Summer is winding down and the first signs of fall are the thousands of college students returning to begin the new school year. Whether you are staying close to home or moving far away, one fact remains true to all: Between now and winter break, many new students will gain the dreaded “Freshman 15.” Here are some tips to avoid it.
Though many of the herbs in my garden have already gone to seed (here’s looking at you, cilantro), beautiful tarragon, the “king of herbs” to the French, still stands proud. Native to southern Russia and western Asia, Tarragon is now most widely associated with French cuisine. This aromatic, bittersweet herb is one of four fineRead more
This heat has me steering clear of the stove, but that does not mean I can’t enjoy the flavors of the season! This no-cook corn salad gets a refreshing crunch from jicama and bell pepper that will satisfy your summer veggie cravings with nothing more than a little chopping.
Commonly used in Latin American, Indian and Spanish cuisines, achiote is a seed harvested from the annoto shrub. Earthy, sweet and peppery, this spice not only adds flavor but a deep, reddish color to foods.
Few can resist taking a bite out of a fresh-picked local tomato, and now that tomato season is in full bloom, heirloom varieties are at their ripest.
Rest stops, gas stations and the drive-through may seem convenient, but a little extra pre-trip planning can keep the kids (and you) happy, healthier and satisfied until you reach your destination. Here are some of my top pack-and-go snack ideas the whole family will love!
Spices are an important factor in healthy cooking, since they have the power to add abundant flavor without adding calories. Widen your spice-cabinet horizons this week with the unique flavor of star anise. This spice’s shape emulates a star with 5-10 pointed tips radiating from a central seed pod. Rust colored with a tough texture, star anise comes from an aromatic evergreen tree. It can be purchase whole or ground and its licorice-like taste, is similar to but more pungent than its anise cousin.
Found in every North African household, harissa – a thick, hot chile paste – is an intensely flavorful, must-have condiment that’s gaining popularity in the US. Here’s how to make this spicy staple.
I love to fire up my grill to celebrate summer with friends and family, but you won’t find everyday hamburgers and hot dogs on our plates. This year, we’re changing it up and trying out some less-familiar meats that are healthier (and more interesting) than typical BBQ grub. Here are five alternate meats you should try.
The Fourth of July is one of the greatest ways to celebrate summer and America –- we head to the beach, go swimming and get together for a good old fashioned cookout. Here are a few of my favorite Healthy Eats recipes to help you celebrate the red, white and blue — sensibly.