Chinese take-out made healthy……
Warm rice, flavorful sauces, an outstanding combo of spicy, sour and sweet all in the same dish. This has become the hallmark of Americanized Asian cuisine and there’s a reason so many people love it: it’s delicious.
Our friends at the Doylestown Food Co-op submitted this recipe that is sure to delight at any holiday gathering. Warm, comforting spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice balance the sweetness of the sugar, apples and pears. These wintertime flavors are rounded out by a little melted butter to give the sauce some richness….
If you enjoy eating red meat, but are trying to cut back – try this recipe. This pork paired with roasted broccoli packs lots of flavor and the big bites that you’ve missed from your old, favorite steak dinners. This recipe is a great way to change up your protein choice and still stay healthy!
Modified from a recipe taken from the Washington State Apple Commission
This seasonal salad combines the last taste of summer produce while introducing fall’s fun flavors. Cherry tomatoes from Delaware Valley College and sliced cucumber give us that refreshing reminder of hotter months, as Fuji apples and walnuts hint at tastes of the upcoming season….
All the fun of candy corn without the sugary guilt! The month of October is filled with fall treats and Halloween sweets…and this play on a favorite seasonal candy is a snack that you can use as a healthy alternative. Make this dessert with your kids to show them how much fun healthy cooking and eating can be….
Everyone has had those mornings…we wake up late, we rush to get ourselves (and our kids) ready so we can make it to work & school on time. Although it is the most important meal of the day, on mornings like these breakfast can fall by the wayside. Having healthy, homemade grab-and-go options can save you and your family from those 9:30am hunger pangs at the desk, or resorting to unhealthy breakfast alternatives….
Grilled Swordfish with Lemon-Basil Butter…
Take advantage of the remaining weeks of summer to enjoy some fresh (and healthy) seafood! This recipe for Grilled Swordfish came highly recommended from a Cornerstone Member. We hope you enjoy it! The light, fresh flavors of lemon and basil make a delicious butter to serve on grilled swordfish.
Homemade Granola by Kate Steck. This recipe is revised from Joy of Baking. This recipe can be adapted to your tastes! Any kind of nuts, seeds, or spices can be substituted or added. I usually measure the oats and the syrup, but the rest is just an estimated measurement. You can add some citrus zest (lemon or orange) to the mixture, before it is baked. Then dried fruits (like cranberries, cherries, pineapple, currants, raisins, dates, figs, and apricots) or even chocolate chips can be stirred into the baked and cooled granola. Also, try adding toasted coconut to the baked mix!
Grilled Caesar Salad: A twist on a delicious classic, this Grilled Caesar Salad is a perfect starter for any summer cook-out. Top it with your grilled protein and you’ve got a tasty entree! Recipe by Mary Kroszner.
Cornerstone visited member Chef Pasquale in his restaurant, Villaggio of Lahaska, to get a special healthy recipe tutorial this week. This very simple recipe is light and fresh, perfect for the summer, and so easy you’ll have dinner prepared in less than 20 minutes!
Texas Caviar: A sweet and spicy salad topper or chip dip perfect for the summer. Make a day or two ahead to save yourself time on cookout day. Great leftover, too! Recipe by Kim Starkey.
The warm weather recently had me in the mood for something light and fresh for dinner. I’ve been meaning to make fish tacos for some time now but never found a recipe that grabbed me – until this one. Wow! Talk about quick, easy, and satisfying! From the slight kick in the fish rub to the crisp lime flavoring and cool cream sauce… this recipe combo immediately transports you to a San Diego pier.
Serves 8: This dish freezes well for future meals. Quinoa provides whole-grain goodness and a serving of protein. Fill each bell pepper half with heaping ¾-cup quinoa mixture, and place in baking dish. Cover with foil, and bake 1 hour. Uncover, and sprinkle each pepper with 1 Tbs. remaining cheese. Bake 15 minutes more, or until tops of stuffed peppers are browned. Let stand 5 minutes. Transfer stuffed peppers to serving plates, and drizzle each with pan juices before serving.
There’s no better way to celebrate the end of summer than with a bowl of fresh guacamole and chips on the porch of New Hope’s favorite authentic Mexican restaurant, The Blue Tortilla!…
Cornerstone visited with the family-owned business and Cornerstone Member, Olivia Patino, to get the inside scoop on how to make their delicious guacamole.
Valentine’s Day is a time to show your loved ones how much you care, but don’t forget to show your New Year’s Resolution the love too! Boxes of chocolates, candy hearts, and sweet snacks – while delicious – become easy go-to snacks during the day, which can pack on empty calories in an instant….
As part of our Open House Summer Happy Hour Series, Cornerstone Warrington hosted Summer Cookout Happy Hour on July 20th, where Janelle Coller and Kathryn O’Hara provided our members and guests with some delicious summer salsas. They were such a hit (both the salsas and our gals!) that we wanted to share with you the recipes for your own summer cookouts….
Cornerstone recently visited New Hope member John Barbacane at his restaurant, Tastebuds, in New Hope, PA. He shared with us a delicious, simple, summertime recipe – soon to be your guests’ favorite appetizer! Grab some fresh mangoes and you’re on your way to a treat….
A little veggies go a long way… enjoy these favorites:
Roasted Kale Chips
Serves 8 – 10…
3 Bunches of kale, such as dinosaur kale, curly kale, or a mixture
Extra virgin olive oil
Sea sale and freshly ground pepper
Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
You don’t need to buy everything organic to stay pesticide-free. Print out this handy-dandy guide for your next shopping trip!
We’ve got an extra special Recipe of the Month for you in February! Why so great? Because it’s been given by a Cornerstone Member, who happens to be an excellent chef! We followed Diana out of Cornerstone New Hope, across the bridge, and around the corner to her beautiful restaurant, DeAnna’s, in Lambertville to see if her moves in the kitchen were as good as her moves on the fitness floor….
In honor of the snow - we’re posting some fun, quick reads & tips by Fitness Magazine:
Warm Up to Winter Workouts
Bowled Over: 7 Healthy Soup and Stew Recipes
Take Five: 7 Five-Ingredient Suppers
The Resolution Solution: 7 Goals You Can Meet This Year
Walk This Way: 4 Ways to Prevent Aches & Pains
Be safe in the snow today!…
Yes, it is the holidays and you can eat things you don’t normally eat, but you still do not want to go overboard. A typical Thanksgiving meal can easily go over 3,000 calories!!! All you have to do is make some simple swaps so you can enjoy more of the holiday food you love….
Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Lengthy turkey and sides recipes have you feeling like you’ll have no time to make dessert? Try out this quick and easy (and delicious!) pie recipe sure to please… provided by Cornerstone’s own Kathryn O’Hara….
Prepared for you by Jamie Hollander
8 oz good quality canned tuna in water (I like Wild Planet Tuna Sold here at our store)
1/2 cup tomatoes diced fine
1/4 1 minced jalapeno
1/4 cup celery diced fine
1/4 cup red onion diced fine
1/4 cup capers
1 1/2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 Tablespoon dried oregano
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Mix all ingredients together
Serve over a bed of Blue Moon acres mixed greens, diced fresh avocado and sour cream….
Quinoa is a fast-cooking, protein-packed whole grain. Steamed, it makes a perfect partner for lime-spiked black beans and fresh tomato. Simply DELISH! Provided by Epicurious.com
yield: Makes 4 (side dish) servings
active time: 20 minutes
total time: 45 minutes
2 teaspoons grated lime zest
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice…
Summer is the perfect opportunity to eat healthy… fresh food is everywhere! Check out this easy and quick recipe provided by fitness.com
Asian Chicken and Beef Lettuce Wraps
These homemade lettuce wraps tend to be a favorite. Unlike most wraps that tend to be high in calories and fat due to the excess oil and fatty beef – these wraps are leaner, healthier, and taste great!
Preparation Time 10 min | Cooking Time 0 min | 4 servings
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped onion
2 boneless, skinless chicken breast (about 1 pound), cut into 1/2-inch pieces (or substitute chicken for 12 oz extra-lean ground beef)
1 – 8 ounce can sliced water chestnuts, rinsed and chopped
3/4 cup diced red bell pepper
1/4 cup purchased Hoisin sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons Worchestershire sauce
1 teaspoon unseasoned rice vinegar
1/2 cup diced carrots
12 large leaf lettuce leaves