Coriander is considered both an herb and a spice since both its leaves and its seeds are used as a seasoning condiment. Fresh coriander leaves are more commonly known as cilantro and bear a strong resemblance to Italian flat leaf parsley. The fruit of the coriander plant contains two seeds which, when dried, are the parts that are used as the dried spice.
Many of the healing properties of coriander can be attributed to its exceptional phytonutrient content. In parts of Europe, coriander has traditionally been referred to as an “anti-diabetic” plant. In parts of India, it has traditionally been used for its anti-inflammatory properties. In the United States, coriander has recently been studied for its cholesterol-lowering effects.
Melt-in-your-mouth Eggplant Serving Size: 2-3Calories per serving: 51Fat per serving: 1.9g One of my favorite meatier vegetables is eggplant because it's got such a unique taste, is super juicy and hardly needs any seasoning to bring that taste out. This is a simple and healthy way to cook it at home. The light seasoning helps Continue Reading
Jalapeno Cilantro Cornbread Serving Size: 8Calories per serving: 279Fat per serving: 14.7gms This is one of my favorite accompaniments to a soup or gazpacho. Its hearty, sweet and spicy at the same time. I always love the crumbly texture of cornbreads and this one is packed with nutrients from whole wheat which makes it a Continue Reading
Chimichurri Kebabs Serving Size: 6 sticksCalories per serving: 242Fat per serving: 18.1g Summer is the perfect time to grill and I often quickly chop up fresh veggies and tofu to make light kebabs. The secret is in the sauce though - it can make or break your kebab! This Chimichurri sauce is my all time Continue Reading
Zuchi & Broc Patties Serving Size: 10-12 patties (4-5 people)Calories per serving: 163Fat per serving: 8.5gms In the mood for a quick and easy Mediterranean snack? These patties are a healthy take on the typical zucchini cakes and are packed with flavors of garlic and herbs as well as the goodness of greens! Makes a Continue Reading
Summer Detox Salad Serving Size: 4Calories per serving: 49Fat per serving: 0.3gms Looking to kick start a summer of healthy eating and get into that swimsuit? Look no further than this antioxidant rich detox salad. Using ingredients with cleansing properties and fresh summer flavors, this delicious recipe will help you shed those unwanted winter pounds Continue Reading
Huevos Rancheros Serving Size: 4Calories per serving: 354Fat per serving: 18.1g This Cinco de Mayo I decided to surprise my hubby with a Mexican breakfast in bed. Huevos Rancheros are a common breakfast plate served on farms in Mexico and have become so mainstream here in NYC. I decided to make a healthier version of Continue Reading
Moroccan Fish Tagine Serving Size: 2-4 peopleCalories per serving: 379Fat per serving: 16.2gms Ever since we came back from Marrakesh last year, this dish has been on the menu agenda. This fish Tagine will make you experience the tastes and sights of walking down the souks of Marrakesh. It's filled with bursts of flavors and Continue Reading
Chicken in a Spicy Sauce Serving Size: 4-6Calories per serving: 273Fat per serving: 11.1g What can you say about chicken cooked in a spicy, zesty sauce....nothing but delicious! It’s a staple in every Indian home because it brings back those flavors right from the Homeland. Everyone’s chicken curry tastes different - try mine out, I’m Continue Reading
Eggs in a Nest Serving Size: 1Calories per serving: 224Fat per serving: 11.7gm This recipe is low in calories and has healthy doses of protein, veggies and carbs. It can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Scrambled tofu works just as well, without taking anything away in terms of taste or nutrition. Ingredients2 whole Continue Reading
Red Kidney Beans Serving Size: 4-8Calories per serving: 298Fat per serving: 1.3gms This tangy tomato, onion based sauce mixed with red kidney beans not only gives you a protein boost but hits a spot on your palette. The mildness of kidney beans combined with a few Indian spices creates the best compliment of flavors. Ingredients3 Continue Reading