Grilled Sweet Potatoes

Heat oils in saucepan. Stir in flour. Whisk 1-2 minutes over low heat. Remove from heat. Add heated liquid and stir briskly until smooth. Return to heat. Add miso. Bring almost to a boil. Turn down to low heat and simmer until thickened. Yields about 1 cup.

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Nutritious Pie Crust

This nutty and nutritious crust makes a perfect base for many cooked and raw fillings.

Molasses Wake-Up Drink

One tablespoon of blackstrap molasses contains about 17% of the RDA of calcium and iron, making this a true energy drink, unlike the temporary and illusory energy “boost” provided by coffee.

Nectarine Halves

This is such a nutritious “stuffed” recipe. It’s a favorite around my house because we always change it. The nectarines can be substituted with other fruits such as, mangoes, apricots or peaches. The nut butters can be substituted with different combinations and the stuffing itself can be diluted with water (adding a little at a time) to make a thick sauce and pour over the fruit halves. It’s a fun recipe to play with for casual to more elegant meals.

Papaya Ice Cream

You can combine fruits by running varying chunks through a blender, or by pre-blending the fruits and freezing in ice cube trays as in the following recipe:

Beet Borscht – Russian Recipe

Borscht has many forms but is always made with beets. It is sometimes made as a hearty stew that is served hot. This borscht is a light, cold soup which makes a light, refreshing dish to serve on hot days.

Ezekiel Bread

This recipe is pretty time consuming but it is well worth the efforts. It’s an old biblical recipe (hence the name) that’s been around – well, since biblical times. This is one of my favorite recipes that I save for special occasions. For regular occasions – I look for it in the bakery section at the local health food store. Of course you could get the flours already milled but it is quite the treat to not only eat but make this bread as they did in the biblical times (and fun to make with kids!).

Smoothies For Health and Taste

A few years ago smoothies came on the scene with a great bang. Suddenly, ‘Smoothie Shops’ popped up everywhere. Today we see smoothies available everywhere else too. There are even frozen smoothie mixes at the local grocery store. Smoothies are great if you’ve been a little lax in your diet and a few pounds have crept on. They can be great sources of vitamins and minerals. And different combinations can help different ailments. However, you should be aware that all smoothies are not made equal. Some are filled with sugar, and some have way too many calories from fat.

Kidney Kindness Salad

Watercress and endive are powerful cleansers of the intestinal and circulatory systems. They also improve kidney function.

Barley Vegetable Casserole

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 1-quart casserole with nonstick cooking spray. Place barley and ¼ cup vegetable broth in nonstick skillet; cook over medium heat 3 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring frequently. Transfer to prepared casserole dish.