Tag: salad

Travel Tips For Turkey Day

by in Food Safety, Healthy Holidays, Thanksgiving, November 23, 2010
Lunchbox
Tools of the Trade: Use heat and ice packs to maintain temps as you travel.

A friend or family member asks you to chip in a dish for Thanksgiving dinner — now what? This can get tricky, especially if you’ve got a long car or train ride ahead of you.  Here are some things to consider before you decide what to tote along.

Thanksgiving potlucks: What to bring and how to bring it »

Summer Fest: A Day of Potato Recipes

by in In Season, September 15, 2010
Potato Frittata
Potato Frittata

Summer Fest

We’re teaming up with other food and garden bloggers to host Summer Fest 2010, a season-long garden party. Each week 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. To join in, check out awaytogarden.com.

Potatoes definitely weren’t my favorite veggie as a kid. Give me a pile of mashed potatoes, and I was just in it for the gravy. I turned my nose up at baked potatoes, and forget about French fries. Now that I’m older (and a little wiser) I see what all the fuss is about: Besides being delicious, versatile and cheap, potatoes are packed with nutrients and fiber.  Sure, they’re good fried and mashed, but spuds have more to offer. Here’s how to eat potatoes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

3 meals of spud recipes »

Summer Fest: Corn 5 Ways

by in 1 Food, 5 Ways, Healthy Recipes, August 4, 2010
Corn
Smoky Corn on the Cob - Photo by Con Poulos/FN Magazine

Each year, when corn season arrives, I take my kids to the local market to pick up some fresh ears. I love watching my kids gobble down what they picked out — our favorite is eating fresh corn straight off the cob. I could give you an earful (pun intended) of ways to prepare it, but here are 5 of my favorite ways to enjoy this nutritional powerhouse.

Summer Fest

We’re teaming up with other food and garden bloggers to host Summer Fest 2010, a season-long garden party. Each week 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. To join in, check out awaytogarden.com.

See all 5 recipes, and join the corn extravaganza »

Green Beans 5 Ways

by in 1 Food, 5 Ways, Healthy Recipes, July 7, 2010
Green Bean and Celery Salad
Green Bean and Celery Salad - Photo by Antonis Achilleos/Food Network Magazine

Dig in and grab a handful (or two) of green beans at your next trip to the market. Trim, wash and enjoy them raw with hummus or yogurt dip — or try one of these delicious recipes.

5 new ways to eat green beans »

Market Watch: Mizuna (and Simple Salad Recipes)

by in Farmers' Market Finds, In Season, May 28, 2010

mizuna

You may not know it, but you’ve probably tried mizuna. Commonly found in salad mixes, these feathery leaves are my new favorite salad green. Here’s why you should pick some up at your farmers’ market this weekend.

Read more, and get 3 recipes for this tasty green »

Healthy & Fast: 20-Minute Spring Meals

by in Healthy Recipes, May 17, 2010

stuffed turkey burger

As a working mom of three kids, I can’t remember the last time I wasn’t in a rush. But I won’t compromise my health or that of my family and always find simple ways to create fast and healthy meals. Here are some of my favorite spring meals that can be on the table in 20-minutes or less.

5 fast and fresh meal ideas »

Dining Out: Brunch

by in Dining Out, March 25, 2010

scrambled eggs

Some folks make brunch a weekly event, while others save the big weekend breakfast for special occasions. No matter when or where you go, you don’t want to overdo it. Here is a rundown of popular brunch fare and tips to making your experience a healthy one.

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Dining Out: Diners

by in Dining Out, October 30, 2009

diner sandwich
Diners are a fave for weekend brunch or a late-night meal. The wide variety of foods means there is something there for everyone, but the options usually aren’t the healthiest. There’s no need to just settle for a plain salad or cottage cheese, however.

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Spotlight Recipe: Mixed Greens with Mandarin Oranges and Walnuts

by in Healthy Recipes, October 10, 2009

Mixed Greens with Mandarin Oranges and Walnuts
When I get home from work late, I often don’t have the energy to cook up a full meal. For nights like that, this salad is perfect. Gorgonzola is my absolute favorite cheese. Pair it with nuts and I’m in heaven. This salad matches the crumbled cheese with walnuts, which adds more protein and loads of omega-3 fats (walnuts have some of the highest amounts found in nuts). By the way, it’s also National Walnut Month — what better way to celebrate?

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