Food Blog http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/1187/all en Essential Staples for Quick & Easy Chinese Meals http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/essential_staples_for_quick_easy_chinese_meals <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/essential_staples_for_quick_easy_chinese_meals" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MP8423_Ardito_1.JPG" alt="Essential Staples for Quick &amp;amp; Easy Chinese Meals Blog Post" title="Essential Staples for Quick &amp;amp; Easy Chinese Meals Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>My first cooking class was with my mom at Lan’s Chinese Cooking School in Durham, North Carolina, when I was 8 years old. My mom and I were excited to learn how to make authentic Chinese food because my Hong Kong-born dad and I preferred it to all other foods. I was the youngest student to ever enroll and I had to stand on a stepstool to be tall enough to mix the ingredients in the wok. It was here I first kindled my passion for cooking. I also learned that Chinese cooking isn’t difficult as long as you have the right ingredients.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/essential_staples_for_quick_easy_chinese_meals#comments Food Blog Breana Lai Cooking tips Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 29 Jan 2014 19:10:31 +0000 Stefan_20 281274 at http://www.eatingwell.com A Week of Clean-Eating Dinners and Sides http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/a_week_of_clean_eating_dinners_and_sides <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/a_week_of_clean_eating_dinners_and_sides" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MF8177_Ardito_2.JPG" alt="A Week of Clean-Eating Dinners and Sides Blog Post" title="A Week of Clean-Eating Dinners and Sides Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Eating clean may seem like a trendy idea, but in the EatingWell Test Kitchen, it’s what we always think about when we develop recipes—and how we like to cook at home. It’s simply a healthy—and sustainable—way to approach all your meals. “Clean eating means filling your plate with real, whole foods, eating a variety of fruits and whole grains, moderate amounts of lean meats and sustainable seafood, dairy, nuts and seeds and healthy oils,” says Michelle Dudash, registered dietitian and author of <em>Clean Eating for Busy Families</em>.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/a_week_of_clean_eating_dinners_and_sides#comments Food Blog Breana Lai Clean-Eating Challenge Dinner Family meals Health Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 28 Jan 2014 16:03:01 +0000 Stefan_20 281263 at http://www.eatingwell.com The Perfect Sandwich for a Super Bowl Party: Buffalo Chicken Sandwich http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/the_perfect_sandwich_for_a_super_bowl_party_buffalo_chicken_sandwich <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/the_perfect_sandwich_for_a_super_bowl_party_buffalo_chicken_sandwich" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MP8553_Ardito_0.JPG" alt="The Perfect Sandwich for a Super Bowl Party: Buffalo Chicken Sandwich Blog Post" title="The Perfect Sandwich for a Super Bowl Party: Buffalo Chicken Sandwich Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>OK, I admit, football makes no sense to me. Yet that doesn’t stop me from enjoying the whole Super Bowl extravaganza. No matter who’s playing, I’ll be watching. And eating. That’s half the fun, right? </p> <p><strong>Don't Miss:</strong> <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/what_is_the_healthiest_super_bowl_food">What Is the Healthiest Super Bowl Food?</a></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/the_perfect_sandwich_for_a_super_bowl_party_buffalo_chicken_sandwich#comments Food Blog Budget meals Dinner Entertaining Family meals Wendy Ruopp Recipe Makeover Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Fri, 24 Jan 2014 15:44:43 +0000 Stefan_20 281222 at http://www.eatingwell.com A test kitchen cook's tricks to master 5 of the most challenging desserts http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/a_test_kitchen_cooks_tricks_to_master_5_of_the_most_challenging_desserts <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/a_test_kitchen_cooks_tricks_to_master_5_of_the_most_challenging_desserts" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/DS7536_1.JPG" alt="A test kitchen cook&amp;#039;s tricks to master 5 of the most challenging desserts Blog Post" title="A test kitchen cook&amp;#039;s tricks to master 5 of the most challenging desserts Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Even if you are experienced in the kitchen, there are always a few recipes that can throw you off your game. I went to culinary school, I’ve worked in restaurants and bakeries, and I’ve been testing and developing recipes for six years in the <em>EatingWell</em> Test Kitchen—and <em>still</em> I struggle with a few things. For me, they mostly involve desserts, because a dessert is often less forgiving if you make a mistake. There’s no magic fix if your chocolate mousse deflates or you overbake a meringue.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/a_test_kitchen_cooks_tricks_to_master_5_of_the_most_challenging_desserts#comments Food Blog Cooking tips Dessert Hilary Meyer Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 15 Jan 2014 17:30:43 +0000 Nifer 281092 at http://www.eatingwell.com Anchovy power: the secret ingredient you don’t know chefs are using to amp up flavor http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/anchovy_power_the_secret_ingredient_you_don_t_know_chefs_are_using_to_amp_up_flavor <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/anchovy_power_the_secret_ingredient_you_don_t_know_chefs_are_using_to_amp_up_flavor" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MB7702.jpg" alt="Anchovy power: the secret ingredient you don’t know chefs are using to amp up flavor Blog Post" title="Anchovy power: the secret ingredient you don’t know chefs are using to amp up flavor Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>If your recent restaurant dining involved a super-savory dish that made you drool or a salad dressing that knocked your socks off, the chef might have been using a secret ingredient: anchovies. These tiny cured fish pack a wallop of flavor in tiny amounts and because of that, chefs like to add them to everything from salad dressing to beef stew. You might be turning up your nose, thinking of those salty, shriveled bits on pizza. However, canned or cured anchovies are a totally different taste experience.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/anchovy_power_the_secret_ingredient_you_don_t_know_chefs_are_using_to_amp_up_flavor#comments Food Blog Cooking tips Hilary Meyer Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 15 Jan 2014 17:20:49 +0000 Nifer 281091 at http://www.eatingwell.com Staff Favorites from the New January Issue of EatingWell http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/staff_favorites_from_the_new_january_issue_of_eatingwell <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/staff_favorites_from_the_new_january_issue_of_eatingwell" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/SD8670_Westphalen.JPG" alt="Staff Favorites from the New January Issue of EatingWell Blog Post" title="Staff Favorites from the New January Issue of EatingWell Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>When you look the new January/February issue of EatingWell magazine, there are a couple things you’ll notice right away. First of all: 2014? Already? Then you’ll focus on the gorgeous photo of colorful cauliflower. If you think to yourself, “I love cauliflower—wish I had some new delicious recipes for it,” we can help. Here are some staff-favorite recipes from the issue. </p> <p><strong>Don't Miss:</strong> <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/recipes_from_the_januaryfebruary_2014_issue_of_eatingwell">Recipes from the January/February 2014 Issue of EatingWell</a> </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/staff_favorites_from_the_new_january_issue_of_eatingwell#comments Food Blog Breakfast Budget meals Dessert Dinner Family meals Wendy Ruopp Vegetarian Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 02 Jan 2014 18:18:28 +0000 Stefan_20 280801 at http://www.eatingwell.com 5 Ways to Host a Healthy Super Bowl Party http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/5_ways_to_host_a_healthy_super_bowl_party <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/5_ways_to_host_a_healthy_super_bowl_party" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/image00.jpg" alt="5 Ways to Host a Healthy Super Bowl Party Blog Post" title="5 Ways to Host a Healthy Super Bowl Party Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>My husband loves football. I love parties. So the Super Bowl is the one day a year when our interests happily meet. I love Super Bowl recipes, but I don’t want to make our party a four-hour marathon of fat-filled dips, salty chips and calorie-rich drinks. So this year, I’m giving our party a healthier spin. And the best part is that it will be so subtle, no one will even notice. Touchdown! </p> <p>Here are 5 sneaky tips for throwing a healthy Super Bowl party: </p> <p><strong>Don't Miss: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/healthy_low_cal_football_snacks">Healthy Low-Cal Football Snacks</a></strong></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/5_ways_to_host_a_healthy_super_bowl_party#comments Food Blog Cooking tips Dinner Entertaining Hilary Meyer Health Snacks Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 12 Dec 2013 18:50:38 +0000 Stefan_20 279975 at http://www.eatingwell.com 7-Day Dinner Plan to Eat for a Week and Hardly Cook at All http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/7_day_dinner_plan_to_eat_for_a_week_and_hardly_cook_at_all <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/7_day_dinner_plan_to_eat_for_a_week_and_hardly_cook_at_all" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/frozen_lasagna_0_0.jpg" alt="7-Day Dinner Plan to Eat for a Week and Hardly Cook at All Blog Post" title="7-Day Dinner Plan to Eat for a Week and Hardly Cook at All Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Sometimes it’s not easy to motivate yourself to cook on a weeknight. You’re tired from working all day or maybe your kid’s soccer practice ran late. You feel rushed while you’re cooking, rushed while you eat, and then of course there’s the cleanup. You could go out to a restaurant, but that gets pricy. Plus it’s hard to monitor whether what you’re eating is healthy when you’re ordering off a menu. What if you could eat a delicious, healthy meal at home without cooking? No, I’m not talking about frozen dinners from the grocery store.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/7_day_dinner_plan_to_eat_for_a_week_and_hardly_cook_at_all#comments Food Blog Cooking tips Dinner Hilary Meyer Family meals Quick meals Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 12 Dec 2013 16:14:47 +0000 Stefan_20 279969 at http://www.eatingwell.com Restaurant-Worthy Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken in 35 Minutes http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/restaurant_worthy_prosciutto_wrapped_chicken_in_35_minutes <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/restaurant_worthy_prosciutto_wrapped_chicken_in_35_minutes" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MP8559_Ardito_0.JPG" alt="Restaurant-Worthy Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken in 35 Minutes Blog Post" title="Restaurant-Worthy Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken in 35 Minutes Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Cooking this recipe for Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken with Mushroom Marsala Sauce does the travel-in-your-kitchen trick of making it feel like you’re having dinner in an Italian bistro. The Marsala is part of the spell, of course—treat yourself to a little bottle of the fortified wine next time you’re at the liquor store so you have it on hand to turn up the sophistication on savory sauces. The prosciutto is key, too—just a ½-ounce strip of thinly sliced cured ham wrapped around a nice boneless chicken thigh makes all the difference in boosting flavor and savoriness.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/restaurant_worthy_prosciutto_wrapped_chicken_in_35_minutes#comments Food Blog Budget meals Dinner Entertaining Family meals Quick meals Wendy Ruopp Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Fri, 06 Dec 2013 21:56:12 +0000 Stefan_20 279920 at http://www.eatingwell.com Ramen Grows Up: Easy, Healthy Chicken Ramen Soup at Home http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/ramen_grows_up_easy_healthy_chicken_ramen_soup_at_home <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/ramen_grows_up_easy_healthy_chicken_ramen_soup_at_home" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MP8557_Ardito_0.JPG" alt="Ramen Grows Up: Easy, Healthy Chicken Ramen Soup at Home Blog Post" title="Ramen Grows Up: Easy, Healthy Chicken Ramen Soup at Home Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Remember when your furniture was mostly plastic crates in different configurations and you ate ramen at least once a day? If you never thought you’d touch ramen again, this recipe for Easy Miso-Chicken Ramen will change your mind. It takes a little longer than pouring boiling water on the contents of a plastic pouch—but not much. It tastes a whole lot better than that packaged stuff and it’s healthier too!</p> <p><strong>Don't Miss:</strong><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/collections/quick_healthy_soup_recipes"> More Quick Healthy Soups</a></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/ramen_grows_up_easy_healthy_chicken_ramen_soup_at_home#comments Food Blog Budget meals Dinner Family meals Quick meals Wendy Ruopp Recipe Makeover Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Fri, 06 Dec 2013 21:30:27 +0000 Stefan_20 279918 at http://www.eatingwell.com One Easy Recipe Equals One Instant Party http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/one_easy_recipe_equals_one_instant_party <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/one_easy_recipe_equals_one_instant_party" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/AP8546_Ardito_2.JPG" alt="One Easy Recipe Equals One Instant Party Blog Post" title="One Easy Recipe Equals One Instant Party Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>There’s something about this Smoked Salmon Platter that takes me back to the cocktail parties my parents used to throw in the ’70s. In a good way. My mom wore a hostess gown and my sisters and I would take everyone’s drink orders for my dad to make. There would be little delicious things to sneak from the trays and olives to wear on our fingers—and a platter of cured or smoked salmon, sprinkled with capers and surrounded by pretty bowls of toppings so people could make their own hors d’oeuvres.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/one_easy_recipe_equals_one_instant_party#comments Food Blog Entertaining Holidays Wendy Ruopp Thanksgiving Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Fri, 06 Dec 2013 21:26:32 +0000 Stefan_20 279916 at http://www.eatingwell.com Best Cranberry Cheesecake Ever http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/best_cranberry_cheesecake_ever <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/best_cranberry_cheesecake_ever" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/DS8590A_Scrivani_1.jpg" alt="Best Cranberry Cheesecake Ever Blog Post" title="Best Cranberry Cheesecake Ever Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>The <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/food_news_origins/eatingwell_magazine/current_issue/novdec_2013_table_of_contents" target="new">December issue of EatingWell</a> features some truly spectacular recipes for cranberries—and this Cranberry-Lime Cheesecake is the jewel of the collection. It is as delicious as it is beautiful: creamy, light and luscious, with a tang of lime and a sweet-tart crimson-red topping of cranberries briefly simmered with a little sugar and more lime juice. What makes it EatingWell? A graham cracker crust that needs no butter and a filling made with reduced-fat cream cheese and part-skim ricotta cheese, blended smooth.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/best_cranberry_cheesecake_ever#comments Food Blog Dessert Entertaining Holidays Wendy Ruopp Recipe Makeover Thanksgiving What's in season Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Fri, 06 Dec 2013 21:04:02 +0000 Stefan_20 279915 at http://www.eatingwell.com How to Find the Best Healthy Tortilla Chips http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/how_to_find_the_best_healthy_tortilla_chips <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/how_to_find_the_best_healthy_tortilla_chips" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MCL_tortilla_chips_102168931_Peter_Ardito.jpg" alt="How to Find the Best Healthy Tortilla Chips Blog Post" title="How to Find the Best Healthy Tortilla Chips Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Most tortilla chips contain just corn, oil and salt and less than 150 calories per serving&mdash;not bad stats for a food that normally gets relegated to the &ldquo;junk food&rdquo; aisle. We searched out the healthiest options (that still taste great). Here&rsquo;s what we found:</p> <p><strong>Bye-Bye, Baked:</strong> The taste and texture of baked chips often leaves much to be desired and there&rsquo;s no real nutritional benefit. Baked have about the same calories as fried chips, but more carbs and sodium.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/how_to_find_the_best_healthy_tortilla_chips#comments Food Blog Good choices Health Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition Snacks Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Mon, 02 Dec 2013 19:32:09 +0000 Nifer 279874 at http://www.eatingwell.com Homemade Mexican taquitos—healthier and quicker than takeout! http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/homemade_mexican_taquitos_healthier_and_quicker_than_takeout <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/homemade_mexican_taquitos_healthier_and_quicker_than_takeout" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MB8562_Ardito.JPG" alt="Homemade Mexican taquitos—healthier and quicker than takeout! Blog Post" title="Homemade Mexican taquitos—healthier and quicker than takeout! Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>When the <em>EatingWell</em> Test Kitchen started talking about the &ldquo;flautas&rdquo; they were making, I admit I needed a translation. But when I tasted Oven-Fried Beef Taquitos, I knew just what they were: deliciously crispy rolled-up little tacos filled with beef&mdash;and a healthy surprise.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/homemade_mexican_taquitos_healthier_and_quicker_than_takeout#comments Food Blog Budget meals Dinner Family meals Quick meals Wendy Ruopp Recipe Makeover Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Mon, 25 Nov 2013 16:25:42 +0000 Nifer 279789 at http://www.eatingwell.com 4 Chicken Thigh Recipes That Will Turn You On to the Dark Side of Chicken http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/4_chicken_thigh_recipes_that_will_turn_you_onto_the_dark_side_of_chicken <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/4_chicken_thigh_recipes_that_will_turn_you_onto_the_dark_side_of_chicken" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MP8553_Ardito.JPG" alt="4 Chicken Thigh Recipes That Will Turn You On to the Dark Side of Chicken Blog Post" title="4 Chicken Thigh Recipes That Will Turn You On to the Dark Side of Chicken Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Annually, the average American consumes 38 percent more white meat than dark meat from chicken. We’d like to buck the trend and give some love to one of our favorite cuts: boneless, skinless chicken thighs. Why are thighs so great? Sans skin and after a quick trim, they fall into the lean category, with 166 calories, 8 grams of fat and just 2 grams of saturated fat per 3-ounce portion. That is <em>only</em> 26 calories, 5 grams fat and 1 gram saturated fat more than 3 ounces of chicken breast.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/4_chicken_thigh_recipes_that_will_turn_you_onto_the_dark_side_of_chicken#comments Food Blog Budget meals Dinner Hilary Meyer Family meals Quick meals Recipe Makeover Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 21 Nov 2013 16:14:34 +0000 Stefan_20 279754 at http://www.eatingwell.com