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Healthy Falafel Pita Recipe

Updated on April 7, 2009

If you're ever in Toronto and want to experience the best falafels ever, be sure to visit a little cafe called Tov-Li, located on Bathurst, halfway between Steeles and Finch.

The secret to mouthwatering falafel pitas is a rich, creamy tahini dressing - be sure to make some along with this recipe, and don't be shy in dolloping it on before devouring these healthy falafels. Read more about Healthy Falafel Pita Recipe

 

Margaret's Moroccan Delight Recipe

This is an ultra simple and delicious Moroccan dish that my wife Margaret learned a few years ago. It's rich in a number of nutrients, including healthy protein, fatty acids, and fiber.

If you have access to ripe avocados, be sure to include some on the side, as avocados combine beautifully with chickpeas and fresh lemon. Read more about Margaret's Moroccan Delight Recipe

 

Coconut Curry Recipe

If you're a fan of coconut and curry flavors, you'll love this rich sauce, perfect for serving with rice, quinoa, or even a plate of steamed vegetables.

Rich in healthy fatty acids and a number of phytonutrient-rich spices, this healthy dish is one that gets better with each passing day, so consider making more than you can eat at one sitting and refrigerating leftovers. Read more about Coconut Curry Recipe

 

Sweet and Sour Cabbage and Beans Recipe

This is a delightful recipe that some friends shared with us several years ago. It provides a perfect blend of sweet and savory flavors, and pairs beautifully with freshly cooked rice, quinoa, or any other grain dish.

Rich in healthy protein and a variety of cancer-fighting phytonutrients, this is one dish that even the pickiest of eaters tend to gobble up. Read more about Sweet and Sour Cabbage and Beans Recipe

 

Lentil Chili Recipe

If you love the rich and distinctive flavors of chili but aren't a fan of kidney beans, this lentil chili recipe is worth a serious look.

Rich in healthy protein, iron, lycopene, fiber, and a number of other health-promoting nutrients, this bean-less chili gets better with each passing day, so consider making a little extra and refrigerating or freezing leftovers. Read more about Lentil Chili Recipe

 

Roasted Fennel with Chickpeas Recipe

Raw fennel has a mild licorice-like fragrance, but when roasted, fennel becomes sweet and crisp and the licorice aroma is barely noticeable, if at all. Rich in vitamin C and fiber, roasted fennel bulbs provide nice texture alongside chickpeas and oranges. Read more about Roasted Fennel with Chickpeas Recipe

 

Healthy Pancake Recipe

The other night, I finished re-reading one of my favorite books - Me and My Dad: A Baseball Memoir, by Paul O'Neill. The book ends with a pancake recipe from the O'Neill family, one that really got my salivary glands going for a short stack of freshly made pancakes with real maple syrup. Read more about Healthy Pancake Recipe

 

Healthy Mashed Cauliflower Recipe

This mashed cauliflower recipe is a delicious and healthy substitute for traditional mashed potatoes. Though mashed potatoes can be a nourishing side or main dish, if you tend to have high blood sugar or insulin levels, it's probably best that you limit your consumption of potatoes to a serving or two per week. Read more about Healthy Mashed Cauliflower Recipe

 

Zucchini and Basil Quinoa Pilaf Recipe

If you're looking for a truly healthy, protein-rich food to anchor your diet, I highly recommend that you consider quinoa (pronounced keen wah). Called the "mother of grains" by the Incan empire, quinoa is native to South America, and is naturally rich in all nine essential amino acids - these are amino acids that we humans can't make from other nutrients, so must obtain from our diet. Quinoa is one of a few grains that are gluten-free, and for most people, it's easy to digest and utilize. Read more about Zucchini and Basil Quinoa Pilaf Recipe

 

Healthy Pasta Recipe

If you love pasta but can do without regular intake of refined carbohydrates, give this recipe a try - it calls for noodles that are made by thinly slicing raw zucchini into long strips; many raw food enthusiasts have long enjoyed zucchini noodles in place of conventional flour-based varieties.

The easiest way to make raw zucchini noodles is to use a special spiral slicer. There are a few different brands of spiral slicers on the market - my favorite is the LURCH Spiralo, as it seems to have the sturdiest and most simple design, and I find that it's easier to make long zucchini noodles with the Spiralo than it is using other slicers. Read more about Healthy Pasta Recipe

 

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