Grilled Vegetables

Grilled Vegetables

There is nothing better then fresh veggies off the grill. Simple, quick, and delicious.
Take it up a notch by adding a touch of herb vinaigrette before serving.

Suggested Vegetables:

  • Red bell peppers, seeded and halved
  • Yellow squash, sliced lengthwise into 1/2-inch-thick rectangles
  • Zucchini, sliced lengthwise into 1/2-inch-thick rectangles
  • Japanese eggplant, sliced lengthwise into 1/2-inch-thick rectangles
  • Cremini mushrooms
  • Asparagus, trimmed
  • Green onions, roots cut off

Herb Mixture

  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh Italian parsley ...
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Roasted Tomatoes and Goat Cheese Crostini

Roasted Tomatoes and Goat Cheese Crostini

Summer is all about weekend get-togethers. This is a great recipe to have on hand for your next dinner party. Change it up by grilling your tomatoes instead of roasting in the oven!

Remember, all of these ingredients can be found at your local farmers markets.

Total time: 2 1/2 hours
Servings: 8 to 10

  • 4 pounds plum tomatoes, preferably both gold and red
  • 1 head garlic
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups olive oil
  • 1 baguette
  • 1/2pound fresh goat cheese

1. Heat the oven to 300 degrees. Slice ...

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Thoughtful approach to your child’s summer break

Thoughtful approach to your child’s  summer break

Chances are, you have just attended a graduation ceremony. Graduation ceremonies are a beautiful symbol of ending one chapter and moving on to the next big adventure. Its not surprising that graduation ceremonies are now happening throughout a child’s school career, including kindergarten, second grade, eight grade before even reaching high school.

Once the ceremony has completed, the cake eaten, and school bags emptied, we are often asking  ‘now what’?

Psychologist Kirsten Cullen Sharma urges a thoughtful approach to the summer months with specific ...

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Summer Tacos: Green Beans, Chiles and Tomatillo Salsa

Summer Tacos: Green Beans, Chiles and Tomatillo Salsa

Summer is almost here! With it comes fresh fruits and vegetables from the garden and farmers market. Each week we will be sharing some delicious new recipes using these wonderful ingredients.

We start with a fun twist on the traditional taco. Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound green beans or a combination of green and yellow beans, trimmed
  • 1 to 2 serrano or jalapeño chiles (to taste), minced
  • ¼ cup finely chopped red or white onion, soaked in cold ...
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Sacroiliac Joint Pain – It’s a Pain in the Butt!

Sacroiliac Joint Pain – It’s a Pain in the Butt!

By Bren Boston, MD

Sacroiliac joint (SIJ) pain is more common than you think. What is the SIJ? Well, you know those dimples you have at the top of your buttocks, one on the left and one on the right? That is the location of the top of the sacroiliac joints. Imagine an upside-down triangle starting at those dimples down to your butt crack…that is the path of the SIJ’s. The sacroiliac joints connect the pelvis (iliac bones) to the ...

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Insomnia – Is your over-thinking and over doing getting the best of you?

Insomnia – Is your over-thinking and over doing getting the best of you?

By Edison de Mello, MD, PhD

A good night sleep is essential to clear thinking, more and deeper compassion towards yourself and others, less engaging of the mind and more heart-felt connections and hence better health.

I wanted to reprint an article on insomnia I wrote 4 years ago. Nothing much has changed since then, just more and more medication on the market trying to make you believe that the way to better sleep is through ...

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Dirty Dozen Food to Avoid this Summer

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Each year, The Environmental Working Group (EWG) reports the fruits and vegetables with the ...

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Planning on grilling this Memorial Day weekend?

Planning on grilling this Memorial Day weekend?

Holiday’s can often pose a challenge for those who are trying to eat clean and healthy. We tend to overeat, over drink, and snack on fatty foods before even getting to the meal. By following these 4 easy tips, you can grill healthy and be happy.

Tips from Huffington Post Healthy living

Choose A Lean, Unprocessed Protein.

It’s easy to get carried away with tradition, but your average barbecue cheeseburger is loaded with saturated fat and calories. And a single hot ...

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How 12 simple environmental changes can help you sleep.

How 12 simple environmental changes can help you sleep.

For many, sleep does not come easy. We are often stressed, over-worked and are running continuous to-do lists in our minds. More often then not, the 12 o’clock hours sneaks up on us and we begin counting the hours of sleep we could catch if we could just fall asleep right now.

A great deal of the problem is stress, but did you know that the our environment can also have an impact on our ability to fall asleep? Sleep environmentalist, ...

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4 easy tricks to make desserts healthier

4 easy tricks to make desserts healthier

People thing that you have to give up desserts entirely to be healthy. Wrong.

It is all about moderation AND healthy ingredients. Desserts do not have to be packed full of sugar and butter to be delicious. There are ways to make a cake and eat it too, even when you are being health conscious.

A big ‘Thank You’ to Fitbie.com for sharing these awesome tricks!

1. Get a little nutty. Topping your desserts with the crunchy add-ons immediately adds protein, vitamins, and ...

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