Saturday, May 29, 2010

Health for Life Cooking in June

Health for Life Cooking is gearing up for the warmer whether with some great ideas for those days when you want to eat a little lighter and don't want to spend much time in the kitchen.

California Goodwich - This BBQ wrap idea comes from the book that changed my life...Fit for Life! I've taken the New York Goodwich from their recipe section and changed it to suit my liking, and since I'm from California, I wanted to call it the California Goodwich. It contains sauted mushrooms and onions smothered in my home made BBQ sauce, layered with steamed broccoli that has been dressed with my Creamy Tahini Dressing.
With a little avocado and mustard added, this wrap is surprisingly delicious!

Zucchini Soup - Zucchini is my least favorite vegetable. I think it's tasteless! But I do try to eat it because according to Dr. Joel Fuhrman, ( it's one of the super foods that we need to eat often. So I decided to turn this otherwise bland food into a creamy delicious low fat soup that I could eat 3 bowls of....which I just did!!

Spinach and Potato Salad - For those of you that know me, you know I love my greens! So I was excited to run onto this potato salad recipe with spinach in it! What a great idea! It's a little different then my more traditional potato salad recipe that I have demonstrated in some previous classes. This one has red pepper, red onion, and spinach topped with my Sweet Mustard Dressing that also goes perfect with a basic green salad. You're going to love it!!

Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream - With temperatures rising and cherry season right around the corner, I thought it was a good time for Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream! I use frozen organic cherries, since cherries are one of the dirty dozen fruits, and blend them with freshly made almond milk and add a touch of cocoa powder. This is quick and easy to whip up with a heavy duty blender such as a Vita Mix, but could also be made with a regular blender and fresh non frozen cherries. Just freeze it in an ice cream freezer. Heavenly!!
And there you have it! Health for Life Cooking in June. I hope to see you in class!

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