½ cup finely chopped fresh parsley, rinsed and patted dry
½ cup toasted pecans (see note below)
To roast squash: Preheat oven to 400F. Cut acorn squash in half. Using a spoon, remove seeds and stringy flesh.
In small bowl, whisk honey, oil and spices and brush onto exposed sides of squash. Place (face down) on rimmed baking sheet and bake for 35-40 minutes or when flesh is soft and tender. Meanwhile while squash is roasting, prepare quinoa.
In a medium saucepan, bring quinoa, broth, spices, salt and pepper to a boil then reduce heat to medium low, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
Once all liquid is absorbed, stir in honey, cranberries, parsley and pecans.
Spoon carefully into roasted squash and serve immediately.
To toast pecans: Preheat oven to 350F. In a single layer, spread pecans on rimmed baking sheet. Toast for 10 minutes or until fragrant.
Recipe Notes: A hearty dish with a heavy serving of Vitamins A and C, potassium and fiber. Quinoa is a complete protein, so there is no need to add any meat entrees to round out the meal. Quinoa may also be spooned over tender baby spinach. Add a festive vinaigrette to greens if needed.
Preparation Time: 55 minutes total. Yields: 2 servings (Nutrition Facts is for one-half of acorn squash plus generous ¾ cup quinoa filling).
1 pound carrots, peeled, cut on the diagonal into ½” strips
½ pound Brussels sprouts, outer leaves removed, cut into thirds
1 ½ cups rinsed cranberries (frozen or fresh)
1 Tbs olive oil
1 Tbs raw honey
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp cayenne (or more for spicier version)
Preheat oven to 375F.
Place carrots, Brussels sprouts, and cranberries in a large bowl.
Drizzle olive oil and 1 Tbs honey and mix.
Spread vegetables in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Sprinkle with cinnamon, cayenne, salt and pepper, mix gently.
Roast for 25-30 minutes, or until carrots are fork tender, mixing gently about halfway through.
Remove from oven. Drizzle with reserved 1 Tbs honey and serve immediately.
A festive holiday winter dish that packs a fiery dose of nutrients. This antioxidant packed dish is high in vitamins A, C, potassium and is full of fiber. Honey acts as an anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and has been used as a remedy for cough. Cinnamon works to maintain stable blood sugar levels and has been shown to boost brain activity. Cayenne contains capsaicin- which works to clear respiratory blockage.
Preparation Time: 40minutes total. Yields: 4, 1 generous cup servings (Nutrition Facts is for 1 full of above recipe)
If you’ve ever wanted to sit in the gallery of Grey’s Anatomy and watch a surgery, we have something for you that’s a little more powerful. On Friday, we invite you to tune in to a livestream of a procedure that changes patients’ lives.
On Friday, Dec. 16, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (PST), Drs. Ron Young and Ryder Gwinn, surgeons from the Swedish Neuroscience Institute, will host a livestream on this page to discuss the affects of Essential Tremor (ET), the Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgical procedure used to treat ET and the other innovative treatment options for ET available at Swedish and throughout the country.
ET is a progressive neurological condition that causes a rhythmic trembling of the hands, head, voice, legs or trunk. It is often confused with Parkinson’s disease and is often un-diagnosed.
The livestream will feature a video stream of a recorded DBS surgical procedure performed at Swedish, accompanied by a live web chat led by Drs. Young and Gwinn. The DBS device is like a pacemaker for the brain. During the surgery, a tiny wire is implanted in the area of the brain that controls abnormal movement. This wire modifies the brain’s electrical signals to help control tremors and other abnormal movements.
It gets better
Not only will you have a front seat (from the comfort of home or wherever your mobile device is) to see a life-changing surgical procedure, but you can also ask questions live to our surgeons about the surgery, essential tremor, and any other related questions you may have (like what is Gamma Knife?). And, we’ll have patients who will share their stories about the procedure and how it has changed their lives – for the better.
Peas and mint team for texture and flavor in this super simple, light pasta dish. A perfect complement to pork, beef, chicken or fish, you’ll turn to this recipe often, especially when serving leftover meat. Serves 4.