I’m always on the lookout for healthy meals to please a crowd – remember, brunch is my favorite meal to prepare and serve, so we’re often entertaining friends with different dietary desires.
One person craves tofu, another bacon.
Since I’m all about welcoming the whole bunch to my table, cookbooks and recipes that make my cooking style easy are my favorites. Enter: The Hungry Hottie.
I asked Cynthia Pasquella, my new buddy and celebrity nutritionist (you’ve probably seen her on TV), to recommend the best brunch recipe for my next shin-dig. Here’s a recipe she gave from her new cookbook, Hungry Hottie!
But before you get to the recipe, and in case you don’t already know Cynthia, here’s a quick breakdown. Cynthia’s worked with numerous celebrity clients like Blake Lively, Sandra Bullock and Charlize Theron. She’s also a best-selling author and nutrition expert for The Dr. Phil Show, The Doctors and The Today Show as well as many others. She’s been called a thought-leader for the new generation by Gabrielle Bernstein and Dr. Phil. She’s the real deal!
But wait – there’s more!
When you buy Hungry Hottie from Cynthia by Saturday 4/13/13, I’ll gift you a free edition of my Week In A Weekend!
That’s a week’s worth of plant-based menu’s, recipes, shopping lists, and a cooking video, you’ll have everything you need to get started on a healthy path. (there is a gluten-free week too – your choice!)
That’s a $47.89 program for FREE when you buy Hungry Hottie!
(just email me the e-receipt at firstname.lastname@example.org, SUBJECT: Hungry! Hungry!)
Here’s just a sample of what you’ll get with Hungry Hottie:
Tasty Veggie Tacos!
Makes 2 servings
1 c raw walnuts
½ clove garlic, minced
½ green onion, diced
juice of ½ lemon
2 tsp Bragg’s liquid aminos
1 tsp cumin
1 medium tomato, diced
4 large romaine lettuce leaves
salt and pepper, to taste
1. Place walnuts into a food processor until finely chopped.
2. Place chopped walnuts into a bowl with garlic, green onion, lemon juice, liquid aminos, and cumin. Mix together well.
3. Add salt and pepper to taste.
4. Place a scoop of the taco filling on a lettuce leaf and top with tomatoes.
5. Roll up and enjoy!
Walnuts are one of the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids which will help boost weight loss. Plus the polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat content reduces cholesterol.