There are plenty of ways to slip a few extra vegetables into your meals without changing the flavor and putting off picky eaters. Here are a few ideas:
You can tuck spinach or broccoli into creamy dishes like stuffed shells or macaroni and cheese or incorporate mild vegetables into a beloved dish where they’ll be dominated by other flavors.
Recipe of the Day: Spinach & Cheese Stuffed Shells
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By Jessie Price, Editorial Director for EatingWell Magazine
When the Fourth of July comes around, I tend to go a little overboard with the red, white and blue theme. I’m not talking about sparklers and little American flags everywhere. I like to roll out my favorite red, white and blue recipes. Lots of red, white and blue recipes get their patriotic look from synthetic food coloring. But I prefer to get creative with naturally vibrant ingredients like red raspberries, red tomato salsa, red peppers, blueberries and blue potatoes to put color in my dishes. Here are 6 irresistibly cute, super-easy recipes I worked on with the cooks in the EatingWell Test Kitchen to help you put some red, white and blue foods on your July 4th party table this year.
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This spring “Sweet Summer Corn,” Barry Estabrook’s August 2012 article on genetically modified sweet corn, won the 2013 Bert Greene Award for Writing That Makes a Difference from the International Association of Culinary Professionals. And “Solving the Sugar Puzzle,” Rachael Moeller Gorman’s report (October 2012) on the impacts of sugar on our health, won the James Beard Journalism Award in the Health and Well-Being category. "What I Know," Diane Goodman’s Nourish essay (February 2013) was selected for the...read full post »
This quinoa veggie burger recipe is a meat-lover’s burger: toasted pecans, mushrooms, Cheddar cheese, fresh herbs and red quinoa pack this vegetarian burger full of delicious flavor. It’s one of the new tasty quinoa recipes I liked from the last issue of EatingWell Magazine, so I was happy when my husband surprised me by saying, “Let’s make these quinoa veggie burgers.” (He’s mostly a don’t-fence-me-in creator in the kitchen, but he was so inspired by that delicious-looking photo that he was willing to follow a recipe for a change.)
New Recipes to Try: Quinoa Lasagna & 19 Easy Quinoa Recipes
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Now’s the time to head to the farmers’ market to find just-picked fresh shelling peas. Peas thrive in the cooler weather of late spring and early summer and they’re a good source of fiber, and with vitamins A and K they can help keep your eyes and bones healthy. Keep in mind that unlike their frozen counterparts, fresh peas take a little work. You do need to shell them, after all. But it’s worth it! Especially when you build a special salad around them. Here we leave the peas raw so that their bright grassy green flavor can play with delicate red leaf lettuce, beautiful frisée and the irresistible savory, oniony flavor of fried shallots. The fried shallots give this salad out-of-this-world flavor. And compared with store-bought fried onions they have half the calories and a fraction of the saturated fat and sodium. Toss the...read full post »