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_This is a very flavorful meld of Mediterranean flavors very high in fiber and just the right color


  • 12 ounces Kamut or Brown Rice spirals
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • 3 1/2 cups (one head) small broccoli florets
  • 1/4 cup flax oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives, chopped
  • 1/2 cup torn fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley
  • 1 small head radicchio, cored and shredded (about 3 cups)
Directions 1.      Bring 4 quarts water to a boil in a large pot, add pasta and salt, and cook until pasta is al dente, 9 to 10 minutes. Add broccoli and continue to cook until the pasta is tender, 1 minute longer. Drain and set aside.

2.      Meanwhile, whisk oil, vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, honey, and garlic in a large bowl; add 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

3.      Add drained pasta and broccoli and stir to coat with dressing. Let cool. Mix in tomatoes, olives, basil, parsley, and radicchio; stir to combine. Season with salt to taste.

Pomegranate Salad

I love to eat pomegranates in the fall.  It reminds me of my childhood.  Every fall we would each get a pomegranate and sit outside on the lawn picking out the seeds and making a huge mess.  This salad is a leafy salad with pomegranates and feta cheese. It’s surprisingly good, and very festive with the red and green. 

  • 1 Bag of tender spring greens OR a selection of your own salad leaves, including Radicchio and Lambs’ Lettuce.  I love to mix in butter lettuce, and baby spinach, it's my favorite.
  • A handful of chopped feta (or goat which is milder)
  • Seeds of 1 Pomegranate
  • Black pepper, to taste  
  1. Start out by preparing your salad; equal portions of any leafy types will work well together, but try and include some bitter varieties in there.
  2. Next add a handful of chopped feta, the seeds from 1 pomegranate, and about 1/2 the juice.
  3. Toss lightly then finish with a twist of black pepper.
Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Health Benefits of Pomegranates
  (Super Heart Healthy Food)
  • Being rich in antioxidants, pomegranate can keep LDL (bad cholesterol) from oxidizing and thus, prevents atherosclerosis.
  • Pomegranate has been found to help keep blood platelets from clumping together and forming unnecessary clots.
  • Regular consumption of pomegranate juice is said to be beneficial for those suffering from heart diseases.
  • Researches have indicated that pomegranate compounds might prevent prostate cancer and even slowdown its growth.
  • Pomegranate juice has also been associated with reducing the risk of breast cancer.
  • Pomegranate is said to be good for reducing plaque in the arteries and raising levels of HDL (good cholesterol).
  • It has been seen that pomegranate juice helps prevent heart attacks and even stroke.
  • Consumption of pomegranate might prevent and even slow down Alzheimer's disease.
  • Pomegranate juice is associated with lowering of blood pressure as well as better oral health.