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by Jason Machowsky in Healthy Tips, October 7, 2015
We’ve taken one of the season’s favorite and healthiest veggies — antioxidant-rich beets — beyond the boiled beets Grandma used to make. Check out three new ways to get your daily dose of beets in an easy yogurt-and-granola parfait, veggie burger and main-course salad — breakfast, lunch and dinner are served!
by Andrea Strong in Chefs and Restaurants, Dining Out, February 11, 2015
A beet can do a whole lot more than just stain your hands red. It’s a versatile root vegetable whose greens can also be used in dishes, giving you more bang for your vegetable buck. Let’s explore what makes the beet unbeatable. Read more
by Dana Angelo White in Healthy Tips, October 9, 2014
The New York City dining scene is chock-full of options. But until King Bee opened, Acadian cuisine was not one of them. Now it’s here. Acadian food, you ask? Well, it’s inspired by the culinary evolution from the Acadian emigration to Louisiana. Think New Orleans country cooking meets the Pacific Northwest. It comes to the East Village in the form of a cozy little nest, decorated like a vintage cottage tucked into the mountains. A fire might as well be blazing on a hearth. Read more
by Alia Akkam in Chefs and Restaurants, August 28, 2014
You may be loading up on chia seeds and kale, but there are nutrition powerhouses all around you. (Probably in your pantry right now!) Here are 10 super foods most folks are missing out on.
by Katie Cavuto-Boyle in Healthy Recipes, January 30, 2013
They used to be the stuff that fueled childhood nightmares: forkfuls of overcooked broccoli or endless orbs of bitter Brussels sprouts that had to be endured in order to tackle, finally, the chocolate ice cream. But today’s renditions of green vegetables don’t require nose-holding or the camouflage of cheese in order to win over legions of fans. From the once-maligned spinach that only Popeye fancied to the leafy kale that went on to wildly successful oversaturation, here’s a passel of formerly shunned vegetables (and a few equally undesirable fruits) that chefs have helped give miraculous makeovers. Read more
by Katie Cavuto-Boyle in Healthy Recipes, October 14, 2012
I teach cooking classes on a regular basis and I always try to include a soup as it’s an easy way to incorporate more vegetables into your diet. Served as a starter or eaten as a meal, soups are warming and nutritious this time of year. Roasted beets add a mellow sweetness and beautiful magenta color to this dish. It’s perfect for any day but would be a great way to express your admiration for a loved one as Valentine’s Day approaches.
by Dana Angelo White in Farmers' Market Finds, April 26, 2012
Eating seasonally is a delicious option for many reasons. Not only are you getting produce at the peak of its flavor, you are also getting it at the peak of its nutrition. While it can be sad to see the summer tomatoes, berries and corn disappear from the market, fall brings its own delicious bounty to the table and each seasonal ingredient is packed with nutrients that do your body good. Food is medicine. Food nourishes. That’s why we eat, right? Fall and winter produce offerings often match the colors of the season and those colors boast a variety of good-for-you nutrients. Here is a breakdown of ingredients the season has to offer and why you should be eating it.
by Robin Miller in Uncategorized, January 23, 2012
- When you buy beets, don't toss the greens!
Some folks foolishly cut and throw beet greens aside, but don’t make this mistake!
Beet greens have a better bite than spinach and a touch of leafy green sweetness, plus a list of valuable nutrients that’s practically never-ending. One cup of cooked beet greets has 39 calories, 4 grams of protein, hefty doses of vitamins A, C , K, riboflavin, calcium, iron and nearly 20% of your daily fiber needs.
Enjoy finely chopped beet greens raw in a salad with balsamic vinaigrette. Saute the greens with olive oil and garlic, use as a pizza topping, or wilt into a steamy bowl of pasta or risotto.
Recipes to Try:
Roasted Beet Risotto
Beet Green Gratin
Garlic Beet Greens
by Karen Ostergren in Uncategorized, December 26, 2009
They bury their heads in the ground. People hardly talk about them, and they cook with them even less. Could we be talking about the sweetest vegetable in the entire veggie kingdom? I thought we were a sweet-lovin’ nation. Beets are colorful, sugary and wonderful and should adorn your menu often. If you need more convincing, consider this: beets contain a unique source of phytonutrients called betalains, powerful antioxidants with anti-inflammatory and detoxification qualities. They also contain two carotenoids: lutein and zeaxanthin, particularly known for their role in protecting eye health and preventing common age-related eye problems involving the macula and the retina. Boasting a mere 43 calories, one 2-inch beet has 3 grams of fiber plus loads of potassium, manganese and folate.
Winter’s official kick-off arrived, along with snow for a good portion of the country. This week’s comment wrap-up has tips for enjoying the cold-weather produce, including roasted chestnuts (no open fire required).
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