Chili-Spiced Sweet Potatoes

A white bowl of mashed sweet potatoes Mashed sweet potatoes are a great addition to any Thanksgiving Day spread. This easy-to-make orange and chili-spiked mixture is a refreshing twist on typically heavy potato dishes. Low in fat...
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Root Vegetable and Chickpea Tagine

Root Vegetable and Chickpea Tagine This easy-to-make tagine is representative of a traditional Moroccan tagine, which is cooked over coals to minimize the need for fire. Cooking this tagine in a crockpot allows for a slowly developed...

Amaranth Cereal

Amaranth Cereal Amaranth, a gluten-free seed known as an Aztecan staple food, makes a great addition to a whole foods-based anti-inflammatory diet in the cold winter months. It makes a great base for breakfast...

Savory Pear Green Salad

Savory Pear Green Salad If you're looking for a burst of delicious nutrition from a fruit that's grown locally in the Puget Sound area, look no farther than your nearest pear tree. High in vitamin C and potassium,...

Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus

Cilantro jalapeno hummus in a bowl, garnished with cilantro sprig. Instead of getting stuck in a rut when trying to come up with ideas about what to take to that next summer potluck, try making something that is fresh, tasty and easy to prepare, such as a ...

Grilled King Trumpet Mushrooms with Orange and Black Pepper

King Trumpet Mushrooms with Orange and Black Pepper on plate Nutty, mild king trumpet mushrooms get an umami boost from soy sauce and a peppery kick from arugula. This recipe comes from chef Becky Selengut's book ...

Smoky Ginger Butternut Soup

Smoky Ginger Butternut Soup in bowl This creamy autumn soup gains a subtle smokiness from dried dulse seaweed, which is rich in iron. The broth made with kombu greens adds minerals. Find these sea greens in a grocery store’s...

Broccoli Rabe with Red Pepper and Sesame Seeds

Broccoli Rabe with Red Pepper and Sesame Seeds Rabe, raab, rapini – this green cruciferous vegetable goes by many different names. Though broccoli is in its name, broccoli rabe is more closely related to turnips. The leaves are bitter and...

Pina's Coconut Pancakes

Coconut pancakes with fruit and honey This update on a classic pancake recipe features coconut oil, a heart-healthy oil with many benefits: lowering cholesterol, boosting immunity, improving hormone and insulin control, and providing...
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Cantaloupe Cucumber Salad

Cantaloupe Cucumber Salad Try this salad for a crisp, fresh introduction to the flavors of summer. Great as a side dish to spicy barbecue.

Quinoa Breakfast Bars

Quinoa breakfast bars on plate These protein-packed, gluten-free and only slightly sweetened bars are a healthy, grab-and-go snack or breakfast item. This recipe is easy and endlessly customizable — a “...

Herbarium Cocktail

Herbarium cocktail in Collins glass Elderflower, basil, and lemon cucumber brighten this warm-weather cocktail from Amy Stewart, author of The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World’s Great Drinks....

Coconut Cashew Bars

Coconut Cashew Bars "Full of fiber and free of dairy, gluten and sugar, these are my favorite treats before or after workouts. They are also excellent with a glass of chilled almond milk.   "This is a...

Tomato Basil Quinoa with Massaged Kale

Tomato Basil Quinoa with Massaged Kale This nutrient-dense seed is an ancient Incan food that can be eaten similarly to a whole grain and has a rich protein profile. Juicy tomatoes and fresh aromatic basil jazz up quinoa’s flavor profile...

Mock Hot Chocolate Drink

Mock Hot Chocolate Drink Enjoy this sweet, warming drink when you need a cool-weather pick-me-up! Carob comes from the seed pods of a locust tree and is rich in many nutrients. It’s delicious as a natural sweetener and...

Maple Pecan Bon Bons

 mini "pecan pies" recipe Don't have time to make a pecan pie? Try these easy mini "pecan pies" for your next holiday gathering. The dates that work as the glue to keep the bon bons together are a great source...

Fast and Satisfying Miso Soup

Fast and Satisfying Miso Soup As the name implies, this soup is quick and easy, making it an ideal entree when time is short. It is also warming, nourishing and an excellent companion for rainy and cold Pacific Northwest winter...

Crock-Pot Chicken Marbella

Crock-Pot Chicken Marbella Bastyr faculty member Jennifer Adler, who teaches the Therapeutic Cooking series in the Department of Nutrition and Culinary Arts, shared some of her...

Pecan Date Bon Bons

Pecan Date Bon Bons, oranges on a white plate with people cooking in background. Although bon bons most often are filled with gooey, sweet chocolate, these equally delicious Pecan Date Bon Bons are filled with nutritious ingredients that give you fuel rather than just a sugar...

Dad's Sardines on Crackers with Caramelized Onions

Three whole sardines on a metal dish. There are many reasons to eat sardines: They're healthy, affordable, safe and sustainable, according to our Natural Medicine health tip "4 Reasons Sardines are Great...

Flax Seed Oil Fruit Smoothie

A stylized plate and silverware. Get the heart health benefits from the omega-3 oil from flax seeds.
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