Chef Jon’s Summer Broccoli Salad Recipe
Carlton Senior Living | August 13, 2018

Chef Jon's Summer Broccoli Salad Recipe

To celebrate National Chef Appreciation Week, we’re highlighting a summer salad recipe from Chef Jon Platz of Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill. Chef Jon’s recipe is just one of many featured in Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill’s Cookbook For a Cure. This beautifully illustrated cookbook features a collection of original recipes from Carlton associates, residents, families and friends of Carlton Senior Living and was created as a way to raise funds for Alzheimer’s research. This year, our goal is to raise $35,000 for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s and each book purchased moves us closer to that goal. The cookbook features a variety of recip …

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Tose’s Blue Bowl Potato Salad Recipe
Carlton Senior Living | July 9, 2018

Tose's Blue Bowl Potato Salad Recipe

To celebrate National Picnic Month, we’re highlighting a recipe for a classic picnic staple – potato salad. This is a recipe Carlton Senior Living resident, Tose, has been serving up the same way for many years as part of a family tradition. “My mother-in-law always served her potato salad in a blue Bauer bowl. I have done the same,” says Tose. Tose’s recipe is just one of many featured in Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill’s Cookbook For a Cure. This beautifully illustrated cookbook features a collection of original recipes from Carlton associates, residents, families and friends of Carlton Senior Living and was created as a way to raise fu …

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Terry’s Savory Shrimp Pasta Recipe
Carlton Senior Living | May 10, 2018

Terry's Savory Shrimp Pasta Recipe

To celebrate National Shrimp Day, we’re highlighting a flavorful shrimp recipe from the Cookbook For a Cure created by Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill. This beautifully illustrated cookbook features a collection of original recipes from Carlton associates, residents, families and friends of Carlton Senior Living and was created as a way to raise funds for Alzheimer’s research. The cookbook is especially important to Terry Barrett, Associate Director of Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill, who initiated the project and helped to coordinate the fundraising efforts. The book features a variety of recipes including Connie’s Kentucky Spoon Bre …

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Serve It Up with Chef Andrew: Spinach & White Bean Artichoke Dip
Carlton Senior Living Davis | March 16, 2018

Serve It Up with Chef Andrew: Spinach & White Bean Artichoke Dip

Did you know that today is National Artichoke Hearts day? It was surprising for us to learn the health benefits of artichokes; they are an excellent source of dietary fiber, magnesium, and minerals. The fiber intake from eating artichokes can help to lower blood sugar and blood pressure levels ultimately helping to prevent inflammation and protect your heart health. Cynarin can be found in artichokes and is responsible for giving you that sweet taste when you eat one but also helps to increase the bile production in our livers and rids the cholesterol from our bodies. To celebrate today Chef Andrew Moret from Carlton Senior Living Davis has e …

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Serve It Up with Chef Andrew
Carlton Senior Living Davis | March 9, 2018

Serve It Up with Chef Andrew

Did you know that today is National Meatball day? Meatballs are a mystery regarding who and how they were created. According to some, the meatball could have originated in Persia where it was speculated that the need to do something with leftover meat led to a dish called “kofta.” From Persia it is thought that the meatball phenomenon spread throughout the Middle East and hence to China. For us today, there are more meatball recipes than anyone can keep track of, but with a multitude of options comes vast flavor possibilities! Our very own Chef Andrew Moret from Carlton Senior Living Davis shares with us a Greek Lamb Meatball recipe that is a …

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Mary’s Banana Nut Bread Recipe
Recipes | February 23, 2018

Mary's Banana Nut Bread Recipe

February 23rd, 2018 National Banana Bread Day “A table without bread is not a table, but bread is a table on it’s own.” -Scottish Gaelic Proverb In recognition of National Banana Bread day we are honored to be able to showcase one of our very own residents who lives at our Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill community. Mary Lawrence’s recipe for Banana Nut Bread was shared on her behalf by her daughter Sue. As her daughter Sue recalls, “Mom loved to bake cookies, breads, pies and we (her children) were the happy recipients!” We invite you to try this recipe on your own and share the delicious results! 

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A Few Of Our Favorite Infused Water Recipes
Nutrition Tips | September 13, 2016

A Few Of Our Favorite Infused Water Recipes

We have discussed the importance of senior hydration many different times before – but drinking nothing but plain water can be rather boring for any senior. These infused water recipes are going to encourage your aging loved one to stay hydrated the fun way! Infused Water Recipes The reason that making your own flavored water is so great is because it is a natural way to stay hydrated, but it is also nutritious, easy, fresh, and all-natural. We wanted to share a few of our favorite infused water recipes: Orange and Blueberry Ingredients: Ice A handful of blueberries 2 mandarin oranges, cut into wedges 6 cups of water Directions: Combine all t …

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