Carolyn Malcoun http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/804/node/shop en How to Get the Most Out of Your CSA http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/how_to_get_the_most_out_of_your_csa <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/how_to_get_the_most_out_of_your_csa" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/SD8161_Krasner.JPG" alt="How to Get the Most Out of Your CSA Blog Post" title="How to Get the Most Out of Your CSA Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>I&rsquo;m a bit of a CSA junkie. </p> <p>I&rsquo;ve been a CSA member for the better part of the last 12 years. I love supporting local farmers and being challenged to sometimes cook things I don&rsquo;t typically buy or finding ways to make my family love certain veggies (or at least accept them for that meal). </p> <p>For those new to the idea, CSA stands for community-supported agriculture. Here&rsquo;s how it works: You pay a local farm up front, usually in the spring when the farmer has lots of expenses—seeds, soil amendments, etc.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/how_to_get_the_most_out_of_your_csa#comments Food Blog Carolyn Malcoun Food News & Origins - Food News Mon, 06 Jul 2015 21:03:27 +0000 kurtschulitz 286075 at http://www.eatingwell.com DIY Easy Flavored Ice Cubes http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/diy_easy_flavored_ice_cubes <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/diy_easy_flavored_ice_cubes" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/JA15_IceCubes_400sq.jpg" alt="DIY Easy Flavored Ice Cubes Blog Post" title="DIY Easy Flavored Ice Cubes Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>I love enjoying an ice-cold beverage on my deck in the summer. But I hate when the ice meant to keep my drink cold melts and waters it down instead. Flavored ice cubes to the rescue!</p> <p>Don&rsquo;t Miss: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/fresh_summer_cocktails_and_mocktails"><strong>Our Best Summer Cocktails &amp; Mocktails</strong></a></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/diy_easy_flavored_ice_cubes#comments Food Blog Carolyn Malcoun Entertaining Food News & Origins - EatingWell Magazine Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:12:22 +0000 kurtschulitz 286041 at http://www.eatingwell.com A Make-Ahead Mexican Fiesta http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/a_make_ahead_mexican_fiesta <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/a_make_ahead_mexican_fiesta" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/141007_EW_07TableHero_611_Cropped.jpg" alt="A Make-Ahead Mexican Fiesta Blog Post" title="A Make-Ahead Mexican Fiesta Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>When I entertain, I often make Mexican food. It’s easy, budget-friendly and everyone loves it. Plus I can please vegetarians, vegans, omnivores and even kids without making myself crazy, and the leftovers are always welcome.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/a_make_ahead_mexican_fiesta#comments Food Blog Healthy Cooking Blog Carolyn Malcoun Dinner Entertaining Holidays Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:10:46 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 285700 at http://www.eatingwell.com How to Buy Thai Curry Paste, Plus Easy Recipes to Make with It http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/how_to_buy_thai_curry_paste_plus_easy_recipes_to_make_with_it <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/how_to_buy_thai_curry_paste_plus_easy_recipes_to_make_with_it" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/23974_Allen_310.jpg" alt="How to Buy Thai Curry Paste, Plus Easy Recipes to Make with It Blog Post" title="How to Buy Thai Curry Paste, Plus Easy Recipes to Make with It Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>We love a good Thai curry. And if you frequent Thai restaurants, you probably do too! You can put just about anything in a Thai curry, so we Test Kitchen cooks always keep curry paste on hand so we can whip up a curry with whatever we have hanging out in the fridge. </p> <p>When we decided to use Thai curry paste in the March/April 2015 issue for our <em>Market Pick</em> column (that’s where we do four different takes on one ingredient), we in the Test Kitchen thought it would only be prudent to try as many curry pastes as we could get our hands on. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/how_to_buy_thai_curry_paste_plus_easy_recipes_to_make_with_it#comments Food Blog Healthy Cooking Blog Carolyn Malcoun Cooking tips Dinner Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 11 Mar 2015 14:36:27 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 285388 at http://www.eatingwell.com A Valentine’s Day Dinner Menu for the Whole Family http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/a_valentines_day_dinner_menu_for_the_whole_family <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/a_valentines_day_dinner_menu_for_the_whole_family" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/carolyn_lila_308.jpg" alt="A Valentine’s Day Dinner Menu for the Whole Family Blog Post" title="A Valentine’s Day Dinner Menu for the Whole Family Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>My husband, Dan, actually likes Valentine’s Day, <em>the</em> Hallmark holiday of holidays. Flowers, cute cards, a little gift, a fancy dinner out or one made together at home (with plenty of good wine, of course). And maybe a back rub while we’re binge-watching Netflix, if I’m lucky. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/a_valentines_day_dinner_menu_for_the_whole_family#comments Food Blog Carolyn Malcoun Dinner Family meals Healthy kids Holidays Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 11 Feb 2015 19:41:52 +0000 Sarah Hoff 285147 at http://www.eatingwell.com 5 Restaurant Recipes You Can Make Healthier at Home http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/5_restaurant_recipes_you_can_make_healthier_at_home <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/5_restaurant_recipes_you_can_make_healthier_at_home" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MP8353_Ardito_3.JPG" alt="5 Restaurant Recipes You Can Make Healthier at Home Blog Post" title="5 Restaurant Recipes You Can Make Healthier at Home Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Restaurants, particularly fast casual restaurant chains like Ruby Tuesday and On the Border, are not typically known for their healthy recipes. A single meal can easily bust your daily calorie allotment. </p> <p><strong>Don’t Miss:<a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/how_many_slices_of_bacon_does_your_dinner_equal_3_restaurant_shockers"> How Many Slices of Bacon Does Your Dinner Equal? 3 Restaurant Shockers</a></strong></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/5_restaurant_recipes_you_can_make_healthier_at_home#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Carolyn Malcoun Dinner Family meals Recipe Makeover Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 06 Jan 2015 16:09:04 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284835 at http://www.eatingwell.com The Only Overnight Oats Recipe You Need http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/the_only_overnight_oats_recipe_you_need <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/the_only_overnight_oats_recipe_you_need" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/BR9083_Beisch_310x310_web_1.jpg" alt="The Only Overnight Oats Recipe You Need Blog Post" title="The Only Overnight Oats Recipe You Need Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Have you made overnight oats before? My husband loves oatmeal, but often he’s running late. So he recently started making overnight oats in a jar. He can warm it up and eat it at the table if he has time. And if he’s rushed, he can just grab a jar and go. </p> <p><strong>Don’t Miss:</strong> <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/make_ahead_breakfasts_to_grab_and_go">Make-Ahead Breakfasts to Grab & Go</a><br /> <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/should_you_eat_breakfast_even_when_youre_not_hungry">Should You Eat Breakfast Even If You’re Not Hungry?</a></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/the_only_overnight_oats_recipe_you_need#comments Food Blog Breakfast Carolyn Malcoun Cooking tips Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 06 Jan 2015 14:57:40 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284832 at http://www.eatingwell.com The Surprising Health Benefits of Vinegar http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/the_surprising_health_benefits_of_vinegar <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/the_surprising_health_benefits_of_vinegar" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/102299633_vinegars_Allen.jpg" alt="The Surprising Health Benefits of Vinegar Blog Post" title="The Surprising Health Benefits of Vinegar Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Vinegar’s not a magic elixir—but it may be able to help your waistline, cholesterol and more! Who knew?</p> <p>This may be an overshare, but I’ve been known to drink a slug of vinegar now and then. My 2-year-old daughter apparently picked up this trait: once when we were out for dinner, she took an unprompted sip of the vinegary brine from her bowl of pickles. (Good girl.) Little did I know that we were doing more than fulfilling a craving. We were also enjoying the health benefits of vinegar. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/the_surprising_health_benefits_of_vinegar#comments Health Blog Carolyn Malcoun Health Nutrition Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 18 Nov 2014 18:54:09 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284472 at http://www.eatingwell.com Beyond the Beef Taco http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/beyond_the_beef_taco <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/beyond_the_beef_taco" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MP6071.JPG" alt="Beyond the Beef Taco Blog Post" title="Beyond the Beef Taco Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Some people have pasta night every week, but the one thing you’re guaranteed to find on my weekly menu is “Taco Night.” </p> <p>This is a throwback to childhood, as we had crunchy tacos—the kind that came in a box complete with the seasoning packet to doctor up ground beef, taco sauce and shells—almost every week. But now I don’t discriminate; I love them all: fish tacos, chicken tacos, steak tacos, vegetarian tacos, even easy egg tacos for breakfast! </p> <p>Are you ready to shake up your taco-night routine? Give one of these healthy taco recipes a try.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/beyond_the_beef_taco#comments Food Blog Carolyn Malcoun Dinner Family meals Recipe Makeover Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 11 Nov 2014 16:52:59 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284431 at http://www.eatingwell.com Need an Easy Dinner? Put an Egg On It! http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/need_an_easy_dinner_put_an_egg_on_it <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/need_an_easy_dinner_put_an_egg_on_it" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MV6858_1.JPG" alt="Need an Easy Dinner? Put an Egg On It! Blog Post" title="Need an Easy Dinner? Put an Egg On It! Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>When I’m desperate to make an easy dinner, my mantra is “Put an egg on it.” </p> <p>I can pretty much always find something in my fridge to cook or roast and top with scrambled, poached or fried eggs. They’re the ultimate budget-shopper’s protein (at less than 40 cents each), last longer than any cut of meat and can help you make the most of your miscellaneous fridge finds.</p> <p>Wilting greens? Sauté them with some sliced onion and finely chopped garlic and they become the perfect meal when topped with a poached egg. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/need_an_easy_dinner_put_an_egg_on_it#comments Food Blog Breakfast Carolyn Malcoun Dinner Family meals Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 04 Nov 2014 15:59:55 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284396 at http://www.eatingwell.com Why Turkey Sausage Is a Weeknight-Dinner Lifesaver http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/why_turkey_sausage_is_a_weeknight_dinner_lifesaver <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/why_turkey_sausage_is_a_weeknight_dinner_lifesaver" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MP8293_Ardito.JPG" alt="Why Turkey Sausage Is a Weeknight-Dinner Lifesaver Blog Post" title="Why Turkey Sausage Is a Weeknight-Dinner Lifesaver Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>I love sausage. More important, my 2-year-old daughter loves sausage, so if I can add it to something I’m cooking, there’s a good chance she’ll gobble it up. But we try to be mindful of what we eat, so I opt for turkey sausage. </p> <p>Why? Nutritionally speaking, it’s a leaner choice than pork sausage, with roughly half the calories and only one-fifth the saturated fat per serving. In terms of flavor, I think they’re almost equal: like pork, turkey sausage spices up every dish it meets with a savory blast. So I always keep healthy links of turkey sausage in my freezer. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/why_turkey_sausage_is_a_weeknight_dinner_lifesaver#comments Food Blog Carolyn Malcoun Dinner Family meals Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 04 Nov 2014 14:41:54 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284393 at http://www.eatingwell.com The Healthiest Fall Vegetables You’re Not Eating http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/the_healthiest_fall_vegetables_youre_not_eating <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/the_healthiest_fall_vegetables_youre_not_eating" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/cabbage_assorted_Beisch_ma14_310.jpg" alt="The Healthiest Fall Vegetables You’re Not Eating Blog Post" title="The Healthiest Fall Vegetables You’re Not Eating Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>I love fall vegetables. I can’t think of one that I don’t like to eat. But even a vegetable lover can still get into a cooking rut. Particularly when fall’s bounty of colorful squash, leafy greens and hearty roots arrives and summer’s easy-to-love heat-loving tomatoes and peppers are harder to come by at the farmers’ market. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/the_healthiest_fall_vegetables_youre_not_eating#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Carolyn Malcoun Eating green What's in season Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 14 Oct 2014 19:30:21 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284213 at http://www.eatingwell.com Apple Torte—A Healthy Remake http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/apple_torte_a_healthy_remake <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/apple_torte_a_healthy_remake" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/DS8958_Ardito.JPG" alt="Apple Torte—A Healthy Remake Blog Post" title="Apple Torte—A Healthy Remake Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>I’m usually not much of a dessert person. In fact, I prefer a cheese course after dinner when I eat out. But if I see a good apple dessert on the menu, I may reconsider that choice. </p> <p>While I love apple cake and apple pie, my apple dessert of choice is Apple Bavarian Torte. My mom has been making this tasty creation for more than 40 years. Since I’m not a huge pumpkin pie fan, she usually makes it for me on Thanksgiving. </p> <p><strong>Don’t Miss:</strong> <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/3_secrets_to_the_best_pumpkin_pie">3 Secrets to the Best Pumpkin Pie</a></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/apple_torte_a_healthy_remake#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Carolyn Malcoun Dessert Entertaining Holidays Recipe Makeover Thanksgiving Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 14 Oct 2014 18:00:16 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284210 at http://www.eatingwell.com Healthier Clam Chowder + 4 More Chowders http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/healthier_clam_chowder_4_more_chowders <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/healthier_clam_chowder_4_more_chowders" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/SP8999_Ardito.JPG" alt="Healthier Clam Chowder + 4 More Chowders Blog Post" title="Healthier Clam Chowder + 4 More Chowders Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>I have a thing for chowder. </p> <p>I am lucky that my mother-in-law lives year-round on Cape Cod: we visit there several times a year and I get to eat some of the best clam chowder—or as we say in some parts of New England, clam chowdah. (She’s in Massachusetts, after all.) In Maine, where I lived until recently, I consumed gallons of chowder in varying forms—clam chowder, corn chowder, seafood chowder, the list goes on.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/healthier_clam_chowder_4_more_chowders#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Carolyn Malcoun Cooking tips Dinner Lunch Recipe Makeover Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 07 Oct 2014 15:49:50 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284159 at http://www.eatingwell.com Fresh Ideas for Fall CSA Vegetables: Carrots, Kale and Beets http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/fresh_ideas_for_fall_csa_vegetables_carrots_kale_and_beets <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/fresh_ideas_for_fall_csa_vegetables_carrots_kale_and_beets" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/Fall-vegetables.jpg" alt="Fresh Ideas for Fall CSA Vegetables: Carrots, Kale and Beets Blog Post" title="Fresh Ideas for Fall CSA Vegetables: Carrots, Kale and Beets Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>I thought I had it good with my CSA midsummer, but the first weeks of September are truly a vegetable-lover’s gold mine. </p> <p>Not only am I still getting perfect summer tomatoes, peppers and eggplant, but cooler-weather crops like beets and dark leafy greens are back in rotation too. Last week’s share added huge leaves of curly kale, Chioggia beets and some of the best carrots I’ve ever eaten to my larder.</p> <p>I’m almost overwhelmed with the amount of vegetables spilling out of my fridge—but in a good way.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/fresh_ideas_for_fall_csa_vegetables_carrots_kale_and_beets#comments Food Blog Carolyn Malcoun Cooking tips Eating green Gardening Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:42:30 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284116 at http://www.eatingwell.com