New Year, New Recipes

It’s the start of a new year and, as usual, we all resolve to eat healthier and take better care of ourselves. Here are some recipes that are favorites of the Intelligent Fitness Demo Kitchen. They include healthy ingredients and taste good, which will help you keep that resolution.       Hummus Ingredients: 15 […]

Creamy Roasted Vegetable Chowder

Though traditionally made with heavy cream, milk, flour, and butter, this lightened-up chowder packs in the produce. 1 sweet potato, diced 1 yellow-fleshed potato, diced 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced 1 onion, diced 1 cup sliced cremini or button mushrooms 1 cup frozen or fresh corn kernels 1 Tbsp coconut oil or extra […]

Sweet Potato Turkey Loaf

Grating sweet potato is a stealth way to cook it in a flash, making it a quick addition to loaves to up the nutritional ante. Quinoa flakes are a good gluten-free (and more nutritious!) alternative to standard bread crumbs when making loaves. However, you can also use pulverized oats or even gluten-free crackers. 1 Tbsp […]

Sesame Sweet Potato Baked Latkes

Sesame-spiked, slightly sweet, and highly sophisticated, this bold spin on latkes is anything but traditional.     1 lb sweet potatoes, grated 2 green onions, finely chopped 2 Tbsp low-sodium tamari 1 Tbsp chia seeds 1 Tbsp rice wine vinegar 1 Tbsp sesame oil 1 Tbsp white or black sesame seeds 1 tsp fresh grated […]

Collard Greens and Sweet Potatoes

Collard greens are a type of cabbage, but they form as large, thick, flat leaves instead of a head. Too often they’re overcooked, leaving unpleasant aromas and taste memories. Here they get a gentle simmer and are paired with sweet potatoes to counteract their sharp flavor. Serve as a side dish.   1 onion, coarsely […]

Explore Wilmot Ohio

By Mary Vlahos The gateway to Amish Country and a great source of family fun, Wilmot, Ohio is located in the southwest corner of Stark County, an easy drive for anyone in northeast Ohio and beyond. Wholesome Valley Farm, The Wilderness Center, and The Amish Door Village are the major attractions in Wilmot that make […]

Spicy Fish Kebabs

Makes: 6 servings                        Prep: 20 minutes                         Grill: 10 minutes 1 1/2 pounds halibut 3/4 cup packaged peeled baby carrots 2 small zucchini or yellow summer squash, halved lengthwise and cut crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices 1 cup fresh sugar snap peas, trimmed 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black […]

Pork and Veggie Kebabs

Makes: 4 servings          Prep: 15 minutes             Marinate: 1 hour             Grill: 10 minutes 4 tablespoons olive oil 2 garlic cloves, chopped Zest and juice of 1 lemon 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more for serving 1/4 teaspoon black pepper […]

Pasta Salad with Italian Turkey Sausage

Makes: 6 servings            Prep: 15 minutes             Cook: 12 minutes                        Grill: 15 minutes Nonstick cooking spray 5 tablespoons olive oil 6 tablespoons red-wine vinegar 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 teaspoon dried oregano 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 4 plum tomatoes, halved lengthwise 1 eggplant (1 1/2 pounds), cut into 1/2-inch slices 1 large red […]

Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

Makes: 4 servings            Prep: 15 minutes             Marinate: 4 hours                        Grill: 8 minutes 3 garlic cloves, peeled 1 large jalapeno chili, seeded and with white ribs removed 3/4 cup packed flat-leaf parsley leaves 1/4 cup packed fresh oregano leaves 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons sherry vinegar 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1/4 teaspoon salt […]

Grilled Lemon Chicken

Makes: 6 servings            Prep: 10 minutes             Marinate: 2 hours                        Grill: 12 minutes 2-3 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon white vinegar 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil 1 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 3/4 teaspoon salt, plus more for serving 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 6 […]

Is Your Fitness Trending

By Kim Wagler, BA, CPT The fitness industry has absolutely exploded over the last decade. Nationwide chains are popping up on every corner. Privately owned one-man shows are appearing in someone’s garage or a friend’s office building. There are now corporate wellness options as well as big box gyms starting to “specialize” in small group […]