Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Salads & Sides

Stuffed Endive

Posted November 11, 2013
Author by Optimum Wellness
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Super quick and easy to prepare. Wash the endive and remove the leaves one at a time, make sure they are nice and clean and dry. Rub the ends on a half of a lime to preserve their color.

Green Soup

Posted November 4, 2013
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Serves 6
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, sliced
2 pounds broccoli, stalks and florets chopped
6 ounces spinach
7 cups low sodium vegetable broth
½ cup rolled oats (gluten free)
1/4 cup raw cashews
2  teaspoons dill
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon white pepper
1 tablespoon lemon juice
In a large soup or stock pot, sauté onion in olive oil for a few minutes, until [...]

Brown Rice, Bean & Veggie Combo with Pumpkin Seed Sauce

Posted October 14, 2013
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This is a substantially filling meal in itself, full of fiber and antioxidant goodness. Pumpkin seeds have been studied for their potential prostate benefits.

Chicken Tarragon Pecan Salad

Posted October 14, 2013
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Serves 6
1 1/4 pounds cooked skinless boneless chicken breast halves (about 3)
3/4 cup finely chopped celery
1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
2 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
2 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon
Mix celery, yogurt, lemon juice, onion, and tarragon in a large bowl. Cut chicken into 1/2-inch cubes; stir into yogurt mixture. Stir in pecans. [...]

Baby Bok Choy Salad with Cherry Tomatoes

Posted July 22, 2013
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This salad is healthy, light and refreshing. Make it a meal by adding lean protein like grilled tofu, chicken or salmon.

Berry Arugula Salad

Posted July 3, 2013
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Arugula is an awesome peppery green leafy veggie, part of the same family of vegetables as kale and broccoli. It is loaded with immune supportive antioxidant vitamins (A & E), bone supportive nutrients (vitamin K, calcium, iron, potassium, manganese and phosphorous), and is a good source of carotenoids, which are fat-soluble antioxidant pigments that may help prevent macular degeneration. In addition to the antioxidant powerhouse berries, protein rich pine nuts and just a hint of goat cheese, this salad is light and delicious.

Four Favorite Winter Soups and Stews

Posted December 20, 2012
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There’s nothing like hot soup on a cold winter day. Here are a few of our favorites.

Broccoli Slaw

Posted October 10, 2012
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Serves 4
1/2 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil, divided
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon sugar, divided
1/4 tablespoon salt
1 cup broccoli slaw
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
In a bowl, combine vinegar, 1 teaspoon oil and sugar. Add broccoli slaw and shredded carrots, cilantro and mint; toss and set aside.
Per Serving: [...]

Brussels Sprouts and Fingerling Potatoes

Posted October 10, 2012
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Delicious and healthy with just enough spice.

Kalebanzo Soup

Posted September 18, 2012
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You can easily make this dish vegan by substituting vegetable broth for the chicken broth and omitting the chicken sausage or substituting with a soy-based sausage.