8.22.2014

Cornbread with Blueberries - Gluten Free


1 ¾ cup corn flour or cornmeal
¼ cup gluten free flour or millet flour 
2 teaspoons baking powder
Good pinch salt
1/3 maple syrup 
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 cup water or unsweetened soymilk
2 eggs
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease an 8x8 inch square baking pan with olive oil and then dust with flour. Set aside.

To a bowl add cornmeal, flour, baking powder and salt. Whisk to combine.

In another bowl combine maple syrup, olive oil, water (or soymilk), and the eggs. Whisk to combine.

Fold the wet ingredients into the dry. Lightly stir in the blueberries.

Transfer batter to the prepared pan. Bake for 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

By Carol Wasserman
Holistic health nutritionist specializing in weight loss

8.21.2014

Red and Tan Quinoa Salad with Matchstick Carrots, Cilantro, and Corn

Quinoa cooks in only 15 minutes. Toss with any vegetables or herbs in your fridge and you have a quick healthy meal.

Here I used frozen corn (defrosted), chopped cilantro and carrots. Tossed with olive oil, sea salt, and red wine vinegar. 

I always make extra so I have healthy lunches and snacks during the week. This is also great for breakfast.

Throw some sliced avocado on top, or canned beans - garbanzos or black beans would be excellent!

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8.20.2014

Cannellini Bean and Cabbage Salad


I always keep organic canned beans on hand. Cabbage too. Cabbage is great because it lasts a long time - it keeps well and it also takes a while to get through an entire head. And it's inexpensive! 

Cabbage is excellent for stir-frying and salads. For the one here I used green cabbage, but I like purple cabbage too. 

Thinly slice cabbage. Toss with a can of beans. Add any other veg you like. Pictured here is celery and red radishes. Toss with olive oil, sea salt, and lemon juice. Delish! 

A great lunch or dinner. 

Diets don't work, eating well does.
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8.19.2014

Chinese Vegetable Sauté. Macro Style


Sautéed scallions, bok choy, shiitakes, broccoli and ginger. 
Toss with flavored baked tofu. 
Season with gluten free tamari and toasted sesame oil. 
If you like, add diluted kuzu to glaze
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8.15.2014

The Healthiest (and Quickest) Dinners for Weight Loss. MY TOP 5

(a red and tan quinoa salad with cilantro, red radishes, carrots, and cranberries)

MY TOP 5 HEALTHIEST AND QUICKEST DINNERS FOR WEIGHT LOSS

5. Salad. Buy pre-washed lettuce and mix it with veggies you like. You can also include: canned beans, olives, chopped pickles, avocado (or guacamole), salted tomatoes, fresh herbs (basil, parsley, cilantro), artichoke hearts, hearts of palm, tofu, corn (slice raw off the cob). Toss with extra virgin olive oil, sea salt, and fresh lemon or lime juice

4. Veggies! Frozen organic vegetables are healthy and easy. Buy what you like. Asparagus, broccoli, carrots, peas, kale.... Dress with olive oil and lemon juice OR gluten free soy sauce and toasted sesame oil

3. Beans. Open a can of beans. Stir in chopped veggies. Ideas include: cucumbers, radish, cabbage, carrots, broccoli, peppers, jalapeno, tomatoes. Dress with olive oil and red wine vinegar

2. Hummus. Raw vegetables and hummus make a wonderful, quick, and satisfying dinner. Chop up any raw veg you like including fennel, cauliflower, peppers, and zucchini.

1. Quinoa. Cooks in only 15 minutes. Mix with beans, chopped fresh herbs and vegetables, avocado, edamame, sauteed mushrooms, scallions, walnuts, and/or pumpkin seeds. Toss with olive oil and lemon juice or red wine vinegar.

Diets don't work, eating well does! That's my motto. For the healthiest, most permanent, and easiest weight loss - get on the program with me! 

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8.14.2014

Summer Rolls with Fresh Basil and Herb Sauce



These summer rolls are made with brown rice spring roll wrappers. Stuffed with raw veggies. 

The basil sauce also includes cilantro, parsley, capers, lemon and olive oil

Lose weight and keep it off with unprocessed and natural foods. Diets don't work, eating well does. 

Holistic nutritionist specializing in weight loss.  

www.GetHealthyWithCarol.com 

8.13.2014

Blanched Kale with Miso Tahini Dressing


Steam or blanch kale
For dressing:
Purée:
Sweet white miso paste
Tahini
Toasted sesame oil
Gluten free tamari soy sauce
Water
(Optional:honey)
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