Japanese Cucumber Salad
Saturday, December 15, 2018, 8:00am
Peel cucumbers to leave alternating green stripes. Slice the cucumbers in half lengthwise; scrape the seeds out with a spoon. Using a food processor or sharp knife, cut into very thin slices. Place in a double layer of paper towel and squeeze gently to remove any excess moisture.
Healthy Holiday Dips
Saturday, December 17, 2016, 8:00am
BASIL AVOCADO DIP INGREDIENTS 1 avocado (peeled and pitted) 1/4 cup sunflower seeds (raw, unsalted and shelled) 1 cloves of garlic 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 Tablespoon tahini (sesame seed paste) 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 cup fresh basil 1 1/2...
Zorba Paster: Put A Cap On That Diet Soda Habit
Thursday, December 7, 2017, 2:05pm
Sodas and fruit juices are packed with hidden calories. In fact, every ounce of a regularly sweetened soft drink has about a teaspoon of sugar, 15 calories. So if you drink 32 ounces of Mountain Dew a day, you’re getting 32 teaspoons of sugar — close to 500 calories.
Mediterranean Veggie Wraps
Saturday, December 2, 2017, 8:00am
Preheat the grill on high heat. Drizzle the bell peppers and onions with oil and 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar and sprinkle with salt.
Zorba Paster: Supplement May Slow Wet Macular Degeneration
Friday, December 1, 2017, 12:05pm
The progression of a potentially devastating form of partial blindness, wet macular degeneration, can be slowed by taking a supplement loaded with antioxidants, zinc and copper, according to new research published in the British Medical Journal’s Ophthalmology .
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
Saturday, November 25, 2017, 8:00am
Heat the oven to 425°F and arrange a rack in the middle. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place the squash pieces cut-side up on the baking sheet. Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter and brush all of it over the tops and insides of the squash halves. Season generously with salt and pepper. Roast until knife tender, about 50 minutes to 1 hour.
Zorba Paster: Let's Talk About Blood Sugar
Friday, November 17, 2017, 12:05pm
If you’re a diabetic, proceed with caution. You may be overtreating your diabetes — taking too much medicine, pushing your blood sugar too low, overtesting yourself. When reading this column remember you just might get some push back from one of the many clinicians who think lower is always better...
Marcella Hazan's Tomato Sauce
Saturday, November 10, 2018, 8:00am
Combine the tomatoes, their juices, the butter and the onion halves in a saucepan. Add a pinch or two of salt.
The Midwest Beet Burger
Saturday, October 20, 2018, 8:00am
Start by sautéing your chopped onions in coconut oil for 2-3 minutes. Add in the beets, and cook over low heat for another 5 minutes.
Zorba Paster: Losing Pet Can Be Traumatic And Require Support
Friday, October 20, 2017, 2:50pm
Grief has its own clock, whether for a loved one or a pet. For some, losing a pet is so traumatic that the pleasure of having a dog or cat in the first place just isn’t worth the sorrow. It feels the same as the loss of a spouse.
Persian Spiced Chicken with Spaghetti Squash
Saturday, October 22, 2016, 8:00am
Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Sprinkle each half of squash with 1/4 tsp. salt, then place facedown on prepared baking sheet along with onion quarters.
Tuscan Grilled Pork Chops
Saturday, October 7, 2017, 8:00am
Smear the pork chops with 1 teaspoon of the extra-virgin olive oil and sprinkle with salt and black pepper; set aside at room temperature (no longer than 1 hour).
Zorba Paster: Take A Closer Look At That Copper Cocktail Mug
Monday, October 2, 2017, 12:35pm
The New York Health Department recently issued a caution that mixing copper alloys with food can violate Food and Drug Administration guidelines that say copper shouldn’t come into contact with anything too acidic in regards to food and drink.
Heirloom Tomato and Herb Salad
Saturday, September 29, 2018, 8:00am
Gather 2 pounds of ripe heirloom tomatoes (choose a variety of colors and sizes, as well as the most perfect tomatoes you can find at the height of the season). Cut them into various sizes: wedges, thick slices, in half, or, if you have some tiny cherry tomatoes, leave them whole.
Death By Chocolate Cookies
Saturday, September 23, 2017, 8:00am
Combine the flour, sugar, cocoa and baking soda. Then, add the bananas, yogurt, milk, egg whites and vanilla. Stir. Spray an even coat onto a 9 x 13 inch baking pan.