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MMMMMMMMMM! This kale and artichoke dip or dressing From Luscious! is perfect for New Year's Eve! Cheesy and creamy and savory with herbs, it will go splendidly with fresh veggies or chips. A delicious way to greet the New Year!

One of the health tips associated with this recipe:

Like milk thistle, artichoke has considerable antioxidant action that regenerates liver cells. Several studies indicate that in animals treated with liver-damaging chemicals, artichoke minimizes liver damage and increases survival.
The New Healing Herbs by Michael Castleman, p 76

Luscious!--a book that lives up to its name with delicious dishes to please your palate while keeping you healthy and happy!
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Veggie-stuffed portabellas from Luscious! is a wonderful dish for a winter meal. A complete meal in itself, it offers carrots, celery, tomato, chickpeas, and herbs for lots and lots of flavor. Hearty and satisfying, this dish will fill you up without filling you out! You really need to try this one!

One of the health benefits associated with this recipe:

Contrary to popular belief, mushrooms are highly nutritious. They supply protein, amino acids, B vitamins, copper, magnesium, vitamin C, potassium, folate, selenium, and iron. Mushrooms are among the few food sources rich in the trace mineral germanium, which is thought to promote the efficient use of oxygen in the body to protect against free radicals.
Prescription for Dietary Wellness by Phyllis A. Balch, CNC, p 167


5.0 out of 5 starsYum Yum!
By moonwillow on August 21, 2017
Never disappointed in any of her books! So many "Luscious" recipes that not only taste good, but are good for you. It's rare to find something so tasty that's also healthy. The book is filled with tips on ingredients, and if your not a vegetarian, meat can be served with or incorporated into the recipes. I look forward to any new books by this author, she tests all her recipes before recommending them, not many can claim that. If your hungry and want to try something de-"Luscious" this is where you'll find it.

Editorial review

This book certainly lives up to its name. I have tried many recipes in it, including the pesto lasagna, the butter bean cherry muffins, the rhubarb fruit soup, the carob mint parfaits, and the peachy unsausage. Each has been to die for, or should I say to live for. But the taste of this food is only the beginning. SpiderHawk takes the time to explain the health benefits of every dish in this volume so that I know I can feel good about serving this food to my family. I love that there are very few ingredients in here that I'm not familiar with. And I am grateful for the glossary to tell me what those few are and where to get them. And, while it's not particularly important to me, I'm glad that there are so many gluten-free dishes included here so that those with problems associated with celiac or gluten sensitivity can still enjoy this book. I am not a vegetarian, but to be honest, I didn't miss meat in any of these dishes. And, after reading the health information in here and after eating this wonderful food, I find I could very easily cut meat out of my diet or at least eat much less of it. I love this book and highly recommend it. I wish all cookbooks were this good!

Kelly McKinley

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