Natural foods are minimally processed. They don't include ingredients such as refined sugars, refined flours, milled grains, hydrogenated oils, sweeteners, food colors, or flavorings. These breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus are bursting with the freshest, rawest ingredients.
Indian spices lend this menu their generous warmth and autumnal color.
This menu is a perfect example of "clean" food. The flavors are clear and straightforward and depend heavily on the quality of the ingredients rather than elaborate techniques.
Try this healthy twist on barbecue with flavors from the Mediterranean.
You can return to this menu again and again; it can be prepared in no time, and it's truly satisfying. Rhubarb chard, named for its brilliant red ribs, is delicious sauteed in a little olive oil and served on the side, but if you like, toss the sauteed greens into the pasta.
Poached chicken is the perfect canvas for ultra-spicy charmoula sauce, made with lemon, garlic, herbs, and spices. For dessert, simmered golden apricots and raisins get spiked with cinnamon and ginger and are spooned over smooth, creamy tapioca.
Bruschetta is typically served as an appetizer or midday snack, but for this menu, it's nice to eat it along with the fish. For dessert, part-skimmed ricotta drizzled with a bit of espresso and crowned with fine-ground espresso beans is easy and elegant.