Who doesn't love nachos? They're a surefire crowd-pleaser and easy to prepare. All the toppings can be really heavy though, so I wondered if there was a way to make them easier on the stomach. I came up with this lighter recipe, more for everyday noshing than for guests. They actually make a great meal … Continue reading Nachos for Dinner!
Something essential to homecooked meals is a good sauce! Whole grains, cooked vegetables, salads, and proteins are full of nutrition but need extra flavoring to make you want to eat them again, right? I'm always on the lookout for sauces, marinades, and dressings that aren't loaded with added sugar and salt because I counsel so … Continue reading Vegetarian Tikka Masala
This Thanksgiving will be unusual, with Covid-19 causing most of us to trim our gatherings in half or less. It's a bummer but we've been cloistered for most of the year already, postponing vacations and other travel, so maybe mentally we're prepared? Still, I love the holiday season and plan to do everything else I … Continue reading Maple Dijon Tempeh with Roasted Fall Vegetables
About half the people I see in the clinic have some form of diabetes: prediabetes, type 1, type 2, gestational, or even a rarer type 1.5. The nutrition prescription for all of them shares one similarity—watch the total carbs. Carbohydrates are the one macronutrient that most affects changes in blood sugar (proteins and fats are … Continue reading Best Snacks for Diabetes
The sun is getting brighter, the air is breezy and sweet, and we're just moving away from soup season. But my mind is still reflecting on so-called immune-boosting foods from the last post! Although total diet quality likely matters more than loading up on a single "superfood," there are special foods worth exploring. Mushrooms are … Continue reading Vegan Cream of Mushroom Soup
Whatever's in my supermarket produce aisle inspires my next dish—this time it was large, perfectly round portobello mushroom caps. I know some people hate mushrooms, maybe a texture thing, but I grew up eating them. My mom often had a bowl of dried mushrooms soaking in its brown liquid that she'd toss into a vegetable … Continue reading Stuffed Portobellos