All Posts By Robin Miller

Smarter Candy Picks?

by , August 10th, 2013

chocolates
Call me crazy, but I start thinking about Halloween in August. Not the costumes, the candy. I’m a self-professed candy junkie, and it turns out, I’m not alone. The good news is, some candy choices are a little better than others.

Chocola...

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Health-Food Store Bulk Bins: Worth It?

by , August 8th, 2013

bulk ingredients
You can find practically any ingredient in bulk bins these days: grains, flours, pasta, beans, cereals, trail mixes, dried fruits, nuts, seeds, teas and coffees. Bulk bins at health-food stores and supermarkets can be a healthy eater’s best re...

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3 Easy Salsas: Green, Yellow and Red

by , August 7th, 2013

salsa ingredients
I adore salsa, and I’ll take it any color I can find it. Any texture, too: thick, thin, chunky, smooth — it’s all good to me. I use my food processor to puree (or almost-puree) each one, but you can certainly toss together the ingr...

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How to Make a French Fry Out of (Almost) Any Vegetable

by , August 3rd, 2013

zucchini
When you think french fries, you think potatoes, right? But who made spuds the king of the fry? Turns out, lots of delicious vegetables make great finger food, and there’s no need to deep-fry!

One recipe, endless possibilities. The instructions b...

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Panini Party

by , August 1st, 2013

panini

Did you know that August is National Sandwich Month and National Panini Month?

I’m thrilled that America has embraced panini. They’re not the only sandwiches we’re eating (burgers are still up there), but we’ve grown to love them...

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Smoky Grilled Chicken with Yellow Tomatoes

by , July 28th, 2013

mesquite chicken
As tomato season picks up, you may be seeing more options out there, like the sweet yellow ones I serve with this smoky mesquite chicken. The technique behind the simple tomato side dish is macerating — a fun and super-cool way to jazz up a re...

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Top Things to Do With Spring Roll Wrappers

by , July 26th, 2013

summer rolls
At just 33 calories each, spring roll wrappers deserve a permanent spot on your weekly menu. The ingredient list couldn’t be simpler: flour, water, salt. You can find gluten-free rice paper wrappers that work incredibly well too. Yes, wrappers...

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Taco Tuesday: Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos

by , July 23rd, 2013

fish tacoMahi mahi is a sensational white-fleshed fish with great flavor and hearty texture, making it ideal for this healthy take on fish tacos. The seasoning in this dish is a Tex-Mex-inspired blend of chili powder, cumin, marjoram, thyme, onion and garlic&...

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15 Surprising Ways to Enjoy Edamame

by , July 21st, 2013

edamame
We all know that steamed edamame with a delectable sprinkling of salt make a phenomenal appetizer. Pop those babies in your mouth, strip off the pod with your teeth, discard the carnage and reach for another!

But given that soybeans are nutrient pow...

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Pork Tenderloin on a Stick!

by , July 20th, 2013

pork loin on a stick
Sometimes getting the family to try something new requires creativity. Maybe it’s not the ingredients; perhaps it’s the presentation. Take these lollipops for example. My son Luke “doesn’t eat pork.” This from a kid who dev...

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