Pepper Pays Off When It Comes to Health

Nature – with her unparalleled array of antioxidant, vitamin, and mineral-packed plant-foods– is, indeed a true healer. Some of her most potent nutrients are probably sitting in your fridge or kitchen cabinet right now. You probably already know that herbs like garlic and spices like turmeric offer all sorts of health benefits. But did you know that plain old black pepper, that dinnertime staple for generations of Americans, is also more than just a tasty condiment? I'm happy to tell you that black pepper contains health-promoting nutrients and compounds, and supports healthy digestion. Where Does Black Pepper Come From? The... Continue Reading

Marinara “Soup”

Having had the pleasure of making fresh, marinara sauce for my family over the past 4 decades, I’ve learned that some people like tomato sauce and some don’t (usually kids). Other people just want the sauce, sans pasta. My daughter, for example, always preferred a bowl of fresh, marinara sauce which she could dip fresh baked Italian bread in. She’d eat it like “soup.” So marinara soup was born in our family – a thicker, heartier spin on traditional tomato soup that is as easy as opening a jar and heating it up. Over the years, I’ve found other ways to make... Continue Reading

Farmed Vs. Wild Caught Fish

How to Choose and Cook the Healthiest Fish I had the pleasure of cooking with one of my good friends recently, actress Suzanne Somers. We had a blast talking about the health benefits of fish, olive oils, herbs and spices, and we were able to capture our cooking moments and tips on video for you. I watched the video a few days after the segment, and I noticed that Suzanne referred to me as “the culinary cardiologist,” which of course was an honor. But what really was most exciting to me is how much fun we were having together…It reminded... Continue Reading

Dr. Sinatra’s Spicy Chicken Soup

This immune-boosting spicy chicken soup helps you eliminate sinus and lung congestion, and tastes great, especially if you enjoy hot-n-spicy foods! You'll need: *Choose organic items whenever possible* 1 whole organic chicken or chicken parts (with bones) 1 medium to large onion, chopped 3-6 carrots, peeled and chopped 3 to 6 stalks of celery, chopped 2 to 3 Tbsp of Olive oil or flavored olive oil + 2 to 4 Tbsp for drizzling Natural salt blend and whole pepper blend, to taste Optional: 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced Optional: 1 to 3 teaspoons of ginger root, peeled and minced Optional:... Continue Reading

Salmon Niçoise Salad

Salmon provides a twist on this classic French dish, where tuna is the main catch. For convenience, you can always use canned salmon instead of fresh salmon. Substituting lettuce with spinach adds more antioxidants and phytonutrients to this already healthy meal which is full of fiber, amino acids, vitamins and minerals. Salmon Niçoise Salad *Choose organic ingredients whenever possible* 12 oz of fresh or canned wild Alaskan salmon 1 cup canned or cooked white beans 2 large eggs, hard boiled and sliced 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half 1 cup green beans, cut into 2-inch pieces, lightly steamed or raw... Continue Reading

Dr. Sinatra’s Spicy Shrimp Fra Diavolo Recipe

When it comes to creating a delicious, healthy, and satisfying pasta dish, combining a high-protein pasta with organic and high vibrational marinara sauce, a quality protein and a vibrant vegetable is the way to go! That is exactly what I did for this zesty and hearty shrimp fra diavolo. I love this dish because shrimp are a cinch to cook up and they add protein and omega 3's - important when you're eating carbs. Broccoli adds a ton of vitamins and nutrients and healthy fiber. I combine broccoli with tomato sauce whenever I can because the sulforaphane in broccoli and... Continue Reading

Why Olive Oil Is My Favorite Superfood

I’ve been in love with olive oil for a very long time, since I was about 7 years old. Both my Sicilian-born grandfather and my father were magicians in the kitchen, conjuring up the most savory and delicious sauces, soups and pastas a hungry family could ever wish for. My father added olive oil to just about everything that wasn’t breakfast. And he cooked with love. So, yes, I’m just slightly biased when it comes to olive oil. There’s more to my love for it, though. As a cardiologist certified in nutrition and anti-aging medicine, I’m constantly on the lookout... Continue Reading

Your Good-Vibe Shopping List

When it comes to health strategies that really work, I’ve distilled them down into 3 key habits: (1) Be heart-focused. (2) Nourish your body and mind. (3) Live a healthy-vibe life. These essential habits, which I call the “Dr. Sinatra Way” are easy to incorporate into your daily routine and they can help you live a longer, healthier and happier life. To get you started on key habit #2 I’ve created a free downloadable shopping guide that will help you stock your kitchen with good-vibe foods to kickstart your best health and best self. The guide also includes 5 delectable recipes!... Continue Reading

Easy Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken

Easy Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken *Choose organic meats and produce whenever possible* 2 pounds boneless chicken  2 Tbsp Spicy Jalapeño Olive Oil or Jalapeño-Garlic Olive Oil 1 onion, chopped  6 to 8 ripe tomatoes, chopped or 2 15 oz. cans or boxes of diced tomatoes, drained 1 tsp Salt Blend 1 tsp of Pepper & Juniper blend 2 to 4 Tbsp of my Mexican Spice Blend Optional - Habanero hot sauce or Blazing Habanero Olive Oil Prepare the chicken breasts by rubbing them with flavored olive oil and placing them in the bottom of your slow cooker. Next, add all... Continue Reading

Dr. Sinatra’s Grass-Fed Buffalo Tenderloin

Buffalo tenderloin is not just a leaner alternative to steak tenderloin, it is also higher vibrational than conventionally raised beef. Why? For one, all buffalo is grass-fed, which means you're getting omega-3s, a type of fat your body needs. Buffalo (also known as bison) is also raised without the use of GMO growth hormones, making it a better quality choice of protein that is also a great source of iron, zinc and selenium! The salad greens here provide phytonutrients and fiber, the olive oil contributes monounsaturated fat and antioxidant polyphenols, and adding onion brings additional antioxidant power to the mix!... Continue Reading