Entries by Lin Hardick

Gingerbread Fake – I Mean Cake

Normally, we would expect to see a recipe for Gingerbread Cake in the fall or around the holidays. Does it feel like fall where you are? Does the weather feel more like Christmas time? Close enough. Any time is a good time to enjoy the fragrant, flavourful and health benefits of ginger including anti-inflammatory and antioxidant […]

Lin Hardick

About Lin Hardick

Lin Hardick is a teacher, food writer and recipe developer, passionate about the health benefits, as well as the pitfalls, of the standard Western diet. "I have very definite ideas about what good food must be. Food brings people together. GOOD FOOD must look good; it must taste good; and, most importantly, it must be good for you. Enjoy." Learn More

Chipotle Lime Chicken

When you see the flowered plates, you know I’m back in Sarasota, the winter haven of B. J. Palmer, and me! What is it about the South that makes us want Mexican food? Whatever it is, this recipe was inspired by an absolute craving that began when I saw the sign for Chipotle, a fast […]

Lin Hardick

About Lin Hardick

Lin Hardick is a teacher, food writer and recipe developer, passionate about the health benefits, as well as the pitfalls, of the standard Western diet. "I have very definite ideas about what good food must be. Food brings people together. GOOD FOOD must look good; it must taste good; and, most importantly, it must be good for you. Enjoy." Learn More

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

I know, the idea of Brussels Sprouts used to make me less than enthusiastic, too. To be blunt, I didn’t like them at all. I had heard from so many people that the traditional method of preparation, boiling, was my problem. Well, they were right. This recipe is one that we all look forward to […]

Lin Hardick

About Lin Hardick

Lin Hardick is a teacher, food writer and recipe developer, passionate about the health benefits, as well as the pitfalls, of the standard Western diet. "I have very definite ideas about what good food must be. Food brings people together. GOOD FOOD must look good; it must taste good; and, most importantly, it must be good for you. Enjoy." Learn More

Fish Fry Dinner

Fried fish does not have to be unhealthy and with very minor changes, you can enjoy fish that your children won’t feed to the cat. Crusting the fish in coconut flour and pan-frying it in coconut oil will give you a similar finish to your typical fish fry. This Fish Fry Dinner is packed with […]

Lin Hardick

About Lin Hardick

Lin Hardick is a teacher, food writer and recipe developer, passionate about the health benefits, as well as the pitfalls, of the standard Western diet. "I have very definite ideas about what good food must be. Food brings people together. GOOD FOOD must look good; it must taste good; and, most importantly, it must be good for you. Enjoy." Learn More

Tandoori Chicken Salad

Tandoori Chicken is a recipe that has been around for hundreds of years – there must be something about it that people love. The Indian/Asian flavors are enticing, and it is a lovely switch up for basic roasted chicken parts. This one also employs turmeric, which is so healthy and also responsible for the beautiful color of […]

Lin Hardick

About Lin Hardick

Lin Hardick is a teacher, food writer and recipe developer, passionate about the health benefits, as well as the pitfalls, of the standard Western diet. "I have very definite ideas about what good food must be. Food brings people together. GOOD FOOD must look good; it must taste good; and, most importantly, it must be good for you. Enjoy." Learn More

Chili, Lime & Walnut Coleslaw

If you have any limes or chilis left over from the Chili Lime Butter recipe then try this Chili, Lime & Walnut Coleslaw. It has been a favorite family salad at my house for years. Leave out the jalapeno if you like it milder. Chili, Lime & Walnut Coleslaw Recipe Serves 2-4 Ingredients 1 1/2 cups […]

Lin Hardick

About Lin Hardick

Lin Hardick is a teacher, food writer and recipe developer, passionate about the health benefits, as well as the pitfalls, of the standard Western diet. "I have very definite ideas about what good food must be. Food brings people together. GOOD FOOD must look good; it must taste good; and, most importantly, it must be good for you. Enjoy." Learn More

Chili Lime Butter for Fish

Everyone loves to add a dollop of Chili Lime Butter over steamed vegetables, or on a piece of flax seed bread.  This is a great substitute for your usual toppings, adds a great flavor and it is great for a variety of different dishes not just fish. I always make a double batch of it! Chili Lime […]

Lin Hardick

About Lin Hardick

Lin Hardick is a teacher, food writer and recipe developer, passionate about the health benefits, as well as the pitfalls, of the standard Western diet. "I have very definite ideas about what good food must be. Food brings people together. GOOD FOOD must look good; it must taste good; and, most importantly, it must be good for you. Enjoy." Learn More

Amaretto Cappuccino Smoothie

If you were wondering if there was a way to “Maximize” an Iced Cappuccino, here it is! This Amaretto Cappuccino Smoothie is the perfect pick me up on a hot summer’s day…or anytime (it’s delicious). Unlike the sugary store bought version, this Iced Cappuccino gives you a boost using healthy fats, protein, and coffee! Amaretto […]

Lin Hardick

About Lin Hardick

Lin Hardick is a teacher, food writer and recipe developer, passionate about the health benefits, as well as the pitfalls, of the standard Western diet. "I have very definite ideas about what good food must be. Food brings people together. GOOD FOOD must look good; it must taste good; and, most importantly, it must be good for you. Enjoy." Learn More

Pan Seared Salmon with Avocado Remoulade

This time of year, my nails, hair, and skin can become so dry. What a great excuse to eat one of the healthiest foods on the planet – the Pan Seared Salmon with Avocado Remoulade. The good fats supplied by the fruit can not be duplicated. This avocado remoulade is a sort of “mayonnaise” without all the […]

Lin Hardick

About Lin Hardick

Lin Hardick is a teacher, food writer and recipe developer, passionate about the health benefits, as well as the pitfalls, of the standard Western diet. "I have very definite ideas about what good food must be. Food brings people together. GOOD FOOD must look good; it must taste good; and, most importantly, it must be good for you. Enjoy." Learn More

Almond Protein Bars

Almond Protein Bars are a real staple on both the “Advanced” and the “Core” Maximized Living Nutrition Plan that you can eat with or without the chocolate topping. They make a wonderful lunchbox treat, but you do need to ensure that they stay cold. Take one of those tiny blue ice blocks in your lunch bag. If […]

Lin Hardick

About Lin Hardick

Lin Hardick is a teacher, food writer and recipe developer, passionate about the health benefits, as well as the pitfalls, of the standard Western diet. "I have very definite ideas about what good food must be. Food brings people together. GOOD FOOD must look good; it must taste good; and, most importantly, it must be good for you. Enjoy." Learn More

Chicken Savoy

Want a chicken dinner recipe that you can leave in the oven while you prepare the rest of the meal? This Chicken Savoy is juicy and delectable. Anyone can prepare it, and everyone will enjoy it. Happy New Year, Everybody! Chicken Savoy Recipe Serves 2-4 Ingredients 4 organic, free-range, boneless, skin-on or skinless chicken breasts 1/8 […]

Lin Hardick

About Lin Hardick

Lin Hardick is a teacher, food writer and recipe developer, passionate about the health benefits, as well as the pitfalls, of the standard Western diet. "I have very definite ideas about what good food must be. Food brings people together. GOOD FOOD must look good; it must taste good; and, most importantly, it must be good for you. Enjoy." Learn More

Puttanesca Salsa

I can think of about one hundred ways to use this Puttanesca Salsa. Over fish (pictured here), chicken, or lamb; as an ingredient in an organic sour cream dip; or tossed with Zucchini noodles or Cauliflower “rice.” You will no doubt think of other ways to use it over the holidays or any time of the […]

Lin Hardick

About Lin Hardick

Lin Hardick is a teacher, food writer and recipe developer, passionate about the health benefits, as well as the pitfalls, of the standard Western diet. "I have very definite ideas about what good food must be. Food brings people together. GOOD FOOD must look good; it must taste good; and, most importantly, it must be good for you. Enjoy." Learn More

Asparagus Frittata

Asparagus Frittata has been a family favourite for brunch for years, especially for Christmas. Everyone enjoys the beautiful look of it, not to mention the delectable savory taste. I have always enjoyed using it as the centrepiece of the brunch because it finishes in the oven while I put the finishing touches on the table and […]

Lin Hardick

About Lin Hardick

Lin Hardick is a teacher, food writer and recipe developer, passionate about the health benefits, as well as the pitfalls, of the standard Western diet. "I have very definite ideas about what good food must be. Food brings people together. GOOD FOOD must look good; it must taste good; and, most importantly, it must be good for you. Enjoy." Learn More

Coffee Ice Cream

My first interest in creating food came not as a well-meaning bride or young mother, but much later. I watched Emerill Lagasse prepare unbelievable meals on late night television as I was falling asleep, and I was hooked. This means two things. I was trained by a chef. I am lucky to be alive. However, […]

Lin Hardick

About Lin Hardick

Lin Hardick is a teacher, food writer and recipe developer, passionate about the health benefits, as well as the pitfalls, of the standard Western diet. "I have very definite ideas about what good food must be. Food brings people together. GOOD FOOD must look good; it must taste good; and, most importantly, it must be good for you. Enjoy." Learn More

Chicken or Steak with Balsamic Mustard Sauce

On the cover of GOOD FOOD is a photograph of one of my favorite “go-to” quick and delicious meals – free range, organic chicken thighs with Balsamic Mustard Sauce. The sauce of this Chicken or Steak with Balsamic Mustard Sauce recipe is tangy and delectable, requires no effort, and gets raves every time I serve […]

Lin Hardick

About Lin Hardick

Lin Hardick is a teacher, food writer and recipe developer, passionate about the health benefits, as well as the pitfalls, of the standard Western diet. "I have very definite ideas about what good food must be. Food brings people together. GOOD FOOD must look good; it must taste good; and, most importantly, it must be good for you. Enjoy." Learn More

Cinnamon Strawberry Flax Muffins

Cinnamon Strawberry Flax Muffins are the perfect grab-and-go breakfast without the sugar and additives of traditional muffins. Ensure your mornings stay Maximized with this tasty recipe as it’s full of fiber, healthy fats (I highly recommend you add the nuts), and one of the most delicious and healthiest spices on the planet, cinnamon. The recipe will keep […]

Lin Hardick

About Lin Hardick

Lin Hardick is a teacher, food writer and recipe developer, passionate about the health benefits, as well as the pitfalls, of the standard Western diet. "I have very definite ideas about what good food must be. Food brings people together. GOOD FOOD must look good; it must taste good; and, most importantly, it must be good for you. Enjoy." Learn More

Traditional Tomato Soup

When I grew up, Fridays always meant Traditional Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Sandwiches for dinner. Over lunch this past week, at least a dozen of my co-workers admitted that one of their favourite food memories from their own childhood was the tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwich combo. Now that I am grown up, […]

Lin Hardick

About Lin Hardick

Lin Hardick is a teacher, food writer and recipe developer, passionate about the health benefits, as well as the pitfalls, of the standard Western diet. "I have very definite ideas about what good food must be. Food brings people together. GOOD FOOD must look good; it must taste good; and, most importantly, it must be good for you. Enjoy." Learn More

Paleo Portobellos

These Paleo Portobellos make a lovely, sophisticated, and easy side dish for Sunday dinner or dinner parties. This recipe is for four portobello mushrooms, although I prepared only half of it, using my unbelievable math skills. Depending on the size of the portobellos, two mushrooms might be enough for four people. Still, one of my favorite cooks always said, “You […]

Lin Hardick

About Lin Hardick

Lin Hardick is a teacher, food writer and recipe developer, passionate about the health benefits, as well as the pitfalls, of the standard Western diet. "I have very definite ideas about what good food must be. Food brings people together. GOOD FOOD must look good; it must taste good; and, most importantly, it must be good for you. Enjoy." Learn More

Zucchini Cake

This Zucchini Cake recipe is a great way to make lame excuses for what your eating, like “it’s not cake – – it’s vegetables.” But in this case, it is! And nothing in this cake is unhealthy in any way. A zucchini has as much potassium as a banana. This is big news for people like me who […]

Lin Hardick

About Lin Hardick

Lin Hardick is a teacher, food writer and recipe developer, passionate about the health benefits, as well as the pitfalls, of the standard Western diet. "I have very definite ideas about what good food must be. Food brings people together. GOOD FOOD must look good; it must taste good; and, most importantly, it must be good for you. Enjoy." Learn More

Nom Nom Rich Chocolate Truffles

Here is a recipe for Nom Nom Rich Chocolate Truffles that will compliment your Maximized meal, not just the Christmas table, without sugar and white flour. The sweet treats recipe is also listed as Chocolate Ganache in GOOD FOOD since it can also be used as a frosting for the Chocolate Cupcakes. Nom Nom Rich Chocolate Truffles Recipe Serves 8, Makes […]

Lin Hardick

About Lin Hardick

Lin Hardick is a teacher, food writer and recipe developer, passionate about the health benefits, as well as the pitfalls, of the standard Western diet. "I have very definite ideas about what good food must be. Food brings people together. GOOD FOOD must look good; it must taste good; and, most importantly, it must be good for you. Enjoy." Learn More

Pumpkin Pie

You can really enjoy this sugar-free and grain-free Pumpkin Pie guilt free as it tastes delicious without complications for your health or your waistline). Pumpkin is loaded with fiber, iron, Vitamin A and Vitamin E, which should make you consider including it more of your meals not just for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I hope you enjoy this pie as much as […]

Lin Hardick

About Lin Hardick

Lin Hardick is a teacher, food writer and recipe developer, passionate about the health benefits, as well as the pitfalls, of the standard Western diet. "I have very definite ideas about what good food must be. Food brings people together. GOOD FOOD must look good; it must taste good; and, most importantly, it must be good for you. Enjoy." Learn More

Avocado Halves Stuffed with Tomato and Feta

This Avocado Halves Stuffed with Tomato and Feta recipe is one of my favorite lunches from GOOD FOOD, and makes a great side dish or snack. The presentation is beautiful enough for your company, and the taste is lovely. The trick is to use just ready avocados. I like to buy them when they are under ripe and […]

Lin Hardick

About Lin Hardick

Lin Hardick is a teacher, food writer and recipe developer, passionate about the health benefits, as well as the pitfalls, of the standard Western diet. "I have very definite ideas about what good food must be. Food brings people together. GOOD FOOD must look good; it must taste good; and, most importantly, it must be good for you. Enjoy." Learn More

Buffalo Chicken Wings

Who doesn’t love Buffalo Chicken Wings? The problem with the deep fried kind is, of course, the oil – not only the type of oil used, but the temperature you need to reach to deep fry the chicken wings. High temperatures de-nature oils, and render them toxic. Here is an alternative method for baking chicken […]

Lin Hardick

About Lin Hardick

Lin Hardick is a teacher, food writer and recipe developer, passionate about the health benefits, as well as the pitfalls, of the standard Western diet. "I have very definite ideas about what good food must be. Food brings people together. GOOD FOOD must look good; it must taste good; and, most importantly, it must be good for you. Enjoy." Learn More

Cucumber Yogurt Salad

Who doesn’t love cucumbers, especially when they are locally available? Here’s a Cucumber Yogurt Salad recipe that is a deliciously cold and crisp salad, but not included in GOOD FOOD simply because it is so easy to make. Best of all, cucumbers make a refreshing snack to help you keep hydrated and flush out toxins from your […]

Lin Hardick

About Lin Hardick

Lin Hardick is a teacher, food writer and recipe developer, passionate about the health benefits, as well as the pitfalls, of the standard Western diet. "I have very definite ideas about what good food must be. Food brings people together. GOOD FOOD must look good; it must taste good; and, most importantly, it must be good for you. Enjoy." Learn More