This week on the Today Show, I shared some delicious, satisfying, and healthy recipes from our latest book called Power Foods, from the editors of Whole Living Magazine. It’s interesting to note that many of our favorite ingredients – such as berries, tomatoes, and nuts – are among the healthiest foods on earth. By simply incorporating more of them into our everyday meals, we can all lead healthier lives. Power Foodsprovides 150 really great recipes to help you do just that. This book is organized into chapters on breakfast, snacks, sandwiches, soups, salads, main dishes, side dishes, and desserts. The recipes are accompanied by simple instructions and beautiful photographs to keep you inspired to eat well at any time of the day. If you’ve tried any of the Power Foods recipes, we’d love to hear what you think!
1 Our latest book, Power Foods, from the editors of Whole Living Magazine, is filled with really delicious and healthy recipes.
2 Mark Traub, Today Show Stage Manager, greeted me very warmly at the door of the set.
3 Very dapper Jarred Hill - a NBC Page - escorted me onto the set.
4 Here I am with Willie Geist, who was filling in for Matt Lauer.
5 Willy Geist is the host of MSNBC's Way Too Early with Willie Geist, which I love watching, and a co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe.
6 For my first demo, along with Ann Curry and Willie Geist, I showed how to make grilled mushroom burgers with white bean spread.
7 Portobello mushrooms are a nutritious and satisfying alternative to burgers made with beef or turkey.
8 As the portobello mushrooms grill, their moisture evaporates and they become quite 'meaty' in texture.
9 A spread of pureed cannellini beans adds protein and flavor to the grilled mushroom burger. Spread the puree onto the burger bun.
10 Flavor the cannellini beans with garlic, fresh thyme, olive oil, and freshly ground pepper.
11 Build the burger with cheddar slices, grilled red onions, and arugula. Of course, choose whole wheat buns and grill them, too!
12 We also made roasted sweet potato wedges, a heart-healthy variation on classic French fries. The potato wedges are tossed in a little olive oil and baked until tender and lightly browned.
13 A sprinkling of sesame seeds and a tangy dipping sauce lend Asian flavors.
14 How mouth-watering does this grilled portobello mushroom burger look? Practically no guilt!
15 A little behind-the-scenes
16 Every stage manager has his or her own signals.
17 A few guests on set watching the segment
18 This is Stage Manager David Auerbach and Producer Rainy Farrell.
19 Sharing a light moment with Willie
20 For a healthier pizza, look for whole-wheat dough in the refrigerator section of health food stores and some supermarkets. Or make your own!
21 Have all of your toppings ready and waiting.
22 Another delicious recipe from Power Foods -- whole-wheat pizza with artichoke hearts and pecorino, plus sliced tomatoes Kalamata olives, and ricotta cheese.
23 Delicious Artichoke-Spinach Dip - the combination of part-skim ricotta and mozzarella cheeses replaces the sour cream in original recipes resulting in the same creamy texture but less saturated fat.
24 For dipping, fiber-rich artichokes, thinly sliced carrots, and fennel bulb sections are the perfect and healthy alternative to chips.
25 This is only a sampling of the 150 terrific recipes found in Power Foods.
How about an invite to share some of that delicious looking food?
Posted by: Gloria | February 24th, 2011 at 12:29 am
Hi Martha, I watched this wonderful segment live on Orbit news and loved it. Healthy and delicious recipes. I can't wait to receive my order of Power Food from Amazon UK , another great success. Congratulations Martha!
PS I would love to share with you my bouquet inspired cake http://www.flickr.com/photos/rowaidafl/sets/72157625985384549/
Martha, Power Foods seems to have a lot of delicious looking meals. Hope to get the book soon. I saw you on the Today Show. Thanks for sharing this blog post.
Posted by: KLBrown | February 24th, 2011 at 10:22 am
Hi Martha, What a delightfully, delicious blog post this was! I love seeing you on the Today Show and this segment was the best so far because everyone was very calm and having a great time! Ann Curry and Willie Geist did a great job as hosts yesterday! The foods you presented from the new cook book, Power Foods, were fantastic and delicious looking. I'm going to make the sweet potato wedges and the whole wheat pizza very soon-I have that great book! When I first saw you making the burgers, I thought they were hamburgers-they looked just like them! Sure was fun to see G.K. and Sharkey on your TV Show yesterday and sure hope sweet Francesca is doing better. We finally got some snow here in the Puget Sound area yesterday. It snowed heavily 3 times and we ended up with 4 inches. It's not at all like what you get there in Bedford. Have a great day! Jan
I think I have already mentioned that I have the Power Foods book but so far have only made the chickpea nibbles. Chickpeas were the only ingredient I had available which goes to show how healthy I apparently DON’T eat. Not true, I actually had most of the ingredients for the green bean, corn and tomato salad too except for garlic and red onion. Anyway, I’m making my lists, especially in the Salads section and will soon be ‘powering’ away. Lemony lentil salad looks very appetizing to me and of course the whole-wheat pizza with artichokes and pecorino in the Main Dishes section that you made on the Today show is a must. Yum and thanks to you and your editors for sharing your healthy-eating recipes. I’m going to have fun with this book! Trish
Posted by: Trish | February 24th, 2011 at 11:36 am
Food looks devine. Too bad the walk to the grocery store has been a unbelievably unhealthy this winter. All participants of this blog story look as if a good healthy day of sun and fresh air would be near equal beneficially.
Posted by: Margie | February 24th, 2011 at 8:28 pm
Hi Martha, I just ordered your book this week. Everything looks so good...and I try to eat healthily, but am getting bored with the same 'ol food. I need to expand a little. I also enjoyed your show today, with Margaret Roach. I've read her blog and envy her life!
Posted by: Judy | February 25th, 2011 at 12:15 pm
I can't wait to get this book! I've been making my way though another one of your cookbooks this week and have been loving all the recipes. Thanks for the cooking inspiration!
Posted by: Morgan | February 26th, 2011 at 11:54 pm
I ordered one from Books a Million, I can't wait to get a cookin.....Healthy!
Posted by: Belinda | March 1st, 2011 at 10:22 pm
I have the book and have tried the roasted brussel sprouts and pears recipe. YUM!
Posted by: amber | March 2nd, 2011 at 5:38 pm
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