Tag: sauce

Robin’s Healthy Take: Are Butter Sauces Healthy Eats?

by in Robin's Healthy Take, February 13, 2012
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Asian Noodles With Wasabi Butter Sauce

Are butter sauces healthy? They can be! Let’s be honest, butter makes sauces silky and smooth. But that doesn’t mean you need the whole stick. The key is adding just enough to make the sauce richer, allowing flavors to linger on your palate longer than they would without fat. Here are two great examples. The noodle dish is a vibrant, Asian dish heightened with the flavors of wasabi and soy. I used wasabi paste but you can make a paste with equal parts wasabi powder and water. For the London broil, lean steak is crusted with cracked peppercorns (which add fantastic flavor and crunch) and then grilled until medium. The steak slices are then drizzled with a lovely tarragon butter sauce. Sounds rich, but check out the calories!

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Cherries 5 Ways

by in In Season, May 31, 2011
Cherries at Farmers' Market
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.

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5 Ingredients: Fresh Pasta and Sauce

by in 5-Ingredient Recipes, April 26, 2011
Five ingredients is all you need to make this sauce and pasta.

A healthy and from-scratch Italian feast is only 5 ingredients away! Homemade pasta is a little time consuming, but the results are well worth it. An effortless sauce and a sprinkle of cheese finish off the dish. Happy Italian Week!

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In Season: Cranberries

by in Healthy Recipes, In Season, December 14, 2010
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Cranberry Sauce - Image Courtesy Food Network Magazine

This fall and winter favorite makes a mean sauce, but has so much more potential. Read up on this red gem — it’s one of only three fruits native to the United States.

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Canned Tomatoes: Good or Bad?

by in Food Safety, Grocery Shopping, Healthy Tips, August 17, 2010

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We’re celebrating fresh tomatoes this week, but we can’t forget about that standby substitute: canned tomatoes. Many of our readers have expressed concern over using canned goods, including  BPA risks, nutritional value and of course, food safety. So, how safe is this pantry staple? We’ve got the scoop.

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Blueberries 5 Ways

by in In Season, June 28, 2010

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We’re continuing our summer berries celebration  with a salute to antioxidant-rich blueberries. Despite their small size, these nutrition powerhouses are packed with vitamins and minerals.  Serve them up in these five fun recipes, from classics to new twists.

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Taste Test: Jarred Spaghetti Sauce

by in Taste Test, October 19, 2009

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With the hustle and bustle of work, kids and everyday life, sometimes there’s no time to whip up a batch of homemade tomato sauce. We checked out some of the popular supermarket brands and asked our Facebook fans for their faves. Here is how the top five measured up.

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Spotlight Recipe: Chicken Sate with Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce

by in Healthy Recipes, December 29, 2008

With a coconut milk marinade and a sweet-and-spicy dipping sauce, Ellie Krieger’s Chicken Sate with Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce is perfect for any party (like, say, New Year’s Eve). Plus, you can toss leftovers with pasta and steamed broccoli for a simple dinner.

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