by Toby Amidor in In Season, June 30, 2011
by Robin Miller in In Season, Robin's Healthy Take, June 27, 2011
- How do we love thee, fennel? Let us count the ways.
Show some love to this under-appreciated veggie from the parsley family. Don’t be turned off by its licorice-like flavor. When prepared right, it’s easy to love.
The Puritans used to chew on fennel during long church services and came to be known as the “meeting seed” for this reason. Fennel is composed of a bulb which is white or pale green in color, with stalks topped with green feathery leaves called fronds. Each part of the plant is edible – though the texture varies (the bulb is crisp while the fronds are delicate and tender with a stronger flavor) Raw fennel is slightly sweet with and resembles the taste of anise (or licorice). Knowing how to compliment the delicate flavor of this veggie will unlock its goodness. Read more
by Dana Angelo White in In Season, June 16, 2011
- Robin's (seven!) summer sips, made with fresh ingredients -- no processed mixes here.
It’s no secret that I love a cool cocktail at the end of the day. They call it “happy hour” for a reason. I’m mostly a vodka drinker but I enjoy refreshing libations with rum and tequila too. Check out my rather large selection of concoctions below. Why put cocktails on the Healthy Eats page? Because I’ve added a variety of vitamin- and antioxidant-rich fruits and juices to each signature drink. There’s definitely something for everyone (everyone over 21 that is!).
Pineapple Caipirinha: Combine in a glass: 2 lime wedges (1/2 of a lime) and 2 teaspoons superfine sugar; smash together until sugar dissolves. Fill glass with ice. Add 1-2 ounces cachaca (Brazilian rum) and 4 ounces good-quality pineapple juice. Garnish with lime.
by Dana Angelo White in In Season, June 15, 2011
- Find out what fruits and veggies are most important to buy organic.
Sure, we’d probably all love to buy every fruit and veggie organic, but it’s not always affordable to purchase everything from the often higher-priced organic section. Luckily, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) keeps a running list of the fruits and veggies that are most and least contaminated — here’s how they updated the list for 2011.
Find out the most important foods to buy organic »
by Dana Angelo White in In Season, June 6, 2011
- Here are 30 of our favorite ways to enjoy berries. What are yours?
Whether you prefer strawberries, raspberries, blueberries or blackberries, don’t miss the prime season for these plump, juicy treasures. Here are 30 ways to enjoy these nutritious little delights — one for each day in June.
30 ways to enjoy summer berries »
by Dana Angelo White in Farmers' Market Finds, In Season, June 2, 2011
Rhubarb: To some folks it’s a mystery, to others, it’s a welcomed spring goodie. Whether you’re a devoted fan or rhubarb neophyte, here are 5 fun facts.
5 rhubarb facts, plus recipes »
by Dana Angelo White in In Season, June 1, 2011
- Dandelion Greens
I’m so excited that farmers’ market season is finally here! As a die-hard local produce lover, I investigate my local market and CSA box all month long, then share the most interesting seasonal finds with you. First up: verdant and pleasingly bitter dandelion greens. Here’s what they’re like and how to use them today.
Discover dandelion greens »
by Toby Amidor in In Season, May 31, 2011
- Chicken Fajitas
Cilantro is fresh, flavorful and super-easy to grow. Most folks either love it or hate it, but we fall in the former category here at Healthy Eats! Find out what’s to love about this polarizing herb.
Why we love cilantro »
by Toby Amidor in In Season, May 19, 2011
- Fresh Cherries at the Farmers' Market
Cherry season has arrived! These babies are brimming with antioxidants including vitamins A and C, anthocyanin and quercitin. With all these nutrients and an irresistible sweet-sour flavor, it’s no wonder they’re one of our favorite warm-weather fruits. Here are 5 fun ways to enjoy them.
Cherries 5 delicious ways »
by Dana Angelo White in In Season, May 18, 2011
- Chicken Piccata With Arugula
This leafy green is part of the cabbage family. Sure you’ve had it in a salad, but there is more to learn about this spicy green, plus lots of creative ways to prepare it.
All about arugula »
- Giada's Italian Stuffed Artichokes
We’re teaming up with food and garden bloggers to host Spring Fling 2011, a season-long garden party. In coming weeks, we’ll feature favorite garden-to-table recipes and tips to help you enjoy the bounty, whether you’re harvesting your own goodies or buying them fresh from the market. Recently, we dove into the worlds of asparagus and rhubarb — today, we’re tackling artichokes.
I’ll never forget the first time I saw an artichoke plant — it was wild and unexpected. When it comes to cooking, this veggie may also be a bit mysterious to some folks. Artichokes are more user-friendly than you might think. Oh and they’re good for you, too.
All about artichokes, plus ideas from friends and family »