Recent Recipes

Beetroot Sunflower Sesame Hummus Dip

 

 

 

 

Here is a twist on hummus, which is usually made with garbanzo beans. This is a fabulous heart healthy, vegan, gluten-free dip with color, hardiness and rich flavors. It is packed full of antioxidants from the beets. The earthiness of the beetroot is lightened with the addition of lemon juice. To lessen the garlic intensity, the cloves are parboiled. Unfortunately, cooking the garlic destroys the benefit of the allicin in the garlic. If you are a true garlic lover, omit the parboiling and add the raw garlic instead. To create some zip, splash in some hot sauce of choice.

 

Gluten-Free Almond Biscotti, by Richard E. Collins, M.D.

 

 

Try this perfect treat next time with your coffee or tea – gluten-free almond biscotti. Biscotti literally means “twice baked” and this Italian cookie is made from a baked once, sliced and baked again to brown and crispen the cookie.  True biscotti flavors vary from almond to anise, hazelnut or pistachio. I have been baking lately with gluten-free. You can use regular flour here too, but I like to use C4C®, a gluten-free flour available at Williams Sonoma®. While pricy, the blend is usually always perfect and works well in this recipe. Note, the trick here is to pulverize some of the almonds to keep the flour from binding too tightly, creating a smoother softer texture.

 

Gluten-Free Almond Biscotti, by Richard E. Collins, M.D.

 

 

Try this a perfect treat next time with your coffee or tea – gluten-free almond biscotti. Biscotti literally means “twice baked” and this Italian cookie is made from a baked once, sliced and baked again to brown and crispen the cookie.  True biscotti flavors vary from almond to anise, hazelnut or pistachio. I have been baking lately with gluten-free. You can use regular flour here too, but I like to use C4C®, a gluten-free flour available at Williams Sonoma®. While pricy, the blend is usually always perfect and works well in this recipe. Note, the trick here is to pulverize some of the almonds to keep the flour from binding too tightly, creating a smoother softer texture.

 

Almond Breakfast Pudding

This breakfast pudding is loaded with fiber, vitamin C, potassium, calcium and magnesium. In addition, the recipe has oats, fiber and flaxseed, which help lower cholesterol. Make it ahead of time, place in the fridge and let the dish take on the flavors of the fruit and lemon. The pudding gets better as the week continues—almost a dessert treat.

Back To School Breakfast Wedges

According to national statistics, approximately 8 to 12 percent of all school-aged kids skip breakfast. By the time kids enter adolescence, as many as 20 to 30 percent have completely given up the morning meal. There are several reasons. Most adolescents would rather sleep 15 minutes longer, instead of taking time for breakfast. Most children are sleep deprived. Younger girls, especially teenage girls, are the biggest offenders. Athletic boys generally try to get a breakfast meal. Studies have shown that performance at school is enhanced by having breakfast.

Low-fat Egg “Sausage” Breakfast Sandwich

America is the only place where it takes one calorie to roll down your car window to get a 700-calorie breakfast. A conventional fast-food breakfast sandwich has about 29 grams of fat and twice the number of calories as this low-fat egg sausage sandwich. This recipe is fast to prepare and tastes just like the drive-up window meal without the nitrites, excess salt, cholesterol and fat. All of the ingredients are available nationally in standard grocery stores.

Mango Gazpacho

Originating from the Andalusia region of Spain, traditional gazpacho is made from tomatoes and fresh garden vegetables of peppers, onions, cucumber, garlic and vinegar. The Americanized version changes the flavor to southwest with the addition of cilantro and lime. This recipe is a twist on the original using fresh mangos and a prepared mango puree found in the juice section of most grocery stores or natural food stores. This chilled soup is loaded with vitamin C and colorful anti-oxidants. Serve in chilled martini glasses.

Organic Carrot Gazpacho

Go organic!! It couldn’t be any better! This chilled soup is perfect for spring or summer. The soup is in-the-raw and uses only fresh organic vegetables. Of any dish that has been prepared in the kitchen of The Cooking Cardiologist, this has the most anti-oxidants, vibrant colors and fabulous crunch of fresh vegetables. Usual gazpacho soup is made from a tomato base, but this chilled vegetable medley is richer in carotenoids, flavor and vitamins C and A. You may just be able to throw away your spectacles after only one serving! Hey, what’s up Doc?

Firehouse Green Chile

This is a tasty, spicy — and hot — dish your family will love. If you like it less spicy, just cut all the spices in half. You’ll still get great flavor with much less bite.