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EatingWell Blogs (Page 7)

March 23, 2016 - 12:47pm

Hard-boiled eggs seem simple, but they’re one of the hardest things to cook—or to cook right, anyway. I know it sounds hard to believe, but they’re ridiculously easy to screw up.

Don’t Miss: How to Make a Perfect Omelet

Think about the last hard-boiled egg you had. Chances are it wasn’t perfect. Maybe it had a rubbery texture. Maybe the yolk was a little green around the edges or the egg white was filled with pockmarks from the shell sticking to the surface of the white when it was peeled. Maybe it broke open while it was cooking. Maybe it smelled like sulfur. You probably ate it anyway—it’s not the end of the world—but a perfectly cooked hard-boiled egg is a...

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March 23, 2016 - 11:03am

One of the first foods that signals the start of spring is the appearance of fresh asparagus at local farmers’ markets and grocery stores. Just as spring is a time of new beginnings, asparagus is one of those veggies that I love to experiment with during this time of year.

Recipes to Try: Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan Breadcrumbs and More Recipes with Fresh Asparagus

And not only is asparagus delicious—it's also packed with health benefits:

1. It’s loaded with nutrients: Asparagus is a very good source of fiber, folate, vitamins A, C, E and K, as well as chromium, a trace mineral that enhances the ability of insulin to transport glucose from the...

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March 22, 2016 - 11:50am

A great dip is the kind of nibble that makes entertaining easy. These 6 dips take just a few minutes to make and are loaded with healthy and easy-to-find ingredients. Just a little chopping, layering, stirring or pulsing and you’re ready to party!

Don't Miss: 5-Ingredient Dip Recipes
Homemade Salsa Recipes



Chopped: Summer Peach SalsaChopped:...

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March 15, 2016 - 11:31am

A well-seasoned cast-iron skillet is virtually nonstick, so it’s worth taking the time to season (or re­season) correctly. If you have a new skillet or an old one you want to rehab, the method is the same:

Don't Miss: 23 Healthy Recipes for Your Cast-Iron Skillet

• Cover the bottom of the pan with a thick layer of kosher salt.

• Add about half an inch of oil and place over high heat.

• When the oil starts to smoke, pour the salt and oil into a heatproof bowl to cool before discarding.

• Using a ball of paper towels, rub the inside of the pan until smooth.

• When you clean your cast-iron skillet, don’t use soap or a dishwasher. Just scrub it with a stiff brush and...

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March 15, 2016 - 9:25am

I have a CSA share—that means I pay in advance to get a bag of vegetables each week from a local farm. I typically get a squash in the cooler months so I'm always on the hunt for new squash recipes.

Luckily my family loves to eat squash. And that's a good thing, as all varieties give you a big bang for your nutrition buck. One cup of cooked winter squash is high in both vitamin A (214% of the recommended daily value) and vitamin C (33%), as well as being a good source of vitamins B6 and K, potassium and folate.

Here are 6 of my favorite varieties plus delicious squash recipes to cook. Many squash varieties are interchangeable, so don't be afraid to experiment.

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