When Teenagers Go Vegan

The Mediterranean Diet

We have been told for two decades that eating like Italians, Spaniards, and Greeks is good for us, because epidemiological studies have shown that people from those Mediterranean countries have lower rates of heart disease. It was not possible, however, to tie those findings directly to their diets—until now.mediterranean lunch


Toasted Nut & Parsley Pesto

Recipe courtesy of Annie Main at Good Humus Produce, courtesy of Capay Valley Farm Shop

3 medium unpeeled garlic cloves
1 cup nuts: walnuts, almonds or any other nut
1/4 cup packed fresh parsley leaves, washed and dried
7 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese


Berry Nice

Summer is here, and with it the most delicious of all fruit: fresh berries. Be they strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries, berries evolved to be literally irresistible in order to spread their seeds. Taste alone is reason to indulge, but with berries you get to have your cake and eat it too—berries are packed with nutrients, and few foods can compare to their benefits to human health.

Radicchio & Romaine Salad

Recipe by Karla Milosevich

1 head romaine lettuce
1 head radicchio
1 apple or pear (or a combination), thinly sliced
Chopped nuts (walnuts and pecans work quite well) to taste (optional)
Crumbled cheese (gorgonzola, bleu, or goat cheese) to taste (optional)

Olive oil
Balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste


Stuffed Sweet Dumpling Squash

Sautéed Yellow Beans and Peppers with Almonds

Adapted from Real Simple


1 tablespoon plus 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 lb yellow wax beans, ends trimmed (approx. 1 1/2 to 2 cups)
1 gold or red bell pepper, sliced in 1/4-inch strips
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup whole blanched almonds, coarsely chopped
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper