by Maria Russo in Recipes, September 16th, 2011
by FN Dish Editor in Recipes, September 16th, 2011
Though you may have only had them sprinkled atop Greek salads, beets — both golden and purple — are best featured as a dish’s main ingredient, allowing their natural sweetness, unique firm-yet-flexible texture and vibrant color to shine through. As the weather dips toward lower temperatures, beet season moves into high gear. Check out our simple recipes below for classic and creative takes on this underappreciated yet fruitful vegetable.
For a healthful salad that is quick and easy to prepare, try Food Network Magazine’s Roasted Beet Salad (pictured above). Simply roasted, dotted with savory capers and drizzled with Worcestershire and hot sauces, these fiber-rich veggies are ideal as a light lunch or simple side.
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by J.M. Hirsch in How-to, Recipes, September 15th, 2011
Your family will be smiling from ear-to-ear when you top buttermilk and chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter cream and a milk chocolate glaze.
Make it a complete meal by serving these little treats with Smoked Pork Chops With Corn from Food Network Magazine.
Get the recipe: Mini Peanut Butter Cupcakes
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by Victoria Phillips in In Season, Recipes, September 14th, 2011
You’ll probably feel pretty stupid calling it “squeaky cheese,” but as soon as you take a bite you’ll understand why it makes sense.
Sometimes called Greek grilling cheese, halloumi is just that — a dense cheese that holds its shape and won’t drip through the grates when grilled.
And when you chew it? It makes a squeaky sound against your teeth.
Luckily, mouth noises aren’t the real selling point of this cheese. Taste and versatility are what will drive you to find this relative of feta cheese.
Traditionally made from sheep’s milk on the island of Cyprus, halloumi today often is made from a blend of milk from of sheep, goats and cows.
by FN Dish Editor in Recipes, September 13th, 2011
It’s week four of our season-long garden party, Summer Fest 2011, where we welcome food and garden bloggers to feature garden-to-table recipes and tips. We’ll help you to enjoy all that this season has to offer. So far, we’ve delved into cucumbers and peaches.
Classic pairings like peanut butter and jelly, cheese and crackers and spaghetti and meatballs always get recognition, but what about a savory combo that’ll send your taste buds soaring? Broccoli and cheddar are not only meant for each other, but they also add full-bodied flavor to soups, frittatas, potatoes and even casseroles.
Vibrant, emerald-green broccoli — a cabbage relative — reaches its peak in the coming months, so take advantage of the veggie’s vitamin A, C, iron and calcium before the doldrums of winter set in.
Start off with hearty Almost-Famous Broccoli-Cheddar Soup (pictured above) from Food Network Magazine. Sharp white and yellow cheddar cheeses make fresh broccoli florets pop, while a sourdough bread bowl is perfect for sopping up every last drop. If you’d rather eat your broccoli without a spoon, try the magazine’s Broccoli-Cheddar Potatoes. Load potatoes high with broccoli, bacon and spinach, then add a dollop of sour cream on top for a symphony of flavor.
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by Maria Russo in Recipes, September 12th, 2011
Put a fall spin on cheddar mac and cheese by adding golden chicken-apple sausage and baking until bubbly.
Get the recipe: Apple-Sausage Mac and Cheese
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by FN Dish Editor in Recipes, September 12th, 2011
Tired of the same ol’ pasta routine? This week, give gnocchi a try. These bite-size potato pillows are amazingly light and fluffy. Topped with a hearty mushroom tomato sauce, they become satisfying fill-you-up fare and are even easy enough to make on a weeknight.
Round out the meal with Anne’s simple and light Mixed Green Salad With Parmigiano Crisps. The savory, crunchy crisps are the ultimate cheesy croutons.
Get the recipe: Food Network Magazine’s Gnocchi With Wild Mushroom Ragu
Meatless Monday, an international movement, encourages people everywhere to cut meat one day a week for personal and planetary health. Browse more Meatless Monday recipes.
by Maria Russo in How-to, Recipes, September 9th, 2011
Top classic meatball subs with fun Mexican ingredients like tortilla chips, avocado slices and cilantro.
Get the recipe: Mexican Meatball Subs
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by Marissa Bell in Recipes, September 9th, 2011
The first day of school has come and gone, and now it’s time to go grocery shopping with school lunches in mind. Just as adults do, kids crave variety, options and creativity in their everyday meals and especially in their lunchboxes. This year, avoid untouched lunches and hungry, unfocused kids by replacing tired selections with new and fun choices sure to please even the pickiest eaters.
Switch up the predictable rotation of turkey-cheese and peanut butter-jelly sandwiches with Ellie Krieger’s kid-approved Rainbows and Butterflies Pasta Salad (pictured above) from Food Network Magazine. Made with whole-grain pasta and loaded with veggies and calcium-rich cheese, this colorful salad will be a welcomed surprise in a lunchbox that’s usually filled with soggy sandwiches.
by FN Dish Editor in Events, Recipes, September 8th, 2011
Red screams Eat me. Whether it’s in peppers, tomatoes, watermelon or strawberries — that bright color makes me hungry. Have you ever noticed that fast-food companies try incorporating the color red into their logos and restaurant decor? That’s because the color invokes hunger, it attracts attention easily and gets the heartbeat racing.
Get your heart rate going with these Ragu-Stuffed Red Peppers featured in Food Network Magazine. If you’re not a fan of peppers, you can switch it up using tomatoes and chicken salad for a potluck dinner that’s packed with the same hue.
Add color to your dinner tonight »
In case you haven’t heard, FN Dish is participating in Healthy Eats’ Brown-Bag Challenge. The challenge: Bring your lunch to work each weekday for the month of September. We know this isn’t an easy feat, so we’ve asked some of our favorite food bloggers to share their experience and favorite recipes to help keep everyone motivated.
This week, Gaby Dalkin from What’s Gaby Cooking is getting us through the work-week with her easy Quinoa Cowboy Caviar.
I’ve always been a brown-bag luncher. It wasn’t always by choice, but I’m glad I started this habit early in life.
My mom always sent my sister and me to school with a lunchbox. To be honest, I was totally embarrassed because all my friends got to order the hot lunch at school, and I was stuck with something from home. But my mom wasn’t into us eating pizza every day for lunch so there was just no way around it. In high school I had a little more freedom, and I bought lunch a few days a week. After the initial excitement of eating whatever was in the cafeteria that day, I decided I preferred bringing my lunch from home and begged my mom to continue to pack my lunch. In college I strategically scheduled my classes so I had time to run home and whip up a quick salad or something semi-healthy to get me through the day. And now, in the real world, I’m still all about packing lunches and planning ahead.
Get her recipe for Quinoa Cowboy Caviar »