Wendy Ruopp http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/893/all en Five 30-Minute Dinners Under $2.50 Per Serving http://www.eatingwell.com/healthy_cooking/quick_healthy_cooking/quick_weeknight_dinners/five_30_minute_dinners_under_250_per_serving <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Halve the Rush Hour </div> </div> </div> <p>Blessed are the meal makers. “Feed me!” is so primal we’re saying it practically from our first breath. From that day on, it regularly crowds out other thoughts—especially around 6:00 at night. Those who step into the kitchen to feed the whiny mob seem saintly to me. Even at my advanced age, I’m usually one of the whiners. I straggle in at the end of my long commute, piteously inquiring of my patient husband, “Is dinner ready yet?” If you’re the person who has to come up with a healthy-in-a-hurry answer to that question (every night!</p><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wendy Ruopp </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Weeknight meals are a snap with these fresh recipes. </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/quick_healthy_dinners.jpg?1267206819" /> </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"> 30-Minute Dinners Under $2.50 Per Serving </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes/hot_chile_grilled_cheese.html">Hot Chile Grilled Cheese</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes/tortellini_primavera.html">Tortellini Primavera</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes/cube_steak_mushroom_sauce.html">Cube Steak with Mushroom-Sherry Sauce</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes/pork_chop_suey.html">Pork Chop Suey</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes/turkey_rhubarb_chutney.html">Turkey Cutlets with Rhubarb Chutney</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes_menus/collections/cheap_easy_quick_dinner_recipes">Easy &amp; Quick Cheap Dinner Recipes </a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.eatingwell.com/healthy_cooking/quick_healthy_cooking/quick_weeknight_dinners/five_30_minute_dinners_under_250_per_serving#comments Wendy Ruopp March/April 2010 Fri, 26 Feb 2010 17:53:08 +0000 Penelope Wall 15588 at http://www.eatingwell.com Quick & Healthy Weeknight Dinners in a Bowl http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/quick_healthy_weeknight_dinners_in_a_bowl <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/quick_healthy_weeknight_dinners_in_a_bowl" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MP7101.jpg" alt="Quick &amp;amp; Healthy Weeknight Dinners in a Bowl Featured Recipe Slideshow Image" title="Quick &amp;amp; Healthy Weeknight Dinners in a Bowl Featured Recipe Slideshow Image" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div>When we say “dinner in a bowl,” we don’t mean cold cereal. Despite what you may call “dinner” in the privacy of your own kitchen or living room when no one else is watching, we prefer something more healthful and more satisfying. Granted, these recipes will take a little more effort than opening a box and a little more skill than sniffing the milk to make sure it’s still OK—but not much more. They’re worth setting the table for. In just 25 minutes, you can be serving everyone in the house. &lt;strong&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.eatingwell.com/free_downloads/dinner_plan_month_of_quick_dinner_recipes_for_busy_families&quot;&gt;Download a FREE Dinner Plan for a Month of Quick Dinner Recipes for Busy Families!&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;</div> <div><a href='http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/brothy_chinese_noodles.html' target='_blank'>Brothy Chinese Noodles</a></div><div><a href='http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/cod_tomato_cream_sauce.html' target='_blank'>Cod with Tomato Cream Sauce</a></div><div><a href='http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/inside_out_lasagna.html' target='_blank'>Inside-Out Lasagna</a></div><div><a href='http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/quick_pork_chile_stew.html' target='_blank'>Quick Pork &amp; Chile Stew</a></div><div><a href='http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/tofu_au_vin.html' target='_blank'>Tofu au Vin</a></div><div><a href='http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/italian_egg_drop_soup.html' target='_blank'>Italian Egg-Drop Soup</a></div><div><a href='http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/peanut_noodles_with_shredded_chicken_vegetables.html' target='_blank'>Peanut Noodles with Shredded Chicken &amp; Vegetables</a></div><div><a href='http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/wok_seared_chicken_tenders_with_asparagus_pistachios.html' target='_blank'>Wok-Seared Chicken Tenders with Asparagus &amp; Pistachios</a></div><div><a href='http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/creamy_hamburger_noodle_casserole.html' target='_blank'>Creamy Hamburger Noodle Casserole</a></div><div><a href='http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/bbq_baked_beans_sausage.html' target='_blank'>BBQ Baked Beans &amp; Sausage</a></div><div><a href='http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/roast_chicken_dal.html' target='_blank'>Roast Chicken Dal</a></div><div><a href='http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/japanese_chicken_scallion_rice_bowl.html' target='_blank'>Japanese Chicken-Scallion Rice Bowl</a></div><div><a href='http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/gnocchi_with_tomatoes_pancetta_wilted_watercress.html' target='_blank'>Gnocchi with Tomatoes, Pancetta &amp; Wilted Watercress</a></div><div><a href='http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/beef_bean_chile_verde.html' target='_blank'>Beef &amp; Bean Chile Verde</a></div><div><a href='http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/skillet_gnocchi_with_chard_white_beans.html' target='_blank'>Skillet Gnocchi with Chard &amp; White Beans</a></div><div><a href='http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/chopped_greek_salad_with_chicken_for_two.html' target='_blank'>Chopped Greek Salad with Chicken for Two</a></div><div><a href='http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/mediterranean_shrimp_fennel.html' target='_blank'>Mediterranean Sautéed Shrimp &amp; Fennel</a></div><div><a href='http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/slow_cooker_turkish_lamb_vegetable_stew.html' target='_blank'>Slow-Cooker Turkish Lamb &amp; Vegetable Stew</a></div><div><a href='http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/hamburger_buddy.html' target='_blank'>Hamburger Buddy</a></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/quick_healthy_weeknight_dinners_in_a_bowl#comments Wendy Ruopp Recipes & Menus - Recipe Slideshows Thu, 07 Jan 2010 22:32:23 +0000 Sarah Hoff 15390 at http://www.eatingwell.com Impressively Easy Dinners http://www.eatingwell.com/healthy_cooking/quick_healthy_cooking/quick_weeknight_dinners/impressively_easy_dinners <p>Other than the cat’s birthday, I don’t throw many parties. Most nights we’re content with our quiet unsocial life and casual approach to dinner—it only has to please us. But as the holidays near, I begin to feel more inclusive. The urge comes upon me to throw another leaf in the dining room table, get out the matching plates and invite people over for dinner.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wendy Ruopp </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Simple enough for “just us,” good enough for company. </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/seared_scallops.jpg?1256232464" /> </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/chard_bean_stuffed_squash.html">Acorn Squash Stuffed with Chard &amp; White Beans</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes/turkey_cranberry_shallot_sauce.html">Turkey Tenderloin with Cranberry-Shallot Sauce</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes/quick_chicken_cordon_bleu.html">Quick Chicken Cordon Bleu</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes/moroccan_steak_pepper_couscous.html">Moroccan Skirt Steak with Roasted Pepper Couscous</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes/scallops_crispy_leeks.html">Seared Scallops with Crispy Leeks</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.eatingwell.com/healthy_cooking/quick_healthy_cooking/quick_weeknight_dinners/impressively_easy_dinners#comments Wendy Ruopp November/December 2009 Healthy Cooking - Quick & Healthy Cooking Thu, 22 Oct 2009 17:26:13 +0000 Penelope Wall 15189 at http://www.eatingwell.com 5 Easy Power Dinners to Fuel Your Week http://www.eatingwell.com/healthy_cooking/quick_healthy_cooking/quick_weeknight_dinners/5_easy_power_dinners_to_fuel_your_week <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/healthy_cooking/quick_healthy_cooking/quick_weeknight_dinners/5_easy_power_dinners_to_fuel_your_week" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/roast chicken.jpg" alt="5 Easy Power Dinners to Fuel Your Week Featured Recipe Slideshow Image" title="5 Easy Power Dinners to Fuel Your Week Featured Recipe Slideshow Image" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div>You can tell broccoli’s good for you just by looking at it: all those little green fists raised to righteous health! Even though nutrition fads come and go, broccoli’s super-veggie status never falters. So we decided to give you a week’s worth of delicious dinners that star broccoli and other members of its family. After all, the whole big band of brassica brothers, which runs from cauliflower and Brussels sprouts to turnips, kale and arugula, share a potent health profile. They provide isothiocyanates, compounds that amp up the production of enzymes that help clear toxins from the body. That’s not all. Take a look at the nutrition bonuses here: these vegetables are loaded with the antioxidants beta carotene (which the body converts to vitamin A) and vitamin C as well as folate, a vitamin that’s linked with heart health and helps build healthy new cells. Besides their stellar nutrition marks, this mighty family thrives in the cool weather of fall. We sauté kale, then set mild arctic char on top of it to gently steam. Pizza gets a green makeover with pesto, broccoli and arugula. We love twirling up long strips of bok choy along with noodles and pork in an easy stir-fry. Turnips provide a peppery counterpoint to roasted potatoes and chicken, and thinly sliced Brussels sprouts join mushrooms in a creamy fettuccine. These hearty suppers will give you all the strength you need to gear up for the cold season ahead.</div> <div><a href='http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/quick_roast_chicken_vegetables.html' target='_blank'>Quick Roast Chicken &amp; Root Vegetables</a></div><div><a href='http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/arugula_broccoli_pesto_pizza.html' target='_blank'>Green Pizza</a></div><div><a href='http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/arctic_char_kale.html' target='_blank'>Arctic Char on a Bed of Kale</a></div><div><a href='http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/fettuccine_brussels_sprouts_mushrooms.html' target='_blank'>Creamy Fettuccine with Brussels Sprouts &amp; Mushrooms</a></div><div><a href='http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/pork_bok_choy_stir_fry.html' target='_blank'>Pork &amp; Bok Choy Stir-Fry</a></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/healthy_cooking/quick_healthy_cooking/quick_weeknight_dinners/5_easy_power_dinners_to_fuel_your_week#comments Wendy Ruopp Healthy Cooking - Quick & Healthy Cooking Wed, 09 Sep 2009 17:58:53 +0000 Penelope Wall 14933 at http://www.eatingwell.com 5 No-Cook Dinners http://www.eatingwell.com/healthy_cooking/quick_healthy_cooking/quick_weeknight_dinners/5_no_cook_dinners <p>No-cook dinners? I never cook dinner. You might find it hard to believe, considering I started working at EatingWell in 1990, but I don’t cook. I can cook—I just don’t have to. I’m not bragging (well, maybe a little); I fully appreciate how lucky I am to have married someone who can manage menu planning, grocery shopping and meal prep way better than I ever could. When I try to feed the family, it’s often a recipe for disaster, or at least disappointment. First I get sidetracked deciding what to make.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wendy Ruopp </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Super-simple 30-minute summer suppers from a cool kitchen. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>No-cook dinners? I never cook dinner. You might find it hard to believe, considering I started working at EatingWell in 1990, but I don’t cook. I can cook—I just don’t have to. I’m not bragging (well, maybe a little); I fully appreciate how lucky I am to have married someone who can manage menu planning, grocery shopping and meal prep way better than I ever could. When I try to feed the family, it’s often a recipe for disaster, or at least disappointment. First I get sidetracked deciding what to make. Then I underestimate how long everything will take and can never get everything on the table at the same time. When I realize there isn’t quite enough of what I’ve managed to produce to go around, it’s too late. It just makes sense to let him do dinner while I stick to what I’m good at: pouring the wine.</p> <p>For this issue, though, the Test Kitchen has cleverly trumped my excuses by removing cooking from the equation altogether. These five recipes can be made—in under 25 minutes—by anyone wielding nothing more than a sharp knife and a good attitude. There’s nothing a hungry family has to wait around for: Roll up an easy <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/creamy_avocado_white_bean_wrap.html">Creamy Avocado &amp; White Bean Wrap</a> and dinner is ready. <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/smoky_ham_corn_salad.html">Smoky Ham &amp; Corn Salad</a> and <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/node/7623 ">Chopped Greek Salad with Chicken</a> take advantage of the summer-fresh vegetables that are falling over themselves to be part of your meals at this time of year. Toss the ingredients in a big bowl: done. You can take a mini European vacation by serving <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/mediterranean_tuna_antipasto_salad.html">Mediterranean Tuna Antipasto Salad</a> or <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/italian_vegetable_hoagies.html">Italian Vegetable Hoagies</a>. (I don’t think they call them “hoagies” in Italy, but you can still imagine you’re enjoying this savory baguette at a coastal café.)</p> <p>By the end of the week, you won’t have used the stove once. We can all drink to that.</p> <p>MONDAY: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/creamy_avocado_white_bean_wrap.html">Creamy Avocado &amp; White Bean Wrap</a>—White beans mashed with ripe avocado and blended with sharp Cheddar and onion makes an incredibly rich, flavorful filling for this wrap. The tangy, spicy slaw adds crunch. A pinch (or more) of ground chipotle pepper and an extra dash of cider vinegar can be used in place of the canned chipotles in adobo sauce. Serve with tortilla chips, salsa and Tecate beer.</p> <p>TUESDAY: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/smoky_ham_corn_salad.html">Smoky Ham &amp; Corn Salad</a>—Fresh corn, diced deli ham and crunchy croutons are tossed with a smoky, creamy tomato dressing in this light summer salad. Serve with a crisp glass of rosé and sliced melon.</p> <p>WEDNESDAY: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/mediterranean_tuna_antipasto_salad.html">Mediterranean Tuna Antipasto Salad</a>—Packed with protein and fiber, this tuna and bean salad is ready in a flash. Serve with warm, crusty bread or pack it in a pita for a sandwich. For an extra kick, add a pinch of crushed red pepper or cayenne.</p> <p>THURSDAY: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/node/7623 ">Chopped Greek Salad with Chicken</a>—Chicken turns this Greek-inspired salad into a substantial main course. Feel free to substitute other chopped fresh vegetables, such as broccoli or bell peppers, for the tomatoes or cucumber. Use leftover chicken, store-roasted chicken or quickly poach a couple boneless, skinless chicken breasts while you prepare the rest of the salad. Serve with pita bread and hummus.</p> <p>FRIDAY: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/italian_vegetable_hoagies.html">Italian Vegetable Hoagies</a>—This delightfully easy, and somewhat messy, sandwich packs a punch with sweet balsamic vinegar, artichoke hearts, red onion, provolone cheese and zesty pepperoncini. We love it for dinner as well as lunch. If you’re packing the hoagies to take along, keep the ingredients separate and assemble right before eating to avoid soggy bread. Serve with tomato and cucumber salad.</p> </div> </div> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/healthy_cooking/quick_healthy_cooking/quick_weeknight_dinners/5_no_cook_dinners#comments Wendy Ruopp Miriam Nelson, Ph.D. Healthy Cooking - Quick & Healthy Cooking Tue, 18 Aug 2009 19:41:44 +0000 Paula Joslin 9714 at http://www.eatingwell.com