Sweet Potato Lentil Stew

You’ll fall in love with the spicy aromas in this slow-cooked lentil stew.  Add whatever ingredients you have hand, like zucchini, spinach, kale and corn.   Ingredients 1-1/4 pounds sweet potatoes (about 2 medium), peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces 1-1/2 cups dried lentils, rinsed 3 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 medium onion,[…]

Chickpea and Red Pepper Soup with Quinoa

If you’re looking for a vegetarian source of protein, quinoas gotchu.   Ingredients 1/2 c. quinoa 2 tbsp. olive oil 1 medium onion 1 carrot 2 stalk celery 3 clove garlic 1 tbsp. smoked paprika kosher salt Pepper 1 yellow pepper 1 red pepper 2 can low-sodium chickpeas 2 c. low-sodium vegetable broth 2 tbsp. red wine vinegar chopped fresh parsley   Preparation Cook the quinoa according[…]

HDL: The Good Cholesterol

HDL, the well-behaved cholesterol! HDL cholesterol is the friendly scavenger, since it removes harmful bad cholesterol from the bloodstream. High HDL levels reduce the risk for heart disease, but low levels increase the risk. So, the higher your HDL’s the better! Check out the tips below to help with raising your number.   Lose weight[…]