June 12, 2022

Delicious Mango Tapioca Pudding

A delicious variation on traditional tapioca pudding, this tropical dessert recipe is vegan but creamy and satisfying all the same.
May 31, 2022

Chaat Masala Spice Blend for Beauty

You almost always find this simple spice blend in Indian homes where they add it to fruit salads or sprinkled onto melon. It’s also good when added to grilled chicken or fish. You can find amchur (dried mango powder) on Amazon.com and even in Wal-Mart. Benefits: Mangos have vitamin C which aids tissue regeneration because it’s a precursor to collagen; folate which promotes healthy red blood cell production and supports natural cell growth and replication; and cancer-fighting and immune-boosting carotenoid antioxidants. Yields about ¼ cup Ingredients 2 Tbs. cumin seeds, roasted for a minute over medium heat, then ground 1 […]
May 4, 2022

Mangoes: All Hail the ‘King of Fruits’!

For those of us who grew up in Southeast Asia, mangoes are as common there as apples are here in North America—they are everywhere and in just about everything. My mom encouraged me to eat mangoes every day and I was happy to oblige. They are delicious with a wonderful, tropical scent and a flavor that’s a cross between pineapple and a luscious, ripe peach. The juicy flesh has a smooth, silky texture. Originally cultivated at the foot of the Himalayas 4,000 years ago, mangoes are one of the most popular fruits in the world. Right now is the beginning […]
March 10, 2022

Elegant Crab-Mango Cocktails

When served in martini glasses, these crab cocktails make elegant appetizers for dinner parties. I use Alaskan king crab legs, but you can use grilled shrimp instead. Semi-ripe mangoes are more tart than fully ripe mangoes and hold their shape better. Depending on your taste for spicy food and drink, adjust the amount of hot sauce and jalapenos, or omit them. These cocktails are delicious alongside my Guacamole with Pomegranate Seeds and tortilla chips. HEALTH BENEFITS: Crab and other shellfish contain selenium, an antioxidant that increases resistance to infection. The mango, lime, and hot sauce deliver plenty of vitamin C, […]
June 11, 2019

Asian Chicken Salad

In my version of Chinese chicken salad, I use mangoes instead of Mandarin oranges. The base of the dressing is a bottled sweet chili sauce. The crispy noodles, though not very healthy, are fun in moderation. Chicken is a great source of lean protein, which helps keep your appetite in check and maintain muscle mass. Cabbage contains indoles and isothiocyanates (sulfur compounds), both of which have anticancer potential. Vitamins C and A in mangoes fight inflammation and support immune function.. Serves 4 Ingredients 1 cup peanuts (raw or roasted), separated into halves ¼ cup olive oil 2 cups shredded Napa […]
June 11, 2019

African Mango: Separate the Hype

For a while now, many of my patients have asked me about a product called African Mango for weight loss.  They’ve seen it all over the internet, read about it in magazines and heard about it from television talk shows.  It’s touted to significantly reduce body weight, improve cholesterol and blood sugar.  So, I thought I’d tell my readers about this substance and let you decide for yourself if you’d like to try it.  Here’s what I’ve learned about it… Why is Everyone Talking About African Mango? A few years ago, news about a seed extract from the African plant […]
August 29, 2018

Mango Avocado Dip Is a Crowd Pleaser

Perfect for gatherings, you can prep the ingredients ahead, but don’t make this dip until right before serving. Serve with radish rounds and tortilla chips.   CHUNKY MANGO AVOCADO DIP Ingredients: 3 large mangoes (peeled and diced to ½-inch pieces) ¼ cup fresh lime juice 3 tablespoons orange juice 1 serrano or jalapeño pepper (seeded and finely diced) ⅓ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro 2 Tbs. minced red onion 4 medium avocados (peeled, pitted and diced to ¾-inch pieces) ½ tsp. coarse salt ½ cup crumbled feta or Cotija cheese (optional) Fresh radishes, cut into rounds Seeded tortilla chips (TRY: […]