The Benefits of Vegetable Nitrates for Cardiovascular and Brain Health

In 2009, Michigan State researchers published a curious finding in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition – that people who had a diet high in leafy green vegetables consumed up to 5+ times (550 percent) more dietary nitrates than the average daily intake (1). Prior to the study, there was controversy over the role of nitrates inContinue reading “The Benefits of Vegetable Nitrates for Cardiovascular and Brain Health”

Lentil, Chorizo, Shrimp & Scallop Salad

This is absolutely one of my favorite dishes to make.   You can incorporate it into your meal as a salad, a tapas, or as your full meal.  It’s very versitile.  The taste of the roasted bell peppers with the lentils over arugala is so delicious.  Then the Chorizo flavor that is picked up andContinue reading “Lentil, Chorizo, Shrimp & Scallop Salad”

Chili-Lime Seafood with Tarragon Mashed and Broccoli

Enjoy the flavors of shrimps and scallops with the surprisingly good combination of tarragon and mashed potatoes with a side of broccoli.  (588 calories per serving) Here is the recipe – (Makes 2 servings) Ingredients: Seafood: ½ lb. fresh or frozen large shrimp, thawed, peeled and deveined 8 medium fresh or frozen scallops, thawed, driedContinue reading “Chili-Lime Seafood with Tarragon Mashed and Broccoli”