heart health

Fried Eggplant with Tomato Basil Bruschetta

by Judy Griffin on July 31, 2013

Ingredients 2 Farm fresh Eggplants, sliced thinly 2 eggs (you may need additional batter) 1/4 c. water 2 c. Whole Wheat or Whole Grain Organic Bread Crumbs  (I use Trader  Joe’s Organic Bread Crumbs. You can also make with Gluten Free Bread Crumbs) 4 or more tbsp of Grape Seed Oil (add more as needed […]


Quinoa Fiesta Romaine Wraps

by Judy Griffin on June 20, 2013

Quinoa Fiesta Romaine Wraps Makes 6 servings Ingredients: 4 cups cooked quinoa 2 cups edamame 1 zucchini peeled & chopped (cucumber is fine) 1 red onion, diced 1/4 c raw apple cider vinegar 1/2 c. olive oil 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice-2 limes 1 tsp Celtic Sea Salt 4 Tbsp. fresh cilantro 1/2 Red Pepper, […]


Zucchini Pasta with Basil Walnut Pesto

by Judy Griffin on June 6, 2013

Zucchini Pasta with  Basil Walnut Pesto 6 zucchinis 1 cup walnuts 2 cup packed fresh basil leaves ¼ cup of fresh parsley (not essential) 2 cloves garlic 1/8c. lemon juice ½ c. olive oil (1/4c oil+1/4cwater for less fat) 1 Tbsp of raw honey celtic sea salt Serves 4-6 Tools: Spiralizer or Vegetable peeler Get […]


Quinoa Tabouleh

by Judy Griffin on April 20, 2013

Quinoa Tabouleh- serves 6                       Ingredients: 3 cups cooked quinoa 1 bunch fresh parsley, finely chopped 1 cucumber, peeled & chopped into small pieces 1 red onion, finely chopped 1 bunch fresh mint, finely chopped Juice of 1 lemon 2 Tbsp Umeboshi Plum Vinegar ½ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil Directions: Rinse 1½ of quinoa. […]


Sunny Shamrock Smoothie

by Judy Griffin on March 16, 2013

Sunny Shamrock Smoothie Juice of 4 Freshly Squeezed Oranges-about 2 cups 2 cups of Dandelion Greens 1Avocado 1 tbsp Chia seeds 1 tbsp Raw Honey Blend up & drink up! If you don’t have a juicer you can put the peeled oranges in the blender. Just add more water because it will be thicker. This […]


Boost Heart Heath & Your Libido Deliciously!

by Judy Griffin on February 12, 2013

It’s no secret that eating a rainbow of nutrient dense high fiber foods has a huge pay-off to your longevity and vitality. But it isn’t it really great when a fringe benefit is boosting your libido. Heart Healthy Foods boost libido because they: Clear arteries Increase circulation Keep the blood flowing Reduce inflammation Energize Promote […]


Roasted Butternut Squash & Black Lentil Salad

by Judy Griffin on January 11, 2013

    1 Butternut Squash 1 bunch Swiss chard 3 fresh garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 tbsp olive oil 1 16 oz package of Black Lentils (Beluga) (you can buy these pre-cooked at trader Joes) 1 tsp, grated ginger ½ tsp sea salt ½ tsp fresh ground black pepper ½ tsp turmeric water to fill […]


Tempeh Cutlets Provençal

by Judy Griffin on November 26, 2012

Adapted from The Vegetarian Times Ingredients: 1 8-oz. pkg. tempeh, cut widthwise into 2 cutlets 1/2 cup white wine 1 Tbs. herbs de Provence (blend of thyme, rosemary, basil, tarragon and lavender) 1 Tbs. olive oil 2 cloves garlic, crushed ½ tsp celtic sea salt & ½ tsp. ground black pepper 1 red bell pepper, […]


Roasted Veggie Extravaganza

by Judy Griffin on November 25, 2012

Ingredients: 1 pound of Brussels Sprouts 6 beets (gold or red), peeled & sliced 4 white turnips, peeled & sliced 4 parsnips, sliced 3 leeks,sliced 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil (evoo) 4 garlic cloves 4 sprigs of Fresh Rosemary Celtic Sea Salt & Ground Pepper Directions: Preheat oven to 400 Mix vegetables together […]


Savory Stuffed Delicata Squash

by Judy Griffin on November 18, 2012

Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall. ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald As we bid farewell to summer there is so much to love about Fall.  New beginnings, beautiful colors, crisp days, and cool nights are  just some of the things I love about Autumn. I love the scrumptious fall fare […]