Creamy Curried Chickpeas and Rice

Now that my husband and I are in our mid-50s, our fun-loving, eat-everything lifestyle has caught up with us and our physicians have instructed us that we must avoid the S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) with urgency. Eating more healthfully, therefore, means eating much less beef – a staple here in Texas (in fact, beef is…

Red Chori Masala

In November I was hit with a double whammy: gallstones and a fatty liver. Both of these came as a surprise, as I believed I ate healthfully. I don’t eat processed foods, I rarely eat fried foods, and I never eat fast food. But apparently I eat too much meat, too much pasta, and pretty…

Chicken Burrito Bowls

In the mood for something Mexican, but wanting to keep the calorie count down, I tried making Chicken Burrito Bowls for the first time. The family loved it, as they could custom design their toppings to suit their tastes. I sautéed marinated chicken and served it over white rice with a mix of both canned…

Mediterranean-Style Garbanzo Bean Salad

While my family enjoyed some spicy beef tacos, I chose a healthier option without sacrificing flavor. This Mediterranean-style salad with garbanzo beans provides a light, fresh protein source. Make this salad at least 4 hours ahead of time so that the flavors have time to blend. Mediterranean-Style Garbanzo Bean Salad 1 16-ounce can garbanzo beans,…

Green Curry Lentils with Spinach

Understanding that diet can contribute to all sorts of health conditions—including rheumatoid arthritis (of which I was diagnosed today), I created this healthful and flavorful meatless meal featuring easy-to-cook green lentils for dinner tonight. This meal is influenced by the flavors of Thailand and India. It’s packed with all kinds of goodness. Green Curry Lentils…