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21

MAR

2013

Ingredients Eggplant: 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 Tbs water 2 cups whole-wheat panko (Japanese breadcrumbs) ¼ cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese 2 (1-pound) eggplants, peeled and cut crosswise into ½ inch thick slices Cooking spray Filling: ½ cup torn fresh basil ¼ cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese ½ tsp crushed…

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11

MAR

2013

Fried Black Rice Serves 6 Ingredients 4 cups black rice, cooked 1 bunch scallions, diced and divided (green and white) 1 red bell pepper, diced 2 Tbsp. olive oil 3 eggs 1 Tbsp. ginger, crushed 1 Tbsp. garlic, crushed 2 Tbsp. soy sauce Directions Whisk eggs together and cook over medium-high heat to make an…

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28

JAN

2013

Polenta is a delicious cornmeal dish that can be served as a side or with a main dish. Here I used it in place of pasta for a quick and hearty weekday meal. Polenta Health Benefits Even though corn is one of the healthiest, low calorie foods – it’s a good idea to rotate and…

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14

DEC

2012

What Is It? Plukenetia volubilis, commonly known as Sacha Inchi, is a healing plant native to the Peruvian Amazon that produces star-shaped green fruits which yield edible seeds. It has been cultivated by indigenous people for centuries, and will grow in warm climates up to altitudes of 5,500 feet. The cultivated seeds are extracted locally…

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04

DEC

2012

Two weeks ago, for the first time during my participation in the Commit to Fit program, I plateaued and didn’t lose any weight during my weigh-in. Sarah, my nutritionist, advised that this is typical as individuals lose weight and is most likely attributed to the body adjusting to the changes which are happening to it….

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21

NOV

2012

Mashed potatoes are a staple on the holiday dinner table, and they’re a great way to feed a crowd easily and affordably.  Mashed potatoes may be easy on the wallet, but not always on the waist. Just one cup can have 306 calories and 25 grams of fat!  Here is a traditional recipe, made with…

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08

NOV

2012

Delicious oatmeal Pichuberry breakfast! Here I’ll show you a quick way to prepare oats without the stove. For vegans, gluten free or anyone who wants some superfoods. Oatmeal helps lower cholesterol, control blood sugar and can even help you lose weight by controlling your appetite! Pichuberries are the berry of the Incas. They have potent…

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13

SEP

2012

I was recently in Greece and had several amazing baked feta dishes. Each of the dishes I had slightly differed from one to the next so I decided to create a delicious dish that encompassed the flavors of the Mediterranean. I have recreated the baked feta dish based on my recollection of its wonderful smells…

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11

SEP

2012

Have you had Peruvian food?  It is so delicious!  Many of our followers asked me to show them how to make a very popular Peruvian dish called “Aji de Gallina” (shredded chicken breast with chili paste sauce).  Here are step by step directions on how to make this amazing dish -

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23

AUG

2012

Salad is a great addition to anyone’s diet, but heavy dressings and toppings can easily sabotage your healthy attempts.  Some dressings can have as much as 75 calories per 1 Tablespoon!  Check out the comparison chart to see how common salad dressings measure up. Tip: Have dressing on the side, not on top or mixed…

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