Nothing beats a warm bowl of homemade soup on a cool fall day. But I’m a busy guy—I don’t have time to stand around stirring a pot and chopping vegetables all day. So how do I whip up tasty, savory creations in the time I do have? I take shortcuts, using a few cheater ingredients here or some clever EatingWell cooking tricks there to get the job done faster. As a result, I can make an amazing soup just like my mom used to make (What am I talking about? STILL makes) in just 30 minutes. That’s less than the time it takes to order takeout.
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You can do it too. And you’ll be making a soup that’s healthier and tastier than the canned stuff most people...read full post »
I’ve been trying to cut down on caffeine. I came to this goal recently as I was sitting cross-legged in yoga and noticed I felt a little jittery. Not good. It was a sign that the second cup of coffee I had had that morning may have been a cup too many. While caffeinated tea and coffee have been linked to some health benefits, such as lowering risk of skin and liver cancers, caffeine has some downsides. Some people are more sensitive than others and in addition to jitters, it can deplete sleep quality, especially in folks over 40, amp up anxiety, and it’s addictive.read full post »
Before I became a mother I didn’t think too much about Halloween and candy bars … and sugar comas. But now that my daughter is old enough to indulge in all that Halloween has to offer, I’m paying more attention. I know a few candy corns won’t hurt anybody, but the problem with Halloween is that even though it’s only one day, the candy and parties appear for weeks beforehand (and of course the candy hangs around afterward too.) So this year I’m going to make some healthy Halloween treats that I used to enjoy when I was a kid. They’re delicious, but not overloaded with sugar and other not-so-desirable ingredients.
Here are 4 recipes perfect for Halloween celebrations that you’ll feel good about sharing with your family and friends:
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We went apple picking on Saturday and got a little carried away. It was a day that captured the essence of Autumn in New England: that “snap” in the air that puts color in your cheeks; the reds, oranges and yellows of fall foliage just like in a picture postcard; and apple trees weighed down with deep red, ready-to-pick fruit. We just meant to pick a few…and now we have so many apples we hardly know what to do with them all.
Somebody had the bright idea of making a whole dinner featuring our apple haul, to really celebrate fall. So when Sunday turned out to be cool and rainy and just right for cooking, we decided to prepare an apple-centric feast. Here’s the menu.
We’ll begin with a cup of Curried...
I grew up in a city in Connecticut famous for its Italian food—New Haven’s pizza places are some of the best in the world—so being able to enjoy fettuccine alla carbonara, osso buco, tiramisu and the like feels more like a birthright than a privilege. But whenever I want to enjoy a deliciously cheesy Italian dish, there always seems to be someone ready to make a disparaging comment about how unhealthy it is. Because Italian equals pasta and pasta equals carbs and carbs equal unhealthy, right? Wrong.
In actuality, authentic Italian cooking can be some of the healthiest on earth. The cuisine is packed with healthy staples that made the Mediterranean diet famous: heart-healthy olive oil, omega-3-packed seafood, fiber-rich whole grains and many more. It’s no wonder that Italians boast some of the longest life expectancies on the...read full post »