Green Bean Soup with Fresh Dill

Green Bean Soup with Fresh Dill

My Granny always cooked this wonderful, light soup in early fall after she harvested the last of the green beans from her garden. Garnish it with a dollop of sour cream and another tablespoon of fresh dill for an elegant first course or simple summer dinner. This soup is always more flavorful after it rests a day or two in the fridge.

Sweetheart Cupcakes

Sweetheart Cupcakes

Make these cupcakes for your loved ones to help protect their heart. The oat flour helps to control cholesterol and beets have antioxidants to protect arteries. Give them a sweet treat that you can feel good about.

Indian Fried Rice

Indian Fried Rice

Hot chilies make you sweat, clear your sinuses, and can help you to burn calories by raising your body temperature. If you can’t take the heat, cut the quantity of chilies by half. But over time, you can develop a tolerance and taste for the magnificent chili!

Salmon Salad Nicoise

Salmon Salad Nicoise

Salmon is an easy fish to enjoy and most kids love the taste! Try to find wild salmon to be sure you’re getting the omega-3′s for heart health and to help improve your mood. If you prefer the traditional version of this dish, replace the salmon with a fresh tuna steak.

Pomegranate Margarita

Pomegranate Margarita

Besides ranking high as an antioxidant, pomegranate is delicious, tart and sweet at the same time. Margaritas are fun for entertaining and a great way to refresh thirsty guests at your next BBQ or picnic.

Papaya Lime Cooler

Papaya Lime Cooler

Papaya is high in vitamin C and a good source of fiber. It’s cool, soothing fruit blends up smooth, ideals for mixed drinks and smoothies.

Papaya Facial

Papaya Facial

Papaya contains a compound called papain that helps digestion because it breaks down proteins. It makes an excellent facial, naturally high in vitamin C and E.

Kir Royal

Kir Royal

Kir is a traditional French aperitif that combines the sweet syrup of currants with dry white wine. This kir is ‘royal’ since it uses champagne. If you can’t find the creme de cassis, any sweet raspberry flavor liquid will work nicely.