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In the Kitchen

  • Iced Hibiscus Green Tea

    Hibiscus tea has been shown to reduce blood pressure, and green tea is packed with antioxidants. This tea can be chilled and enjoyed as an i...

    20.5.2024
  • Spring Salad with Pesto Vinaigrette

    Don’t be intimidated by this recipe. Once you prepare the pesto, it can be used for another dinner option and for the dressing. If you...

    14.5.2024
  • Charred Shishito Peppers and Ranch Avocado Dip

    This flavorful combination of Charred Shishito Peppers and Ranch Avocado dip offers the best of smoky and creamy textures and flavors, tanta...

    07.5.2024
  • Traditional Italian Handmade Pasta & Red Sauce

    I booked a traditional Italian cooking class on a recent trip to Italy and  was impressed with how simple and tasty their staple dishes wer...

    30.4.2024
  • Thai Stir-Fry with Asparagus, Cashews and Oyster Mushrooms

    Dive into the vibrant flavors of Thailand with this Thai Stir-Fry recipe, which features crisp asparagus, crunchy cashews, and earthy oyster...

    23.4.2024
  • Mixed Salad with Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

    This Mixed Baby Greens Salad pairs fresh greens with sweet strawberries, creating a tasty blend of flavors. The salad is dressed in a homema...

    16.4.2024
  • Super Seven Salad

    Super Seven Salad Eating Healthy Never Tasted This Good This Super Seven Kale Salad is a unique blend of seven superfoods and a delicious dr...

    05.4.2024
  • Everything Bagel Lox and Deviled Eggs

    Here is a tasty Spring recipe that will also help you boost protein intake. Everything bagel seasoning is a great condiment to have on hand ...

    21.3.2024
  • Tex Mex Scramble

    This morning scramble is packed with protein  (33 gm per serving) and will keep you satiated until your next meal. We know we need to prior...

    19.3.2024
  • Wasabi-Marinated Steaks

    The wasabi marinade will bring out the grass-fed beef’s flavor and make it more tender. Try to marinate for at least 4 hours and up to...

    12.3.2024
  • Apple, Kohlrabi & Jicama Salad

    Enjoy this simple Apple, Kohlrabi, & Jicama Salad, combining sweet apples, crunchy kohlrabi, and jicama in a light citrus vinaigrette. P...

    12.3.2024
  • Farmer’s Market Salad

      This yummy spin on a spring salad is packed with nutrients and antioxidants to boost your immune system and help fight disease. Pick ...

    04.3.2024
  • Matcha Green tea Mochi

    Japan is famous not only for its culture but also for its cuisine. Due to their healthy eating habits, the Japanese are at a low risk of acq...

    03.3.2024
  • Pasta e Fagioli aka – Pasta Fazool

    This simple Italian soup is a meal in itself and a favorite in our house, particularly as a substitute for a Lenten meat-free Friday. I&#821...

    27.2.2024
  • Warming Winter Greens Pesto

    Not only is this delicious winter greens pesto recipe delicious, but it is also a gift for your heart. It has walnuts, which supply antioxid...

    20.2.2024
  • Thrive Big Game Bowl Recipes!

    The Big Game is this Sunday… whether you are pulling for San Francisco or Kansas City, we plan to eat… a lot during the spectacle!! Thri...

    06.2.2024
  • Walnut Crusted Baked Cod 

    Enjoy this simple, delicious, Walnut Crusted Baked Cod featuring cod fillets with a crispy walnut coating, baked to perfection. This easy-to...

    06.2.2024
  • Anti-Inflammatory Root Veggie Hummus

    To gear up for our upcoming Heart Healthy Cooking Class and in honor of Heart Health Month, we’re excited to share this delightful Roo...

    30.1.2024
  • Ginger Miso Chicken or Shrimp

    Experience bold flavors with our Ginger Miso recipe. This dish combines your choice of chicken or shrimp with a tasty blend of ginger and mi...

    16.1.2024
  • Kale Salad with Squash

    This simple yet flavorful Kale Salad with Squash combines the robust taste of kale with the subtle sweetness of squash, creating a perfect b...

    09.1.2024
  • Kale Brussel Sprout salad with Avocado Caesar Dressing

    Experience a burst of fresh flavors with our Kale Brussel Sprout Salad, generously drizzled with a creamy Avocado Caesar Dressing. This nutr...

    02.1.2024
  • Chocolate crinkle cookies

    Enjoy the rich, fudgy taste of our Chocolate Crinkle Cookies. With a crackled exterior and a chewy center, these cookies strike the perfect ...

    27.12.2023
  • Chocolate-dipped Pistachio Cookies

    Try our Chocolate-Dipped Pistachio Cookies for a delicious treat that combines the goodness of pistachios with the richness of chocolate. A ...

    19.12.2023
  • Thrive Original Amaretti Cookies

    Enjoy the simplicity and rich almond flavor of our Thrive Original Amaretti Cookies. These homemade delights offer a chewy texture and a per...

    11.12.2023
  • Curry Chicken Salad Canapes

    Elevate your appetizer game with our Curry Chicken Salad Canapes! A fusion of bold flavors and delicate textures that promise to tantalize y...

    07.11.2023
  • Butternut Squash and Pear Soup

    A Thrive original soup from the first Food as Medicine class. This soup will be a favorite. You can easily substitute apples for pears if yo...

    07.11.2023
  • Crudites with Green Goddess Dip

    Enjoy a wholesome and delicious snack with our Crudites and Green Goddess Dip – a combination of crisp, fresh vegetables and a flavorful h...

    07.11.2023
  • Creamy Turkey Wild Rice Soup

    If you are looking for something to do with the leftover turkey, this recipe is a wholesome option you will look forward to having again and...

    31.10.2023
  • Spicy Italian Sausage with Collards and Farro

    As the weather turns cooler and the days grow shorter, there’s nothing quite as comforting and time-efficient as a bowl of soup paired...

    31.10.2023
  • Black Bean Frittata with Cheddar Cheese

    A wonderful brunch presentation or the perfect option for a meat-free dinner. You can also prepare the bean filling and use it as a filling ...

    24.10.2023
  • Tumeric Tahini Cauliflower

    This powerful cruciferous vegetable will get your detox system going. Adding the medicinal power of turmeric and sesame adds another punch. ...

    24.10.2023
  • Slow Cooker Tikka Masala

    Indulge in the aromatic and savory delights of Indian cuisine with our Slow Cooker Tikka Masala recipe, a convenient way to savor the flavor...

    10.10.2023
  • Lentil Dal

    Experience India’s rich and comforting flavors with our hearty Lentil Dal recipe, a nourishing and delicious dish. Ingredients: 3 clov...

    10.10.2023
  • Cauliflower Stir Fry

    Enjoy fresh vegetables and savory sauces in this Cauliflower Stir Fry recipe, where tender cauliflower florets take center stage in a delici...

    26.9.2023
  • Avocado Pesto

    Fennel Onions and Roasted Potatoes are just one example of how this Avocado Pesto recipe adds flavor to just about anything. The combination...

    26.9.2023
  • Apple Crisp with Almond Oatmeal Topping

    Autumn marks the apple season. Savor the simplicity and comfort of this delightful crisp. Ingredients: Filling 6 to 8 medium apples (Granny ...

    26.9.2023
  • Patacones with Black Bean Dip

    Did you happen to try the recipes from our Plantains Prepared Two Ways article? If so, you have a jump start on this yummy Central American...

    12.9.2023
  • Buddha Bowl with Lemon Tahini Dressing

    Do not be intimidated by this recipe. A little planning and prep can make enough for work lunches or a quick dinner. Make batches of quinoa,...

    12.9.2023
  • Fried Rice and Beans

    Indulge in Costa Rican flavors with our savory fried rice and black bean recipe, a delightful fusion that’s sure to tantalize your tas...

    05.9.2023
  • Plantains Prepared Two Ways

    Are you signed up for our upcoming Global Table class featuring the tastes and smells of Costa Rica and Central America? Either way, Plantai...

    29.8.2023
  • Farmer’s market veggie farro fried “rice”

    You can use any combo of veggies for this – whatever is in season at the market or comes in your CSA basket!   For the farro: 1 cup f...

    22.8.2023
  • Stone Fruit Salad

    Discover a burst of summer on your plate with our irresistible Stone Fruit Salad recipe – a perfect balance of sweet and tangy flavors in ...

    15.8.2023
  • Healthy Non-Dairy Queso

    Dive into a guilt-free delight with our Non-Dairy Queso recipe. This creamy, plant-based dip offers rich flavors without the dairy, perfect ...

    08.8.2023
  • Summer Simplified – Dips For Your Hips

    Chips Dips and What You Put in Your Lips Will Blow Up Your Hips With relaxed days and late nights, we often want simple meals around an ease...

    18.7.2023
  • Salmon with Blueberry Mango Salsa 

    Pairing the salmon with the fruit salsa takes it to a higher level. You can use any fish in place of the salmon. The salsa adds flavor and p...

    18.7.2023
  • Creamy Basil Dressing

    This Creamy Basil Dressing is great on salads and summer veggies! Ingredients: 1c cashews, raw and unsalted (water for soaking cashews) 1/2 ...

    11.7.2023
  • Quick Lime Marinated Shrimp Ceviche

    This Shrimp Ceviche recipe is a simple take on a proven winner. It’s a fresh way to bring lots of healthy ingredients into one dish! I...

    04.7.2023
  • Shrimp Curry

    Ingredients: 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 t salt ½ cup green bell pepper 2 garlic cloves, minced ½ cup sliced carrots 1-inch piece o...

    26.6.2023
  • Motivation: Healthy Grilling Tips

    Dr. Palermo talks about healthy grilling tips in this week’s Motivation! Properly cleaning the grill, choosing high-quality meats, coo...

    26.6.2023
  • Roasted Beets with Orange & Thyme

    Elevate the humble beet to new levels of culinary delight with our irresistible Roasted Beets with Orange & Thyme recipe, where the vibr...

    26.6.2023
  • Best Marinade for Steak

    Marinating with antioxidants like rosemary, oregano, and basil help to diffuse free radicals formed with high-heat cooking. Remember only to...

    22.6.2023
  • Parmesan Crusted Halibut Filets

    Introducing Parmesan Crusted Halibut Filets, a delectable seafood dish that promises to delight your taste buds with its irresistible flavor...

    05.6.2023
  •  Okinawan-Style Pork Ribs

    Experience the tantalizing flavors of Okinawa with our mouthwatering Okinawan-Style Pork Ribs recipe. These succulent ribs are marinated in ...

    30.5.2023
  • Okinawan Cream of Mushroom Soup

    Indulge in the rich and comforting flavors of Okinawan Cream of Mushroom Soup. This easy-to-follow recipe combines earthy mushrooms with cre...

    30.5.2023
  • Baby Bok Choy with Miso Ginger Dressing

    Ingredients: 5-6 Baby Bok Choy heads, split into quarters 1 T avocado oil 3 garlic cloves minced 1 tsp minced fresh ginger Salt and pepper t...

    17.5.2023
  • Greek Gyro Meatballs with Tzatziki Sauce

    Ingredients (For Gyro Meatballs): 1 lb ground lamb (can substitute beef) 2 T minced red onion Two garlic cloves, minced ½ t salt ½ t rosem...

    09.5.2023
  • Shrimp Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

    Get a taste of summer with our mouthwatering shrimp tacos topped with sweet and tangy pineapple salsa! 🌮🍤🍍 Ingredients: For Shrimp ...

    02.5.2023
  • Pan-Roasted Shrimp 

    Ingredients: 1 lb shrimp, peeled ¼ cup dry white wine, good quality 4 large garlic cloves 2 T chopped fresh leaf parsley Pinch red pepper f...

    24.4.2023
  • Our Diets Are Killing Us And Doctors Aren’t Trained To Help

    This article was first featured in The Hill. It was written by Emily M. Broad Lieb, Drs. Stephen DeVries and Walter Willet What if your doct...

    17.4.2023
  • Insalata mista al limone (Mixed-leaf salad with fennel and lemon juice)

    Eating healthy does not need to be complicated. Sometimes the simplest of recipes can have the greatest impact. Those who live in the 💙 Z...

    10.4.2023
  • Greek Village Salad

    The traditional Greek salad from Greece is not filled with Iceberg lettuce but rather fresh vegetables, olives, and Sheep’s milk feta....

    28.3.2023
  • Warm Asparagus Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette and Hard-Boiled Eggs

    A perfect simple dinner salad or a wonderful side for a spring celebration or dinner. You can substitute baby spinach for the greens if need...

    21.3.2023
  • Green Tea Infused Oats 

    Ingredients: 3 c. water                                                        1 c. un...

    14.3.2023
  • Shrimp and Avocado Pesto

    Avocado Pesto Ingredients: 1 ripe avocado 1 cup packed fresh basil 1⁄4 cup salted or unsalted pistachios or walnuts (adjust by adding no s...

    07.3.2023
  • Super Seven Salad with Chickpeas and Avocado Dressing

    A Thrive original recipe that gets rave reviews. The chickpea addition is optional. It can also be topped with cooked chicken or shrimp. Pac...

    21.2.2023
  • Anti-Inflammatory Root Veggie Hummus

    Ingredients: 3⁄4 cup sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed 1 in 1⁄2 cup beets, peeled and cubed 1 in 2 cloves garlic 1 tsp ground turmeric 1 ...

    14.2.2023
  • Smoked Salmon and Cucumber Canapes

    This hors d’oeuvre swapped the traditional crostini for cucumber and topped it with some savory smoked salmon. It’s sure to be o...

    14.2.2023
  • Roasted Red Pepper Sauce with Linguine

    Looking for a yummy recipe to impress your significant other this Valentine’s Day? Then this Linguine with red pepper sauce is the hit...

    07.2.2023
  • Detox Friendly Pancakes

    This detox-friendly recipe is only four simple ingredients for a delicious protein-packed breakfast!   Ingredients: 1 medium ripe banan...

    31.1.2023
  • Sheet Pan Fajitas

    Ingredients: 3 T avocado oil 1 red pepper sliced into strips 1 T chili powder 1 yellow pepper sliced into strips 2 t ground cumin 1 large on...

    24.1.2023
  • Teriyaki Quinoa Bowl

    A copycat recipe from the popular bowl at True Food Kitchen. This rendition is just as good and is Elimination Diet friendly too. Ingredient...

    17.1.2023
  • Sheet Pan Shrimp Fried Rice

    Sheet Pan Shrimp Fried Rice Ingredients: 2 T toasted sesame oil 1 cup matchstick carrots 2 T coconut amines 1 c finely chopped red pepper 1 ...

    10.1.2023
  • Ultimate Detox Friendly Chicken Cutlets with Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce

    Chicken Cutlets with Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce Ingredients: 1 lb. chicken cutlets 1⁄4 t salt and 1⁄4 tsp pepper, divided 1⁄2 cup oi...

    03.1.2023
  • Cashew Cream Milk

    Ingredients: 1 cup of cashews filtered water Directions: Soak 1 cup of cashews in water for 4 hours or overnight. Drain. Add to a high-speed...

    03.1.2023
  • Detox in a Glass

    Are you preparing for our annual Thrive Detox program? Or maybe you’re just ready to kick those new routines into gear! Well, this ref...

    27.12.2022
  • Thrive Energy Balls

    Ingredients: 2 cups gluten-free old-fashioned oats 1 cup of nut butter (almond, peanut, or cashew) 2/3 c honey 1⁄2 cup of 2-3 of the follo...

    20.12.2022
  • Spiced and Herbed Nuts

    Get your holiday off to a Good Start with some of these healthier yet flavorful nuts! These nuts can be great served with cocktails or packa...

    06.12.2022
  • Warm Farro with Cranberries and Herbs

    Farro is an ancient grain that is over 7000 years old. It has a nutty flavor and provides a great plant-based option high in protein, fiber,...

    28.11.2022
  • Creamy Turkey Wild Rice Soup

    If you’re anything like us, you have plenty of Thanksgiving turkey leftovers.   Try using that leftover turkey in this yummy soup...

    22.11.2022
  • Chef Joe’s Fresh Cranberry Sauce

    Did you sign up for our Healthy Holiday Cooking class with Chef Joe? If not, there’s still time! To get you excited for this class and...

    10.11.2022
  • Prosciutto Wrapped Shrimp

    The holidays are right around the corner, and this Shrimp and Prosciutto recipe aims to impress during those dinner parties. Ingredients: 5-...

    09.11.2022
  • Spinach Avocado Dip (or Sauce)!

    This spinach avocado dip is a great way to bring a fresh yummy dip to your holiday spread! Ingredients: 5 cups baby spinach 1 large avocado ...

    01.11.2022
  • Asparagus with Toasted Walnuts and Pomegranate Basil Vinaigrette

    Asparagus with Toasted Walnuts and Pomegranate Basil Vinaigrette Ingredients: 1 bunch asparagus trimmed ( 1 T olive oil, salt and pepper to ...

    25.10.2022
  • Salad Greens with Roasted Beets, Oranges, Pickled Onions, Walnuts, Goat Cheese and Balsamic Vinegarette

    Do not be intimidated by the steps with this salad. It is well worth it. Packed with many phytonutrients and antioxidants, this nutrient-den...

    27.9.2022
  • Coconut Curry Squash Soup with Pumpkin Spice

    With dropping fall temperatures, we are looking for comfort foods and anything with pumpkin spice. This recipe features Red Kuri Squash. You...

    27.9.2022
  • Baked Spaghetti Squash

    This is so simple; I’m kicking myself for not doing this earlier! Baked Spaghetti Squash is a great alternative to traditional noodles...

    20.9.2022
  • Breakfast Muffins with Bacon and Vegetables

    With school back in session, mornings can get hectic, but if you make these breakfast muffins ahead, you will have a healthy morning start w...

    20.9.2022
  • Cruciferous Vegetables

    One of the best things you can do to improve your overall health is to start making small changes in your diet. This season brings a new yea...

    19.9.2022
  • Avocado Pesto

    This Avocado Pesto recipe is a healthy alternative to your standard basil pesto recipe.   Ingredients: 1 ripe avocado 1 cup packed fres...

    13.9.2022
  • Getting to know Thrive Chef Joe LaPiana

    Born in Boston and having grown up in an Italian-American household, food was always a focal point for Joe and his family. At age 15, Joe be...

    06.9.2022
  • Braised Chicken in Mustard and White Wine Sauce

    Do you think you are too busy to cook now that school is in session? Try making this wholesome  Chicken dish as an alternative to takeout o...

    30.8.2022
  • Creamy Artichoke Dip

    You can’t go wrong with this Creamy Artichoke Dip. It’s packed with gut health nutrients, simple, and a perfect addition to your...

    30.8.2022
  • Guacamole

    This Guacamole recipe is from the Food As Medicine and Elimination Diet programs, and it’s one of our favorites because it’s sim...

    23.8.2022
  • Farro Salad with Broccoli, Goat Cheese, Cashews and Barberries

    Challenge yourself to eat new foods. This recipe may introduce you to new ingredients and flavors. Farro A traditional food of the Mediterra...

    16.8.2022
  • Coconut Brown Rice Bowls with Brussel Sprouts and Soy

    This rice bowl is a light summer dish that has Unami and will leave you quite satisfied. If you cannot find Fresno peppers can substitute ch...

    09.8.2022
  • Tangy Apricot Sauce

    Summer is the perfect time to enjoy apricots. Do not knock this small fruit as it is packed with Vitamin C, fiber, and polyphonic antioxidan...

    02.8.2022
  • Peach Ginger Smoothie

    In the South, summer is synonymous with peaches. Pick up some fresh peaches from the Farmers Market (Freestone are best) and enjoy them in a...

    26.7.2022
  • Vegan “Cheesy” Kale Chips

    You will be surprised at how tasty (and cheesy) these kale chips are. Try using purple kale to get extra phytonutrient benefits. Ingredients...

    12.7.2022
  • Pan-Roasted Carrots with Mint and Parsley

    Ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds carrots, cut on a diagonal into 3-inch-long pieces, halved lengthwise 1/2 cup low-sodium vegetable or chicken brot...

    06.7.2022
  • Rosemary Roasted Purple Fingerling Potatoes

    Purple potatoes feature unique cancer-fighting properties that traditional white potatoes do not thanks to their specific phytochemicals. In...

    29.6.2022
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