Warm Spinach Salad

 

November 21st, 2022

 

Recipe of the Week

By Alton Brown

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Nicole recently made a version of this recipe, but she added toasted sunflower seeds and walnuts. She also used ghee instead of bacon fat. I added red bell pepper chunks and tomatoes to mine. There are so many permutations to make here to be satisfied. I did not put mushrooms on mine

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Barley and Vegetable Soup by Dr. Weil

 

November 14th  2022

Recipe of the Week:

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Quick dish that is loaded with anti inflammatory compounds and robust flavor.

Enjoy,

Dr. M

Beef and Polenta

 

November 7th, 2022

Slow Cooker Beef and Polenta

This is a nice happy mouth feel dish. Grass fed beef gives us lots of iron, protein and omega 3 fats.

Enjoy,

Dr. M

Greek Style Broccoli and Pasta Salad from the Recipe Critic

October 31st, 2022

Greek Style Broccoli and Pasta Salad from the Recipe Critic

  would sub red peppers for the green type for the sweetness. Adding some chopped scallions makes me happy. Also, you could add some chunks of sopresatta and chick peas for more protein. Remember to get adequate protein in your diet at every meal.

Dr. M

Smoothie

October 24th, 2022

Recipe of the Week

Smoothie recipes that are healthy and focused on positive metabolic balance.

Go to this site for some options including coffee-banana and avocado-berry.

Recipe

Dr. M

Gingery Ground Beef (Soboro Donburi) by The Modern Proper -

October 17th, 2022

Recipe of the Week:

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Five ingredients, a few minutes and a hot skillet, and you’ll be digging into a delicious soboro donburi, a gingery ground beef that reminds us that the best Japanese recipes are often the simplest.

Dr. M

Hawaiian Poke by Emeril Lagasse

October 10th, 2022

Section III - Recipe of the week

This dish has a nice peanut flavor with a little heat as well. Fresh fish is a lovely way to feed your brain.

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Dr. M

Roasted Garlic and Parmesan Baked Halibut

Recipe of the Week:

Seafood

Roasted Garlic and Parmesan Baked Halibut - Link

I would drop the mayonnaise as it is not necessary. Place the fish on a wrap of your choice. Add broccoli sprouts and carrot strings for crunch and sweetness. Lively and lovely combo.

Enjoy,

Dr. M

Broccoli Rabe with Bulgur and Walnuts

September 26th, 2022

 

This dish includes Broccoli rabe, walnuts, Parmesan cheese, shallots, EVOO and bulgar wheat. It is a nice fall dish for dinner.

Here is the recipe link.

 

Dr. M

Lentil Soup

 

September 12th, 2022

Recipe of the Week

Lentil Soup by Pinch of Yum - link

Give this one a try. Lentils and soups in general are high quality. Lots of fiber, water and micronutrients to feed the soul.

Dr. M

Seafood Salad Cups by Giada

September 5th, 2022

Recipe of the Week:

 - What brings this dish together is the fragrant herb and garlic dressing that does double duty as a marinade for the seafood. The result is such a vibrant, delicious salad - you can either chop the radicchio up and toss it all together as a big salad, or leave the radicchio leaves whole and serve it up in these great lettuce cups.

Her food ideas are things of dreams. Here is her recipe link

Enjoy,

Dr. M

Recipe of the Week- Asian Coleslaw from Dr. Weil

August 15th, 2022

Ingredients:

1 medium head green cabbage
1 medium head red cabbage
3 tablespoons sea salt
3 large carrots
1/4 cup minced scallions
1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds

Dressing:
2/3 cup unseasoned rice vinegar
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons dark-roasted sesame oil

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Recipe of the Week: Baked Chickpeas

 August 8th, 2022

Ingredients:
2 cans of chickpeas
2 Tbsps extra virgin to olive oil
2 tsps Italian seasoning

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400F
Soak and then strain chickpeas. Lay out onto a baking sheet. Cover with olive oil mixing into chickpeas thoroughly. Sprinkle seasoning onto chickpeas evenly. Bake for 20 minutes shaking every 5 minutes. Add time for desired crunch. Salt and pepper to taste.

Enjoy,

Dr. M

 

Section III - Recipe of the Week

August 1st, 2022

White Beans with Bacon and Herbs By Jo

Link to the recipe: link

Here are the ingredients that she lists:

• Bacon – None of that precooked crumbled stuff, be sure to cook this up fresh so that your beans have some smokey and delicious fat to cook up in.
• Garlic – Use as much or little as you like.
• Herbs – Fresh rosemary, parsley, and basil.
• Red pepper flakes – To add some heat and color to our dish, feel free to omit if you’re spice averse.

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A favorite in our house - Pesto

July 25th, 2022

Recipe of the Week:

Ingredients:

4 cups fresh basil leaves (no stems)
1/2 cup pine nuts (traditional), cashews or walnuts
2 - 4 large cloves garlic ( more is better as far as I am concerned)
1 to 1.5 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup freshly grated pecorino romano or parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste preference

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Recipe of the Week: Stuffed Colorful Peppers

Section III - Recipe of the Week

Stuffed Colorful Peppers

Ingredients:

3 medium carrots, diced
3 stalks celery, diced
3 large shallots, diced
1 pound lean grass fed ground beef, bison, pork or a blend of all
3 tablespoons organic tomato paste
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
8 red or orange bell peppers, halved lengthwise and de-seeded

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Sheet pan roasted Vegetables

 

July 11th, 2022

Recipe of the Week:

A favorite at the Magryta house is sheet pan roasted vegetables. You can use cabbage, potatoes, asparagus carrots and so many others in this dish. The constant is the bacon and it's fat and the chick peas. You can also add garlic powder for a flavor twist. This is the way that I taught my children and their friends to enjoy brassica vegetables like brussels. Another variation is to sub Italian sausage or pancetta for the bacon.

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Recipe of the Week July 4th

July 4th, 2022

You all voted overwhelmingly for this section - so, it is back.

Giada DeLaurentiis is an incredible chef. Her summer salads are amazing. Here is a spin on the Caprese Salad with fresh tomatoes, basil and olive oil. She adds some salami and olives for texture and fat flavor. I like the salami added warmed or slightly grilled. She uses cut cold salami. You choose.

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The 15 year old Recipe

September 20th, 2021

This recipe came to me 15 years ago when I was visiting with a Cuban friend of mine. It has been one of my staple go-to meals on busy weekday nights ever since. This dish can be made in under 45 minutes which works well in my house when I have ravenous kids that barrel in the door from athletic events. My kids devour these beans and usually prefer paring them with a little sprouted long grain brown rice. Sometimes they eat them as a side dish, but most of the time my family prefers them as a nutritious meal by themselves with a side of broccoli or a fresh mixed green salad.

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Sweet Potato Pancakes for toddlers:

 June 14th, 2021

Young children need healthy fat to grow well. In fact, babies and young toddlers need almost half of their calories from fat, which is critical for brain growth and development. And even older children still need around a third of their calories from a healthy fat source. These Sweet Potato Pancakes are packed with antioxidants and essential nutrients that will supercharge your kids health. On-the-go parents of babies and toddlers often reach for processed, refined-grain snack foods like teething crackers, biscuits, cookies, and cereal (like Cheerios).

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