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It feels good to eat well (and healthy)

Cooking feeds your body, mind, and soul. It allows you to control the food you put into your body, connect with your family and friends over a home cooked meal, and save the money you might otherwise spend in restaurants or on processed, prepackaged foods. Believe it or not, making simple and satisfying meals from scratch doesn’t have to be hard. Here are some of my favorite easy, healthy recipes. You’ll find that eating well can also be delicious!

Dandelion Salad with Warm Hazelnut Vinaigrette
 
Ingredients:
2 large bunches dandelion greens
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup hazelnuts, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
Sea salt and pepper to taste
 

Directions:

  1. Wash greens, remove stems and chop into 3/4-inch pieces.

  2. Place greens in a large mixing bowl.

  3. Heat oil in a sauté pan on medium.

  4. Add garlic and nuts, stirring constantly for 2 minutes.

  5. Stir in vinegar, salt and pepper.

  6. Pour the hot vinaigrette over the greens and toss well.


Notes:

 

Prep time:
10 minutes

Cooking time:
5 minutes

Yields:
4 people

Late Summer Corn Salad
 
Ingredients:
4 ears of corn
1/2 small red onion, diced
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 bunch cilantro, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
Sea salt and pepper to taste
 

Directions:

  1. Boil corn in a large pot for 5-10 minutes.

  2. Remove from pot and cool by running under cold water.

  3. Cut kernels from the cobs and place in a large mixing bowl.

  4. Finely dice the onion and peppers, mince the cilantro and add to the bowl with the corn.

  5. Add oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Mix well.

 

Prep time:
20 minutes

Cooking time:
10 minutes

Yields:
6 people

Bok Choy Apple Slaw
 
Ingredients:
6 stalks bok choy (about 1/2 head), thinly sliced
1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
1 granny smith apple, sliced
1/2 cup toasted sunflower seeds
 
Dressing:
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (or lemon juice) 1/4 cup olive oil
2 teaspoons honey or brown rice syrup
salt and black pepper to taste
 

Directions: 

  1. First make the dressing by combining all the ingredients and whisking well.

  2. Chop all the salad ingredients, leaving the apples until last. Mix in a salad bowl.

  3. Toss salad with half the dressing. Add additional dressing if desired.

  4. Eat immediately, or chill for up to one hour and then add the apples just before eating. 

 

Prep time:
7 minutes

Cooking time:
0 minutes

Yields:
4 people

Asian Watercress Salad
 
Ingredients:
1 bunch washed watercress
1 cup grated carrots
1 cup baked tofu
1-1/2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
2/3 tablespoons plum vinegar or other vinegar 
 

Directions: 

  1. Tear watercress into desirable size pieces.

  2. Mix with carrots in a salad bowl.

  3. Drizzle sesame oil and vinegar over salad and toss.

  4. Dice tofu into bite-size strips.

  5. Serve in individual salad bowls, sprinkle tofu on top of each and serve. 

 

Notes: 

 

Prep time:
7 minutes

Cooking time:
0 minutes

Yields:
4 people

And start living healthy TODAY