Tag: pasta

Spotlight Recipe: Pasta Puttanesca

by in Healthy Recipes, August 22, 2009

Pasta Puttanesca
I was spoiled this summer, getting to come home and have access to fresh ingredients, a full kitchen and, of course, free time to cook. Going back to school doesn’t mean I can’t still enjoy a good, healthy meal. Pasta is a reliable standby for the college crowd, but this year, ditch the buttered noodles or Ramen packets and try this easy dish. Make it in bulk and eat for a few days or share with your roomies. Capers, anchovy paste and arugula aren’t usual pantry staples, but you shouldn’t have trouble finding them at the local supermarket.

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Market Watch: Seasonal Tomatoes

by in Farmers' Market Finds, Healthy Recipes, July 29, 2009

We’re celebrating the juicy tomato this week (can you tell?). In honor of this yummy summer treat, I went to my farmers’ market and bought every kind of tomato I could find and then set out to make some simple, classic dishes. Here’s how I made out.

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Perfecting the Healthy Pasta Salad

by in Healthy Tips, June 2, 2009

pasta salad
Oh, pasta salad. It seems like no cookout would be complete without it. Everyone has their favorite recipe — some lighter than others. Avoid the common pitfalls and keep your mix nutritious and delicious with these tips and recipes.

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5 Ingredients: Pasta With Anchovies, Olives & Spinach

by in 5-Ingredient Recipes, May 14, 2009

You may have caught the new show on Food Network — 5 Ingredient Fix. Host Claire Robinson preps full meals from just a few ingredients. Inspired by the idea, we wanted to try creating our own healthy dish created with some simple pantry staples. For this first try, we’re building around simple whole-wheat pasta.

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10 Healthy Foods Under $3

by in Healthy Tips, May 12, 2009

It’s a common myth that healthy foods come with a high price tag. Here are 10 foods overflowing with nutrients that won’t bust your grocery budge. Stock up on your next market run!

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Spotlight Recipe: Sauteed Onion Kasha and Bowties

by in Healthy Recipes, April 15, 2009

Sauteed Onion Kasha and Bowties
Ever since I was a little girl, kasha with bowties was my comfort food. Kasha — or buckwheat — is a fiber-rich whole grain that cooks up with water in about 10 minutes. Flavored with sautéed onions and mixed with bowtie pasta, it’s a combo that everyone will love!

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Spotlight Recipe: Pasta with Tomato & Peas

by in Healthy Recipes, March 30, 2009

Pasta with Tomato and Peas

This is a light-yet-effortless weeknight dinner that’s easy on the budget, too. Frozen peas add hunger-fighting protein and fiber and Italian cheeses bring the savory bite. Have a green thumb? Swap the frozen peas for some fresh-from-the-garden spring peas.

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Healthier Dining Out: Italian

by in Dining Out, March 5, 2009


Pasta and bread, melted cheese, and cream-filled pastries… Though delicious sounding, these typical components in an Italian meal can mean a calorie overload. Here are some sure-fire tips to keep on track when eating out Italian-style.

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Pasta: Good or Bad?

by in Food News, Healthy Recipes, February 3, 2009

Thankfully, the low-carb diet craze is on its way out, but during the anti-starch explosion, pasta took a severe beating. But pasta is GOOD! Here’s why…

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