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Cashew Mignardises

Mignardises are cute little bite-sized desserts that are typically served in high-end restaurants. With this recipe, you don't need a big wallet to enjoy the best mignardises around. Read more about Cashew Mignardises

 

Butternut Squash and Pear Soup Recipe

Rich in vitamin C and carotenoids, this soup is an excellent choice for giving your immune system a lift. It's also rich in a phytonutrient (beta-cryptoxanthin) that is thought to be particularly good for promoting healthy lungs. Read more about Butternut Squash and Pear Soup Recipe

 

Korean White Radish Soup Recipe (Moo Gook)

Most of us have our favorite childhood dishes. One that stands out for me is my mom's moo gook - a traditional Korean soup that's made with white radish.

White radish, called "moo" in Korean, is sometimes called daikon or Chinese white radish, and in Indian cuisine, it's called "mooli." If you can't find white radish at your local grocery store, try visiting a local Asian food store - most carry multiple varieties. Read more about Korean White Radish Soup Recipe (Moo Gook)

 

Barley-Lentil Soup Recipe

Here's a nourishing lentil soup that's made unique by adding small amounts of potato and barley. It doesn't call for a lot of potato or barley - just enough to make this soup a substantial meal in a bowl. Read more about Barley-Lentil Soup Recipe

 

Red Lentil and Vegetable Soup Recipe

This red lentil and vegetable soup is rich in healthy protein, fiber, iron, and folate, making it a nourishing and filling soup for all, but especially for those who are pregnant or nursing. Read more about Red Lentil and Vegetable Soup Recipe

 

Green Pea, Leek, and Potato Soup Recipe

If you're looking to eat healthfully on a tight budget, frozen green peas are an excellent choice. Fresh green peas are frozen shortly after being harvested, so they're almost as nutritious frozen as they are fresh.

Green peas are abundant in healthy protein, vitamin C, vitamin K1, folate, and a number of B vitamins. Their rich folate and vitamin B content make green peas a smart choice for keeping your blood homocysteine level in a healthy range, which is essential to decreasing your risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Read more about Green Pea, Leek, and Potato Soup 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

 

Green Pea Guacamole Recipe

Guacamole has long been one of my favorite dishes. It's rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids, phytonutrients that are good for keeping our eyes healthy, and a number of other health-enhancing nutrients. Best of all, guacamole is simple to put together and goes well with just about anything. Read more about Green Pea Guacamole Recipe

 

Roasted Cauliflower Soup Recipe

This roasted cauliflower soup is surprisingly rich in vitamin C. It's also rich in indole-3-carbinole, a phytonutrient that can stimulate cellular detoxification.

Indole-3-carbinole's ability to prevent estrogen dominance is what makes cauliflower - naturally rich in indole-3-carbinole - an excellent food choice for cancer prevention, particularly breast cancer prevention. Read more about Roasted Cauliflower Soup 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

 

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