September 14, 2022

Thai Shrimp & Pineapple Curry

This curry is delicious over white or black rice. I use monk fruit sweetener to reduce the impact cane or beet sugar can have on your blood glucose levels. It also doesn’t have nearly the same number of calories, and it’s completely natural. You can use coconut sugar instead, but like cane sugar, it will impact your blood sugar and is caloric. Benefits: Pineapple contains bromelain, an enzyme that aids digestion by breaking down proteins. Coconut milk contains some medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) which are broken down more easily by the body, as well as the anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antibacterial, and antiviral […]
July 6, 2022

Chicken Curry with Moringa

Curries made with turmeric and coconut milk are amazingly heart-healthy. Add some ginger and garlic and your heart and arteries will thank you even more. This dish will help reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke because of all of its anti-inflammatory compounds. If you can’t find fresh moringa leaves, you can use green tea powder. To make this a vegan entree, substitute tofu or soybeans for the chicken. Vegan or not, this dish is delicious served over white or brown rice. BENEFITS Curry powder contains curcumin, an anti-inflammatory as powerful as a prescription drug. The fiber in the […]
January 28, 2022

Shrimp and Moringa Curry

Shrimp and coconut milk are a classic Asian combination; they are also anti-inflammatory. I’ve added moringa powder to this very mild dish in order to increase the antioxidant power of this dish. If you want to dial up the heat a notch or two, use serrano or other hot peppers in place of the mild red Anaheim chilies. If desired, serve over brown or jasmine rice. SERVES 2-4 Ingredients 1⁄4 cup peanut oil 1 tsp. minced garlic 1 inch peeled and thinly sliced gingerroot 1⁄2 cup sliced red onion 2 red Anaheim chilies, seeded and cut into strips 1 can […]
September 22, 2020

Pining for Pineapple: Great White Bromeliad

Pineapples are a part of the bromeliad family. You’ve probably seen their decorative cousins in peoples’ homes and gardens. Some time ago, a friend of mine told me about white pineapple. She described it as having creamy, white flesh and an especially sweet, floral taste. It’s not as tart as regular pineapple and less woody and fibrous. This really intrigued me—I HAD to try it! It took almost a year of asking around and searching specialty markets, but I finally found a grower in Hawaii who ships them. Called Kauai Sugarloaf Pineapple or Kona Sugarloaf Pineapple, this variety is in […]
March 21, 2018

Curry Shrimp Bowl Brings on the Heat

Want to spice it up tonight?  Here’s a delicious and nutritious ways to do it. For super quick prep, purchase already peeled and deveined shrimp. To tame the spicy heat, add more water or a little coconut milk to the sauce. If you can’t find lime rice, make regular quick-cooking rice and add the juice and zest from one lime. The shrimp, curry and rice can all be made ahead, but stir in the coconut chips just before serving. Spicy Red Curry Shrimp Bowl Serves 4 Ingredients: 2 Tbs. avocado oil or other cooking oil 1 cup thinly sliced white […]
October 20, 2017

Soup Recipes – FoodTrients

Lemon Spring Herb Bean Soup Spicy Lentil Soup Tomato Curry Soup Potato Kale Soup Moringa Vegetable Soup Savory Vegan Mushroom Soup Creamy Tempeh Tomato Soup Savory Green Pea Soup Asian-Style Chicken Soup  
June 20, 2017

Can Curry Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease?

In fact, Indians aged 70 to 79 years are four times less likely to have Alzheimer’s disease than Americans. The reason for this difference is unknown, but the Indian diet may very well have something to do with it. Curry dishes, of course, are a staple of the Indian diet. A few years back, a study actually found that Asians who occasionally ate curry performed better on cognitive tests than those who rarely did. Since then other studies have pointed to the benefits of turmeric, a key spice in curry sauces. Is Curcumin Curry’s Key Ingredient? The use of turmeric dates back […]
May 9, 2017

One-Dish Meal – Try Thai Coconut Curry Chicken and Tofu

Takeout has nothing on this flavorful Thai curry—and you’ll love how easy this recipe makes it to get in the servings of produce you need each day. The combination of chicken and tofu creates a protein-packed dish that will please even your meat lovers. The dish is Gluten Free and Dairy Free, and if you’re eating grain free, simply skip the rice or trade in spiralized veggie noodles instead. Ingredients: 8 ounces extra-firm tofu (half of a standard container), drained 3 cups cooked rice (Jasmine, brown rice, basmati or other type) 1 Tbs. coconut oil 1 onion (peeled and sliced) […]
October 25, 2016

Tomato Soup With Curry

When it comes to fruits and vegetables, there’s no reason to limit yourself to fresh items only. Especially when your refrigerator is nearly empty, you cannot underestimate the potential of pantry staples like heart-healthy canned tomatoes and anti-inflammatory coconut milk. Combined with some carrots and a little dried curry powder, they easily transform into a flavorful soup that’s ready to be enjoyed in well under an hour. Try it on its own or with Vegetable Crackers from The Age Beautifully Cookbook. SERVES 2 Ingredients 2 Tbs. toasted sesame oil ½ cup diced red onion 2 carrots (about ⅔ cup), peeled […]