Healthy Foodies: Perfect hot-weather supper (Recipe)

Very little cooking involved — but this tasty dish will please the whole family.Shrimp and Avocado Chopped SaladRECIPE: Shrimp and Avocado Chopped SaladServes 4IngredientsFor the dressing:2 T prepared Dijon mustard3 T red wine vinegar2 T chopped herbs (cilantro, thyme, or dill)¼ cup extra-virgin olive oilSalt and pepper to tasteFor the salad:1 pound peeled and deveined shrimp (cooked and cut into bite-size pieces)1 bag pre-washed mixed salad greens, chopped2-3 large radishes, chopped or thinly sliced1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half lengthwise 1 cup corn kernels1 cup edamame, cooked½ red bell pepper, diced1 ripe avocado, diced¼ cup chopped cilantroSalt and pepper (Read more...)

Healthy Foodies: A Tasty Salad: Marinated Cauliflower with Tuna, Capers and Garlic

Here’s another winning dish from one of my favorite healthy foodies: Rose Shulman, who writes the “Recipes for Health” column for the NY Times.She calls this CAULIFLOWER AND TUNA SALADIngredients:1 large or 2 small or medium cauliflowers, broken into s… . . . → Read More: Healthy Foodies: A Tasty Salad: Marinated Cauliflower with Tuna, Capers and Garlic

Healthy Foodies: Fat belly? Eat these foods, help it melt away

Try emphasizing whole grains, vinegar and nuts — and get rid of that spare tire.So says Eating Well. Here are some tasty and easy recipes that include filling foods that contain these stomach-reducing ingredients….for example, this couscous salad.Re… . . . → Read More: Healthy Foodies: Fat belly? Eat these foods, help it melt away

Healthy Foodies: A lovely salad

This crunchy, healthful salad was featured on Epicurious recently.Recipe: Shaved Cauliflower and Radicchio SaladIngredients:Salad:¬∑         1/2 head of a 1-pound cauliflower, cored, cut into florets¬∑ &nbsp… . . . → Read More: Healthy Foodies: A lovely salad

Healthy Foodies: A Riff on Fattoush (Middle Eastern Salad)

Looking for a high-protein, high-fiber meal that’s also low in fat and cholesterol? Try this Americanized version of the Middle Eastern, bean-and-lettuce based salad called Fattoush. Lettuce, cucumbers, mint and pita bread round out the recipe.Recipe: … . . . → Read More: Healthy Foodies: A Riff on Fattoush (Middle Eastern Salad)

Healthy Foodies: Heck of a "Potato Salad"

True, there are no potatoes visible in this photo. That’s because the arugula/smoked salmon/sliced apple salad sits atop the potato/sour cream salad below it. This is an elaborate recipe but it makes a large amount that can easily serve 6-8 people, and… . . . → Read More: Healthy Foodies: Heck of a "Potato Salad"

Healthy Foodies: Quick, before it’s gone!

Asparagus season is coming to a close, and soon there will be nothing but supermarket stuff shipped in from who knows where. Last Saturday only one vendor at our main farmers’ market still had the tasty, local crop. This salad with thinly sliced raw mu… . . . → Read More: Healthy Foodies: Quick, before it’s gone!

Healthy Foodies: Early summer treat: Wheatberry Salad

Bulghar wheat provides the high-fiber, whole grain base for a refreshing salad. Use cucumbers for crunch, olives for salty tang, the first tomatoes of the summer for juicy goodness, and lots of lemon and parsley to pull it all together. If I am mistake… . . . → Read More: Healthy Foodies: Early summer treat: Wheatberry Salad

Healthy Foodies: Dining delights of the weekend

I had a couple of very good dining experiences over the weekend.On Friday, I met my friend Melissa and her 10-year-old daughter at Virgil’s in Bellevue, KY, for lunch. Top photo shows my “pizzette” (okay, but cooked almost to a crisp) and the excellent… . . . → Read More: Healthy Foodies: Dining delights of the weekend

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