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As we transition from those early spring time months of warm beverages and apples galore, we enter a world transformed by summer heat and an abundance of sun-doused produce. Our disposition to spend more time in the heated outdoors, be it a trail run, time spent gardening or picnicking with friends, makes staying hydrated of…
This hearty Andean soup is a power food powerhouse. Loaded with nutrients from Peruvian superfoods cilantro, purple potatoes and quinoa, this soup is both colorful and flavorful. Ingredients 1 bunch cilantro leaves 32 fluid ounces vegetable or chicken broth 1 Tbsp. olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 5 cloves of garlic, chopped 3 celery sticks,…
A dear friend recently recovered from a major surgery that left her unable to walk without enormous pain for several months. In the days afterwards, she posted something to her Facebook page about watching people on MUNI choose the escalator over the stairs, and feeling so grateful that her body could take the stairs again….
Guest post by Jennifer Nordwall, a freelance contributor to Everyday Health. You might think that summer is a much easier time to seek out local, fresh food in your community. After all, the sun is shining, the earth is green, and there is a farmer’s market around every corner offering farm fresh berries, dark green…
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…
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…
This is similar to a traditional ratatouille, and it is one of my best secret weapons. I use this as a side, in pasta sauces, in salads, on meats—you name it. The combination brings a different dimension to your dishes, and it gives you so many great vegetables. Once you bring this into your recipe…
As you make your way through the Summer, there’s no doubt you’ll attend parties offering a variety of chips and dips at the appetizer table. Don’t get lost in the array of choices – our list of dips compares calories and Freebies for you, so you can eat more, not less this sunny season! Dip…
Delicious, juicy peaches oozing with love are combined with luscious tomatoes in this wonderful, fresh summer salad. Super quick and easy to prepare. Enjoy the light, succulent richness of these glorious summer delights! Summer Peach & Tomato Salad Ingredients: 1/4 cup thinly vertically sliced red onion 1/2 pound ripe peaches, pitted and cut into wedges…
Many of us are creatures of habit and we tend to buy, cook, and order the same foods over and over. One reason is due to taste preference. Another reason is ease and comfort. I know that when I grocery shop, it’s sometimes hard to think about expanding my options because I’m so used to…