Archive | December, 2011

Sautéed Shrimp with Pesto over Linquine with Garden Fresh Green and Vegetable Salad Dressed with a Roasted Green Chile Vinaigrette

Recipe courtesy of Chef Bren Ankrum – Culinary Editor and Donna Hargrove D.O., FACOG- Nutrition Editor So, last night we arrived home after a long day which failed to include either of us journeying to the grocery. Opps! Oh well, we were both too tired to venture out again so we decided to do a […]

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Smokey Dungeness Crab, Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms Topped with Grilled Asparagus and a Fresh Garden Greens and Mozzarella Salad

Recipe courtesy of Chef Bren Ankrum – Culinary Editor So, I’m in the grocery store and I discover that fresh asparagus, large portabella mushrooms and Dungeness crab are on sale. What could be easier to prepare for dinner and save a few bucks on some favorite food choices. Even better, the weather is warm and […]

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Spicy Ginger Sauce Stir Fried Shrimp with Two Rice Pilaf

Recipe courtesy of Chef Bren Ankrum – Culinary Editor The complex flavors of this recipe bring a decidedly spicy, sweet and sour sauce into harmony with crunchy vegetables and succulent shrimp. Other than the rice the prep and cooking time is no more than 30 minutes and, as a one pan cooking technique, reduces clean […]

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Sweet Potato Fries “Bakes?”

Recipe courtesy of Chef Bren Ankrum – Culinary Editor As we know sweet potatoes are loaded with nutritious goodness, so finding ways to create various dishes with them is not only good for us but can have a very different set of flavor characteristics depending on the direction you choose. Most folks like crisp French […]

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Stuffed Turkey Breast with Gravy and Cranberry Relish Served with Savory Spaghetti Squash Pancakes

Recipe courtesy of Chef Bren Ankrum – Culinary Editor An eye appealing presentation and delicious combination of those holiday meal flavor favorites associated with Thanksgiving and Christmas Fall brings an abundance of various squash to the market. They are inexpensive, make eye catching center pieces, store for quite an long time at room temperature and […]

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Recipe courtesy of Donna Hargrove, D.O, Nutrition Editor We don’t talk about desserts much but I can’t think of  any time of the year better to do so. Most of the time I would tell you that the best and healthiest dessert is a piece of fresh fruit or a piece of dark chocolate (or […]

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Servings vs Portions

Article courtesy of Donna Hargrove, D.O., Nutrition Editor Is the fish above a serving or a portion? If you place the whole fish on your plate it is a portion. Servings and portions are not created equal. The terms are often used interchangeably, but the meanings are very different and can make a big difference […]

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Article courtesy of Diana Palmer, BS, CPT Here come the holidays, time of celebration and cheer.  With parties and jubilation come the pitfalls of diet and exercise sabotage.  So how can you celebrate and be cheerful without looking like Santa.  Try these helpful hints:

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A good example of processed foods


Article courtesy of Donna Hargrove, D.O., Nutrition Editor Triglycerides are the good, the bad and the ugly. How you ask? Well, we can’t live without them, but too much and they can kill you.

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Grilled Sockeye Salmon over Israeli Couscous with a Yogurt, Lemon, Chive Sauce, Mozzarella and Tomato Salad with a Beet Vinaigrette and Fresh Garden Greens, Radish, and Scallion Recipe courtesy of Chef Bren Ankrum – Culinary Editor Sometimes we do not have a ton of time to cook and having containers of fresh greens, herbs, and vegetables around the yard really is a time and money saver.  Also having the freezer and refrigerator holding other ingredients from previously butchered fish or chicken […]

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