7 Easy Recipes under 7 minutes!

Tuna Delight


1 6 oz can or bag of Tuna Fish

2 tbsp Hummus

1 tbsp Chopped Walnuts (optional)

5-8 diced Grapes

Drizzle Olive Oil

Salt and Pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients.  May be served on pita bread, baguette slices, or on side of salad.  Serves 2.


Mediterranean Salad

4 cups Pre-washed bag of Lettuce Chopped

1/2 can of Chick Peas rinsed and dried

8-10 Olives of choice

½ Cucumber diced

¼ c Arugula 

1 tbsp Feta Cheese

Salt and Pepper to taste

Drizzle Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar


Place all ingredients into bowl.  Gently toss ingredients together to combine. Serves 2-4 people.



Stuffed Tomato

Stuffed tomato's. Serve fresh or baked.

Minute Rice. Follow instructions on box  per serving.

1-4 large round Tomato  (Heirloom or Beefsteak)

Salad mix of choice (Egg, Tuna, Crab, Turkey, Ham)

Lettuce leaf or basil for presentation


Boil water for minute rice and follow box instructions. Meanwhile, Slice cap off top of tomato.  With a teaspoon remove pulp. Combine salad mix of choice with 1/4 cup of cooked rice. Spoon mixture into tomato. Serve on top of lettuce leaf.    

OPTIONAL: Heat oven to 400F.  For oven roasted tomato’s, follow instructions for stuffing. Place tomato’s in baking dish with 1 cup water and drizzle olive oil on tomato’s. Cover dish with aluminum foil, slit inch into the center of the foil with a knife, place in oven. Bake for 20-30 minutes. Remove from oven. Serve with favorite meat or salad.

Cherry tomato's with Angel Hair Spaghetti

Angel Hair Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes

Serves 2-4.   To table in 7 minutes.


1 large pot 2-3 quarts boiling water

½ box Angel Hair Pasta

¼ cup Olive Oil

1 Garlic Clove (minced)

1Tbsp Capers (optional)

10 Olives (optional)

1 pint Cherry or Grape Tomatoes

Salt, Pepper to taste

Parsley fresh or dried


Fill pan with water and place on stove on high to start boiling water.

Saute` olive oil, garlic, tomato's for 7 minute's.

Meanwhile, place skillet on medium high heat. Add oil, garlic, tomatoes, (capers and olives) salt and sepper.  Allow to simmer uncovered for 5 minutes.

When water boils add 1 tbsp salt to boiling water and pasta.  Allow pasta to cook 1 minute. Remove 1 ladle of boiling water and add to tomatoes in skillet.  Drain water from pasta.  Add pasta to skillet and combine with tomatoes.  Top off with fresh or dried parsley and serve.


Angel Hair Pasta with Pesto

Serves 2-4.  To table in 7 minutes.


1 large pot 2-3 quarts boiling water

½ box Angel Hair Pasta

¼ cup Pesto

Olive Oil

Freshly grated Parmesan Cheese


Fill pan with water and place on stove on high to start boiling water.

When water boils add 1 tbsp salt to boiling water and pasta.  Drain water from pasta.  In a clean bowl, add pesto and drizzle olive oil, gently combine together.  Serve and top off with cheese.



Sirloin Tip Steak

Sirloin Tip

Serves 2.  


¼ cup Olive oil

Peeled and Sliced ½  Onion

Sliced Portabella Mushroom

Salt and Pepper to taste

¼ cup  Red Wine (optional)

1tsp Soy Sauce

2-4 slices of 1/4 inch sliced Sirloin Tip Steak


Salt and pepper meat on both sides. Place skillet on medium-high

Sirloin and Mushroom's

heat. Add olive oil, sliced onion and sliced portabella mushroom. 1/4 tsp salt to taste. Allow to cook covered for 2 minutes.  Add wine, soy sauce and meat. Cover, allow to cook for 2 minutes, with fork turn meat to other side and cook another 2 minutes.  Serve meat with mushrooms and onions



Asparagus Sautee`

Asparagus spears washed and lower part of stick cut and removed.

1/4 cup Olive Oil

Garlic Clove sliced

Sesame Seeds

Salt and Pepper to taste


Place skillet on medium heat and add all ingredients.  Allow to cook with skillet covered for 5 minutes.  Serve on side of pasta dish or with Sirloin Tip.






Fast Food…Cure Liver Disease w Lifestyle Change

If you are asked to name two questions that are routinely raised at any Doctor’s office, most people would correctly respond:
  •  “Do you drink?
  •  “Do you smoke?” 
Even as changes are clearly noted by individual’s with present day increased prices in Health Insurance, how often are patients probed to reflect on a daily routine at a yearly check-up with a medical inquiry of, “How often do you eat fast food?”
 Recent research studies have proven that, A diet high in FAST FOOD consumption  leads to LIVER DISEASE (Cirrhosis, or Cancer)”.  “Fatty liver is the most common liver abnormality in children ages 2-9 years old,” revealed in The Office Journal of American Pediatrics October, 2006.  Liver disease can only be determined by having liver enzymes evaluated through a blood draw at a yearly check-up with ones Doctor.  The good news is that a Lifestyle Change in:  diet,  exercise,  avoidance of alcohollimited sodium intake, and Tea can return a damaged liver to a healthy state.    (Sadly, this is not always the case with liver cancer.)

Once diagnosed with liver disease, your goal is to help the organ return to it’s normal functions, it’s ability to process everything that you eat and drink. A healthy lifestyle can help you feel your best and help your body cope with it’s disease. By eating healthy and doing physical activity in moderation you will:
1. Give your body the energy it needs to work well.
2. Boost your immune system.
3. Help your liver renew itself.

Eat Well
Keep your energy level up by eating smaller meals and snacks more often.  Decrease some of the symptoms and the side effects of any treatments, such as feeling tired and sick by following a healthy diet.

  1. Chew on Fennel Seeds throughout the day (not to exceed 1 tsp!) to unclog the liver. Add Turmeric to your meals . It is become a well known spice in the medicinal world that whose powerful nutrients are known for healing organs.
  2. Carbohydrates(grains, fruits and vegetables)
  3. Fat Healthy oils such as: Extra Virgin Olive, Canola oil, Avocado and Smart Balance oils. Omega 3, 6 reduces the inflammation in the liver: Fish, Walnuts, Flaxseed
  4. Protein: Fish (3 x’s / wk), Poultry, Lean Meat
  5. Salt, canned and processed foods must be limited.
  6. Focus on lower saturated fat choices with each meal.
  7. Drink 6 to 8 glasses of fluids every day.



1. Eat foods high in potassium to offset salt intake. Bananas, Kiwi, apricots, raisins, tomato puree, baked or roasted potatoes, veal and nuts, will all assist in ridding the body of excess sodium.
2. Enjoy light to moderate physical activity, such as walking, swimming, gardening

3.Build up slowly to 30 to 60 minutes of activity, at least 4 times a week.
4. Avoid food poisoning by storing and preparing foods safely. Wash your hands often.
5. Talk to your health care provider if depression affects your ability to eat well.

What your body does not need
1. Avoid alcohol.
2. Avoid foods that contain trans fat. Trans Fat must be 0 grams.
3. Reduce Sodium intake!  No more pretzels , chips, popcorn, french fries, cheese, certain meats, soy sauce and Avoid Sports Drinks.

Keep in communication with your doctor and dietitian so that neccessary adjustments can be made accordingly to your diet and physical activity plans.

By: K. Crocker

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