Also known as capsicum, sweet peppers, bell peppers or hot peppers. Cultivars of the plant produce fruits in different colors, including red, yellow, orange, chocolate brown, lilac, ivory, deep purple and green. Bell peppers are sometimes grouped with less pungent pepper varieties as “sweet peppers”. Native to Mexico, Central America and South America peppers later spread to other European, African and Asian countries. Whether spicy or sweet, they contain many phytochemicals, which are naturally occurring compounds found in plants and are nutrient-dense. They’re one of the richest sources of vitamins A and C. Just a cup a day can provide more than 100% of your daily needs.

Peppered Cauliflower
Auto Draft Serving Size: 2-4 peopleCalories per serving: 78Fat per serving: 7.0gms I wasn't very fond of cauliflower, but this dish turned me into a fan! Its beauty truly lies in simplicity...the aromas, the peppery taste mixed with the sweetness of the bell peppers, and the crunchy texture of the slightly-browned cauliflower come together in Continue Reading
Tofu & Bok Choy Stir Fry
Tofu & Bok Choy Stir Fry Serving Size: 4Calories per serving: 95Fat per serving: 3.7g This tofu stir fry recipe is easy to cook, healthy and delicious. The first time we tried it, my husband and I couldn't stop eating it and finished the whole bowl. Served over hot rice it is a complete meal. Continue Reading
Eggs in a Nest
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
Salmon Tacos
Salmon Tacos Serving Size: 6Calories per serving: 354Fat per serving: 24.3gm Congratulations Anushilla Sawhny for winning the January 2013 Chef's Hat contest! Thank you for sharing your healthy and delicious recipe with us. Read Anu's recipe summary:I'm constantly at a struggle when it comes to cooking salmon, because of it's strong taste and smell. Cooking Continue Reading
Stir-fried Veggies
Stir-fried Veggies Serving Size: 2-4Calories per serving: 105Fat per serving: 2.2gms A quick fix for a veggie craving. The crispness yet tender bite creates a refreshing burst of flavor and accompanies any entree pretty well. Ingredients1 teaspoon wok oil or vegetable oil 2 chopped green bell peppers 8 oz. portabello or shiitake mushrooms 2 chopped Continue Reading
Tofulicious Wheat Pie
Tofulicious Wheat Pie Serving Size: 4Calories per serving: 184Fat per serving: 10.5gms This wheat pie is wholesome goodness with a delicious crust. I use a healthy ready-made crust when I'm in a hurry and quickly add in the filling. It's good old comfort food that fills your belly and warms your heart. Ingredients1 whole wheat Continue Reading
Mushroom Phyllo Cups
Mushroom Phyllo Cups Serving Size: 15-16 mini cupsCalories per serving: 35Fat per serving: 3gms If you’re looking for a quick, easy and fancy-looking hors d’oeuvres to serve at a get together, you’re in for a treat...and so are your guests. I always enjoy getting ready-made pockets or shells and experimenting with my own fillings. Phyllo Continue Reading
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