Breana Lai http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/1267/all en 4 New & Genius Ways to Enjoy Tofu http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/4_new_and_genius_ways_to_enjoy_tofu <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/4_new_and_genius_ways_to_enjoy_tofu" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MV8738_Perretti_3.JPG" alt="4 New &amp;amp; Genius Ways to Enjoy Tofu Blog Post" title="4 New &amp;amp; Genius Ways to Enjoy Tofu Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Tofu may not be the first protein you think of when planning dinner, but here are 4 new recipes that will make tofu the star of your next menu. These vegetarian tofu dinner recipes are super-satisfying, bursting with flavor and take less than 45 minutes to make. Even diehard meat lovers will be won over!</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/4_new_and_genius_ways_to_enjoy_tofu#comments Food Blog Breana Lai Dinner Family meals Quick meals Vegetarian Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:38:58 +0000 Sarah Hoff 282633 at http://www.eatingwell.com How to Make Your Own Homemade Yogurt http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/how_to_make_your_own_homemade_yogurt <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/how_to_make_your_own_homemade_yogurt" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/BR8765_Norman.JPG" alt="How to Make Your Own Homemade Yogurt Blog Post" title="How to Make Your Own Homemade Yogurt Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>There are plenty of good reasons why yogurt sales have increased by 40 percent over the past five years. High in protein and calcium, and a probiotic powerhouse (if it’s got the live and active cultures label), yogurt is a magnificent food. Not only is yogurt simply delicious alone as a healthy snack or breakfast, it’s also an extremely versatile cooking ingredient. It works as a lower-calorie and lower-saturated-fat replacement for cream, mayo, oil and sour cream in many recipes.</p> <p><strong>Related:</strong> <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/easy_recipes_with_yogurt">Easy Recipes with Yogurt</a></p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/how_to_make_your_own_homemade_yogurt#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Breana Lai Cooking tips Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Fri, 28 Feb 2014 21:55:33 +0000 Sarah Hoff 281746 at http://www.eatingwell.com 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://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.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 How I Lost 20 Pounds: Meet Nancy Roscigno http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/how_i_lost_20_pounds_meet_nancy_roscigno <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/how_i_lost_20_pounds_meet_nancy_roscigno" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/5285166_Jimmy_Williams.jpg" alt="How I Lost 20 Pounds: Meet Nancy Roscigno Blog Post" title="How I Lost 20 Pounds: Meet Nancy Roscigno Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Nancy Roscigno, a 47-year-old interior designer from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, lost over 20 pounds with her girlfriends. Here’s how she did it— and how you can too.</p> <p><strong>What was your biggest challenge for losing weight?</strong></p> <P>I had a very hard time making the right food choices. I grew up in a large Italian-American family and though I’ve been cooking since I was a kid, the food—and the portions—weren’t always healthy.</p> <p><strong>What was the key moment you decided you wanted to lose weight?</strong></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/how_i_lost_20_pounds_meet_nancy_roscigno#comments Diet Blog Healthy Cooking Blog Breana Lai Diet Dinner Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 28 Jan 2014 17:07:07 +0000 Stefan_20 281264 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://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.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 Which is healthier: chocolate fudge or chocolate bark? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/which_is_healthier_chocolate_fudge_or_chocolate_bark <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/which_is_healthier_chocolate_fudge_or_chocolate_bark" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/fudge_bark.jpg" alt="Which is healthier: chocolate fudge or chocolate bark? Blog Post" title="Which is healthier: chocolate fudge or chocolate bark? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>When I’m invited to someone’s house for dinner, I never show up empty-handed. Call me Southern (which is a compliment!) but I think bringing a little offering says, “Thank you so much for inviting me over and serving me food.” I used to bring a bottle or wine or flowers, but recently I’ve been whipping up homemade treats. This holiday season I’m making <em>EatingWell’s</em> new homemade chocolate bark recipes. Why? Because bark is a lot healthier and easier to make than chocolate fudge.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/which_is_healthier_chocolate_fudge_or_chocolate_bark#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Breana Lai Cooking tips Dessert Holidays Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Mon, 09 Dec 2013 19:21:49 +0000 Nifer 279945 at http://www.eatingwell.com What to make for your Thanksgivukkah menu (Thanksgiving + Hanukkah 2013): Recipe ideas for a once-in-a-lifetime celebration http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/what_to_make_for_your_thanksgivukkah_menu_thanksgiving_hanukkah_2013_recipe_ideas_fo <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/what_to_make_for_your_thanksgivukkah_menu_thanksgiving_hanukkah_2013_recipe_ideas_fo" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/Thanksgivukkah_0.jpg" alt="What to make for your Thanksgivukkah menu (Thanksgiving + Hanukkah 2013): Recipe ideas for a once-in-a-lifetime celebration Blog Post" title="What to make for your Thanksgivukkah menu (Thanksgiving + Hanukkah 2013): Recipe ideas for a once-in-a-lifetime celebration Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>For the first time in our lifetime, Thanksgiving and Hanukkah will be celebrated on the same day, Thursday, November 28, 2013. (This won’t happen again for another 77,000 years!) For my multicultural family (my dad is Chinese and Buddhist, my mom’s a Jewish New Yorker), the convergence of these two holidays is special because both commemorate freedom and gratitude. Another perk of this rare holiday combination means two food-centric meals merge into one delicious menu that honors both celebrations.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/what_to_make_for_your_thanksgivukkah_menu_thanksgiving_hanukkah_2013_recipe_ideas_fo#comments Food Blog Breana Lai Dinner Entertaining Family meals Holidays Thanksgiving Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 20 Nov 2013 20:29:49 +0000 Nifer 279745 at http://www.eatingwell.com 5 Quick Weeknight Dinners for Busy Families http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/5_quick_weeknight_dinners_for_busy_families <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/5_quick_weeknight_dinners_for_busy_families" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MP8558_Ardito_1.JPG" alt="5 Quick Weeknight Dinners for Busy Families Blog Post" title="5 Quick Weeknight Dinners for Busy Families Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Stacy Fraser, EatingWell&rsquo;s Test Kitchen Manager, and I recently offered dinner ideas and advice to a group of working mothers. When we asked, &ldquo;What is the most difficult part of making a healthy dinner?&rdquo; the overwhelming answer was one word: time. Serving a healthy dinner is hard when you&rsquo;re trying to juggle school, work, exercising, grocery shopping and activities for kids and parents. The last thing you want is to add another to-do to your list&mdash;to plan your meals. Most of us just make it up on the fly. At 4:55 p.m. In the grocery store. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/5_quick_weeknight_dinners_for_busy_families#comments Food Blog Breana Lai Dinner Family meals Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 12 Nov 2013 15:32:14 +0000 Sarah Hoff 279646 at http://www.eatingwell.com Healthy Ways to Use Your Leftover Pulp from Juicing http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/healthy_ways_to_use_your_leftover_pulp_from_juicing <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/healthy_ways_to_use_your_leftover_pulp_from_juicing" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/juice_pulp_blog.jpg" alt="Healthy Ways to Use Your Leftover Pulp from Juicing Blog Post" title="Healthy Ways to Use Your Leftover Pulp from Juicing Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><P>Juicing is an easy and quick way to get more healthy fruits and veggies into your diet. But what to do with all the leftover juice pulp when you’re done? While the bulk of the vitamins and minerals are in your juice, the resulting juice pulp contains almost all of the fiber. Sure, you can always compost those shreds. But we came up with some ways to reduce food waste <em>and</em> get that unused fiber into your diet.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/healthy_ways_to_use_your_leftover_pulp_from_juicing#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Breana Lai Cooking tips Health Kitchen tools Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 24 Oct 2013 19:46:04 +0000 Sarah Hoff 279429 at http://www.eatingwell.com A 1-Week Dinner Plan & Shopping List for 5 Quick Dinner Recipes on a Budget http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/a_1_week_dinner_plan_shopping_list_for_5_quick_dinner_recipes_on_a_budget <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/a_1_week_dinner_plan_shopping_list_for_5_quick_dinner_recipes_on_a_budget" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MP8293_Ardito_0.JPG" alt="A 1-Week Dinner Plan &amp;amp; Shopping List for 5 Quick Dinner Recipes on a Budget Blog Post" title="A 1-Week Dinner Plan &amp;amp; Shopping List for 5 Quick Dinner Recipes on a Budget Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Even though I work with and think about food all day as an assistant food editor at EatingWell, I often don’t get the chance to make a weeknight dinner plan and shopping list. And there are plenty of good reasons I should make the time—research shows that people who plan their meals eat healthier and spend less money on food. Who doesn’t want that? Luckily the EatingWell Test Kitchen has already done the work for me. They’ve chosen 5 dinner recipes—one for each weeknight—that all cost less than $3 per serving, cook in 45 minutes or less and offer a variety of flavors. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/a_1_week_dinner_plan_shopping_list_for_5_quick_dinner_recipes_on_a_budget#comments Food Blog Breana Lai Dinner Family meals Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Mon, 07 Oct 2013 19:50:11 +0000 Stefan_20 279142 at http://www.eatingwell.com 1 Month of Dinners—Planned: Your Menu for Week 4 http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/1_month_of_dinners_planned_your_menu_for_week_4 <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/1_month_of_dinners_planned_your_menu_for_week_4" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MP8508_Allen.JPG" alt="1 Month of Dinners—Planned: Your Menu for Week 4 Blog Post" title="1 Month of Dinners—Planned: Your Menu for Week 4 Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>I'm sad that my month of planned dinners is ending next week, but we saved the best recipes for last. These healthy dinners will have your house smelling delicious and your plates full of comforting foods. </p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/dinner_ideas/4_week_dinner_plan_for_a_month_of_healthy_dinners">Get the full 28-day plan, plus shopping lists for each week and all the recipes, in one amazing and free PDF.</a></strong></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/1_month_of_dinners_planned_your_menu_for_week_4#comments Food Blog Breana Lai Dinner Family meals Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 19 Sep 2013 13:52:50 +0000 Sarah Hoff 278968 at http://www.eatingwell.com 1 Month of Dinners—Planned: Your Menu for Week 3 http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/1_month_of_dinners_planned_your_menu_for_week_3 <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/1_month_of_dinners_planned_your_menu_for_week_3" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MB8515_Scrivani.JPG" alt="1 Month of Dinners—Planned: Your Menu for Week 3 Blog Post" title="1 Month of Dinners—Planned: Your Menu for Week 3 Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-5644d1a3-1904-ee4c-1296-90a03e611f49">Congrats! You&rsquo;ve made it to Week 3 of the 28-day meal plan. With a hectic schedule lately, I&rsquo;ve enjoyed having the question, &ldquo;What should I make for dinner?&rdquo; already decided for me. And if you&rsquo;ve been following along with the plan, two of your dinners this week, salmon cakes and shrimp dumplings, are waiting for you in your freezer. All you have to do is reheat and add a quick side dish and voilà, dinner is done. </span></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/1_month_of_dinners_planned_your_menu_for_week_3#comments Food Blog Breana Lai Dinner Family meals Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Fri, 13 Sep 2013 21:09:43 +0000 Stefan_20 278637 at http://www.eatingwell.com 1 Month of Dinners–Planned: Your Menu for Week 2 http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/1_month_of_dinners_planned_your_menu_for_week_2 <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/1_month_of_dinners_planned_your_menu_for_week_2" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MP8505_Ardito_1.JPG" alt="1 Month of Dinners–Planned: Your Menu for Week 2 Blog Post" title="1 Month of Dinners–Planned: Your Menu for Week 2 Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>How did your first week of cooking along with EatingWell's 28-day healthy dinner plan go? Did you have a favorite meal? I tried to pick just one recipe but couldn't, so I'm picking three. I love the Chickpea & Chorizo Fideos from Monday and the Cowboy Beef & Bean Chili and Whole-Grain Cornbread from Friday. These recipes have already been added to my "cook this again" pile (OK, I admit, this pile is huge).</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/dinner_ideas/4_week_dinner_plan_for_a_month_of_healthy_dinners">Get the full 28-day plan, plus shopping lists for each week and all the recipes, in one amazing, free PDF.</a></strong></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/1_month_of_dinners_planned_your_menu_for_week_2#comments Food Blog Breana Lai Dinner Family meals Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 05 Sep 2013 21:55:15 +0000 Sarah Hoff 278467 at http://www.eatingwell.com 1 Month of Dinners—Planned: Your Menu for Week 1 http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/1_month_of_dinners_planned_your_menu_for_week_1 <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/1_month_of_dinners_planned_your_menu_for_week_1" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MK8511_Ardito_2.JPG" alt="1 Month of Dinners—Planned: Your Menu for Week 1 Blog Post" title="1 Month of Dinners—Planned: Your Menu for Week 1 Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>What’s for dinner? I used to agonize over this question pretty much every night, not knowing how to balance what is already in my pantry with what everyone wants to eat. But this month, EatingWell’s Test Kitchen manager, Stacy Fraser, has solved this problem for me and you too! Stacy carefully crafted a 28-day dinner plan incorporating our favorite healthy recipes from the September/October 2013 issue of EatingWell Magazine.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/1_month_of_dinners_planned_your_menu_for_week_1#comments Food Blog Breana Lai Dinner Family meals Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 27 Aug 2013 17:52:14 +0000 Stefan_20 278370 at http://www.eatingwell.com 3 DIY tortilla tricks: How to make your own taco shells, taco bowls and tortilla chips http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/3_diy_tortilla_tricks_how_to_make_your_own_taco_shells_taco_bowls_and_tortilla_chips <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/3_diy_tortilla_tricks_how_to_make_your_own_taco_shells_taco_bowls_and_tortilla_chips" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/tortilla_blog.jpg" alt="3 DIY tortilla tricks: How to make your own taco shells, taco bowls and tortilla chips Blog Post" title="3 DIY tortilla tricks: How to make your own taco shells, taco bowls and tortilla chips Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>I love Mexican food&mdash;tacos with crispy shells, crunchy taco bowls and salty tortilla chips. But I could do without the extra calories, fat and sodium in the salty, often deep-fried tortillas served at many restaurants or the less-than-healthy packaged versions of these foods sold in the supermarket.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/3_diy_tortilla_tricks_how_to_make_your_own_taco_shells_taco_bowls_and_tortilla_chips#comments Food Blog Breana Lai Cooking tips Dinner Family meals Wed, 01 May 2013 02:56:51 +0000 Nifer 276907 at http://www.eatingwell.com