Monday, April 23, 2012

Health for Life Cooking in May

Just in time for your Memorial Day festivities!

Popeye Burgers with trimmings
Popeye new what he was talking about when he raved about the strength building qualities of spinach. What he probably didn't know was that spinach is also one of the most nutrient rich foods on the planet w/ hundreds, if not thousands, of phyto-chemicals that are critcal to excellent health. These burgers not only contain this high nutrient green but also cancer fighters such as mushrooms, onions, and garlic. The base of this burger is high fiber oats and white great northern beans. This is my husbands favorite veggie burger!

Spring Asparagus w/ Tangy Lemon Tahini Sauce
This sauce is a very basic combination of whole sesame seeds, white beans, lemon juice and seasonings. The sesame seeds make this sauce a touch on the bitter side but served drizzled over fresh spring aspargus makes a delicious combination.

Creamy Potato Salad
This is a delicious and healthy version of an old time favorite.
I use red potatoes, which are less starchy than russets and have a little bit better nutritional profile. Kidney beans give this salad some protein without saturated fat, cholesterol and animal protein. Raw celery and green onions give it just the right amount of cruch and a delicious dressing made by blending nuts and seeds give it a dreaminess that is rich and devine! Add some fresh dill and it takes it over the top!

Strawberryana Sorbet
With strawberrys in season I wanted to take advantage of this wonderful springtime berry that is so high in anti-oxidants and phyto-chemicals. Just 1 cup gives you 140% of the RDA of vitamin C. They are also high in folate, potasium and of course fiber. They have been shown to lower cholesterol, improve brain function and prevent the formation of pre-cancerous colon lesions. Buy them organic if you can. They have a high level of pesticide contamination. This is a very cool and refreshing low-fat dessert that takes only minutes to make in your food processor or blender. It's the perfect dessert for a hot summer (or spring) day!
And there you have it! Health for Life Cooking in May. Class dates are Wednesday May 2nd and Tuesday May 8th.  Hope to see you in class!
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Health for Life cooking will demonstrate how to incorporate the wonderful plant foods that nature provides into delicious meals that are rich in phyto-nutrients, protein, calcium, and taste! Processed flours and sugars are rarely used and processed oils are never used! To purchase my cookbooks and find out when my next cooking classes are, visit