The fruits of the harvest are always bursting with crispness and flavor, reminding us of the freshness of the season. Here’s a quick guide to building a delicious, in-season salad from the bottom to the top. Read our tips, then tell us your favorite way to dress up greens.
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Spring brings to mind that bright, vibrant green shade that you see everywhere this time of year, but it’s also a great time to be more eco-friendly. Here are 8 ways to get started this season.
Last year on Earth Day, we introduced the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) Shoppers Guide to Pesticides – the list of most and least contaminated produce items to help you decide where to spend your organic food budget. The EWG continues to conduct research on contamination levels in popular fruits and veggies—here’s the latest update.
This year, spring into a healthy summer by adding a juicer to your collection of healthy kitchen tools. Using a juicer to create your own fruit and vegetable concoctions is a fabulous way to quench your thirst, satisfy your appetite and increase your fruit and veggie intake without all the added sugar and processing of store-bought juices. Here are the basics.
Bored with your veggie routine? Reach outside those familiar veggie bins at the grocery to create simple, delicious meals with these under-appreciated (but very delicious) veggies.
Healthy eating is not about depriving yourself of your favorite foods or the creamy textures we all crave. Healthy eating is about moderation and simple swaps that can make a dish less caloric, more nutritious and of course super tasty. Here are a few of my favorite healthy swaps that can make a dish more figure friendly without jeopardizing the deliciousness.
Reddish-orange in color, saffron threads impart the most beautiful golden hue and sweet-savory flavor to many a dish. If you are not familiar with this delicate spice, this is your chance to get acquainted and fall in love with saffron like I did.
I love peanut butter! If you’re a fanatic like me, you’ll love how quick, simple, creative and healthy making your own nut butters can be. Homemade nut butters are preservative-free and packed with heart-healthy fats. They are a versatile ingredient that’s both filling and delicious. Smear these nut butters on a cracker, a slice of apple or crusty whole grain bread or blend it into your favorite recipe.
This year, Chinese New Year begins on February 3 and goes on for 15 days. Why not celebrate by using one of my favorite healthy kitchen tools, the bamboo steamer? Steaming is a gentle, healthy cooking process that preserves nutrients and locks in flavor, texture, color and moisture, and this traditional cooking technique is the perfect way to make dumplings, flavorful veggies and more. Here’s how to use it, plus recipes to try.