Super Salads

Remember when a salad used to mean a chunk of iceberg lettuce and a few slices of tomato drowned in creamy dressing and Bacos bits? And yes I'll admit that tasted pretty good! But salads have now evolved into a flavorful art form with an endless stew of ingredients. Trendy are hearty grain salads that … Continue reading Super Salads


Best Fruit Pizza Ever

I love simple ideas that make me wonder "why didn't I think of this before?" such as this fruit pizza. I used a whole wheat pita to provide a sturdy base. You not only get antioxidant-rich fruits but equally potent cinnamon, nuts and peanut butter for extra nutrients and lasting satisfaction. The base is Greek yogurt … Continue reading Best Fruit Pizza Ever

Fiesta Bean Salad with Quinoa (Ensalada Fiesta con Frijoles y Quínoa)

This recipe was featured during a bilingual diabetes cooking class I had taught at the hospital offering Latino recipes. I've seen a growing number of Latino patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes. The challenge is that beans and rice is such an important staple of their diets, often eaten 2-3 times a day. Some have … Continue reading Fiesta Bean Salad with Quinoa (Ensalada Fiesta con Frijoles y Quínoa)