Catskill Spa Cous Cous Vegetarian Dinner Recipe




Lewis Harrison “I met Ellie Krieger in NYC many years ago when I had a stress management company and chair massage business. She was modeling and about to go into Dietetic school.

Now she is a star nutritionist at the food network and skilled chef.


I converted her Food Network recipe for Balsamic Chicken with Baby Spinach dish and made it vegan. I have also exchanged some of the ingredients but her recipe is the one I experimentd with to come up with my version



  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 pound extra-firm tofu cut into quarters
  • 8 ounces baby spinach
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup low-sodium vegetarian broth or make your own with Vegit low sodium seasoning
  • 1 cup low-sodium canned chopped tomatoes with juice or two fresh spinach steamed
  • 2 cups whole wheat couscous, cooked


Heat a large iron skillet pan over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil and heat. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the tofu and cook about four minutes and stir in pan to keep from burning, Remove the tofu and set aside. To the same pan, add the spinach and cook just until wilted, about 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the pan and set aside. Lower the heat to medium and add the balsamic vinegar and vegetable broth broth to the pan and stir, scraping the bottom of the pan to remove any browned bits. Add the tomatoes, bring to a simmer and cook 3 to 5 minutes.

Place the couscous in a serving bowl. Top with the spinach, tofu and balsamic-tomato sauce.



When looking for upstate NY resorts the Borsht Belt hotels in the Catskills are pretty much all gone and have been replaced by Catskills ski resorts.

Here is a great vegetarian recipe from  Lewis Harrison a natural foods chef who specializes in vegetarian and vegan recipes. American author,  speaker and Life Coach. An expert on natural foods and whole foods nutrition, stress management and personal development he is the owner of the Catskills Bed and Breakfast in Stamford, New York –

He is the creator of a distance learning course in Holistic nutrition and natural healing at the Natural Healing Academy –

He also offers corporate stress management programs and through the Chair Massage Company at

Lewis is the author of 3 vegetarian recipe books and nine books on Nutrition and personal development. He has a passion for natural foods and whole food cooking and many of his personal spa recipes are included in his books. Lewis Harrison’s books include:

Lewis Harrison’s Published Books include:

Massageworks – 1983 (Co-Authored with D. B. Lawrence (Putnam Books)

Helping Yourself with Natural Healing – 1987 (Prentice- Hall)

Making Fats and Oils Work for You -1990 (Avery Books)

30-Day Body Purification – 1994 (Prentice-Hall)

The Complete Fats and Oils Book – 1996 (Avery Books)

Hands-on-Healing: Massage for Total Health the Shaman’s Way – 1998 (Kensington Books)

Master Your Metabolism – 2003 (Source Books)

Healing Depression Naturally – 2004 (Kensington Books)

Wealth Without Cash: Barter, Reciprocal Trade, and Alternative Economics – 2005 (Self Published Manual)

Live Like A Millionaire on $17,000 a Year – 2009 (Self Published)


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