Hilary Meyer http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/853/all en EatingWell's Guide for How to Start a Kitchen Garden http://www.eatingwell.com/food_news_origins/seasonal_local/gardening/eatingwells_guide_for_how_to_start_a_kitchen_garden <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Spring into Gardening </div> </div> </div> <h3>A Plan</h3> <p>My garden plan helped me with everything from how to space my plants to when to put them in the ground and where. You could draw up a plan on graph paper or generate one using an online garden planner like I did. I used <a href="http://www.growveg.com" target="_blank">growveg.com</a>, which lets you customize a large garden space from scratch. <a href="http://www.Gardeners.com" target="_blank">Gardeners.com</a> also offers a planner that is good for smaller spaces and has preplanned gardens to keep it simple.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hilary Meyer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 5 things you need to get your garden growing, from the ground up. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-large"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_large" width="630" height="146" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/garden.JPG?1299269044" /> </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/garden_small.jpg?1299771438" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-publication"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> March/April 2011 </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 Gardening Articles &amp; 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I longed for the first tender leaves of spinach and lettuce and the satisfying “snap” of a spring pea, fresh from the vine. When I looked down at my dinner plate, those fresh spring vegetables were nowhere to be seen. I sighed and dug in.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Carolyn Malcoun </div> <div class="field-item even"> Hilary Meyer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fresh spring recipes and inspiration came when we planted and cooked from our own garden. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-large"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_large" width="625" height="225" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/EWgardens_625.jpg?1299266383" /> </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/radishes_310.jpg?1299267081" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_standard" width="310" height="310" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/ew_garden_cm_hm_310.jpg?1300290721" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-publication"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> March/April 2011 </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"> Recipes Inspired by the EatingWell Garden </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes/turnip_frittata.html">Spring Turnip Frittata</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes/radish_celery_pea_salad.html">Radish, Celery &amp; 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She’s just one of many taking part in the growing trend to keep backyard chickens for egg laying, a trend that has urban coops (and ordinances) popping up across the U.S. and reported chick shortages as new chicken farmers stock up. Keeping your own layers (or knowing someone who does) gives you access to the freshest eggs—a real treat for egg lovers like us.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hilary Meyer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Four quick and healthy dinner recipes under $2 per serving. </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="308" height="308" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/easy_egg_recipes.jpg?1267207269" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-publication"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> March/April 2010 </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"> Easy Egg 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/eggs_tomato_sauce.html">Hilary’s Heavenly Eggs</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes/italian_egg_drop_soup.html">Italian Egg-Drop Soup</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes/bacon_egg_asparagus_pizza.html">Bacon, Egg &amp; Asparagus Pizza</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes/green_eggs_ham_frittata.html">Green Eggs &amp; Ham Frittata</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes_menus/collections/healthy_egg_recipes">Healthy Egg Recipes and Cooking Tips</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.eatingwell.com/healthy_cooking/quick_healthy_cooking/quick_weeknight_dinners/easy_egg_recipes_for_2_or_less#comments Hilary Meyer March/April 2010 Fri, 26 Feb 2010 17:58:17 +0000 Penelope Wall 15589 at http://www.eatingwell.com Healthy Game-Day Snacks http://www.eatingwell.com/healthy_cooking/quick_healthy_cooking/healthy_game_day_snacks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-menu-title"> <div class="field-label">Menu Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Healthy Game-Day Snacks </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-landing-feature"><legend>Feature on landing page</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-feature"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> feature </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make game-day snacks healthier with our easy oven-frying technique. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-standard"> <div class="field-label">Standard Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_standard" width="308" height="308" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/onion_rings.JPG?1262893249" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>My biggest kitchen blunder came a few years back when I finally caved in to my husband Russ’s pleas to make fried chicken. As a culinary school graduate, I thought it would be easy. So I heated up oil on the stove and prepared the chicken. I didn’t have an oil thermometer so I couldn’t tell if the oil was hot enough, which was my first mistake, and I didn’t have enough paper towels to soak up the copious amounts of oil that oozed out of the drumsticks (that was my second).</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related-group-1"><legend>Related Content Group 1</legend><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-label">Related Links 1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes/bbq_chicken_tenders.html">BBQ Chicken Tenders</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes/jalapeno_poppers.html">Jalapeño Poppers</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes/oven_baked_onion_rings.html">Onion Rings</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes_menus/collections/super_bowl_1">Healthy Super Bowl Recipes and Menus</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/super_bowl_recipes">Super Bowl Recipes </a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.eatingwell.com/healthy_cooking/quick_healthy_cooking/healthy_game_day_snacks#comments Hilary Meyer Sides & Snacks Healthy Cooking - Recipe Makeovers Thu, 07 Jan 2010 19:43:05 +0000 Sarah Hoff 15385 at http://www.eatingwell.com The 5 Best Pasta Sauce Recipes http://www.eatingwell.com/healthy_cooking/holiday_entertaining/the_5_best_pasta_sauce_recipes <p>One of the greatest gifts I ever received was a small plastic container filled with pasta sauce from my uncle’s freezer. I know that sounds unconventional and I suppose it is, but this wasn’t just any pasta sauce. It was Uncle Martin’s Bolognese. He spent hours in his kitchen chopping carrots into tiny cubes, browning ground meat and simmering tomatoes slowly over his stove. I only see Martin once a year, and he knew how much I loved his sauce so he packaged it up and froze some just for me.</p><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hilary Meyer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Join 5 star chefs as they whip up big batches of pasta sauce to savor now or save for later. </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/best_pasta_sauces.jpg?1255111390" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-publication"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> November/December 2009 </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/palermo_style_tomato_sauce.html">Salsa Palermitana (Palermo-Style Sauce)</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes/bolognese_sauce.html">Ragù alla Bolognese (Classic Bolognese Meat Sauce)</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes/tomato_almond_pesto.html">Roasted Tomato &amp; Almond Pesto</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes/iberian_sausage_chicken_ragu.html">Iberian-Style Sausage &amp; Chicken Ragù</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes/salsa_alla_capricciosa.html">Salsa alla Capricciosa</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/the_5_best_pasta_sauce_recipes_slideshow">5 Star Chefs &amp; Their Best Pasta Sauce Recipes</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes_menus/collections/quick_healthy_pasta_recipes">Quick and Healthy Pasta Recipes and Cooking Tips</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/holiday_entertaining/holiday_gift_tags">Holiday Gift Tags</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.eatingwell.com/healthy_cooking/holiday_entertaining/the_5_best_pasta_sauce_recipes#comments Hilary Meyer November/December 2009 Healthy Cooking - Holiday & Entertaining Fri, 09 Oct 2009 18:04:27 +0000 Nifer 15067 at http://www.eatingwell.com Easy Dinners with Eggplant http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/easy_dinners_with_eggplant <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/easy_dinners_with_eggplant" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/4_Easy_Dinners_with_Eggplant.JPG" alt="Easy Dinners with Eggplant Featured Recipe Slideshow Image" title="Easy Dinners with Eggplant Featured Recipe Slideshow Image" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div> If you lived in Italy before the 15th century, chances are you wouldn’t have been eating eggplant. Legend has it that the Italians feared eating eggplant would make them crazy, hence their name for it: melanzana, or “mad apples.” Today we see eggplant in a different light. This plump and glossy member of the potato family (which also includes bell peppers, tomatoes and tomatillos) has plenty of merits worth mentioning. One cup of cooked eggplant has a mere 35 calories and contains soluble fiber, the kind that may help lower blood cholesterol levels. The deep purple skin contains anthocyanins and proanthocyanins, antioxidants that may play a role in heart health and improve brain function. But really, we love eggplant’s meaty texture and ability to soak up flavors. We grill eggplant and red onion and toss them with lemon and olive oil for a tangy accompaniment to grilled lamb chops. Sautéed eggplant with fresh herbs and diced tomatoes captures the essence of late summer and makes a simple yet satisfying sauce for angel hair pasta. Our Grilled Eggplant &amp; Portobello Sandwich will satisfy vegetarians and burger lovers alike. Cooking with this versatile vegetable will make you crazy, all right...crazy for more eggplant. &lt;strong&gt;Eggplant Basics&lt;/strong&gt; When buying eggplant, also known as aubergine, look for dark-purple skin and an even, smooth egg-like or globe shape. In general, look for medium-sized fruits that weigh about a pound—small, firm, shiny eggplants may be underdeveloped, and large, overripe ones can become foamy and bitter. Don&#039;t confuse underripe standard eggplants with Italian &quot;baby&quot; ones, however—these should be clearly labeled and are slightly sweeter and more tender than their larger counterparts. Other varieties of eggplant include the thinner, elongated light- to dark-violet Japanese and Chinese eggplants, several varieties of striped eggplants of varying shades, and white eggplants, which may give an indication of where the name originated.</div> <div><a href='http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/grilled_eggplant_portobello_sandwich.html' target='_blank'>Grilled Eggplant &amp; Portobello Sandwich</a></div><div><a href='http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/salmon_eggplant_curry.html' target='_blank'>Salmon &amp; Eggplant Curry</a></div><div><a href='http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/grilled_lamb_chops_with_eggplant_salad.html' target='_blank'>Grilled Lamb Chops with Eggplant Salad</a></div><div><a href='http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/eggplant_pomodoro_pasta.html' target='_blank'>Eggplant Pomodoro Pasta</a></div><div><a href='http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/mango_eggplant_lentil_salad.html' target='_blank'>Spiced Eggplant-Lentil Salad with Mango</a></div><div><a href='http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/eggplant_parmesan_pizza.html' target='_blank'>Eggplant Parmesan Pizza</a></div><div><a href='http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/indian_spiced_eggplant_cauliflower_stew.html' target='_blank'>Indian-Spiced Eggplant &amp; Cauliflower Stew</a></div><div><a href='http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/lamb_eggplant_ragu.html' target='_blank'>Lamb &amp; Eggplant Ragu</a></div><div><a href='http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/eggplant_shallot_stew.html' target='_blank'>Eggplant-Shallot Stew</a></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/easy_dinners_with_eggplant#comments Hilary Meyer Recipes & Menus - Recipe Slideshows Mon, 24 Aug 2009 16:18:06 +0000 Sarah Hoff 10321 at http://www.eatingwell.com Easy Spring Dinners http://www.eatingwell.com/healthy_cooking/quick_healthy_cooking/food_features/easy_spring_dinners <p>When I see patches of green finally return to the otherwise brown and dreary landscape, I know it’s early spring in Vermont. It’s a sign of rejuvenation and, to celebrate, I indulge in everything green. Many early spring vegetables are good sources of lutein and zeaxanthin, phytochemicals that accumulate in the eyes and help prevent age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness in older people. Leafy greens are also rich in beta carotene, a potent antioxidant.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hilary Meyer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Easy recipes to get the most out of spring’s freshest vegetables. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>When I see patches of green finally return to the otherwise brown and dreary landscape, I know it’s early spring in Vermont. It’s a sign of rejuvenation and, to celebrate, I indulge in everything green. Many early spring vegetables are good sources of lutein and zeaxanthin, phytochemicals that accumulate in the eyes and help prevent age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness in older people. Leafy greens are also rich in beta carotene, a potent antioxidant.</p> <p>This bumper crop of quick recipes is a great way to get some spring “greens” into your diet. <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/hawaiian_ginger_chicken_stew.html">Hawaiian Ginger-Chicken Stew</a> is packed with zesty mustard greens. <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/greek_orzo_stuffed_peppers.html">Greek Orzo Stuffed Peppers</a> combine baby spinach and feta cheese with tangy sun-dried tomatoes. Green leaf lettuce and crispy snow peas give crunch to sweet-and-salty <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/vietnamese_tofu_noodle_lettuce_wraps.html">Vietnamese Tofu-Noodle Lettuce Wraps</a>. Fresh scallions and cilantro adorn the gorgeous <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/cashew_salmon_with_apricot_couscous.html"> Cashew Salmon with Apricot Couscous</a> and asparagus turns up in <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/crab_salad_melts.html">Crab Salad Melts</a>. With these delicious recipes I can kick off the spring season in fine green style.</p> <p>MONDAY: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/hawaiian_ginger_chicken_stew.html">Hawaiian Ginger-Chicken Stew</a>—This chicken stew has a bold ginger-flavored broth and provides a whole serving of dark leafy greens in each bowl. We tried it with frozen chopped mustard greens (available in large supermarkets) and it was even quicker to prepare and just as delicious. Serve with brown rice.</p> <p>TUESDAY:<a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/cashew_salmon_with_apricot_couscous.html"> Cashew Salmon with Apricot Couscous</a>—Yogurt sauce flavored with lemon, cumin and cilantro tops this Indian-inspired grilled salmon and apricot couscous. Try this quick, easy recipe for entertaining. Serve with steamed snap peas and a glass of gewürztraminer.</p> <p>WEDNESDAY: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/crab_salad_melts.html">Crab Salad Melts</a>—This crab and asparagus melt is delicious for a light spring dinner or lunch. You can use any type of crabmeat—including more affordable options available in pouches or cans near other canned fish or in tubs in the seafood department. Serve with a tossed salad.</p> <p>THURSDAY: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/greek_orzo_stuffed_peppers.html">Greek Orzo Stuffed Peppers</a>—We steam brightly colored bell peppers in the microwave to save time and then stuff them with orzo, spinach and feta. This basic recipe will work with almost any filling—try substituting different types of cheese, herbs or beans. Serve with whole-wheat pita bread and cucumber salad.</p> <p>FRIDAY: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/vietnamese_tofu_noodle_lettuce_wraps.html">Vietnamese Tofu-Noodle Lettuce Wraps</a>—Here we toss rice noodles with crunchy vegetables, fresh herbs, tofu and a light, sweet, tart and salty Vietnamese dressing flavored with fish sauce and wrap the mixture in lettuce leaves. For a vegetarian version, use reduced-sodium soy sauce or tamari in place of the fish sauce. Pass the mixture, lettuce leaves and sauce separately so everyone can make their own wraps.</p> </div> </div> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/healthy_cooking/quick_healthy_cooking/food_features/easy_spring_dinners#comments Hilary Meyer Tue, 18 Aug 2009 20:16:42 +0000 Paula Joslin 9724 at http://www.eatingwell.com Warm & Cozy Weeknight Meals http://www.eatingwell.com/healthy_cooking/quick_healthy_cooking/quick_weeknight_dinners/5_hearty_and_quick_winter_recipes <p>There are plenty of people who enjoy the piles of snow that come during the heart of winter. But I’d rather be in the kitchen, bundled in my most comfortable sweater, looking for new recipes to try. One night, I’ll cozy up to a bowl of <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/turkey_squash_soup.html">Turkey & Squash Soup</a> with tender turkey and sweet chunks of butternut squash. The next, I’ll have warm and <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/skillet_gnocchi_with_chard_white_beans.html">gooey baked gnocchi with chard and white beans</a>.</p><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hilary Meyer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Five warming winter suppers that are easy on your waistline. </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="308" height="308" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/soup_5.jpg?1326730737" /> </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"> More Healthy Cooking Tips &amp; Tricks </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/healthy_cooking/healthy_cooking_101_basics_and_techniques/7_tricks_for_better_slow_cooking_in_your_crock_pot">7 Tricks for Better Slow-Cooking in Your Crock Pot</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/healthy_cooking/healthy_cooking_101_basics_techniques/kitchen_tips_techniques/6_secrets_to_speedy_soups">6 Secrets to Speedy Soups</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/healthy_cooking/healthy_cooking_101_basics_and_techniques/5_secrets_to_healthier_lasagna">5 Secrets to Healthier Lasagna</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There are plenty of people who enjoy the piles of snow that come during the heart of winter. But I’d rather be in the kitchen, bundled in my most comfortable sweater, looking for new recipes to try. One night, I’ll cozy up to a bowl of <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/turkey_squash_soup.html">Turkey &amp; Squash Soup</a> with tender turkey and sweet chunks of butternut squash. The next, I’ll have warm and <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/skillet_gnocchi_with_chard_white_beans.html">gooey baked gnocchi with chard and white beans</a>. My preferred winter activity of cooking hearty fare could easily get me into trouble weight-wise, but I’m careful to choose dishes that are satisfying and low-calorie. The recipes that follow are all under 360 calories and packed with sources of lean protein and fiber-rich vegetables. While the weather outside is frosty, I’ll be happy keeping warm and cozy in the kitchen.</p> <p><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/node/9713?page=2">Next: Monday &raquo; </a></p> <p>[pagebreak]</p> <h3>Monday</h3> <p>: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/turkey_squash_soup.html">Turkey &amp; Squash Soup</a>—This Southwestern-inspired turkey-and-squash soup gets a little kick from crushed red pepper and some zing from fresh lime juice. You can use leftover turkey or chicken (instead of the cutlets); dice it and add a few minutes before serving. Serve with cornbread.</p> <p><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/node/9713?page=3">Next: Tuesday &raquo; </a><br /> [pagebreak]</p> <h3>Tuesday</h3> <p>: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/beef_cabbage_stir_fry_with_peanut_sauce.html">Beef &amp; Cabbage Stir-Fry with Peanut Sauce</a>—The subtly sweet peanut sauce blends deliciously in this beef, cabbage and carrot sauté. Spice up the dish with a few dashes of your favorite hot sauce. Serve with udon noodles.</p> <p><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/node/9713?page=4">Next: Wednesday &raquo; </a><br /> [pagebreak]</p> <h3>Wednesday</h3> <p>: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/paprika_shrimp_green_bean_saute.html">Paprika Shrimp &amp; Green Bean Saute</a>—Green beans add snap and color to the garlicky shrimp and butter beans in this Spanish-inspired sauté. Slightly pricier prepeeled shrimp are worth it, given the amount of time they save on a harried weeknight. Serve with quinoa or brown rice.</p> <p><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/node/9713?page=5">Next: Thursday &raquo; </a><br /> [pagebreak]</p> <h3>Thursday</h3> <p>: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/marmalade_chicken.html">Marmalade Chicken</a>—Orange marmalade and freshly grated orange zest make a deliciously tangy sauce for quick-cooking chicken tenders. Serve with brown rice.</p> <p><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/node/9713?page=6">Next: Friday &raquo; </a><br /> [pagebreak]</p> <h3>Friday</h3> <p>: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/skillet_gnocchi_with_chard_white_beans.html">Skillet Gnocchi with Chard &amp; White Beans</a>—In this one-skillet supper, we toss dark leafy greens, diced tomatoes and white beans with gnocchi and top it all with gooey mozzarella. Serve with a mixed green salad with vinaigrette.</p> </div> </div> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/healthy_cooking/quick_healthy_cooking/quick_weeknight_dinners/5_hearty_and_quick_winter_recipes#comments Hilary Meyer Healthy Cooking - Quick & Healthy Cooking Tue, 18 Aug 2009 19:31:52 +0000 Paula Joslin 9713 at http://www.eatingwell.com Saving Summer http://www.eatingwell.com/healthy_cooking/holiday_entertaining/saving_summer <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hilary Meyer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Preserve the bounty of summer with homemade salsa and hot sauce. </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 Salsa and Hot Sauce Recipes and Articles </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes/salsa_rojo.html">Salsa Rojo</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes/homemade_hot_sauce.html">Homemade Hot Sauce</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes/avocado_corn_salsa.html">Avocado-Corn Salsa</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes/mango_salsa.html">Mango Salsa</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes/watermelon_salsa.html">Watermelon Salsa</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes/mango_radish_salsa.html">Mango-Radish Salsa</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes/tomato_green_olive_salsa.html">Tomato &amp; Green Olive Salsa</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes/black_bean_tomato_salsa.html">Black Bean &amp; Tomato Salsa</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes/tomato_salsa_verde.html">Tomato Salsa Verde</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes/banana_salsa.html">Banana Salsa</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes/clam_salsa.html">Clam Salsa</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"> For more ways to preserve summer&#039;s flavors: </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/kitchen_tips_techniques/freezing_fresh_berries">Freezing Fresh Berries</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/healthy_cooking/healthy_cooking_101/kitchen_tips_techniques/freezing_peaches">Freezing Peaches</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/healthy_cooking/healthy_cooking_101/kitchen_tips_techniques/drying_fresh_herbs">Drying Fresh Herbs</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/healthy_cooking/healthy_cooking_101/kitchen_tips_techniques/freezing_fresh_herbs">Freezing Fresh Herbs</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The sun is setting earlier these days; fall is just around the corner. As my husband and I close down our tiny garden plot for the season, we harvest the last of our bountiful tomatoes, peppers and onions and start chopping. Every year, we turn our late-summer harvest into salsa and tangy hot sauce. It always amazes me how those three ingredients can be tossed together and, with a few tweaks, yield very different but equally delicious results. And the best part is, we can enjoy the taste of summer long after the season has ended. We always grow too much, so we make several batches and use the lazy way of preserving; we store our extra salsa and hot sauce in the freezer until we’re ready to use it. When we defrost some in January, we’re pulled right back to those late-summer days in front of the cutting board.</p> </div> </div> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/healthy_cooking/holiday_entertaining/saving_summer#comments Hilary Meyer September/October 2008 Healthy Cooking - Holiday & Entertaining Tue, 18 Aug 2009 18:16:46 +0000 Sarah Hoff 9705 at http://www.eatingwell.com Holiday Cookie Swap http://www.eatingwell.com/healthy_cooking/holiday_entertaining/holiday_cookie_swap <p>On the day of the final taste test for our annual holiday cookie contest, the excitement in the EatingWell office mingled with the scents of cinnamon and toasted nuts. People had trouble staying at their desks. They couldn’t wait to get into the Test Kitchen to taste the 10 semi-finalist cookies and vote for their top picks. “I love cookies! Today is definitely my favorite day at EatingWell,” squealed Brierley Wright, our associate nutrition editor, when she saw the rows of cookies cooling on racks in the kitchen. Anne Treadwell, our research editor, had the day off.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hilary Meyer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6 prize-winning reader recipes from our 4th annual cookie contest. </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="308" height="308" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/BG6711_0.JPG?1320697018" /> </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"> 2008 Holiday Cookie Contest Winning 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/angel_delights.html">Angel Delights</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes/dark_chocolate_florentines.html">Dark Chocolate Florentines</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes/lava_rocks.html">Lava Rocks</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes/lusciously_nutty_holiday_logs.html">Lusciously Nutty Holiday Logs</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes/pineapple_coconut_bites.html">Pineapple Coconut Bites</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes/yummy_molasses_crackles.html">Yummy Molasses Crackles</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 Winning Cookie Recipes &amp; Baking Tips </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/recipe_slideshows/winning_holiday_cookies_slideshow">2009 Holiday Cookie Contest Winning Recipes</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/2010_holiday_cookie_contest_winning_recipes">2010 Holiday Cookie Contest Winning Recipes</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/our_top_prize_winning_holiday_cookie_recipes">Our Top Prize-Winning Holiday Cookie Recipes</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/healthy_cooking/healthy_cooking_101_basics_techniques/kitchen_tips_techniques/5_secrets_for_baking_healthier_cookies">5 Secrets for Baking Healthier Cookies</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/healthy_cooking/healthy_cooking_101_basics_techniques/how_to_bake_must_have_baking_substitutions">How to Bake: Must-Have Baking Substitutions</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes_menus/collections/healthy_holiday_cookies_recipes">Healthy Holiday Cookie Recipes and Cooking Tips</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>On the day of the final taste test for our annual holiday cookie contest, the excitement in the EatingWell office mingled with the scents of cinnamon and toasted nuts. People had trouble staying at their desks. They couldn’t wait to get into the Test Kitchen to taste the 10 semi-finalist cookies and vote for their top picks. “I love cookies! Today is definitely my favorite day at EatingWell,” squealed Brierley Wright, our associate nutrition editor, when she saw the rows of cookies cooling on racks in the kitchen. Anne Treadwell, our research editor, had the day off. But that didn’t keep her away—she biked to EatingWell to participate. We had to ban one overly enthusiastic co-worker who knocked on the kitchen door for seconds and thirds. After everyone tasted and voted, we had our six winners.</p> <p>As in years past, we asked you, our readers, for your best holiday cookie recipes, with a few caveats—use no partially hydrogenated oils or artificial ingredients, limit salt and include whole grains when possible. We received more than 370 recipes and baked thousands of cookies.</p> <p>It may sound like an oxymoron, but baking healthy and delicious cookies is possible. Mary LaRock, a registered dietitian from Waukesha, Wisconsin, about 20 miles west of Milwaukee, told us her beautiful and easy-to-make Lusciously Nutty Holiday Logs reflect her personality. She says, “I am a creative person by nature but I am also practical.” She teaches healthy cooking at a local technical college where she shares her philosophy about nutrition and food. She says, “Food should be tasty, healthful and appealing all at the same time.” We couldn’t agree more.</p> <p>For other entrants, holiday cookies evoke fond memories of family and friends. Artist Allyson Smith, age 29, grew up in the small town of Niskayuna, New York, just northwest of Albany. Recently, she and her husband moved to Bloomington, Indiana, so she could pursue her MFA at Indiana University. “I have never entered a cooking contest before. I entered this on a whim, really,” Allyson told us as she recalled her last-minute dash to the grocery store after realizing the deadline for entries was fast approaching. She says her mother, who coached her over the phone, was a big part of the success of her Dark Chocolate Florentines.</p> <p>Retired occupational therapist Nancy Caverly, from Mexico, Missouri, has been married for 47 years. In those years, she has baked a lot of cookies: a batch every two weeks, in fact, to share at church events and to package and send to her three kids and their children. But when it comes to her Yummy Molasses Crackles, “I find that they disappear quickly in the cookie jar—my husband seems to sample freely when they are available,” she joked.</p> <p>It was a tough job to pick only six winners this year from a hefty stack of recipes that were some of the best we’ve ever tasted. But in the end, we all agreed that our grand-prize winner, Frances Van Vynckt from Hammond, Indiana, deserved the blue ribbon. Her sweet, melt-in-your-mouth Angel Delights were named after her six children, whom she liked to refer to as “little angels.” These cookies promise to be a standout on any holiday cookie tray.</p> <p>For this contest, it’s not just about sharing a recipe, it’s about sharing your favorite flavors and memories and for that we are grateful. So here’s to health, sweets, memories and six of the best cookies around. See all 6 delicious reader recipes from our 4th annual cookie contest.</p> </div> </div> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/healthy_cooking/holiday_entertaining/holiday_cookie_swap#comments Hilary Meyer Healthy Cooking - Holiday & Entertaining Tue, 18 Aug 2009 17:57:37 +0000 Sarah Hoff 9702 at http://www.eatingwell.com Herb Savor http://www.eatingwell.com/healthy_cooking/kitchen_product_reviews/herb_savor <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hilary Meyer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Keep summer herbs fresher longer with the Herb-Savor from Prepara. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Fresh herbs abound in the summer, but once they’re plucked from the garden or taken home from the farmers’ market, it’s hard to keep them from withering away in the refrigerator. That’s why we like the Herb-Savor from Prepara. Its sturdy plastic exterior keeps herbs protected from the harsh environment of the fridge, while a small water well at the bottom keeps them hydrated.</p> <p>Herbs stay fresh for up to three weeks and it even keeps asparagus crisp. The Herb-Savor is available for $29.95 at prepara.com along with products like the Trio—a vegetable peeler that includes three exchangeable blades designed to peel and even julienne fruits and vegetables. Prepara products are also available at Bed Bath &amp; Beyond and Sur la Table.</p> </div> </div> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/healthy_cooking/kitchen_product_reviews/herb_savor#comments Hilary Meyer Healthy Cooking - Kitchen Product Reviews Fri, 14 Aug 2009 16:11:01 +0000 Sarah Hoff 9531 at http://www.eatingwell.com