Orange Chicken Oaxaca – Celebrating Mexican Cuisine

In the province of Oaxaca in southern Mexico, chicken and other meats are often cooked with fruit and the spices that complement fruit. This area of Mexico has a little of everything, including mountains, very fertile valleys, and a mild climate. An abundance of produce and its famous chocolate make this area home to one [...]

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Sopa de Albondigas (Meatball Soup) – Celebrating Mexican Cuisine

Hearty soups with a beef base are also often eaten as family meals, particularly in Mexico's cattle ranching regions. Here is a hearty and inexpensive meatball soup flavored with a combination of mint and onion. The soup is filling, and with a salad or warm corn tortillas, makes a satisfying meal. As is traditional in [...]

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Arroz Mexicano – Celebrating Mexican Cuisine

Rice and various kinds of beans are staples in Mexico too and are often accompanied by warm fried plantains (a tasty, but not sweet, relative of bananas). Some rice dishes are hot and spicy  while others are a mild but flavorful base for cooked chicken or fish. Here is an easy recipe for Mexican rice [...]

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Old Fashioned Comfort Food – Bev’s Chicken Casserole

Yep, it’s still winter--cold and rainy or perhaps piled high with snow where you live. No matter where you live, cold weather just makes you want to curl up beside a fireplace in a cozy, warm cottage doesn’t it? Comfort food is certainly on my mind at this time of year and one of the [...]

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Slow Cooker Roast Beef Dinner

The concept is simple. Throw meat and some vegetables into a slow cooker, add some seasoning, and let it simmer all day. After a few hours you and your family have a complete, home-cooked meal, with minimal effort and maximum flavor. What could be better than that? Ingredients 3 to 4 pound beef roast, visible [...]

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Wild Salmon in Herb Source

I use wild caught Alaskan coho or chinook salmon in this recipe, not only because it tastes better than farmed Atlantic salmon, but because it doesn’t contain PCBs (chemicals with serious effects on the nervous system.) Enjoy this easy recipe when you’re pressed for time. It’s quick to clean up too! Wild Salmon in Herb [...]

By | June 30th, 2016|Fish, Flavor Fun, Main Dish|Comments Off on Wild Salmon in Herb Source

Savory, Simple Dishes For The Holidays

I don’t know about you, but this last week before the holidays is usually a mixture of excitement, busy-ness, nostalgia, and fun…with a bit of anxiety thrown in for flavor. I usually want everything to be perfect: the perfect presents, the perfect gatherings, and the perfect food, all to help create the perfect memories. But [...]

By | December 23rd, 2015|Desserts, Holidays, Main Dish, Meal Ideas|Comments Off on Savory, Simple Dishes For The Holidays

Cider Brined Turkey

Thanksgiving Tip #1 - The Turkey Thanksgiving is a time for reconnecting with friends and family, slowing down to consider the important non-material things in life, and of course, to chow down on some awesome food together! And no food is more central to the celebration than that indigenous North American bird, the turkey. Although [...]

By | November 20th, 2015|Holidays, Main Dish, Poultry|Comments Off on Cider Brined Turkey

Rich Flavors On The Grill – Low Acid Eating Made Simple

Wisps of fragrant barbecue smoke drifting over fences, the sublime sweetness of a ripe melon slice, and the sound of laughing kids running through sprinklers-- this is how we like to remember the last weeks of summer and the first days of Fall. For much of the country, late September and early October are part [...]

By | September 27th, 2015|Fall Recipes, Main Dish, Veggies|Comments Off on Rich Flavors On The Grill – Low Acid Eating Made Simple

You Can Enjoy Mexican Food Even With A Sensitive Bladder Or Stomach

Fresh and fun elements of our favorite recipes from south of the border! By Julie Beyer, MA, RDN Author, Speaker, Patient Advocate One thing I always tell my patients is that living with interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome is more tolerable if you have good problem solving skills. Sure, it is easy to end up depressed [...]

By | August 24th, 2015|Flavor Fun, Main Dish|Comments Off on You Can Enjoy Mexican Food Even With A Sensitive Bladder Or Stomach