Food & Recipes

  • Black Bean Salad

    1 15-ounce can black beans, drained, rinsed, and chilled
    1 mango, diced
    1/2 red bell pepper, diced
    1 scallion, sliced thinly
    2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    2 teaspoons red-wine vinegar
    1 to 2 teaspoons minced jalapeno
    1/4 teaspoon dried cilantro
    Salt to taste
    2 tablespoons crumbled goat cheese

    Mix everything but the cheese in a bowl. Allow to marinate in the refrigerator for an hour before serving for best flavor. Add cheese just before serving.

    nutrition info per serving (4): 271 calories, 10 g fat, 3 g saturated fat, 7 mg cholesterol, 12 g protein, 35 g carbohydrates, 11 g fiber, 28 mg sodium

  • Pumpkin Powerhouse

    When you’re carving that jack-o’-lantern, don’t toss the seeds—they’re chock-full of protein, zinc, and magnesium. Roasted pumpkinseeds add flavor to salads and pastas, and they’re also delicious on their own. Chef Julian Medina, of the New York City Mexican bistro Toloache, shares his favorite recipe for roasting pumpkinseeds: Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

    By Celia Shatzman
  • Baked Ricotta With Chives

    15 ounces ricotta
    1/2 cup cottage cheese
    1 egg white
    1/2 cup fresh chives, chopped
    2 teaspoons chili powder
    Black pepper to taste
    Olive OIl

    1. Mix 15 ricotta with cottage cheese, whites, chives, chili powder, and black pepper.

    2. Divide into ramekins (those small dipping dishes used to serve salad dressing) coated with olive oil, and bake about 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

    3. Cool slightly, and serve as an appetizer, or top with roasted tomatoes to serve as a side dish.

  • Asian-Inspired Fish Cakes With Chives

    1 pound form haddock or cod fillets
    2 eggs
    1/4 fresh chives, chopped
    1/3 whole grain bread crumbs
    2 tablespoons green onions, chopped
    2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
    1 tablespoon fish sauce
    2 tablespoons fresh lime juice


    1. In a food processor, combine haddock or cod fillets, coarsely chopped; eggs; chives; bread crumbs; green onions; soy sauce; fish sauce; and fresh lime juice. Pulse well, and shape mixture into patties.

    2. Sauté gently in a skillet over medium-high heat, 2 minutes each side or until done. Serve over sautéed spinach or with stir-fried vegetables.

  • The Adrenal Fatigue Fix

    I knew something was really wrong when my son started preschool and I was the only mom who didn’t have another child on the way. I was too exhausted and sick all the time to even think about getting pregnant.

    Always sluggish? How to eat for lasting energy
    By Amy Logan
  • In Season: Chives

    These pungent, savory herbs add much more than flavor to dips, soups, and stroganoffs. Chives are high in dietary fiber and brimming with folate, iron, magnesium, potassium, calcium, and vitamins A, K, C, and B6.

    By Wendy McMillan
  • Lava Flow Hand Rolls With Onion-Soy Sauce

    1/4 onion, diced
    1/4 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
    1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
    4 tablespoons soy sauce
    4 large leaves of red chard
    3/4 cup cooked brown sushi rice
    8 1-ounce slices of sushi-grade, raw ahi tuna
    8 slices of ripe papaya, about the same size as the ahi slices
    1 avocado, sliced into eighths
    1 ounce of microgreens or sprouts, evenly divided for four rolls
    4 roughly chopped macadamia nuts

    1. Place onion, vinegar, lemon juice, and soy sauce in a small bowl, and set aside.
    2. Lightly steam the chard leaves for 2 minutes. Run under cool water, and pat dry. Stack 2 leaves on top of each other with the underside up and the thick side of the stems closest to you. Fill the center with 2 to 3 tablespoons of rice, flush with the thick edge of the stem, leaving the upper half of the leaf empty.
    3. Add 2 slices each of ahi, papaya, and avocado. Top with microgreens and one chopped macadamia, and fold the sides together and the bottom of the leaf up over them. Repeat with remaining chard leaves.
    4. Spoon onion-soy mixture inside and serve.

    nutrition info per serving (4): 220.3 calories, 10.8 g fat, 1.5 g saturated fat, 30 mg cholesterol, 15.3 g protein, 18.4 g carbohydrates, 4.4 g fiber, 720 mg sodium

  • Think Tank

    For dinner you choose wild-caught salmon and free-range chicken over the farmed and penned varieties, but when it comes to building a saltwater reef tank, sourcing from native environments is not the eco way to go.

    By Melaina Juntti
  • Is Homeopathy Safe?

    For centuries, people around the world have used homeopathy to treat everything from seasickness to cancer. But this summer’s recall of Zicam, a popular homeopathic nasal cold remedy containing zinc, raised questions about the safety of this somewhat mysterious science.

    By Vicky Uhland
  • Vegetable Chicken Soup

    1 tablespoon olive oil
    1 medium onion, chopped
    1 pound skinless and boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
    6 ounces green beans, cut into bite-size pieces
    1 cup chopped celery
    1 zucchini, sliced
    1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
    1/2 of a 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes, drained
    4 cups chicken broth
    1 teaspoon paprika
    1 to 2 tablespoons raw honey
    2 tablespoons lemon juice
    2 teaspoons minced raw ginger
    2 teaspoons pressed raw garlic
    Salt and pepper to taste

    1. In a large soup pot, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat for several minutes.
    2. Add onion, and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft.
    3. Add chicken, and continue to stir occasionally to brown lightly on all sides.
    4. Add remaining ingredients, bring to a boil, and allow to simmer until vegetables are just tender and chicken is cooked through.

    nutrition info per serving (4): 209 calories, 4.7 g fat, 0.5 g saturated fat, 55 mg cholesterol, 26.8 g protein, 14.2 g carbohydrates, 2.6 g fiber, 745 mg sodium