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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Zorba Paster: 1 Cigarette Increases Health Risks
Thursday, April 12, 2018, 2:05pm
I used to be a smoker. Many of you, my loyal readers, know that. I was a dumb, stupid college student who thought smoking would make me hip and attractive to you know who. I was recently trekking in the Himalayas with a good friend. We were hiking up 3,500 feet to see a fantastic view of peaks...
Zorba Paster: Don't Allow Age To Limit Your Life
Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 2:05pm
Do you feel your age? What does that mean when we say it? Usually it’s a pejorative expression meaning you can’t do a certain activity anymore. The aches and pains of arthritis, the curriculum vitae of our injuries, surgeries, and illnesses take a toll on us. But the bigger issue with aging is how...
Saturday, April 7, 2018, 8:00am
In a small bowl, stir together the soy sauce, sugar, mirin, and sake until the sugar dissolves.
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.
Spicy Soy Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Saturday, March 16, 2019, 8:00am
In a medium sauté pan, set over medium heat, add the sesame oil. When hot, add the chicken; cook for 5 to 7 minutes, until mostly cooked. Mix in the garlic, soy sauce or tamari, ginger, Sriracha and sesame seeds. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes longer until it’s fragrant. Add in the crushed peanuts.
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.