Zorba Paster: Diet, Exercise And Screen Time
Friday, May 5, 2017, 4:05pm
Kids are spending more and more time watching more and more screens. I used to harp against TV time, but gone are the days of just three network stations plus PBS. Now there are screens everywhere, and I mean everywhere.
Santa Fe Skillet Chicken
Saturday, April 16, 2016, 8:00am
Season chicken with taco seasoning, cayenne pepper, and salt. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Add chicken and cook until no longer pink, 6 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to a plate.
Zorba Paster: The Shingles Vaccine Can Provide Protection
Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 4:05pm
Zobra Paster: The shingles vaccine is far from perfect — it’s only 50 percent effective — but it has the extra benefit of reducing the risk of post-herpetic neuralgia, constant pain from shingles that can last years, by 70 percent.
Saturday, April 7, 2018, 8:00am
In a small bowl, stir together the soy sauce, sugar, mirin, and sake until the sugar dissolves.
Mediterranean Rice Noodle Bowl
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 8:00am
Cook the rice noodles according to the directions on the package, then run them under cold water, and drain them well. In a medium bowl, toss the noodles with the olive oil.
Red Lentil Hummus
Saturday, February 20, 2016, 8:00am
In a medium saucepan, set over medium heat, combine the lentils, water, garlic cloves and peel from 1/2 lemon. Bring to a simmer and cover the pan. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes, until the water has evaporated and the lentils are thoroughly cook. (If a very small amount of residual water is in the lentils, that’s ok!) Remove the lemon peel and discard.
Miso Mushroom Stir Fry
Saturday, March 25, 2017, 8:00am
In a large saute pan, set over medium heat, add the sesame oil.
Zorba Paster: Consider A Supplement For Vitamin D
Friday, March 24, 2017, 4:05pm
You don’t get vitamin D from the sun unless you’re out in the sun every day — and that isn’t good for your skin. So think about a D supplement, 2,000 IU a day. It’s a cheap pill that just might keep you healthy. Stay well.
Chicken-Stuffed Poblano Peppers
Saturday, February 27, 2016, 8:00am
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil. In a medium bowl, beat together cream cheese, cheddar cheese, salsa, cumin and salt. Stir in chicken, cilantro, and red peppers.
Chipotle & Sweet Potato Chowder
Saturday, March 31, 2018, 8:00am
Cut tofu into 3/4-inch cubes; place in a shallow baking dish. In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, rice vinegar, ginger, garlic, sesame oil and crushed red pepper. Pour over tofu. Cover and marinate for 10 minutes. Drain, reserving marinade. In a large skillet, heat 3 teaspoons canola oil over medium-high heat. Add tofu to skillet.
Zorba Paster: Don't Automatically Accept An Expensive Drug
Friday, March 10, 2017, 1:20pm
Dear Doc: You’ve been harping on overcharging for drugs by pharmacies, so let me chime in with an experience I had. A very poor guy who helped me around the farm developed a rash that looked to me like Lyme disease. But what do I know? My good doctor friend with a heart of gold told me he’d look at...
Spicy Spaghetti Carbonara
Thursday, February 1, 2018, 8:00am
In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the spaghetti according to package directions for al dente pasta. Reserve 1 cup of pasta water for later.
Creamy Carrot and Leek Soup
Saturday, February 10, 2018, 8:00am
Trim the carrots and chop them into rough 1/2 inch chunks. Trim the root-end off the leeks and cut the white section into quarters. Slice across into small 1/2 inch pieces. (Save the greens for homemade stock.) Place the chopped leeks in a colander and rinse thoroughly--they are often sandy.
Zucchini And Eggplant Rigatoni
Saturday, March 17, 2018, 8:00am
Bring an 8 quart stock pot of water to a boil and generously season with salt. Cook pasta according to al dente package directions. Drain pasta.