Carolyn Malcoun http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/804/community en Our Top Picks for Healthier Frozen-Food Dinners http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/our_top_picks_for_healthier_frozen_food_dinners <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/our_top_picks_for_healthier_frozen_food_dinners" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/frozen-food-composite1x1.jpg" alt="Our Top Picks for Healthier Frozen-Food Dinners Blog Post" title="Our Top Picks for Healthier Frozen-Food Dinners Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p> Maybe you don't venture into the frozen food section unless it's 100 degrees outside. But I do! Along with frozen fruit and vegetables, I keep my freezer stocked with a handful of carefully curated convenience foods to turn into an easy dinner. Fish sticks, potstickers, veggie burgers, mozzarella sticks, meatballs and hash browns are among my favorites. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/our_top_picks_for_healthier_frozen_food_dinners#comments Food Blog Carolyn Malcoun Diet, Nutrition & Health Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:08:32 +0000 kurtschulitz 289263 at http://www.eatingwell.com How to Cook Up a Middle Eastern–Inspired Dinner in Just 30 Minutes http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/how_to_cook_up_a_middle_eastern_inspired_dinner_in_just_30_minutes <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/how_to_cook_up_a_middle_eastern_inspired_dinner_in_just_30_minutes" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MP9489_Moats_960.jpg" alt="How to Cook Up a Middle Eastern–Inspired Dinner in Just 30 Minutes Blog Post" title="How to Cook Up a Middle Eastern–Inspired Dinner in Just 30 Minutes Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p> My dad's Lebanese, so cooking up recipes infused with Middle Eastern flavors is well within my comfort zone. I have multiple containers of tahini in my pantry, my spice jars of allspice, cumin, marjoram, sumac and oregano are always full, and when I visit my family, I leave extra room in my suitcase so to bring home jars of Dad's pickled turnips. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/how_to_cook_up_a_middle_eastern_inspired_dinner_in_just_30_minutes#comments Food Blog Carolyn Malcoun Cooking tips Dinner Healthy Cooking Fri, 26 Aug 2016 16:29:50 +0000 kurtschulitz 289163 at http://www.eatingwell.com The Only Sesame Noodle Recipe You Need http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/the_only_sesame_noodle_recipe_you_need <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/the_only_sesame_noodle_recipe_you_need" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/102728232_960.jpg" alt="The Only Sesame Noodle Recipe You Need Blog Post" title="The Only Sesame Noodle Recipe You Need Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p> What's my go-to summer potluck dish? Sesame noodles! They're easy to make and hold well, so I can make them in advance. This handy sesame noodle recipe formula has endless flavor combinations, so I can make a batch for pretty much every party I go to without my friends giving each other the side-eye and saying, "Oh no, Carolyn brought sesame noodles <em>again</em>." </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/the_only_sesame_noodle_recipe_you_need#comments Food Blog Carolyn Malcoun Thu, 14 Jul 2016 20:58:28 +0000 kurtschulitz 288973 at http://www.eatingwell.com 9 Vegetables You Can Eat as Dessert http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/9_vegetables_you_can_eat_as_dessert <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/9_vegetables_you_can_eat_as_dessert" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/BG7238_1.JPG" alt="9 Vegetables You Can Eat as Dessert Blog Post" title="9 Vegetables You Can Eat as Dessert Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p> I'm not typically a sneaky chef. I'm lucky that, so far, my daughter eats the same food at dinner that my husband and I are eating. She loves "crazy" stuff like beets, parsnips and rutabaga. That being said, she'd choose a sweet treat over veggies any day, like most kids her age. So I'm not adverse to sneaking more veggies in where she least expects it—dessert. And, let's face it: a little extra veg couldn't hurt the grownups either. </p> <p> Here are 9 ways you can turn vegetables into dessert: </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/9_vegetables_you_can_eat_as_dessert#comments Food Blog Recipes & Menus Carolyn Malcoun Mon, 06 Jun 2016 17:48:25 +0000 kurtschulitz 288725 at http://www.eatingwell.com Next-Level Avocado Toast? Put an Egg On It http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/next_level_avocado_toast_put_an_egg_on_it <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/next_level_avocado_toast_put_an_egg_on_it" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/CMR102672370_toasts.jpg" alt="Next-Level Avocado Toast? Put an Egg On It Blog Post" title="Next-Level Avocado Toast? Put an Egg On It Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p> I heart avocado toast. It's one of my go-to breakfasts during the week. My 4-year-old daughter even digs it. But rather than just putting mashed avocado on toast, it takes practically no time to add a fried egg and some tasty veggies, which keeps me satisfied all morning. </p> <p> Here's how to take avocado toast to the next level: </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/next_level_avocado_toast_put_an_egg_on_it#comments Food Blog Carolyn Malcoun Diet, Nutrition & Health Tue, 10 May 2016 18:45:05 +0000 kurtschulitz 288568 at http://www.eatingwell.com The One Formula You Need to Make a Killer Healthy Salad http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/the_one_formula_you_need_to_make_a_killer_healthy_salad <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/the_one_formula_you_need_to_make_a_killer_healthy_salad" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/JF16_salad_sq.jpg" alt="The One Formula You Need to Make a Killer Healthy Salad Blog Post" title="The One Formula You Need to Make a Killer Healthy Salad Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><h4>Sponsored By The Marzetti® Brand</h4> <p> I try to make a ginormous salad every day for lunch or dinner. Healthy salad recipes pack in a lot of nutrients for not a lot of calories—as long as you pay attention to the ingredients. It's easy to come up with healthy salad recipes in the summer when the market is overflowing with summer-ripe tomatoes, loads of veggies and a variety of salad greens. But dinner salads can be just as delicious and satisfying in the cooler months. I just adjust the mix for the season.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/the_one_formula_you_need_to_make_a_killer_healthy_salad#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Recipes & Menus Carolyn Malcoun Tue, 29 Mar 2016 17:51:03 +0000 kurtschulitz 287864 at http://www.eatingwell.com 6 Squash Varieties We Are Loving Right Now (and Recipes to Go with Them) http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/6_squash_varieties_we_are_loving_right_now_and_recipes_to_go_with_them <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/6_squash_varieties_we_are_loving_right_now_and_recipes_to_go_with_them" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MV9015_Ardito_700x700_0.png" alt="6 Squash Varieties We Are Loving Right Now (and Recipes to Go with Them) Blog Post" title="6 Squash Varieties We Are Loving Right Now (and Recipes to Go with Them) Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p> I have a <a target="_blank" href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/how_to_get_the_most_out_of_your_csa">CSA share</a>—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. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/6_squash_varieties_we_are_loving_right_now_and_recipes_to_go_with_them#comments Food Blog Recipes & Menus Carolyn Malcoun Tue, 15 Mar 2016 13:33:13 +0000 kurtschulitz 287777 at http://www.eatingwell.com The Only Stir-Fry Recipe You Need http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/the_only_stir_fry_recipe_you_need <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/the_only_stir_fry_recipe_you_need" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/stir-fry-102674191_310.jpg" alt="The Only Stir-Fry Recipe You Need Blog Post" title="The Only Stir-Fry Recipe You Need Blog Post" border="0" /></a></div> <div><p> On my seemingly endless journey to get back to a healthier weight, I'm trying to focus on eating more vegetables. Loading up a meal with veggies lets me eat a bigger portion size without adding a lot of calories, so I can still feel satisfied. </p> <p> <strong>Watch:</strong> <strong><a target="new" href="http://www.eatingwell.com/videos/v/60065568/eat-more-lose-weight.htm">How to Eat More and Still Lose Weight</a></strong> </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/the_only_stir_fry_recipe_you_need#comments Food Blog Recipes & Menus Carolyn Malcoun Dinner Fri, 12 Feb 2016 20:52:16 +0000 kurtschulitz 287449 at http://www.eatingwell.com How to Shop for Precut Butternut Squash, Plus 4 Fast Dinners http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/how_to_shop_for_precut_butternut_squash_plus_4_fast_dinners <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/how_to_shop_for_precut_butternut_squash_plus_4_fast_dinners" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/SO15_Squash.png" alt="How to Shop for Precut Butternut Squash, Plus 4 Fast Dinners Blog Post" title="How to Shop for Precut Butternut Squash, Plus 4 Fast Dinners Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>I love butternut squash. But since I commute an hour a day and have a 3-year-old to feed ASAP when walking in the door (plus a hangry husband), I try to keep weeknight dinners to 30 minutes, tops. Since it takes about 15 minutes to peel, seed and cut up a whole one, squash is usually designated to weekend duty at my house. </p> <p>So discovering precut butternut squash was pretty awesome. And while convenience products can be more expensive, this one costs a mere $1.50 more to buy it already prepped, which is worth it to me and my weeknight sanity. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/how_to_shop_for_precut_butternut_squash_plus_4_fast_dinners#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Carolyn Malcoun Dinner What's in season Healthy Cooking Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:30:20 +0000 kurtschulitz 286387 at http://www.eatingwell.com The Right Way to Store Your Food http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/right_way_store_your_food <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/right_way_store_your_food" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/Containers_310.png" alt="The Right Way to Store Your Food Blog Post" title="The Right Way to Store Your Food Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>My husband and I are immersed in what seems like an endless struggle to lose stubborn pounds. You too? Well, Lainey Younkin, M.S., R.D., reported some news in the September/October 2015 issue of EatingWell that could be game-changing for us.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/right_way_store_your_food#comments Diet Blog Carolyn Malcoun Food News & Origins - EatingWell Magazine Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:32:40 +0000 kurtschulitz 286382 at http://www.eatingwell.com 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://assets.eatingwell.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://assets.eatingwell.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://assets.eatingwell.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://assets.eatingwell.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://assets.eatingwell.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