Protect your Skin from the Summer Sun

Are you glowing with that summer tan? Unfortunately there is a pervasive belief in our society that a tan connotes health, affluence and beauty.  You’ll hear that a tan offers protection against sunburn.  The truth is that a tan offers very little protection against sunburn and we’re starting to learn some startling new truths fromContinue reading “Protect your Skin from the Summer Sun”

Your Healthiest Summer yet!

  Whether you’re staying home, traveling, or a little of both, check out these tips on how to stay healthy and beat the heat this summer! Stay Hydrated Purchase a water bottle that keeps drinks cold for longer – some double thickness stainless steel bottles keep ice for 24 hours! Make your own fruit-infused waterContinue reading “Your Healthiest Summer yet!”

Things to do today to improve your tomorrow

When a person has no aches and pains and no major health concerns, it’s easy to forget that such luxury is not forever. For most of us, there will come a day when our bones are not as strong, our muscles not as flexible, and our joints not as pain free. However, taking care ofContinue reading “Things to do today to improve your tomorrow”

Sweet and Sour Japanese Eggplant Bruschetta

Ingredients: 4 Japanese Eggplants Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 White Onion 4 Tablespoons Honey ½ Cup Vinegar ½ Cup Tomato Sauce 1 Medium Ball of Fresh Mozzarella 1 French Baguette Salt and Pepper to taste Preparation: 1. Sauté peeled and thinly sliced Japanese eggplant in olive oil; reserve. 2. In the same skillet cook thinlyContinue reading “Sweet and Sour Japanese Eggplant Bruschetta”

Butternut Squash and Pomegranate Quinoa Salad

Ingredients: 2 Cups Butternut Squash (1/2 inch cubes) 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 Cup Quinoa (Uncooked) 2 Cups Water 1 Pomegranate Seeds 2 teaspoons Chopped Fresh Sage ¼-1/2 Cup Crumbled Goat Cheese Salt and Pepper to taste Preparation: 1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Spray a baking sheet with olive oil. 2. TossContinue reading “Butternut Squash and Pomegranate Quinoa Salad”

Sweet Spaghetti Squash

Ingredients: 1 Spaghetti Squash 6 Tablespoons of butter 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon Preparation: 1. Cut squash in half lengthwise.  Scoop out the seeds then place the halves cut side down in a baking dish filled with enough water to cover the bottom of the dish. 2. Bake at 350 degrees for anContinue reading “Sweet Spaghetti Squash”

Spaghetti Squash with Marinara Sauce

Ingredients: 1 Spaghetti Squash   2 Cups Marinara Sauce Salt and Pepper to taste Preparation: 1. Cut squash in half lengthwise.  Scoop out the seeds then place the halves cut side down in a baking dish filled with enough water to cover the bottom of the dish. 2. Bake at 350 degrees for an hourContinue reading “Spaghetti Squash with Marinara Sauce”

Fall Veggie Wrap

              Ingredients: 1 Avocado, peeled, pit removed and sliced 1 Tomato, sliced 1 Small Cucumber, sliced 1 Small Red Pepper, cored, de-stemmed and sliced 1 Container of Radish Sprouts Several Leaves of Lettuce (Arugula, Romaine, Red Leaf, etc.) Whole Grain Tortillas or Flat Bread Cream cheese Pesto Preparation: WashContinue reading “Fall Veggie Wrap”

Arugula Basil Salad

Ingredients: 1 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar 1 Teaspoon Dijon Mustard 1/2 Teaspoon sugar or honey 1 Tablespoon Extra-virgin Olive Oil 2 Cups Arugula 1 Cup Fresh Basil 1/2 Cup Fresh Parsley 1/2 Cup Shredded Pecorino Romano Cheese (or any other hard cheese) Preparation: In a large bowl, whisk together the vinegar, mustard, sugar/honey, and olive oil.Continue reading “Arugula Basil Salad”