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Mint and Chili Spiced Black Rice

Mint and Chili Spiced Black Rice Makes: 6 servings Prep Time: 40 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes Ingredients: 2½ cups black rice, cooked ¼ cup red onion, sliced 1 cup celery, chopped ¾ cup mint, roughly chopped 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 2 limes, juiced 1 (14 ounce) can hearts of … Continue reading

Black Rice, Spiced Fruit and Cottage Cheese

Black Rice, Spiced Fruit and Cottage Cheese   Makes: 1 serving Ingredients: ½ cup Cottage Cheese, nonfat small curd ½ cup Black rice, cooked and dressed with lemon 1 Tangelo (or orange) ½ Banana 1 teaspoon Honey 1 teaspoon Cinnamon Directions: Mix. Serve. Eat. Nutrition Facts Per Serving: 281 calories, 18 g Protein, 1 g … Continue reading

Black is the New Brown.. Rice

Well, my latest obsession is black rice. An item I stumbled upon while on the prowl for black quinoa. Boy, was I in for a treat! There is simply nothing greater than the excitement that comes from getting to know  a new food. Literally, ideas for recipes and pairings will immediately swirl through my head. … Continue reading

The Appetite101 Three-Day Meal Plan for Weight Management

­Contrary to popular belief, following a healthy diet does not necessarily mean saying goodbye to foods that taste good. It does not require you to quit carbohydrates and load up on protein, nor do you need to carry a scale around to weigh every morsel of food that you consume. Instead, all you need is … Continue reading

Sautéed Mustard Greens with Black Eyed Peas

  Makes: 4 Servings Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes   Ingredients: 1 bunch Mustard Greens, stems removed 1 cup Black Eyed Peas, cooked ½ cup Tomatoes, diced 3 cloves shallot, sliced thin 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 cup fat-free Chicken broth   Directions: In a medium skillet, pour in one tablespoon of … Continue reading

Grilled Tilapia with Greens and Brown Rice

Makes: 4 servings Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 90 minutes   Ingredients: 1½ pounds tilapia fillets 1½ cups brown rice, cooked 3 cups mustard greens, chopped (or one-16 oz bag) 1 cup yellow onion, sliced 1 cup tomatoes, diced 1 cup fat free, low-sodium chicken broth 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 lemon, juiced Salt … Continue reading

6 Tips for Weight Management

Since many of us have resolved to get back in shape for the New Year, it might be necessary to create a checklist to help keep our diets and ourselves on the right track. Yes, willpower is required, but there are ways that we can reinforce and adhere to weight loss goals to make the … Continue reading

All about Mustard Greens

Inspired by my recent post, I went to the grocery store to purchase some winter produce, specifically one or more items that I had never tried before. The bright section of greens always catches my eye; it even intimidates me to an extent, because I have so much to try! Well, the other day a … Continue reading

Spiced Chicken with Rustic Roasted Vegetables

Spiced Chicken with Roasted Winter Vegetables  Makes: 4 servings Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes Ingredients: 2 pounds boneless chicken breasts 1 large yam 2 medium russet potatoes 1 large parsnip 2 large carrots 1 shallot, thinly sliced 1 medium orange, sliced 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon ground cumin ½ teaspoon chili powder ½ teaspoon … Continue reading

Warm & Savory Winter Cooking

Cozy up this winter with dishes that celebrate this season’s freshest produce items. The warming flavors of roasted root vegetables are comforting on a cold winter’s day. Sweet and tangy fruits are invigorating and compliment any savory meal. Peruse the produce section of the grocery store and you will find these items marked down in … Continue reading