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Cucumber and Red Onion Salad Recipe

Cucumber and red onion slices combine to make a refreshing, crunchy, and sweet salad dish, perfect for the dog days of summer. If you can find smaller cucumbers, the kind used to make dill pickles, use as many of them as you need to substitute for the 3 conventional cucumbers that this recipe calls for.

The quantities listed in the ingredients section make approximately 6 servings. Read more about Cucumber and Red Onion Salad Recipe

 

Rice with Basil-Walnut Pesto Recipe

Fresh basil is an excellent food choice because of its antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties. Ounce for ounce, few green vegetables contain as much beta-carotene as basil. Basil also contains volatile oils that can decrease inflammation and provide symptomatic relief from a variety of health conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel conditions. Read more about Rice with Basil-Walnut Pesto Recipe

 

Virginia's Nutritious Smoothie Recipe

In response to last week's blog entry on how I used a Vita-Mix blender to establish a smoothie bar for my Aunt's cafe, one of our readers from California, Virginia Wical of Loma Linda, was kind enough to share the following nutritious smoothie recipe with us: Read more about Virginia's Nutritious Smoothie Recipe

 

Vita-Mix Blender

Over the past two months, my wife and I helped my Aunt start a small but quaint cafe in the city that we live in. After three years of hoping that one or more of our relatives would move up to our city from Toronto, to finally have it happen was a cause for celebration! Read more about Vita-Mix Blender

 

Italian Pea and Basil Soup Recipe

Green peas are full of many health-promoting nutrients, the most abundant one being vitamin K1, which is needed for optimal bone mineralization. Green peas are also abundant in folate, manganese, dietary fiber, vitamin B1, beta-carotene, and vitamin C.

Enjoy the following recipe for a traditional Italian green pea and basil soup (the quantities listed in the ingredients section will produce approximately 4 servings). Read more about Italian Pea and Basil Soup Recipe

 

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

 

Roasted Tomato Soup Recipe

This delicious and healthy roasted tomato soup with fresh basil is best served with a green salad and a slice or two of toasted, multi-grain bread.

The quantities listed in the ingredients section are meant to produce 4 large servings. Read more about Roasted Tomato Soup 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

 

Classic Greek Salad and Dressing

If you love cheese but have a problem tolerating dairy products that are derived from cow's milk, you may want to try Greek feta cheese that is made from sheep's milk or a combination of sheep and goats' milk.

A great way to enjoy Greek feta cheese is in a traditional Greek salad that includes feta, olives, leafy greens, fresh tomatoes, cucumber slices, and sweet red onion slices. Read more about Classic Greek Salad and Dressing

 

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