Let’s Get Cooking with Berries!

Earlier this week we shared information about the power of berries.  Click here if you missed it.  We would be remiss if we didn’t share a few great recipes for adding berries to your life.   First, check-out this Strawberry, Fennel and Arugula salad recipe from Rebecca Katz, author of The Healthy Mind Cookbook.   […] Read More

Hibiscus Pomegranate Cooler: A Splash of Summer so Tasty that you will Forget it is Healthy

Are you looking for a cool beverage to add to your summer menu that isn’t loaded with artificial sweeteners, sugar, or ingredients you can’t pronounce? Rebecca Katz, author of The Healthy Mind Cookbook, has an incredible recipe for a Hibiscus Pomegranate Cooler that is sure to please your taste buds without compromising your health. We […] Read More

Out with the Sugar and Unhealthy Fats to Make Room for Brain Healthy Foods: Stocking the Kitchen for the Mediterranean Diet

Once you decide to give the brain boosting Mediterranean Diet a try, you will realize that corn syrup, butter, margarine, mayonnaise, and some of the other foods high in unhealthy fats and sugar that may be lurking in your pantry, refrigerator, and freezer aren’t what you need to start cooking. It is time to find those items […] Read More

Mediterranean Diet Nutritional Powerhouse: Avocado and Fava Bean Salad

The Mediterranean Diet recommends eating a plant-based diet as the primary portion of the foods we consume daily. One of the most typical plant based meals consumed is the salad. However, when you mention a salad, many people envision a large bowl of iceberg lettuce with some carrot shreds and ranch dressing. However, that kind […] Read More

Mediterranean Diet Recipe Box: Layered Vegetable Torte Brings Beautiful Colors and Bright Flavors to your Table

You can’t talk about the Mediterranean Diet without talking about the inherent beauty of the deep colors of vegetables in our world. The Mediterranean Diet recommends having the base of your diet be plant-based foods, including a variety of colors and flavors of vegetables.  Well, this Layered Vegetable Tort recipe from The New York Times […] Read More

Mediterranean Diet Favorite Recipe: Savory Roasted Chickpeas Make a Tasty and Crunchy Snack

When I asked Allison McKeany, the RE:mind program dietitian, for her favorite Mediterranean diet recipes she said the Blue Zones site is one of her favorite places to go. To start the recipe search off we wanted to share one of Allison’s favorite Mediterranean Diet recipes from the Blue Zones… Savory Roasted Chickpeas Allison said, […] Read More

Nutty Coconut Granola Crunch

Possible Adjustments: You can customize this recipe to meet your personal taste. You may add dried fruit or seeds (such as raisins, apples, pumpkin seeds, etc.) after baking. If you do not like one of the types of nuts in the original recipe, do not be afraid to substitute hazelnuts, brazil nuts, or macadamia nuts […] Read More

Is Soaking Nuts Really Necessary?

Have you ever eaten a large serving of nuts and felt a little unsettled later? Perhaps you even saw what looked like chopped nuts in your stool. Digestion of nuts requires careful and thoughtful chewing and is aided by soaking and drying nuts before consumption to reduce phytic acid. Phytic acid is found not only […] Read More

Walnuts for Dessert: a Gustatory Experience

GUSTATION: A FANCY WORD FOR TASTE Gustation (taste) is the sensory response produced when something in the mouth reacts chemically with the taste buds. Taste is divided into five categories: sweetness, sourness, saltiness, bitterness, and umami (savory or meaty).1 The flavor of a food, often referred to as taste, is influenced by our sense of […] Read More

Healthy Holiday Recipes: Take the Sugar, Gluten, and Preservatives Out and Start New Traditions for Tasty and Nutritious Holiday Meals

Many traditional holiday appetizer and dinner recipes are loaded with sugar, corn syrup, gluten, and all sorts of processed ingredients. This year we challenge you to take your holiday dinner back to a natural state by serving recipes prepared with whole foods. Here are some great recipes to try. As an added bonus, many of […] Read More