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Favorite Foods for Father's Day


I have yet to meet a man who didn't appreciate a home cooked meal, so this Father's Day why not fix Dad a great, healthy dinner? From main courses to side dishes to dessert, these recipes will please all but the most hardcore meat eaters. An added plus is a meal that helps keep our Dads healthy and strong

1. Broiled Fish with Soy-Ginger Marinade

Jen Hoy
This recipe for broiled fish with soy-ginger marinade yields a delicate yet assertive entrée that lends itself to being paired with sweeter and gentler flavors on the side. Brown or black rice, sweet potatoes, and steam sautéed vegetables are all great accompaniments for this star of a dish.

2. Recipe for Baked Fish with Cilantro Pesto

Jody Hoy
This recipe for baked fish and cilantro pesto is a simple, easy way to make a big impact. The pesto can be made ahead of time, and in ten minutes you’ll have a spectacularly flavorful entrée. Serve with soba or brown rice, asparagus or green beans, and a nice beet salad on greens for a fabulous and flavorful meal.

3. Ginger Sautéed Shrimp Recipe

Jen Hoy
This ginger sautéed shrimp recipe is fast, easy, and delicious. Scallops can be substituted for, or mixed with, the shrimp. Serve with black rice, sweet potatoes or beets and green vegetables for an extra colorful dinner.

4. Ginger Miso Glazed Salmon

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This easy, elegant recipe can be made in 20 minutes. The miso glaze will keep for a week, refrigerated, and lends itself to any type of seafood, tempeh, or tofu, so feel free to experiment.

5. Seared Tofu with Vegetables and Carrot Coconut Sauce

Jen Hoy
This recipe for tofu, vegetables, and coconut sauce is a departure from classic macrobiotic fare. Coconut is not traditionally used in the strict macrobiotic diet, but on occasion I think it’s a wonderful treat. Carrots and sweet onions are cooked with spices and pureed with coconut milk, yielding a rich, creamy, flavorful sauce.

6. Macrobiotic Udon Noodle and Vegetable Salad Recipe

Jody Hoy
This cold noodle recipe combines udon noodles with carrots, cabbage, baked tofu, scallions and cilantro, with a light sesame dressing. It’s a great make-ahead dish for picnics and entertaining, and doesn’t need much more than a salad to become a full meal.

7. Couscous with Vegetables Recipe

Jen Hoy
This vegan couscous dish involves some prep work but is delicious and is a great way to eat a variety of vegetables. Couscous is semolina wheat, and can be found in both white and whole wheat. This recipe calls for whole wheat couscous, and is made with the quick-cooking variety Quick couscous has been steamed and then dried, so the cooking time is only five minutes.

8. Vegan Coleslaw

Jen Hoy
Light and crunchy, with a sassy, creamy lime dressing, this recipe for vegan coleslaw is an update on a classic American favorite. Even die-hard traditional coleslaw fans will be swayed by this healthy version!

9. Rhubarb and Strawberry Crisp

Jen Hoy
This luscious and healthy recipe for an old-fashioned favorite gives Rhubarb and Strawberry Crisp a new lease on life. Serve this lovely dessert on its own or with Coconut Sorbet, Vanilla Tofu Whip, or Walnut Cream.

10. Vegan Spiced Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

Jen Hoy
These chewy cookies are not like Grandma used to make, but are a healthy, wholesome macrobiotic version. Try adding dried cherries, or dark chopped chocolate instead of raisins for a decadent twist.

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