Vegetable Stir Fry With Spicy Peanut Sauce Over Rice Noodles

Comfort food on a cold day.  This spicy peanut sauce wakes up an ordinary plate of miscellaneous veggies and plain rice noodles.  It’s not uncomfortably hot, but it does a pleasant job of warming your lips and opening your airways. Use whatever vegetables you have hanging around in your refrigerator.  Here, I used green cabbage,…

Mediterranean Vegetable Bake

This is winter comfort food to me.  This delicious veggie bake has  all the rich taste of lasagna, packed with lycopene from the cooked tomatoes, and antioxidants from the purple eggplant.  It is great re-heated for meals throughout the week. I start with a variety of vegetable easily found in grocery stores, even in the…

Green Kale Lemonade

A green kale-based smoothie that is so easy to drink.  Sweet, tart and ultimately refreshing.  It is a brightening wake-up to any morning. A handful of baby kale, half of a cucumber, lemon juice and a sweet crisp variety of apple come together easily into a simple, healthy drink. Add more lemon juice for a…

Learn to Love Vegetables

Easy and sooo good roasted cauliflower and roasted beets. The cauliflower: Find a nice one, chop it up. I like to cut them into mini-steaks Throw it down on a pan.  Pour a generous amount of olive oil over.  Sprinkle with garlic powder, paprika and salt. The roast it at 400 until tender and caramelized. …

Incredible Black Rice Salad

This is one of my favorite things to eat for lunch.  Black rice has more antioxidants that blueberries and contains iron, minerals and fiber.  I like to soak the rice the day before, then cook and it cool it in the refrigerator so that it becomes a resistant starch, a starch that feeds and nourishes…