Tag: vegetables

The Next Big Thing in the Produce Aisle: Tiny Vegetables.

by in Trends, May 26, 2014

Baby corn has long been a stir-fry staple, and those so-named baby carrots have become the obligatory sidekick to hummus. But small vegetables only seem to betting bigger — at least in supermarkets and restaurants. Earlier this year, California’s Shanley Farms introduced “single-serving” avocados (trademark name: Gator Eggs) sold in clever packages reminiscent of egg cartons. Produce titan GreenRead more

For the Love of Vegetables: Recipes That Celebrate Produce, Year-Round

by in Cookbooks, May 19, 2014

The journey of Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge from New York City executives to country farmers has been well-chronicled — on the reality TV show The Fabulous Beekman Boys and in their best-selling cookbook The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbook (both named after their historic home in upstate New York, Beekman 1802). Combining their business savvy withRead more

This Week’s Nutrition News Feed

by in Food News, April 3, 2014

In this week’s news: Vegetables save lives (seven-a-day is the new five-a-day); baseball stadiums cater to the Whole Foods set; and scientists keep putting monkeys on wacky diets. For a Longer Life, Pass the Salad Tongs Given all the nutrition studies out there, you might think researchers have tested every hypothetical in the book. TurnsRead more

5 Great Reasons to Eat Cabbage

by in Healthy Tips, March 17, 2014

Cabbage is the iconic veggie of St. Patrick’s Day, to be savored and enjoyed with or without corned beef. Here are 5 reasons why you should pick up a head (or two!) on your next trip to the market.

This Week’s Nutrition News Feed

by in Food News, March 7, 2014

In this week’s news: The World Health Organization doesn’t sugarcoat its advice; fruits and vegetables feel the love (even in school cafeterias); and food labels get ready for their makeover. No More Sweet Talk Studies have associated sugar with everything from headaches to heart disease, and yet most of us still get 18% of ourRead more

5 Easy Ways to Make Steamed Vegetables Delicious

by in Amy's Whole Food Cooking, January 31, 2014

During the cold winter months, when most salad greens are weary and wilted, a raw salad is sometimes the last thing anyone wants to eat. So what dish to turn to that’s healthy, tasty and quick to put together? Steamed vegetables, which can be dressed just as a salad is, are a perfect stand-in. WithRead more

Can’t Get Enough Butternut Squash?

by in Uncategorized, November 19, 2013

Butternut squash is one of the most popular of the winter squash varieties. Sure, it can be tricky to peel (try these tips, or go for pre-prepped options), but the yield is high and the uses are many.

8 Tricks for Using Kitchen Scraps

by in Uncategorized, October 11, 2013

It isn’t rare to hear comments about the costs associated with eating healthy. But utilizing food scraps (like stale bread and carrot stems), which are inevitable in most kitchens, is one easy way to save money. Here are eight tips.

Break Out of a Veggie Rut!

by in Healthy Tips, September 30, 2013

Have the desire to eat more vegetables but find yourself always turning to the same familiar picks? Figure out which other veggies might be in your comfort zone with these comparisons. If you like kale, try Swiss chard This popular leafy green has an underappreciated relative! Pick up a bunch of Swiss chard and enjoyRead more

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