Chef Lauren

Tomato Couscous with Lemon Roasted Asparagus and Sautéed Sole

Thursday, January 30, 2014 by Chef Lauren

This well-balanced meal features a variety of healthy and organic food items from SwansonVitamins.com and takes only about 30 minutes from start to finish!

Couscous is a traditional North African grain dish and is one of my favorite starches to make. It is made from semolina wheat granules and only takes 5 minutes to cook. The best part is that there are endless ways to flavor it!

This recipe channels the flavors of Provence with tomatoes, garlic, onions and lemon.  These ingredients provide...

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Nutty, Vegetarian Recipes Featuring Cashews, Almonds, Pecans & Pistachios

Thursday, December 26, 2013 by Chef Lauren

This week I’m going nuts for nuts. Nuts are a versatile ingredient in the kitchen and offer loads of nutrients that benefit your body. Studies indicate that nuts are particularly good for your heart and might even extend your life. A few ounces of nuts per day can have major long-term health benefits.

Nuts are rich in heart-healthy fats known as monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. They are also an excellent source of protein, which is great, because this week’s recipes are all...

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Chef Lauren Creates a Gourmet Pumpkin-Inspired Meal for a Fabulous Fall Feast!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 by Chef Lauren

‘Tis the season for pumpkin everything—lattes, beers, cupcakes, spice. You name it, it’s been pumpkin-ed this month. Beyond tasting delicious, pumpkin has plenty of health benefits. Lucky you, right?

Pumpkins are jam-packed with vitamins and minerals, most notably vitamin A. Vitamin A not only promotes healthy vision, but along with antioxidant vitamin E, it aids in immune health, which is oh-so-important as the weather turns chilly.

For your cooking and eating enjoyment I have developed...

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