Brain Food

Drew RamsayDrew Ramsey, M.D., our consultant on matters of food and the brain, has hand-picked LC recipes that will fuel your body and feed your brain. He is a nationally recognized thought leader in mental health and nutritional psychiatry. He is a board certified adult psychiatrist with specialization in the treatment of mood disorders and anxiety, using integrative psychiatry and nutrition. He is the founder of the Brain Food Clinic in NYC, and author of Eat CompleteFifty Shades of Kale, and the Happiness Diet.  Dr. Ramsey is a faculty member at Columbia University Department of Psychiatry and has been in active clinical practice for 15 years.

Two pieces of maple smoked grilled salmon on a white plate with a fork and knife on the side.

Maple Smoked Grilled Salmon

This easy grilled salmon is smoked with maple wood and brushed with maple syrup, giving it an irresistible sweet and smoky flavor.

Four scoops of blueberry frozen yogurt in a wooden bowl with a spoon resting beside it.

Blueberry Frozen Yogurt

No sugar. No creepy preservatives. Nothing but blueberries, plain yogurt, honey, lemon juice, purple smiles, and requests for seconds.

A slice of bread topped with egg salad without mayo n a white plate.

Egg Salad Without Mayo

Don’t let those leftover Easter eggs go to waste. This easy egg salad with caramelized onions is so lovely, you won’t even notice that there’s no mayo.

A pink plate with air fryer miso-glazed salmon

Air Fryer Miso-Glazed Salmon

These easy salmon fillets are smothered in a miso, sugar, and rice vinegar glaze, and will have you singing the praises of your air fryer. Just in case you haven’t been doing enough of that lately.

A woman's hand piling up superfood breakfast cookies

Superfood Breakfast Cookies

The best part of waking up are these super-charged breakfast cookies loaded with oats, bananas, berries, and chocolate chips.

Black-eyed pea salad in a large oval bowl, on a blue and white checked tablecloth, beside a wooden spoon.

Black-Eyed Pea Salad

A sublime and tasty crossover between vegan and soul food—who would have thought it was possible? It is and it’s fabulous. Healthy and filled with flavor, it’s everything a salad should be.

No-bake snowballs on a counter

No-Bake Snowballs

Not all holiday sweets have to be loaded with sugar and fat. As delish as that is, you might crave something with a little healthy oomph.

Mussels marinara garnished with parsley, in a white saucepan beside two wine glasses.

Mussels Marinara ~ Cozze alla Marinara

Three ingredients. One pot. And less than 15 minutes from stovetop to table—barely enough time to uncork a bottle of wine or crack open a beer. Somehow, we think you’ll manage.

A sheet of parchment paper topped with chocolate truffles and a sifter of cocoa powder on the side

Spiced Chocolate Truffles

At last, spiced chocolate truffles made with dark chocolate that taste delectable, are easy to make, and—believe it!—nutrient dense. Our prayers have been answered.

Almond flounder meunière in a wooden serving dish topped with sliced almonds and lemon wedges on the side.

Almond Flounder Meunière

Made with both almonds and brown butter, this little number from Dorie Greenspan is the love child of sole amandine and sole meunière.

Lemon salmon piccata, 2 pieces, in a metal pan with slices of lemon, pan sauce, garnished with garlic and capers.

Lemon Salmon Piccata

Salmon piccata for 2 is a recipe for love–the love of good food, natch. A pan sauce of white wine, lemon, and capers provides the perfect finishing touch.

Apple and celery salad in a patterned bowl, beside a cutting board with a knife and apple slices.

Apple and Celery Salad

A simple and elegant salad that brightens up whatever you serve it alongside. Crisp, tangy, and refreshing, it’s a perfect accompaniment.

A saucepan filled with a serving of cod and chorizo stew, 2 pita quarters, a dollop of sour cream, and a lemon wedge.

Cod and Chorizo Stew

A hearty stew filled with all kinds of exceptionally tasty things. And it’s easier than it sounds. Leave your wet raincoat at the door and try a bowlful.