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Why Do We Need Protein in Our Diets?

One of the buzzwords in diet circles these days is “protein.” High protein diets, we’re told, can help you lose weight and beat the effects of aging. Products on grocery store shelves—from frozen entrees to yogurt—tout their protein content. But what exactly is protein? Why do we need it, and how much is best? Most […]

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Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Whether for warm weather picnicking, or hunkering in with a hearty winter salad, this piquant Mediterranean pasta salad recipe is a high-protein home run. Featuring organic, gluten-free red lentil pasta and cold-pressed oregano olive oil, it’s healthier than traditional white pasta salad with mayo, and I think it tastes amazing too! Dr. Sinatra’s Mediterranean Pasta […]

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Easy Caprese Salad

A simple combination of fresh mozzarella cheese and juicy, ripe tomatoes, Caprese salad is a classic Italian appetizer (“Insalata Caprese”) that’s not only delicious, but really easy to make! There are several ways to make an Easy Caprese Salad…In the video below, I make it with traditional tomatoes, dress it with cold-pressed basil olive oil, […]

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Love Flavored Olive Oil? Cold Pressed Is Still Best

As a lover of olive oil, it does my heart good to see so many people embracing it as a flavorful and healthy way to eat. There’s nothing better, in my book, for both the taste buds and…well… every other part of your body! One look at store shelves will tell you just how big […]

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Going Beyond Bread with Dipping Spices

I’ll admit it. A few years ago, when I created my Vervana Olive Oil Dipping Spice Blend, I had bread on the brain. I just love fresh sourdough bread, especially as a means of soaking up velvety-smooth and peppery-delicious extra virgin olive oil (or, as I like to call it, “liquid gold”). But I wanted […]

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Dr. Sinatra’s Grass-Fed Beef Taco Recipe

Dr. Sinatra’s Grass-Fed Beef Taco Recipe *Choose organic meats and produce whenever possible* 1 pound grass-fed organic ground beef 1-3 Tbsp EVOO or spicy jalapeño flavored olive oil Mexican Spice Blend Seasoning, 1 to 3 Tbsp, or to taste 1-2 cups shredded red or green cabbage 1-2 cups shredded carrots Natural salt blend, to taste  1-2 avocados […]

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Is Your Pasta Sauce Healthy? Here are 5 Ways to Tell

I’ve never been shy when it comes to sharing stories about my Italian heritage and my love of traditional Italian food. But once I get specific about my favorites, a lot of people are surprised that I regularly include pasta and red sauce on my menu. Sometimes I’ll have the sauce as much as 2-3 […]

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Short on Time? Try this Simple Chicken Soup Recipe

You’ve been working long hours and/or caring for children, temps outside are frigid, and your loved ones are under the weather. Nothing sounds better than hot chicken soup for dinner, but you want something healthy and fresh – not from a can. And a good, healthy chicken soup takes significant time and energy to make…Or […]

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Spiced Winter Tea

When winter sets in, I love to warm up with a cup of Spiced Winter Tea. While you can make it with black, ginger or green tea, I like to use green tea because it offers more health benefits than almost any other tea.  Loaded with inflammation-fighting antioxidants, green tea is especially good for the […]

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Guilt-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’m not a big proponent of sugary desserts, and generally advise that sweets be eaten in strict moderation. Even so, a sweet tooth will strike from time to time for us all, and I do believe that there are ways to indulge without throwing all caution to the wind. There is a middle ground where […]

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