Savory Bean & Spinach Soup
Saturday, September 21, 2019, 8:00am
In a 3½ or 4-quart slow cooker combine broth, tomato puree, beans, rice, onion, garlic, basil, salt, and pepper.
Saturday, August 11, 2018, 8:00am
Pulse Serrano pepper, garlic and ginger in a food processor until minced. Scrape down the sides and pulse again. Add onion; pulse until finely chopped, but not watery.
Squash Curry With Red Lentils
Saturday, September 28, 2019, 8:00am
Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic, ginger and curry powder (or garam masala); cook, stirring often, until the onion is starting to soften, 2 to 3 minutes.
Sweet & Sour Chicken Rice Bowl
Saturday, August 17, 2019, 8:00am
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray; set aside.
Zorba Paster: Eat More Lentils
Friday, July 27, 2018, 2:05pm
Lentils are a fabulous bean — inexpensive and high in protein — that you should consider because recently published research shows eating them significantly cuts down blood sugar.
Saturday, July 6, 2019, 8:00am
Mix honey and soy sauce and set aside. Heat the butter and olive oil in a large frying pan on medium to high heat.
Greek Pasta Salad
Saturday, July 20, 2019, 8:00am
Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook per the instructions on the package, or until al dente.
Zorba Paster: Mediterranean Diet Still One Of The Best
Friday, July 13, 2018, 2:05pm
As many of you know, I am a great proponent of the Mediterranean diet. I have commonly called it the king of diets, with study after study showing it’s worthwhile. If you Google it, you’ll see what it is — a diet loaded with veggies and fruits, less animal protein, plentiful fish, nuts and olive oil, often accompanied at dinner by a glass of wine.
Strawberry Cobb Salad
Saturday, August 3, 2019, 8:00am
Preheat oven to 350°. In a skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Season each chicken breast with salt and pepper and place in the skillet. Sear chicken, 3 to 4 minutes per side.
Grilled Peaches With Burrata
Saturday, June 22, 2019, 8:00am
In a small saucepan, set over medium heat, add the balsamic vinegar. Cook until it reduces by half and is very syrup-y; do not walk away since this happens in about 2 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl (it’ll thicken as it cools) and set aside.
Salmon and Black Bean Tostadas
Saturday, June 16, 2018, 8:00am
Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat tortillas on both sides with cooking spray. Place on 2 baking sheets. Bake, turning once, until light brown, 12 to 14 minutes.
Eggplant With Braised Chickpeas
Saturday, June 8, 2019, 8:00am
To a blender, add the can of tomatoes, water and chipotle in adobo. Blend until very smooth. Pour into a medium skillet, set over medium heat, along with the garbanzo beans, kale and a few pinches of salt. Bring to a gentle simmer and cover, cooking for about 15 to 20 minutes. Give it a taste and adjust the salt to your liking.
Malaysian Potato Salad
Saturday, June 1, 2019, 8:00am
Place the potatoes in a large saucepan, add cold water to cover by about 2 inches, and bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to medium and allow the potatoes to cook for 20 minutes, or until tender when pierced with a fork.
Mediterranean Portabella Burgers
Friday, May 25, 2018, 8:00am
Preheat grill to medium-high. Mash garlic and salt on a cutting board with the side of a knife until it's a smooth paste. Mix the paste with 1 tablespoon oil in a small dish. Lightly brush the oil mixture over portabellas and then on one side of each slice of bread.
Spicy Lentil Soup
Saturday, June 15, 2019, 8:00am
Sauté the onion, garlic and curry leaves in a large stockpot over medium-high heat until the veggies turn translucent.
Zorba Paster: Itchy Skin? You Have Options
Thursday, May 10, 2018, 2:05pm
Dear Dr. Zorba: First-time writer, longtime reader. My mom had poor skin, so do I. I can’t sit for long because my underwear bites into my skin. It doesn’t break it — it just itches. I eat well, exercise, am the right weight. No matter what I do, nothing works. I’ve gone to a dermatologist who just...
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.