Tag: spinach

The 10 Best Comeback Foods (and the Chefs Who Love Them)

by in Chefs and Restaurants, Trends, August 28, 2014

brussels sprout
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

5 Ways to Up Your Greens Game

by in Healthy Recipes, March 14, 2014

creamed spinach
Greens that taste amazing? You better be-leaf it! These healthy, delicious sides will upgrade any main dish, assuming they don’t steal the show first. Consider these takes on spinach, collards and kale the healthiest way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Creamed Spinach (above)
Okay, the term “creamed” is used lightly here, in every sense: Instead of actual cream, a blend of low-fat milk and evaporated milk makes for a rich spinach dish that’s just as satisfying as the original. Enjoy it alongside a seared top round for a guilt-free take on a steakhouse fave.

Collard Greens
Kale may get all the glory these days, but collard greens are just as nutrient-dense as those other scene-stealing leafy divas. Give collards a little love by braising them with onions and broth for a bit, then enjoy the meltingly tender result alongside baked chicken or pork tenderloin. (Kale better watch its back.) Read more

Fall Fest: Mini Spinach-Mushroom Quiches

by in In Season, September 22, 2010
Healthy Mini Quiche Recipe
Mini Mushroom-Spinach Quiches

We’re teaming up with other food and garden bloggers to host Fall 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.

So, summer’s officially ending tomorrow, but so what? There’s no reason to be blue. Fall’s got plenty to offer: Winter squash, football games, pick-your-own apple orchards and (finally!) cooler temperatures. Just like my box of sweaters, all the greens I loved in the spring are peeping out again, including Popeye’s favorite: spinach.  I’m celebrating the return of this all-purpose green with a batch of individually-sized spinach-mushroom quiches.

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Small Steps: 5 Ways To Get More Calcium

by in Healthy Tips, Small Steps, August 11, 2010

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We’ve told you how to drink more water, fit in more exercise and eat more fruit—this week it’s all about calcium. If you don’t get enough of this important mineral, here are 5 ways to help.

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Healthy & Fast: Dressing Up Frozen Veggies

by in Healthy Recipes, Healthy Tips, April 14, 2010
Spiced White Rice
Spiced White Rice - Photo by Con Poulos/Food Network Magazine

We all have those days where we just can’t make it to the market. That’s where a freezer stocked with frozen veggies comes in handy. Here are our 5 favorites we keep at home — plus, some ways they can help jazz up a meal.

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10 Foods for Healthy Hair

by in Healthy Tips, March 12, 2010

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What you eat affects every part of your body — even your hair. When it comes to keeping your locks lovely, some nutrients play an extra important role. Here are 10 foods to keep on your plate.

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Spotlight Recipes: Thanksgiving Side Dishes

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, Thanksgiving, November 11, 2009

spicy swiss chard
Turkey may be the main attraction at your Thanksgiving feast, but everyone expects it. Add some surprise to your spread with a colorful array of vegetable sides — plus, greater diversity means more vitamins and minerals.

Reading List: The Biggest Loser Resort, Top 10 Riskiest Foods & Gourmet Folds

by in Food News, October 9, 2009

In this week’s nutrition news: Healthy foods top the riskiest food list, a study shows posting nutrition info doesn’t change what you order and say farewell to Gourmet.

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6 Foods to Fuel Your Brain

by in Back to School, Healthy Tips, August 18, 2009

Scrambled Eggs over Asparagus
Whether you’re heading back to classes or to work after a vacation, you might need a brain boost. Instead of overdosing on coffee or jittery energy drinks, here are some fresh foods to help keep your brain in top shape.

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In the News: Super-Bred Veggies, Teen Weight-Loss Getaways, Trans-Fat Label Confusion & More

by in Food News, July 17, 2009

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From this week’s headlines: Dole is producing new super veggies, top chefs share their healthy secrets and not many Americans are walking or biking to work these days (are you?).

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