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, antioxidants and...
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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 into quarters...
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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 jalapeno 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 garbanzo beans 3 garlic...
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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 enclosed in a...
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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 flavor or roasted...
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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 yogurt, you can...
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