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Quinoa is a complete protein containing all eight essential amino acids. It's light and fluffy in texture but has that whole grain ability to fill people up--and if you've got company coming, this recipe easily doubles to serve eight people.
A frittata is the savvy cook's solution for leftovers, including vegetables, Easter ham, Passover brisket, roasted chicken, salmon or pasta. It's also a perfect party appetizer, since it's equally delicious served warm, at room temperature or cold.
Cooking beans at home is renowned as a simple way to save money and provide the base for many a healthy meal. It requires little effort and they're easy to keep on hand in the fridge or freezer. And then you can quickly put together everything from basic beans and rice (seasoned differently in different cultures) to soups, salads, dips and spreads.
Whether for breakfast, dessert or a snack, parfaits are a scrumptious way to get fresh fruit and nuts into your day! Plus, they can go from casual to elegant simply by layering more carefully.
Pasta Primavera literally translates to "Spring Pasta" and everyone needs to know how to make a big, beautiful pasta dish for warm-weather get-togethers. It's a crowd-pleasing, affordable contribution that goes with most anything, anywhere.
Brown rice is a nutritious whole grain that delivers fiber, protein and selenium. It is not another type of rice; it's the same as white rice without all the good stuff removed in processing. Whole grains in general are packed with nutrients and fiber, which aids in healthy digestion and weight management. These are the "good carbs" that help balance your diet and can fill you up.
It's the quintessential seasonal side dish to bring Spring to your table. This same method also works for roasting slices of Spring root vegetables and onions. And the recipe easily doubles for company, so long as the vegetables are not crowded in the roasting pan. For your health and the planet's, go organic when available!
Nobody likes overcooked, rubbery breakfast or Easter eggs. Here's how to get perfect hard-cooked or soft-cooked eggs every time with no guessing.
Free yourself from the fear of grilling fish. No more sticking. No more rubbery results. Prepare juicy, flavorful fish to enjoy simply, or in your favorite dishes, from halibut tacos to refreshing green salads topped with salmon or swordfish.
Creamy, flavorful, and lump free, this broth-based gravy is easy to pull off, even with those finicky in-laws looking over your shoulder.
Make it easy to get budget-friendly, health-promoting whole grains into your life with this foolproof boiling method!
Salsa has lots of advantages: It seems indulgent, but it's actually a healthy choice, fat free and loaded with flavor and vegetables. It's inexpensive, especially when the ingredients are home grown or in season. It's versatile because you can make it hotter with more peppers or make it sweeter with fruit. And it's easy!
Pesto is so versatile, you'll never run out of ways to enjoy it. Toss spoonfuls of this no-cook sauce with hot pasta or steamed vegetables, use it as a spread on sandwiches and wraps, or serve as a dip with raw veggies or pita chips. You can easily adapt pesto to your budget by substituting sale-priced nuts, herbs/greens and cheese, or what you've got on hand or in the garden. Sunflower seeds might be the ticket for those with nut allergies.
Spaghetti squash makes an excellent side dish or a fun substitute in thin noodle recipes, from Asian to Italian. It is loaded with nutrients, such as beta carotene and fiber, and is tender, with just a slight crunch.
A quick vinaigrette at home is worlds better and usually worlds cheaper than bottled or going out for salad. Plus, substitutions are a breeze.
If you prefer less acidic flavor, balance it by adding a bit of jam, sugar or honey. Make sherry-walnut vinaigrette with: shallot whole grain mustard walnut oil sherry vinegar chervil finely chopped toasted walnuts.
Vinaigrette makes an ideal marinade for poultry, meat, tofu, tempeh and veggies.
Hard winter squashes can be intimidating, but they are actually very simple to prepare as well as satisfying, nutritious and affordable! Butternut squash, for example, delivers healthy carbohydrates, vitamins A and C plus potassium. This basic recipe brings out the best in winter squash: little bites delightfully caramelized outside and creamy inside. Serve straight from the oven as a side dish or use in soup, tacos, enchiladas, pasta and salad.
Nuts and fruit can make for creamy, juicy and flavorful salad dressings without adding any extracted oils. Plus you get the health benefits of those nutrient-dense nuts and fruits. Save money by using your imagination and what's in your pantry to come up with new flavor combinations.
Here's how to make warming, satisfying soup with a few basic ingredients and plenty of options for substitutions. Customize your soup further by stirring in something especially flavorful just before serving, or topping with croutons or shredded cheese.
Jump right into this super simple method for making everybody's favorite comfort food, using just milk, flour, cheese and macaroni.
A pot roast is much easier to prepare than you might think and makes a fabulous one-dish dinner...and even better leftovers. It's simple to customize a pot roast by using different seasonings, liquid and vegetables.