EatingWell Blogs (Page 2)
Do you remember the Easy-Bake Oven? This pink countertop masterpiece was a gift from my mom on my 6th birthday. As I ripped open the chocolate cake mix and stirred it together with a matching small pink spatula, my eyes lit up at the wonder of this gooey batter turning into a dessert. When the timer went off and we used the small pizza paddle-looking tool to pull out the cake I thought, "This is it. This is what I want to do forever." My mom's gift not only provided a sweet treat but it spurred my love of cooking. While the Easy-Bake Oven cake wasn't the healthiest option, my mom and I went on to take Asian cooking classes together and by high school I was making dinners loaded with vegetables and lean proteins for my parents every night.
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I’m a vegetable lover. I eat vegetables at least three times a day: sautéed chard stirred into scrambled eggs for breakfast, a big garden-fresh salad for lunch and grilled corn and steamed potatoes as side dishes with dinners in the summer. I don’t have much trouble eating enough vegetables, but I know I’m the exception, not the rule.
Ninety percent of Americans don’t eat enough vegetables, according to the USDA. The recommended amount for everyone age 9 and up is two to three servings a day. (For most vegetables, like green beans, a serving is 1 cup. For raw leafy vegetables, like salad greens, a serving is 2 cups.)...read full post »
We get it—trying new foods, especially local specialties—is major vacation fun. But a study published in the journal Physiology...read full post »
This time of year, I load up on summer veggies. I only go to the grocery store once a week, which means I have to keep my produce stored properly to avoid ending up with a giant pile of bad veggies ready for the compost pile at the end of the week. So, what's the best way to store them to keep them at their freshest?
As it turns out, the refrigerator is not the go-to storage unit for all your produce. Below are 5 types of...read full post »
Most weekends in the kitchen of my first apartment in San Francisco I would pull out my Dutch oven (one of the few pots I owned) and make a big steaming cauldron of soup. Everything went into the one pot. When I was done, all I had to clean was my cutting board and that pot. It was so simple, but the soups were satisfying, healthy and delicious.
Today I have plenty of counter space and all the pots and pans and kitchen doodads I could hope for, but what I lack most often is time. Cooking a meal all in one pot is perfect for anyone who is busy and wants to get a healthy dinner on the table with little fuss. Having a few good-quality pots at your disposal puts you on the fast track to dinners that are just as easy to clean up after as they are to make. Here are 6 pots every kitchen should have:
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