Artichoke and Potato Bliss

Ingredients 1 ½ pounds red bliss potatoes, quartered 1 large red onion, julienne ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil 3 jars Grilled baby artichokes 1 T chopped garlic ¼ turmeric ¼ paprika 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper ⅛  teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 cup pearl tomatoes 2 lemon, juice and zest 2 cups kalamata olive…

Power Green Enchiladas

Ingredients: 1 bunch lacinato kale, chopped 1 bunch Swiss chard, chopped 1 bunch spinach, chopped 1 can black beans, drained 2 cups vegetable stock 10 cremini mushrooms, sliced 1 medium onion, sliced thin 1 medium red pepper, sliced 2 fresh tomatoes, chopped 1 tsp. cumin 1 tsp. paprika 1 tsp. chili powder 5 cloves garlic,…

Love Snacking? Choose healthy ones!

Quick Healthy Snack Ideas Nuts Great way to satiate your hunger! Nuts keep you full for longer periods. Choose from the lower fat content such as cashews, almonds, and walnuts. Spice it up! I created a few spiced snacks to go Nuts! Melon Cubes Cut up some watermelon or, cantaloupe or honeydew and keep them…

Spicy Veggie Burgers

Originally posted on Cinthia Carolina:
Serves 12 Serve these hearty veggie burgers on whole grain buns and your favorite condiments with a side of veggies!!! Ingredients: 4 cup cooked brown rice 4 cup cooked black beans, smashed and whole 1 diced jalapeno 1 potato, cooked and smashed 1 cup diced tomato 1 cup diced roasted red…

Spices 101: What is a Spice?

Originally posted on Cinthia Carolina:
A spice is an aromatic, edible dried part from plant’s buds, root, bark, stem, leaves or seeds that we find in small bottles in markets. Spices originated in India, Indonesia, and Asia where they were used as medicine remedies to heal different ailments. Turmeric, cloves, cinnamon, coriander, ginger and black pepper…

Hatch Chiles Are Here!

Originally posted on Cinthia Carolina:
They’re here!! Hatch Chiles! (Finally) Hot Chiles arrive from Mexico like a summer heatwave.… Caliente!  They surge into town around August and by September they are gone.  Adios muchachos! So buy some while they are here and I’ll  whip up some cool and exciting recipes for you to try.  It’ll…

Take a trip to the PRODUCE DEPARTMENT!

  Eat from the RAINBOW! Get inspired by walking around the produce department of your favorite store or visit the local farmers market and you will be amaze by the variety of vegetables and fruits available to eat specially where I live in California where we are blessed with an awesome array of veggies! You need more…

Potato and Artichoke Bliss

   Ingredients 1 ½ pounds red bliss potatoes, quartered 1 large red onion, julienne ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil 4 canned baby artichokes 1 T chopped garlic ¼ turmeric ¼ paprika ⅛  teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 cup heirloom tomatoes, diced 1 lemon, juice and zest ½  cup roughly chopped kalamata olive 1 tablespoon…

Spicy Veggie Burgers

Serves 12 Serve these hearty veggie burgers on whole grain buns and your favorite condiments with a side of veggies!!! Ingredients: 4 cup cooked brown rice 4 cup cooked black beans, smashed and whole 1 diced jalapeno 1 potato, cooked and smashed 1 cup diced tomato 1 cup diced roasted red bell peppers 1 cup shredded…

Simple Vegetable Curry

Ingredients: 1 onion, chopped 2 jalapeno peppers, chopped 2 T ghee 4 cloves garlic 1 1/4 cups low-sodium chicken broth 1 small cinnamon stick 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 1 teaspoon cardamom 2 star anise a few whole cloves 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 orange, rind and juice 1 cup canned light coconut milk…

My Love for Truffles

Originally posted on Cinthia Carolina:
Growing up in a tropical country where bananas, pineapples and mangos are part of our daily diet, I never came across anything like Truffles…. “The Diamond of the Kitchen,” as the French Gastronome Brillat Savarin called it. I remember the first time I smelled and tasted one. It was in…

Mindful Eating : Using Your Senses

Originally posted on Cinthia Carolina:
Have you ever caught yourself really starving tired by the end of the day? You just might want to shovel anything you can find on your way home, like a fast food restaurant or make it home just in time to microwave frozen store bought food to satisfy your hunger.…