AuthorDetail
Eric Eisenberg

Eric Eisenberg

Executive Chef

Chef Eric is the Executive Chef at Swedish. He is a regular presenter and speaker at major national industry events, has been a contributor to Food Management Magazine, and in 2008 was named one of the top 5 chefs in the nation by Chef Magazine. He began blogging for Swedish in September 2010 after struggling to manage his weight his entire life. Follow Chef Eric as he blogs about food, his weight loss journey, eating in public, and more.

Blog Posts by Eric Eisenberg

Low Fat Smokey 3 Cheese Fondue

Ingredients:
  • 2 Tbsp unbleached flour
  • 1 tbsp of Olive Oil
  • ¼ tsp Smoked Black Pepper
  • 2 cups of Fat Free Milk
  • 1 oz Fontina
  • 1 oz Smoked Gouda
  • 1 oz Gruyere
  • ½ tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 4 Apples
Directions:
  1. Combine the  ...

Roasted Garbanzo Beans

Ingredients:
  • 15.5 oz. canned garbanzo beans, drained
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ancho chili powder

Directions:
  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 400° F.
  2. Place the garbanzo beans and all other ingredients in a bowl and combine well, coating every bean.
  3. Spread them evenly ...

Roasted Vegetable Enchiladas

Sauce

Ingredients:
  • 3 poblano pepper
  • 3TBSP olive oil
  • 1 lbs chopped yellow onion
  • 1TBSP, minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½  teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 ½  teaspoon chili powder
  • 1  teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4  teaspoon ground chipotle pepper
  • 2 cans (14 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 3 cup vegetable broth
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Roast poblano pepper directly ...

Vegetarian Quinoa Chili

Ingredients
  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed, drained
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans , rinsed , drained
  • 2 cups vegetable broth or water
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne
  • ¾ cup quinoa, rinsed thoroughly in warm water, drained
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh corn
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans diced tomatoes in juice
Directions
  1. In a large pot, heat ...
 

Fresh Tomato Basil Soup

Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped
  • 1 1/2 pounds Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 32 ounces vegetable broth
  • 12 ounces crushed tomatoes (preferably Italian)
  • 3 to 5 fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red chilies
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon each ground black pepper and sea salt
  • Shaved Romano or Parmesan cheese for garnish
Can be served as a warm dip with crostini or grilled vegetables!

Directions
 
  1. Saute onion ...

Panzanella Bruschetta



Ingredients:
  • 1/2 16-ounce loaf baguette-style French bread
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded baby greens
  • 8 small red and/or yellow cherry or pear tomatoes, quartered; or 1/2 cup chopped, seeded tomato
  • 1/4 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped, seeded cucumber
  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoon thinly sliced fresh basil
  • 2 teaspoon capers, rinsed and drained
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
Directions

  1. For toasts, cut ...

Simple, heart-healthy Super Bowl recipe and advice from a cardiologist

It's heart month, and with the Super Bowl this weekend (and suggestions from the media that sporting events may trigger heart attacks), I decided to whip up my low-fat, smokey, heart-healthy three-cheese fondue, as well as ask cardiologist Mark Reisman, MD, for some tips.

Low-fat, smokey, three-cheese fondue (serves 6)

Ingredients

Results 8-14 of 36