Happy Holidays from Thorburn Chiropractic & Wellness Center
Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:
Are you or is someone you love gluten intolerant? Here’s a festive pasta salad recipe from Rachael Ray and the Food Network that I adapted to gluten free and made for our holiday office party. Everyone loved it!
One package of brown rice or brown rice/quinoa pasta (or if no one has a gluten problem, you can use one package fresh mushroom or chicken prosciutto or spinach filled tortellini available on dairy aisle in most markets)
Two handfuls fresh baby spinach
One (15-ounce) can baby artichoke hearts in water, drained and chopped
¾ of a red roasted bell pepper, drained and chopped (if you don’t want to roast a fresh pepper use ones in jars)
1/2 small red onion, chopped
One clove garlic, cracked from skin
One lemon, zested
Two teaspoons lemon juice, the juice of one wedge
Two tablespoons red wine vinegar, a couple of splashes
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
One tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped or 1/2 teaspoon dried leaves, eyeball it
One handful of sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, coarsely chopped
Cook pasta according to package directions and drain well.
Coarsely chop baby spinach. Combine with artichoke pieces, roasted red pepper and red onion. Chop garlic, then add sea salt to it and mash it into a paste with the flat of your knife. Transfer garlic paste to a small bowl and add lemon zest, lemon juice and vinegar to it. Whisk in oil, thyme and pepper. Add pasta and sun-dried tomatoes to the salad. Dress salad and gently toss. Serve or refrigerate.
Our holiday hours… Have a healthy holiday by making your appointments early as this Friday is Christmas! We were open on Monday, December 21 and will be open on Wednesday, December 23, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm (closed 1:30 – 3:00 pm for lunch) and closed Friday, December 25 and Saturday, December 26 so that our staff can celebrate with family and friends. New Year’s week we will be open Monday, December 28 and Wednesday, December 30, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm (closed 1:30 – 3:00 pm for lunch) and closed on Friday, January 1 and Saturday, January 2.
Our monthly special for December is $10 off a half hour massage for a gift…or for you! The regular price for our half hour massage is $45, but for the month of December, mention the secret password “heavenly” and pay only $35 for a massage for you or a holiday gift certificate. Call the office at 818-841-1313 to redeem this special offer!
Everyone at Thorburn Chiropractic & Wellness Center wishes you and yours a very happy and healthy holiday season.
Until next time…
Yours in health,
Thorburn Chiropractic and Wellness Center
A Winner of the Top Doc L.A. Award,
Increasing Health & Vitality for Over 30 Years
1612 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank, CA 91506
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