A Sweet Salad of Medjool Dates, Oranges, and Gorgonzola Cheese

Date and Orange Salad

There’s an incredible depth of toffee richness in Medjool datess. They have a crinkly paper-thin skin similar to a sugar glaze. They’re dark honey brown with an oblong shape. The succulent flesh oozes sugar. It’s a fruit tasting like cake soaked in maple syrup. In this salad, dates are classically paired with oranges, and they’re tossed with creamy Gorgonzola cheese, shredded dried coconut, pine nuts and citrus vinaigrette.

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Red Bean Salsa Nachos with Avocado Yogurt

Red Bean Salsa Nachos with Avocado Yogurt

Let’s hope your New Year’s resolution includes a game plan for a gradual lifestyle change for the better. February is probably the first true challenge of maintaining healthy goals. The football weekends leading to Superbowl are exciting events to spend with friends and family. Such celebratory events have unhealthy nibbles, bites and treats. Who’s winning?

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Salted Peanut Butter Coffee Cake

Salted Peanut Butter Coffee Cake

In 1941, Time magazine referred to George Washington Carver as the “Black Leonardo,” for his studies and work on peanuts. An early thinker of sustainable agriculture, Carver knew farmers needed a crop to provide food for their families and as a source for other products to improve their quality of life. In developing peanut butter recipes, it is only fitting that a man who works as a scientist, botanist, educator, and inventor would enjoy an early morning slice of Salted Peanut Butter Coffee Cake with their coffee. Cheers to George Washington Carver Recognition Day on January 5. Continue reading Salted Peanut Butter Coffee Cake

FrugivoreMag.com: Blackeye Pea and Pearl Barley Salad

Blackeye Pea and Pearl Barley Salad

Ending our Healthy Holiday Recipes series is a fresh twist to a Southern favorite dish served for the New Year. It would be wrong to say, we don’t enjoy traditionally stewed black-eyed peas with ham, smoked turkey or vegetables. In addition, if fresh ingredients are used, the traditional recipe is still a healthy dish. Continue reading FrugivoreMag.com: Blackeye Pea and Pearl Barley Salad

Stir Fry Bok Choy, Shrimp and Peanuts over Coconut Rice

Shrimp, Bok Choy and Peanuts over Coconut Rice
Shrimp, Bok Choy and Peanuts over Coconut Rice

Morning Glory, also known as Water Spinach or Swamp Cabbage, is a beautiful green that also blooms bright flowers. Don’t become too excited and start picking leaves from vines, unless horticulture is a profession. Besides, the plant of familiarity that wraps around building and fences is of another family, and it’s poisonous to eat. The Morning Glory for this recipe is different, for it’s a semi-aquatic plant, in which it is also known as a leaf vegetable–such as kale, cabbage, and collards. It easily grows around waterways and in tropical regions, thus it’s known primarily as a Southeast Asian ingredient, especially in Thai dishes. Continue reading Stir Fry Bok Choy, Shrimp and Peanuts over Coconut Rice