Matthew Thompson http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/1167/all en What Is Quinoa? How Quinoa Became America's Hottest Whole Grain and Brought New Income to Bolivian Farmers http://www.eatingwell.com/food_news_origins/green_sustainable/what_is_quinoa_how_quinoa_became_americas_hottest_whole_grain_an <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rediscovering Quinoa </div> </div> </div> <p>We eat lunch in the fields, potluck-style. Each worker pours his or her contribution into a heap on a crinkled tarp and soon the earthy scents of steamed potatoes, roasted corn, hard-boiled eggs and llama jerky fill the air. A brightly clad <em>cholita</em>—a traditionally dressed Bolivian woman in a striped shawl and bowler hat—spoons up lamb stew with yellow chili powder; the rest of us line up with chipped plates. We are just outside of Quillacas, Bolivia, a village of adobe and corrugated tin high in the dust-blown Altiplano, a desert nestled above 12,000 feet in the Andes Mountains.</p><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Matthew Thompson </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Farming quinoa has become big buiness in rural Bolivia as quinoa&#039;s nutrition and health benefits have made it the whole-grain darling of healthy diets. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-standard"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_standard" width="310" height="310" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/MCL_quinoa_100947130_Andy_Lyons_0.jpg?1363626906" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-publication"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> March/April 2013 </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-relatedtitle1"> <div class="field-label">Related Content Title 1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Related Recipes: </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes/quinoa_peanut_soup.html">Quinoa Peanut Soup (Sopa de Mani)</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes/quinoa_blondies.html">Almond Butter-Quinoa Blondies</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes/pea_quinoa_salad.html">Snap Pea &amp; Quinoa Salad</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes/strawberry_rhubarb_quinoa_pudding.html">Strawberry-Rhubarb Quinoa Pudding</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes/breakfast_quinoa.html">Spiced Breakfast Quinoa</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes/quinoa_veggie_burger.html">Quinoa Veggie Burger</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes/quinoa_lasagna.html">Quinoa Lasagna</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-relatedtitle2"> <div class="field-label">Related Content Title 2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Related Links: </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks2"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/healthy_cooking/healthy_cooking_101_basics_techniques/5_facts_about_quinoa_nutrition_and_cooking_quinoa">5 Facts About Quinoa Nutrition and Cooking Quinoa</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/healthy_cooking/healthy_cooking_101/kitchen_tips_techniques/how_to_cook_quinoa">How to Cook Quinoa</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/healthy_cooking/healthy_cooking_101_basics_and_techniques/4_whole_grains_you_should_be_eating">4 Whole Grains You Should Be Eating</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes_menus/collections/healthy_quinoa_recipes">Healthy Quinoa Recipes</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/free_downloads/healthy_quinoa_recipes_cookbook">Download a FREE Cookbook of Healthy Quinoa Recipes!</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.eatingwell.com/food_news_origins/green_sustainable/what_is_quinoa_how_quinoa_became_americas_hottest_whole_grain_an#comments Matthew Thompson March/April 2013 Food News & Origins - Green & Sustainable Mon, 18 Mar 2013 17:22:39 +0000 Nifer 276089 at http://www.eatingwell.com A New Cooking Technique for Bitter Greens http://www.eatingwell.com/healthy_cooking/healthy_cooking_101_basics_techniques/a_new_cooking_technique_for_bitter_greens <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Squeeze Your Greens </div> </div> </div> <p>There’s an amazing tool for transforming bitter, dark leafy greens into a tender, melts-in-your-mouth salad packed with punchy citrus, garlic and Parmesan. And it’s only an arm’s length away: your hands! A few minutes of judicious massaging (think rolfing, not Reiki) will completely transform kale, mustard greens or broccoli rabe into something velvety and soft. The secret is in the squeezing: by doing so you actually start to break down the cell walls, releasing enzymes that split apart the bitter-tasting compounds.</p><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Matthew Thompson </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Learn how this no-cook massaging technique can turn your bitter greens into a tender salad in minutes. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-standard"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_standard" width="310" height="310" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/massaged_greens.jpg?1345232432" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-publication"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> September/October 2012 </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-relatedtitle1"> <div class="field-label">Related Content Title 1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Healthy Recipes for Greens </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/delicious_recipes_with_kale_and_more_healthy_winter_greens">Delicious Recipes with Kale and More Healthy Winter Greens</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/quick_recipes_for_broccoli_rabe">Quick Recipes for Broccoli Rabe</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/healthy_recipes_for_kale">Healthy Recipes for Kale</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/free_downloads/healthy-kale-recipe-cookbook">Download a FREE Kale Recipe Cookbook!</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-relatedtitle2"> <div class="field-label">Related Content Title 2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More Healthy Kale Recipes to Try </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks2"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes_menus/collections/healthy_kale_recipes">Healthy Kale Recipes</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/vegetarian_kale_recipes">Vegetarian Kale Recipes</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/healthy_kale_salad_recipes">Healthy Kale Salad Recipes</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/healthy_kale_soup_recipes">Healthy Kale Soup Recipes</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.eatingwell.com/healthy_cooking/healthy_cooking_101_basics_techniques/a_new_cooking_technique_for_bitter_greens#comments Matthew Thompson September/October 2012 Healthy Cooking - Healthy Cooking 101: Basics & Techniques Fri, 17 Aug 2012 19:45:25 +0000 Erin McCormick 119973 at http://www.eatingwell.com New Apple Varieties http://www.eatingwell.com/food_news_origins/seasonal_local/new_apple_varieties <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> An Apple Renaissance </div> </div> </div> <p>In autumn, orchards swell with perfectly ripe, color-splashed apples. And though they come in a host of tasty varieties, for many the belle of the ball is a relatively new arrival, the Honeycrisp. Perfectly snappy and just a little tart, the Honeycrisp has taken America by storm, with roughly 693 million apples sold in the last year alone—up 25 percent from the year before. There’s a reason for all the love.</p><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Matthew Thompson </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Roll over, Red Delicious: there’s a host of tasty new apple varieties to try. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-standard"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_standard" width="310" height="310" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/apple_so12_2_0.jpg?1345229538" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-publication"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> September/October 2012 </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-relatedtitle1"> <div class="field-label">Related Content Title 1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple Recipes to Try &amp; Health Benefits of Apples </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/heart_healthy_apple_recipes">Heart-Healthy Apple Recipes</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/5_health_benefits_of_an_apple">5 Health Benefits of an Apple</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/healthy_apple_desserts">Healthy Apple Desserts</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.eatingwell.com/food_news_origins/seasonal_local/new_apple_varieties#comments Matthew Thompson September/October 2012 Food News & Origins - Seasonal & Local Fri, 17 Aug 2012 18:50:53 +0000 Erin McCormick 119909 at http://www.eatingwell.com Eataly's Vegetable Guru Teaches Us How to Cook with Greens http://www.eatingwell.com/healthy_cooking/healthy_cooking_101_basics_techniques/eatalys_vegetable_guru_teaches_us_how_to_cook_ <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Glory of Greens </div> </div> </div> <p>Now is the time when markets are hit by the green wave of spring. Suddenly, produce aisles are brimming with fresh arugula—a jumble of graceful scrollwork edges—rich green collards, blushing red radicchio and the pale-green mop-top of frisée. Nowhere are these fresh greens more awe-inspiring than in the produce aisle of Eataly, Manhattan's new Italian mega-grocery. Bountiful displays of over 35 varieties of leafy greens all vie for attention in what has to be one of the most tricked-out veggie aisles in the country.</p><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Matthew Thompson </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Break out of the basic-lettuce rut and let our experts guide you through the amazing world of leafy greens, from teeny, tender oak leaf lettuce to hearty, rippled Savoy cabbage. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-standard"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_standard" width="310" height="310" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/vegetable_butcher_310.jpg?1331731820" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-publication"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> March/April 2012 </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-relatedtitle1"> <div class="field-label">Related Content Title 1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Related Recipes: </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes/bitter_greens_salad_with_aged_balsamic_pine_nuts_currants.html">Bitter Greens Salad with Aged Balsamic, Pine Nuts &amp; Currants</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes/greens_cannellini_panini.html">Braised Greens &amp; Cannellini Bean Panini</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes/pasta_alle_erbe.html">Pasta alle Erbe</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes/ribollita_soup.html">Ribollita Soup</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes/dandelion_greens_with_toasted_garlic_almonds">Dandelion Greens with Toasted Garlic &amp; Almonds</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.eatingwell.com/healthy_cooking/healthy_cooking_101_basics_techniques/eatalys_vegetable_guru_teaches_us_how_to_cook_#comments Matthew Thompson March/April 2012 Recipes & Menus - Eat More Vegetables Challenge Healthy Cooking - Healthy Cooking 101: Basics & Techniques Wed, 14 Mar 2012 13:32:47 +0000 Penelope Wall 75945 at http://www.eatingwell.com