Tomato Balsamic Salad Dressing Recipe

If you like tomato sauce and vinegar, you will like this ‘tart’ salad dressing. Lately, my salads are a combination of baby arugula and spinach. I get organic spinach because it’s on the Dirty Dozen List. Continue reading “Tomato Balsamic Salad Dressing Recipe”

9 Healthy Reasons To Eat Your Beans (legumes) Everyday

You know, I have always liked beans. But, no one in my family likes them. This is weird to me. But, everyone is different and you have to live with it. Yet, at the same time, my wife has been eating more fruits and vegetables than she ever has. We can change only when we are ready. Continue reading “9 Healthy Reasons To Eat Your Beans (legumes) Everyday”

3 Healthy Reasons We Should Eat Red Bell Peppers Every Day

I try to explain why I eat the way I do. When I started this site, I thought it was only going to be about weight loss. But, when you are eating healthy, you start feeling better. Continue reading “3 Healthy Reasons We Should Eat Red Bell Peppers Every Day”

Why Eating Potatoes Everyday Is Nutritious And Helps You Lose Weight…

The number one reason I eat potatoes is because I simply love them. They fill me up and keep me satisfied. I know they are high on the Continue reading “Why Eating Potatoes Everyday Is Nutritious And Helps You Lose Weight…”

Health Giving Reasons To Make Tahini Salad Dressing

Tahini is very fatty, yet surprisingly nutritious unlike most refined oils which are strictly empty calorie. For example, it has Omega 6 fatty acids, but you don’t want to over do it with this one. Omega 3 fatty acids will help keep things in balance.

‘Tahini is ground sesame seeds having nutrients like Thiamine, Vitamin B 6, Phosphorus and Manganese’ ~ your author

Omega 3 is in certain nuts and seeds like chia seeds, flaxseed and walnuts. So, you could sprinkle a teaspoon or so of one of these on your salad. You also can obtain it from oils like soybean and canola.

Sardines would be the safest source fish I know of freest from contamination. I have always loved sardines, and I do have a can once in a while for the Omega 3. I buy Season® brand sardines in olive oil. They are wild caught and sustainable.

During the holidays or birthdays I do eat a little meat. It’s something I guess some of us ‘vegetarians’ just can’t get away totally from. Can’t upset grandma and say no. If you eat mostly plant based whole food most of the year, I can’t see how eating a few ounces of animal products can hurt. Don’t be a perfectionist, just do your best trying to eat mostly fruits and vegetables as often and as much as you can.

‘Tahini is very tasty, with sort of a pungent taste’ ~ your author

You get antioxidants and healthy fats in your diet with my tahini dressing on your salad, as well as several vitamins and minerals I already mentioned.

‘Literature data on the nutritional value of sesame seeds (Sesamum indicum L.), their use in feeding the world population and food production are presented. Sesame seeds contain up to 55% oil and 20% protein. Sesame proteins are limited by lysine but rich in tryptophan and methionine. Sesame oil is rich in linoleic and oleic acids, the predominance of gamma-tocopherol over the other isomers of vitamin E and high content of fat-soluble lignans (sesamin and sesamolin). Thanks to recent sesame oil has a phytoestrogen activity; it has a cholesterol-lowering effect [1 ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21842753]’.

I eat two bags of 5 lettuce green salad each day. I just love the taste of my tahini dressing, which honestly, is a big reason I eat so much salad everyday!

Source- 1 URL ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21842753
Website Title Voprosy pitaniia
Publication Year 2011
Access Day 12
Access Month november
Access Year 2019
Article Title Nutritional value of sesame seeds

Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.

Quick Hand Shredded Green Cabbage with Spinach Salad

I like things quick and simple. Also, I like eating nutritious foods. This is a salad you won’t have to eat much of to start feeling better about your health. And, as for calories go, you don’t have to think twice about it… Continue reading “Quick Hand Shredded Green Cabbage with Spinach Salad”

How to Cook Pinto Beans Best

I eat pinto beans all the time. For me, this means every day. Beans, rice and potatoes are all very important when you have made the decision to go ‘Vegetarian’. This is where you get more protein, fiber and don’t still feel hungry after every meal! Beans fill you up!

Continue reading “How to Cook Pinto Beans Best”

Healthy Vegetable Soup Recipe

I like hot meals. So, if you like soup like I do, you will probably enjoy eating my Healthy Vegetable Soup Recipe on a weekly basis. How much healthier can you get than doing it yourself from scratch? You can become your own best chef quite easily and not have to join a cooking school. You learn as you do… Continue reading “Healthy Vegetable Soup Recipe”

Mashed Potato with Tomatillo sauce, sautéed Onion and Mushroom recipe

As you probably figured out if you have read my stuff enough, is that I love potatoes. Lately, I steam my potatoes.

You can get a potato masher or put the steamed potatoes in your Cuisinart® and make great soft mashed potatoes in a snap… Continue reading “Mashed Potato with Tomatillo sauce, sautéed Onion and Mushroom recipe”

Rice Vinegar Cabbage Salad with Pumpkin and Sunflower seeds

I like cabbage and eat it quite often. It’s supposed to be a great cancer fighter. I like tart dressings, so I use seasoned rice vinegar on my cabbage salad with a few pumpkin and sunflower seeds on top.

I usually have this type of Continue reading “Rice Vinegar Cabbage Salad with Pumpkin and Sunflower seeds”