Cilantro Brown Rice (Video)

This is a great recipe to intro­duce brown rice to your fam­i­ly.  It’s easy, requires only a few ingre­di­ents, and is packed with nutri­ents. Brown rice is con­sid­ered a whole grain.  Whole Grains include the entire grain:  bran, germ and endosperm.  Most of the nutri­tion is in the bran and germ which is packed with fiber, b-vit­a­mins, trace min­er­als, vit­a­min E,...
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Baked Pita and Tortilla Chips (Video)

These chips are more nutri­tious and low­er in calo­ries than reg­u­lar chips.  They are high­er in fiber,  low­er in fat and salt and are a third of the cost of reg­u­lar tor­tilla chips.  They are so easy to make that it’s a great recipe to make with your kids. For Video click:  HERE   Ingre­di­ents: 3 corn tor­tilla, cut into quar­ters 3 whole wheat pita bread, cut...
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How to Make Hummus (Video)

This is a very basic and easy Hum­mus recipe.  If you want to make it more inter­est­ing, add your own spin by com­bin­ing any of the fol­low­ing ingre­di­ents: chopped cilantro chopped jalapeño chopped chipo­tle chiles chopped pars­ley chopped roast­ed bell pep­pers Zaatar (spice mix­ture)   For video click here: How to Make Hum­mus     Ingre­di­ents: 2 cups of cooked...
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Tomatillo Salsa with Avocado Chunks

After long study ses­sions, I used to go to this tiny Mex­i­can Restau­rant called “Taque­ria” in New York City. The food is authen­tic, cheap and always crowd­ed. With each order you get tor­tilla chips with three sal­sas.  My favorite was always the tomatil­lo sal­sa with avo­ca­do chunks. Tomatil­los look like unripe toma­toes.  They are green or yel­low in col­or and usu­al­ly...
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Tabouli

Tabouli, or Tab­bouleh, is a great sal­ad to make in the sum­mer, when toma­toes are in sea­son and taste their best. This sal­ad is great to eat solo or, for a hearti­er meal, serve with fish or lamb.  It’s an easy dish to take to BBQ’s where peo­ple will love the fresh taste.  Bul­ghur and veg­gies add fiber and plen­ty of vit­a­mins.  Some­times, I add feta cheese for extra...
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Tzatziki

Tzatzi­ki is nor­mal­ly served as an appe­tiz­er with pita bread or as a sauce for gyros or sou­vla­ki.  It’s such a healthy and deli­cious dish that I serve it as a dip for tor­tilla chips or with my falafel recipe.  It’s a good source of pro­tein, fiber and vit­a­mins.  This recipe is easy to make but takes about 2–4 hours of “drain­ing time”. Ingre­di­ents: 3 cups non­fat Greek...
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