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Warm Citrus Lentils

Makes: 3 servings Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Ingredients: 1 cup dried lentils 1 cup fennel, shaved or thinly sliced ½ cup fresh mint, roughly chopped 1 large orange 2 teaspoons crushed garlic ½ tablespoon extra virgin olive oil ½ tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon honey ¼ teaspoon … Continue reading

Roasted Chickpea & Tangelo Salad

Makes: 4 servings Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Ingredients: ROASTED CHICKPEAS 1 (15-ounce) can garbanzo beans, rinsed thoroughly and dried ¼ tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon ground cumin ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper ¼ teaspoon chili powder SALAD 2 cups spinach or mixed greens 1½ cups arugula ¾ … Continue reading

Spring’s Seasonal Produce

With every transitioning season, comes a surge of new produce items available at their peak (meaning the freshest picks at desirable prices)! Be sure to try varieties that you never had before and in more ways than one! Revel in that fact that you will be expanding your culinary wings while obtaining the most nutritionally … Continue reading

Power Up with Protein!

Here’s a fun fact: most foods contain protein, even if only in trace amounts! Most of us associate protein with poultry, beef, pork, seafood, and eggs. What you may not know is there are plenty of other sources, usually belonging to a group called legumes, which offer us a significant amount of protein, especially when … Continue reading

Beef Brisket Sliders

  Makes: 10 sliders Prep Time: 1 day for marinade Cook Time:  Approximately 4-6 hours  Ingredients: 1, 2-pound beef brisket, lean cut, trimmed to ¼” fat 10 enriched slider rolls HERB BUTTER ½ cup margarine ½ cup fresh parsley, minced ¼ tablespoon kosher salt SIMMERING LIQUID ½ tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 medium yellow onions, … Continue reading

All About Corned Beef

When you think of St. Patrick’s Day what foods come to mind? Irish potatoes, soda bread, and corned beef are just a few of the traditional favorites that are enjoyed at this time of year. Though our prideful Irish friends are familiar with these dishes, the rest of us might wonder how to prepare them, … Continue reading

Balsamic-glazed Asparagus & Cherries

Makes: 4 Servings Active Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Ingredients: 1 pound asparagus spears, ends trimmed 1 cup dark cherries, pitted, frozen or fresh 1½ tablespoons spicy brown mustard 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon honey Directions: In a small bowl, whisk together mustard, balsamic vinegar, olive … Continue reading

Get Your Plate in Shape!

It’s National Nutrition Month and certainly an opportune time to give our bodies and plates a healthy makeover! Last year, the USDA developed MyPlate to give us a visual idea about how to implement a nutritious diet with each meal. The first rule? Make half of your plate fruits and vegetables. Two to three servings … Continue reading