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Watermelon Cucumber Salad

Watermelon Cucumber Salad

This salad is simple, juicy, and thirst-quenching, making it a must-serve dish on hot summer days. Bastyr University nutrition student Lizzie Diehl recommends serving...

Spring Pea and Mint Soup

Spring Pea and Mint Soup

With fresh peas in season in both summer and fall, you'll have plenty of opportunities to make this English pea soup. Adapted from a recipe by local chef Diana Dillard...

Cheesy Polenta Bites on plate

Cheesy Polenta Bites with a Trio...

The expert-level recipe for Cheesy Polenta Bites Served with a Trio of Aiolis was among the 10 courses served at the 2016 final dinner presented by students...

Southwest Chipotle Chick'n Salad

Southwest Chipotle Chick'n...

With 25 grams of plant protein and 17 grams of fiber, this southwest chipotle chick'n salad will keep you fueled and satisfied, says Bastyr alumna...

Spicy Tempeh Tacos

Spicy Tempeh Tacos

If you haven't tried tempeh, this recipe is a great way to introduce you to its meaty flavor with the added bonus of providing you with some extra probiotics. That's...

holiday veggie loaf with mushroom gravy

Holiday Veggie Loaf with Mushroom...

Here’s a quick and easy recipe that is vegetarian, using basic ingredients that you’ll have sitting around in the kitchen to make a veggie loaf with mushroom gravy. Not...

plate of gingergbread cookies

Gingerbread Cookies

  Children love making and decorating these tasty little gingerbread cookie people. Unrefined cane sugar is a naturally processed...

bowl of almond cobbler

Winter Fruit Almond Cobbler

The unique use of crispy almonds and arrowroot makes this versatile cobbler recipe a winner. Zesty and wholesome, it adapts beautifully to many different seasonal fruit...

plate of chocolate covered coconut macaroons

Chocolate Covered Coconut Macaroons

These cjhocolate covered coconut macaroons are a fabulous sweet treat for adults or children that have problems with wheat or flour.  Be sure to have a good plan...

Harvest Salad

Fall Harvest Salad with Pumpkin...

Salads are not just for summer. They are a simple way to add nutritious, seasonal ingredients to your diet year-round. 

plate of chicken dumplings with sauce and chopsticks

Delightful Chicken Dumplings

The combination of ginger and scallion adds a unique fragrance to the chicken flavor of the dumplings.

Serving plate of 4 Shrimp Dumplings

Shrimp Dumplings

Combine mashed shrimp, Asian chives, shitake mushroom, minced peeled ginger, and vegetable oil in a bowl, mix well with a spoon. Line a baking sheet with parchment...

Bowl of spiced almonds

Spiced Almonds

This quick and easy snack is the perfect way to add a little zest to your day!

bowl of Mediterranean Inspired Quinoa

Mediterranean Quinoa

Inspired by a recipe from a student named David St. Martin, this whole grain salad has it all. Amino acid-rich quinoa combines with pine nuts and feta to provide...

Branzino fish

Branzino in Parchment

The pairing of lemon, fresh herbs and sweet fennel highlights the delicate flavors of the fish in this simple, healthy and exquisite dish. The use of parchment paper as...

Plate of Creamy Vegan Potato Salad garnished with green onions and lemon wedge

Creamy Vegan Potato Salad

The beloved Summer picnic salad gets a healthy,vegan – and green makeover! Using avocados instead of mayo makes a delicious creamy dressing for the potato salad that...

Plate of grilled portebello mushrooms with lemon wedge

Grilled Portabella “Ribs”

Portabella mushrooms are a versatile, flavorful ingredient that is nutrient packed and can easily fit into any BBQ party as grilled portabella "ribs" – no matter the...

Yucca fries and side of cilantro mayo

Yucca Fries with Cilantro Mayo

There are few things that can beat a good side of salty, crisp fries. Enjoy this healthier twist on a side item staple with these yucca fries with cilantro mayo....

Bowl of sweet potato soup with wholesome seedy crust crackers

Purple Sweet Potato Soup "en...

A staple in the Okinawan diet – revered for wellness promotion and longevity, purple sweet potatoes provide sweet, warming nourishment and are a great source of vitamin...

Plate with roasted acorn squash with cranberry quinoa stuffing

Roasted acorn squash with...

This stuffed, roasted squash isn't trying to trick you into thinking it's stuffed with meat. And it doesn't have to! The cranberry quinoa filling is satisfying enough...

Plate of Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad with Pumpkin Spice Vinaigrette

Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad with...

Craving a sweet pumpkin spice treat? Here's a light and nutritious shaved brussel sprout salad with pumpkin spice vinaigrette to curb your fall cravings. 

Astragalus, Nettle & White Bean Soup

Astragalus, Nettle & White...

This astragalus,nettle and white bean soup is simple to make, flavorful, and medicinal. While all the ingredients contribute to health in some way, astragalus acts as...

Spirulina Energy Bites

Spirulina Energy Bites

Spirulina is a greate source of B vitamins and essential fatty acids! Protein, healthy fats, and fiber make these sweet little bites the perfect energizing snack.

Dandelion Maca "Mocha"

Dandelion Maca "Mocha"

Give your adrenals a break by swapping your morning coffee for this dandelion root mocha! Maca root powder helps balance hormones and supports a healthy stress response...

Vegan,gluten-free cornbread slice with herbs and red bell peppper slices

Vegan, Gluten-free Cornbread

As the saying goes "necessity is the mother of invention", this vegan, gluten-free cornbread recipe was born in a rushed delivery during a cooking class here at Bastyr...

Ramen soup with boiled egg,sprouts and green onions

Sweet Potato Ramen in Bone Broth

This nourishing, gluten-free sweet potato ramen recipe is packed with flavor and nutritional value using bone broth !

Beet Carpaccio with Dark Greens Salad on plate

Beet Carpaccio with Dark Greens...

 Beet Carpaccio with Dark Greens Salad Recipe by Fernanda Larson, MS, CN

Cup of green tea on wooden table

Matcha Green Tea: Quality Matters

Before you brew this caffeine alternative, here are some tips for safer and tastier matcha green tea!

Woman holding hand over stomach

The Underlying Cause for Many...

Digestive issues are a common complaint in today’s fast-paced society.

Two cups of water with lime and mint

Cool Summer Treats

Summer brings those warm afternoons when frozen treats and sugar laden drinks are sometimes hard to resist.

Halloween

EEK-o Friendly Halloween Tips

At Bastyr we believe that a healthy planet and a healthy you are interdependent.

5 Natural Ways to Manage Pain

When looking for ways to reduce your pain, there are more than options than you think.  How can complementary and alternative medicine help manage your pain?  

A healthy plate and exercise reduce diabetes risk

So You Have Pre-Diabetes. Now What?

There is still time to bring that blood sugar level back down.

What To Eat Before And After A...

Optimize your workout with proper nutrition!

Revamp your Leftovers

3 fool-proof ways to transform leftovers into new and exciting meals

Improving sleep naturally

5 Ways to Get Better Quality Sleep...

Getting a good night’s sleep is a challenge for many. Poor sleep can wreak havoc on your energy and mood, and can increase the likelihood of developing hypertension and diabetes.[i]

Make the Switch to Alternative...

Are you cutting back on white sugar? There are plenty of other natural sweeteners that you can use instead!

3 Ways to Improve Gut Health with...

Remember when your mother always told you to “trust your gut”? Turns out she was right! Good health starts in your gut.

Top 5 Kitchen Medicines

Dr. Sheila Kingsbury discusses some of the common medicinal foods found in your kitchen!