RECIPES

Decadent Fudgy Brownies

Decadent Fudgy Brownies

Looking for a great chocolate recipe to make this Valentine's Day? Try this recipe for Decadent Fudgy Brownies from Laurel Gallucci of Sweet Laurel Bakery. Yields about 20 brownies Ingredients: 2 cups almond, cashew or sunbutter 2 eggs 1 1/4  cup maple syrup 1...

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Hemp Crusted Salmon by Karen Malkin

Hemp Crusted Salmon by Karen Malkin

Fish is one of the best sources of protein for your brain, but not just any fish. Try this recipe for Hemp Crusted Salmon from Karen Malkin, who shares why wild salmon is so good for our brains. Ingredients: 6 wild salmon filets 6-8 tablespoons hemp seeds 1/2 teaspoon...

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Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Trying to eat more brain-healthy this new year but still craving something sweet? Try this delicious recipe for Chocolate Avocado Mousse from Mee McCormick's My Pinewood Kitchen cookbook.   Makes 4 servings EVERYONE I KNOW LOVES this mousse—and no one can tell that...

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Beetroot and Pistachio Salad From ‘Feed Your Brain’

Beetroot and Pistachio Salad From ‘Feed Your Brain’

Beetroots (beets) are a generally neglected vegetable, but their nutrient content and colour are truly enticing and they are tasty too! Here's a great salad to make even though your hands will turn pink if you don't wear gloves when you 'skin' the beetroots after...

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Cranberry Orange Almond Muffins

Cranberry Orange Almond Muffins

If you want to bake brain-healthy for the holidays, try this festive recipe for Cranberry Orange Almond Muffins by Reshma Shah, MD, MPH and Brenda Davis, RD, from their new book Nourish: The Definitive Plant-Based Nutrition Guide for Families. Makes 12 muffins. These...

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Moroccan Adzuki Bean Salad by Elissa Goodman

Moroccan Adzuki Bean Salad by Elissa Goodman

How to eat for brain health? Fill your plate with colorful fruits and vegetables. This Moroccan Adzuki Bean Salad by Elissa Goodman does just that and more with a unique blend of herbs and spices that your brain will also love. Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 T smoked paprika...

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Stir-Fry, Your Way

Stir-Fry, Your Way

Excerpted from THE MENOPAUSE DIET PLAN copyright © 2020 by Hillary Wright and Elizabeth M. Ward. Used by permission of Rodale Books, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or...

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Minestrone Soup with Herbs and Whole-Grain Pasta

Minestrone Soup with Herbs and Whole-Grain Pasta

Sticking to a brain-healthy diet can seem overwhelming, but you can make it easier on yourself by meal-prepping. Try this recipe for Minestrone Soup with Herbs and Whole-Grain Pasta from the Anti-Inflammatory Diet Meal Prep cookbook by Ginger Hultin, MS, RDN, CSO....

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Moon Bars by Laura Fuentes

Moon Bars by Laura Fuentes

Looking for a snack or dessert that satisfies your sweet craving but is also brain healthy? Try these delicious Moon Bars from the Clean Treats For Everyone cookbook. They are filled with brain healthy ingredients including dates which help reduce inflammation, dark...

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Nine-Minute Eggs with Steamed Greens and Kimchi Dressing

Nine-Minute Eggs with Steamed Greens and Kimchi Dressing

Excerpted from HELP YOURSELF: A Guide to Gut Health for People Who Love Delicious Food © 2020 by Lindsay Maitland Hunt. Photography © 2020 by Linda Pugliese. Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved. There is a strong, bidirectional...

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Spicy Pistachio-Goji Bark By Rocco DiSpirito

Spicy Pistachio-Goji Bark By Rocco DiSpirito

By Chef Rocco DiSpirito Makes 4 Servings Prep Time: 10 Minutes Set Time: 10 Minutes Ingredients 4 ounces stevia-sweetened chocolate chips (such as Lily’s) 1 teaspoon coconut oil Cayenne pepper ¼ raw pistachios, chopped 2 tablespoons goji berries Method 1. In a...

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Sweet Cherry Mini Pancakes – Vegan + Whole Grain

Sweet Cherry Mini Pancakes – Vegan + Whole Grain

By Whitney English These sweet cherry mini pancakes are vegan, made with whole grains, and topped with a delicious, healthy cherry chia sauce. Better yet, they provide many benefits for the brain.  Evidence-Based Nutrition Benefits of Sweet Cherries: Phytochemicals...

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Smoky Maple Tempeh Burgers with Chipotle Aioli

Smoky Maple Tempeh Burgers with Chipotle Aioli

Tempeh is made from fermented, compressed soybeans and is a complete source of protein, meaning that it provides all essential amino acids which are required for the function and regulation of the brain’s networks. Tempeh also lowers inflammation and has vitamin B12,...

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Nutty Sunflower Spring Roll Bowl

Nutty Sunflower Spring Roll Bowl

From LIVING LIVELY by Haile Thomas Sunflower seeds and sunflower butter are great for boosting your brain. Sunflower seeds impact your mental processing powers and your overall mood. They're rich in thiamine, a B vitamin that increases cognitive function and memory....

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Tilapia Tacos With Creamy Cabbage Slaw

Tilapia Tacos With Creamy Cabbage Slaw

From "The Ultimate Mind Diet Cookbook," by Amanda Foote MD. Tilapia are freshwater white fish with a delicate flavor and tender fillets that are perfect for people who dislike “fishy-tasting” fish. Tilapia is a less fatty fish that contains few omega-3 fatty acids per...

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Customizable Chickpea Pizza

Customizable Chickpea Pizza

by Talia Pollock I believe that we all have the power to bring whatever we want into our life. Call it manifesting or call it picking your own toppings, and call this an inspirational blurb or a recipe intro, but this pizza is both a spiritual and a scrumptious...

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I Am Affectionate: Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

I Am Affectionate: Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

Cafe Gratitude offers this recipe for chocolate chip walnut cookies from their new cookbook "Love is Served" that are chewy and delicious! The recipe calls for chia seeds, which provide the brain with ALA omega fatty acids 3 & 6, oats that contain iron, zinc,...

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Kelly LeVeque’s Cookies & Cream Smoothie

Kelly LeVeque’s Cookies & Cream Smoothie

by Kelly LeVeque PREP TIME: 3 minutes TOTAL TIME: 5 minutes Ingredients Chocolate-coconut collagen protein powder 1 tablespoon almond butter 1 tablespoon flax or chia seeds 1 handful fresh spinach 1/4 cup frozen blueberries 1½ cups almond milk Hemp hearts, to top...

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A Valentine’s Dinner For Two

A Valentine’s Dinner For Two

With Valentine's Day around the corner, we are posting this delicious and romantic Valentine's "Dinner for Two" from our dear friend, chef, and WAM supporter Cristina Ferrare. author of "Food For Thought," who is laying out a menu that allows us to splurge a little on...

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Green Tea Miso Soup

Green Tea Miso Soup

Here's a super simple recipe from our good friend Annie Fenn, M.D., chef and founder of the Brain Health Kitchen. The Brain Health Kitchen is a cooking school that teaches people how to cook and eat more brain-healthy foods. Thank you, Annie, for all you do for WAM....

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Welcome Home Salad

Welcome Home Salad

by TERI TURNER, NOCRUMBSLEFT This recipe is chock full of brain-healthy ingredients. Here are just a few: Onions have been shown to maintain the hippocampus, a part of the brain that is involved in processing emotions as well as memory. The resveratrol in grapes...

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Cat Cora’s Sunday Brunch

Cat Cora’s Sunday Brunch

by CAT CORA LEMON-PECAN PANCAKES One of my favorite pancake recipes! This has some great flavors from the lemon zest, vanilla, and pecans. A nice twist on an old favorite. It's also brain healthy. Whole grains are rich in many of the B vitamins that work to reduce...

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Giada’s Slow Roasted Salmon

Giada’s Slow Roasted Salmon

Salmon is one of the best sources for Omega-3 fatty acids, which plays an important role in brain function and development. by Giada De Laurentiis SERVING SIZE: 6 INGREDIENTS: 1 fennel bulb with stalks 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling 1...

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Chinese Glazed Salmon

Chinese Glazed Salmon

BY CHEF KATIE CHIN This is an easy, flavorful, clean and healthy salmon recipe bursting with flavor. It’s a crowd-pleasing recipe for your next BBQ loved by kids and adults alike. I like to pair it with Chinese Chicken Salad or Spicy Thai Peanut Noodles.  Serves 4 as...

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Mushroom Caps Stuffed with Olives and Porcini

Mushroom Caps Stuffed with Olives and Porcini

BY PAULA WOLFERT These umami-packed mushrooms are both wonderfully modern and a throwback to the era of cocktail parties (excellent with martinis). “Greek green-cracked olives are large, dark, and sharp, with a hint of bitterness and a slightly smoky flavor that...

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Coconut Lemongrass Chicken With Turmeric

Coconut Lemongrass Chicken With Turmeric

BY ELISSA GOODMAN It’s the one night of the week that everyone in my house looks forward to coming home for dinner, chicken night.  We’ve really cut back on animal protein this year and most dinners at home are meatless, but I don’t have a problem with well prepared,...

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Cristina Ferrare’s Mother’s Day Brunch

Cristina Ferrare’s Mother’s Day Brunch

BY CRISTINA FERRARE Happy Mother's Day! I hope your day is filled with love, family, and pure joy as you enjoy this special day set aside to honor mothers everywhere! Time spent with my mom cooking as a child and an adult is a memory I hold close to my heart. Just the...

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Zoodles with Almond Butter Sesame Sauce

Zoodles with Almond Butter Sesame Sauce

BY ANNIE FENN M.D. Inspired by Chinese take-out noodles, these sesame noodles have several strategic healthy ingredient swaps. The noodles are actually vegetables — zucchini, carrots, and cucumber — that you spiralize. Transforming vegetables into noodles with a...

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Cristina Ferrare’s Turkey Meatballs

Cristina Ferrare’s Turkey Meatballs

BY CRISTINA FERRARE I prefer using only turkey sausage for meatballs because I find that they come out lighter and tastier then beef meatballs. You don’t have to add a lot of seasonings to the mix because the meatballs get their flavor from the seasoned sausage meat! ...

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Olive Oil Pizza with Lox and Arugula

Olive Oil Pizza with Lox and Arugula

BY ELANA HORWICH Going out for pizza in Rome is as integral to the culture as whipping up a plate of pasta is at home. It’s a social occasion shared with boisterous friends (i.e. most Italians). La pizza is ideal when you don’t want to spend a lot time (or money) on...

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