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Healthy Harvard Beets

I love beets!  And my family especially loves Harvard Beets.  To be honest, I did not know they were called Harvard Beets, but made this dish from an old family recipe that my mom marked as "Beets". Over the years, I have updated the original recipe giving it my "healthy" twist.  We enjoy it just [...]

By |2023-03-15T16:20:41+00:00March 15th, 2023|Health Benefits, Side Dish|0 Comments

Simple Steamed Broccoli

Simple Steamed Broccoli Yum!  I don’t know if it is the cold weather setting in or just my “need” for broccoli, but I am just craving it lately.  Today, for lunch, I ate an entire bunch that you buy at the store in one setting.  I ate the whole thing!  That was my lunch!I had [...]

By |2023-01-04T11:01:45+00:00October 20th, 2022|Bone Health, Health Benefits, Side Dish|0 Comments

Warm Swiss Chard Dip

  Warm Swiss Chard Dip 1 tbsp butter1/2 c. finely chopped onion2 cloves garlic (minced)1/2 teaspoon fresh rosemary leaves (chopped)1/4 tsp salt1/2 tsp black pepper6 cups Swiss chard (stems removed)4 oz cream cheese2 oz coconut cream (from 4 oz. can) (may substitute 1/4 c. heavy cream) In a large pan, melt butter over medium heat.  [...]

Veronica’s Healthy Sweet Potatoes

Veronica's Healthy Sweet Potatoes I know, I know.  Sweet potatoes are synonymous with brown sugar, marshmallows and pecans.  But we are looking at serving sweet potatoes all wrong.   In my humble opinion, sweet potatoes are sweet in and of themselves, and do not need to be turned into a "dessert" with all of the add-ons [...]

By |2023-01-04T16:43:38+00:00December 19th, 2021|Side Dish|0 Comments

Garlic Asparagus with Tarragon

  Garlic Asparagus with Tarragon This beautiful dish came about when a recent mineral test of mine showed a deficiency in rubidium.  Rubidium is an important trace mineral that helps prevent blood sugar dysregulation which can lead to diabetes.  1 bunch asparagus spears (trimmed of tough ends (last 2-3 inches))2-3 tsp butter2-3 cloves garlic2 tbsp [...]

By |2023-01-04T17:22:58+00:00May 24th, 2021|Bone Health, Greens, Health Benefits, Inflammation, Side Dish|0 Comments

Broccoli Stem Slaw   Broccoli Stem Slaw Don’t throw away those broccoli stems!  There are many uses for them, and they are sweet, tender and contain many of the the same nutrients as the broccoli floret, See tough, outside stem should be trimmed, which leaves the tender, crunchy inside that is perfect to cut into [...]

By |2023-01-09T15:18:44+00:00March 22nd, 2021|Bone Health, Greens, Health Benefits, Side Dish|0 Comments

Simple Napa Cabbage

  Simple Napa Cabbage This delicate vegetable is abundant right now in my garden, and in the produce isle.  I am picking buckets daily, so thought I would write up a simple recipe on my favorite way eat this tender vegetable from the Brassica family.This leafy vegetable originated in China, and is called the “King [...]

By |2023-01-09T15:49:21+00:00March 6th, 2021|Health Benefits, Main Dish, Side Dish|0 Comments

Watermelon, Grapefruit and Avocado Salad

Watermelon, Grapefruit and Avocado Salad One of the best ways to prevent sunburn is to flood your body with fresh, wholesome fruits and vegetables, vibrant in color and nutrients.The textures of the different fruits blends beautifully in this salad and could make a lovely light lunch when served with soup or bread.  Adding pomegranate seeds [...]

Maple Candied Walnuts

Maple Candied Walnuts What a wonderful holiday snack! And you won’t feel guilty about offering this to your family (and eating it yourself)! 1 1/2 cup walnut (halves)1/4 cup maple syrup1 tsp vanilla1/8 tsp salt Heat skillet over stove top on med-high heat before adding ingredients (this helps with the carmelization process)Add all ingredients to [...]

By |2023-01-11T09:48:14+00:00December 17th, 2016|Dessert, Side Dish, Sugar-Free|0 Comments
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