Michelle Edelbaum's Blog (Page 2)

March 22, 2012 - 11:12am

I’m loving this early spring weather! Since it’s still light when I get home from work, I want to go outside—not spend my evening in the kitchen making dinner. So I haven’t put away my slow cooker, since crock pot recipes that practically cook dinner themselves are my answer to having it all.

Here are 5 of my favorite healthy crock pot recipes from the EatingWell Test Kitchen:

Greek Chicken & Vegetable Ragout: This recipe is filled with so many tastes of spring: new potatoes, artichokes, dill. Plus it uses one of my favorite cuts—chicken thighs—which stay moist and succulent during slow cooking.
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March 12, 2012 - 9:42am

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January 6, 2012 - 11:55am
By Michelle Edelbaum in EatingWell Blogs

Has EatingWell helped change your life? We want to hear about it! Tell us your story- whether the change was big or small- and you may be featured in an upcoming issue of EatingWell magazine. We're accepting story submissions throughout the month of January and each week we'll give a copy of our newest cookbook "EatingWell One Pot Meals" to one lucky reader. Share your story in the comments section here (in order to be considered, we need to be able to contact you via email so please login via My EatingWell to share your story or include your email address in the comments.) You can also tell us your story on our Facebook page,, or email your story to

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November 28, 2011 - 2:39pm

I’m just going to come out and say it: I really don’t like to shop. And shopping at the holidays is really too much for me. The lines, the forgotten coupons, the midday hunger crash, the parking meter that needs more coins—I could go on.

Even though I was raised to be a good shopper (thanks, Mom!), as an adult I’ve found more fulfilling ways to spend my time (like cooking, for one). So giving a homemade gift from my kitchen is right up my alley. I get to shop at my favorite place—the grocery store—and spend time, perhaps even with my family, making yummy gifts I know my friends and family will enjoy. And I’ll save some money too!

Here are 10 easy homemade gift ideas courtesy of my fellow co-workers in the EatingWell Test Kitchen that you can make in an afternoon or less. And the recipes yield multiple...

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October 25, 2011 - 11:13am

There are certain foods I can’t get enough of and, incidentally, most of them fall within the Italian diet. Luckily for my health, Italian cuisine follows the Mediterranean pattern of eating—it focuses on simple, natural ingredients, such as tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, dark leafy greens and whole grains, making it one of the world’s healthiest diets. Research suggests that the benefits of a Mediterranean-style eating pattern may include improved weight loss, better control of blood-glucose (sugar) levels and reduced risk of depression. Check out these 8 essential ingredients of Italian cuisine, compiled by EatingWell’s editors, that you should add to your diet.

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