April 1, 2022

Carrot Quiche

Carrots are well known for their beta-carotene content, which our bodies convert into vitamin A, a powerful antioxidant that is needed for healthy immune function. Carrots have hundreds of other cartenoids that help inhibit cancer growth. They also contain lutein, which is beneficial to eye health. Our bodies process the nutrients in carrots more efficiently when they are cooked. In this quiche, the carrots stay bright orange and firm, a nice contrast to the silky custard base. SERVES 6-8 Ingredients 1 (9-in.) whole-wheat pie crust 2 tsp. canola oil 4 slices turkey bacon, chopped 2 tsp. chopped garlic 1/2 cup […]
February 18, 2020

Mushroom Medley Is A Hit

This side dish pairs well with chicken or beef or game meats. You can use almost any variety of mushrooms in any combination. I leave the small mushrooms whole because they look nicer that way, but you can chop them if you prefer. Mushrooms contain selenium, an antioxidant that boosts immune function and reduces cancer risk. Beta glucans in mushrooms boost the immune system. Mushrooms are also a good source of vitamin D, for strong bones. You can learn more about the incredible benefits of mushrooms in my blog on Miraculous Mushrooms. Serves 2-4 Ingredients 1 cup shiitake mushrooms 1 […]
February 28, 2018

Mushroom & Spinach Risotto Brings on the Flavor

Each box of risotto contains a seasoning packet, but you’ll need only one for this recipe; save the other for flavoring soup stock or another grain dish. If boxed Creamy Parmesan Risotto isn’t available, purchase two regular-flavor risotto boxes; use 2 tablespoons butter instead of 1 tablespoon olive oil in step 2, and stir in ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese in step 3. Mushroom and Spinach Risotto Ingredients: 2 Tbs. olive oil, divided ½ cup thinly sliced leeks (half-moon slices), rinsed thoroughly 8 ounces sliced baby bella mushrooms 2 boxes Lundberg Organic Risotto Creamy Parmesan (flavor packets removed) 2 cups […]
November 15, 2017

Can a Mushroom a Day Keep the Doctor Away?

Another day, another superfood elevated to the canon and, for once, it is something most of us already eat
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  
May 10, 2017

Portobello Mushroom and Steak Salad with Blue Cheese

You can enjoy a classic steak salad that’s lighter on the steak but just as satisfying, with the smart addition of rich and hearty portobello mushrooms. The recipe is Gluten Free and grain free. Ingredients: ¼ cup balsamic vinegar ⅓ cup plus 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1 tsp. Dijon mustard 1 Tbs. maple syrup 1 garlic clove, grated ¼ tsp. salt ¼ tsp. ground black pepper 4 large portobello mushroom caps (5–6 inches in diameter) 8 ounces flank steak 2 heads romaine lettuce, chopped 2 cups halved cherry tomatoes 4 ounces crumbled blue cheese Directions: In a small […]
March 1, 2017

Pumpkin-Chardonnay-Mushroom Risotto

Pumpkin-Chardonnay-Mushroom Risotto This delicious recipe is a colorful addition to any dinner table. For variety you can add other types of winter squash, or try using a dry Jack cheese in place of the grated Parmesan. Organic wine suggestion: Badger Mountain Chardonnay. PER SERVING (2/3 cup): 211 cal, 16% fat cal, 4g fat, 1g sat fat, 3mg chol, 8g protein, 36g carb, 2g fiber, 265mg sodium Ingredients 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth 1-1/3 cups water 2 cups winter squash, such as acorn or pumpkin (peeled and cubed) 4 Tbs. olive oil (divided) 1 medium onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, crushed […]
October 11, 2016

Lives of the Reishi and Famous (Mushrooms)

Mushrooms are a major FoodTrient food! Both edible and medicinal mushrooms contain properties including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant , immune boosting , and disease prevention effects. Two mushrooms backed by significant research that contain potent health benefits include Reishi (immune-boosting, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, and good for cardiovascular health) and Turkey Tail (immune-boosting, anti-viral, anti-fungal) mushrooms. Our FoodTrients nutritionist Ginger Hultin did some digging into the benefits of both. You can learn more about the amazing health benefits of Reishi mushrooms here. Find out more about the incredible benefits of Turkey Tail mushrooms here. Reishi mushrooms aren’t something you will find fresh in your local […]
July 11, 2016

Where To Find Some of My Exotic Ingredients

By Grace O Because of FoodTrients, I have made it my mission to find herbs, fruits, vegetables and plants from all over the world that pack a lot of nutrition and age-defying benefits.  It’s been so rewarding to introduce some of the foods and ingredients I grew up with in Southeast Asia like moringa, yuka/cassava, jackfruit, ashitaba and others. It’s also been a great adventure for me to learn about new superfoods from around the world like baobab, reishi mushrooms, ashwagandha and more. I’m very fortunate to live in southern California where so much produce grows. It’s a melting pot […]