AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Click above to Bookmark this page for yourself and/or share it with your friends


Click on the links below for "The Best" in:

 Health News & Information

Article Directory

Home & Herbal Remedies

Beating & Avoiding Cancer

Diets & Weight Loss

Healthy Recipes

Natural Living

& Longevity

Pets and Animals



The TBYIL Complete Supplement & Health Catalog


Contact Us

The Best Years in Life Recommends:

The Krill Miracle™

The Krill Miracle™

Concentrated Omega 3, 6 & 9, Many Times More Powerful than Fish Oil


The Best Colloidal Silver on the Planet!

If you would like to donate to help us keep this web site active and growing, click on the button above.   Much thanks! - Tony & Luella

Healthy Recipes


Home  Article Directory  Healthy Recipes  Natural Remedies   The TBYIL Supplement & Health Catalog  Beating/Avoiding Cancer  Pets/Animals   Humor  Diets/Weight Loss   Natural Living   Anti-Aging/Longevity   Inspiration 


Stovetop Stuffing or Pilaf


Traditional stuffing tends to be high in refined carbohydrates (like white bread) and low in health-protective phytochemicals, the natural substances found only in plant foods. This unique stovetop stuffing, which features whole-grain rice and combines an assortment of vegetables with dried fruit, also works well as a pilaf for non-holiday meals. Fennel enlivens this dish with a hint of anise flavor as well as texture and color. Dried cranberries provide a splash of color and a rich source of cancer-fighting flavonoids.  Great for holiday meals or anytime you are cooking up a "feast", you can downsize the recipe for smaller number of diners.


2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil or other healthy oil (Note: canola is NOT a healthy oil)
3 medium peeled carrots, cut into 1/2-inch dice
2 medium fennel bulbs (cored, with leaves removed), cut in 1/4-inch dice
1 trimmed celery stalk, cut into 1/4-inch dice
1/2 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
1 medium onion, diced
3 cups long-grain brown rice
1 can (14.5 oz.) fat-free, reduced-sodium chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
3/4 cup dried cranberries
1 tsp. dried thyme
Himalayan or sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste(As always, choose organic content and fresh content as much as possible for the healthiest recipe.)



1. In large Dutch oven or other large oven-proof casserole dish, heat oil over medium heat until hot. Add carrots, fennel, celery, bell pepper and onion. Cook, stirring frequently, about 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Adjust heat if necessary to prevent burning.

2. Stir in rice, chicken broth, cranberries, thyme, salt and pepper. Add 4 1/4 cups water.

3. Cover and heat to boiling.

4. Reduce heat to low and cook so that liquid barely simmers. (Stuffing can also be baked in a preheated oven at 325 degrees.) Cook until rice is tender, about 1 hour 15 minutes.

5. Stir bottom of pot occasionally and check that liquid is barely simmering, adjusting heat if necessary.

Makes 11 cups or 22 servings.

Per serving: 133 calories, 2 g total fat (less than 1 g saturated fat), 26 g carbohydrate, 3 g protein, 3 g dietary fiber, 72 mg sodium

Original recipe and image source:

To return to our list of Healthy Recipes, click HERE.



Your website hosts Tony Isaacs and Luella May

Click here to visit our CureZone Health Forum: Ask Tony Isaacs: Featuring Luella May– Natural Health, Cancer, Longevity and Home & Herbal Remedies.

Misty, My Buddy, Little Rascal & Lady the "found dogs" - Official Mascots of The Best Years in Life


Mountain Rose Herbs. A Herbs, Health & Harmony Com

For the best in health information, subscribe to The Best Years in Life Newsletter featuring articles by Tony M. Isaacs

Sign Up Now

Subscribe to The Best Years in Life Oleandersoup Hesalth Forum - Free Subscription
Powered by

Available Now!
Click on the image for more information

The plant you need to make your own home remedy for cancer, HIV-AIDS, hepatitis-C & more may be growing in your back yard!  Read all about this proven  remedy plus much more on how to naturally beat illness and live a long and healthy life.




100% Organic MicroComplexed™ IntraCELL™ Level IV Technology ~ 415 Nutrients All-In-One, Perfect Whole Foods & Phyto Nutrition ~ Super Energizing ~ All Natural DefenseThe Most Scientifically Advanced, Clinically Proven, Health Promoting Organic Nutritional Supplement Available Today!

intraKID? is the deluxe and most all-inclusive liquid nutritional supplement available for children.

The Best Years in Life* P O Box 121 * Cooper * TX * 75432
Phone: 903-886-2436 Fax: 903-829-3434


Disclaimer: The information on this page and on this website has not been evaluated by the FDA.  We do not diagnose, treat, cure or prevent illness or disease - instead, we try to help people learn how to do so themselves.  Anyone who believes they have a serious medical condition or health issue should seek diagnoses from a qualified medical professional before making any decisions on how to best address their health. We do not sell or advocate drugs, nor do we make any claims that anything advocated or sold on this website is a drug.  Furthermore, anyone contemplating using any products or information on this website must accept such use as experimental and voluntary.  No claims are made regarding the therapeutic use of the products or information on this website and all products featured or sold on this website must be considered nutritional supplements only.