenade Recipe

 

Sweet Potatoes With Apples And Cranberries Recipe

Ingredients:

2 large sweet potatoes or yams, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 cup of cranberries, fresh or frozen
1 large granny smith apple, peeled and diced
2 tablespoons of maple syrup
1/2 cup of orange juice
1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Toss sweet potato or yam cubes with olive oil until evenly coated. Spread cubes out in a baking dish. Top with cranberries and diced apple. Read more about Sweet Potatoes With Apples And Cranberries Recipe

 

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