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Cranberry-Lime Spritzer

To remove the lime zest (the thin colored portion of the peel), use a vegetable peeler to take it off in strips. Try to get just the zest portion, because that’s where all of the flavor is.

Wasabi-Basil Dressing

This amount of dressing will dress about 12 cups of salad greens (enough for 6 side salads). The dressing was created for middle-of-the-road spice palates, so if you like things really spicy, add more wasabi to taste.

Orange-Scented Zucchini Bread

Because zucchini has such a mild flavor, it adds texture and moisture to this tea bread without giving it a vegetable-y flavor.

Gingered Carrot Soup

Next time you make a pot of brown rice, double the recipe and use some of the leftover rice in this sweet and spicy carrot soup.

Strawberry, Mango & Lentil Salad with Balsamic Dressing

The combination of fragrant mango, silky avocado, sweet-tart strawberries and tomatoes, and peppery-savory lentils in a balsamic dressing makes this a multidimensional salad.

Dr. G's Berry Ice Dream

For the first year of my own Diet Evolution, this treat got me through many a night!

Carrot-Pistachio Biscotti

Biscotti (which means “twice cooked” in Italian) are crisp cookies intended for dunking into coffee or tea (and sometimes wine). To make biscotti, a log of cookie dough is baked once, then cut into slices that are baked again to make them crunchy. The carrots and carrot juice add a faint sweetness, a nice golden color, and beta carotene.

Asian Crab Cakes

Tofu replaces some of the crabmeat in these mildly flavored crab cakes. If you'd like spicy food, try adding 1 tablespoon of jalapeno pepper sauce and increase the ginger to 1 tablespoon.

Aegean Macaroni

There are many flavors and ingredients that come to mind when one thinks of the cooking of the countries that rim the Aegean Sea. Herbs such as mint and oregano and the inventive use of spinach, yogurt, and feta cheese are reminiscent of Greece. At the mention of macaroni, there is only one possible association. So what we have here is a delightful Greco-Italian collaboration in a satisfying meatless entree.