Archives for October 14, 2015

Eat More Fruit and Veggies!

Did you know that more than 90 percent of adults and children don’t eat the daily amount of fruits and vegetables recommended? By just adding one more fruit and/or vegetable to each of your meals, you can feel more energized and healthy.

Chef Anthony Stewart, Executive Chef at Pritikin Longevity Center+Spa, has created fruit and vegetable dishes that incorporate the sweet taste of fruits mixed with the hearty flavor of vegetables.

Pritikin’s Asparagus Orange Salad

Yields 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 bunches asparagus
  • 2 tomatoes firm & ripe. cored, quartered and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 3 blood oranges peeled and sectioned
  • 1 large bunch romaine shredded

Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon garlic fresh, minced
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper fresh ground

Instructions:

  • For dressing, combine all dressing ingredients and whisk.
  • Remove tough asparagus ends, cut on the diagonal into 1-inch pieces, and blanch. Put asparagus, tomatoes, oranges, and romaine in large bowl. Toss gently with dressing, and serve.

 

Pritikin’s Garden Vegetable Potato Salad

Yields 10 servings

Ingredients:

  • 10 petite red potates boiled quartered
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes quartered
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 1 small red onion diced
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
  • For the dressing
  • 4 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • fresh ground pepper to taste

Instructions:

  • Bring a pot of water to a boil; add potatoes and cook for 10 to 12 minutes, or until fork tender.
  • Cut each potato into fourths.
  • Combine potatoes and the rest of the salad ingredients in one large mixing bowl; set aside.
  • Pour balsamic vinegar into a small bowl.
  • Add minced garlic and a few grinds of black pepper.
  • Whisk until thoroughly combined.
  • Adjust the pepper, or the proportion of vinegar to taste.
  • Gently stir dressing into salad.
  • Cover salad with plastic wrap and set in fridge for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Mix and serve.

 

Pritikin’s Sweet Potato Kale Soup

Yields 16 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes peeled and diced
  • 1 onion peeled and diced
  • 1 carrot peeled and diced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh sage finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 2 quarts low-sodium vegetable stock
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 cup celery root peeled and diced
  • 1 bunch kale cleaned and de-stemmed, then sliced thin

Instructions:

  • In a stockpot, add all ingredients except kale.
  • Cook over medium heat until all ingredients are soft, about 1 hour.
  • Puree and put back on heat.
  • Add kale and cook 15 minutes more.

 

Pritikin’s Pineapple Hummus Dip

Yields 8 half-cup servings

Ingredients:

  • 15 ounces  garbanzo beans canned, no salt added, drained
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice (adjust according to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic fresh, minced
  • 2 tablespoons Italian parsley fresh, leaves chopped
  • 1/4 cup dill fresh, chopped
  • 1 cup pineapple fresh or canned (no sugar added) diced
  • 1 dash tabasco sauce
  • 1/2 cup celery chopped

Instructions:

  • Puree all ingredients in food processor.
  • If mixture is too thick, add 1 tablespoon water.
  • Serve with raw vegetables.

 

Credit: No compensation was received. Courtesy of  Pritikin Longevity Center+Spa.

Little Foot is Pet of the Week

LIttle Foot, Oct. 15 Pet of the Week

Little Foot, just 3 years old, is an owner surrender whose human simply didn’t have time for him. He was nervous when he came to the shelter, likely because of the unaccustomed attention that shelter staff heaped on him, but he quickly learned that these new people were just trying to get on the right foot with Little Foot! He’s a sweetheart once he trusts you. Meet him on the shelter side of the Companion Animal Village at 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID#A558178.

 

(The usual suspects contributed to this rescue)

 

 

Credit: Courtesy of the Companion Animal Village.