Fruits and Vegetables

Cooking with Coconut

A new cookbook offers recipes and nutritional know-how to integrate this tropical superfood into your home cooking.  No longer limited to the novelty shelf in the produce section, coconut in myriad forms is popping up in every aisle in the grocery store: coconut oil, coconut butter, coconut yogurt, coconut milk, and coconut flour are just […]

Green Bean Stir-Fry

This stir fry can be made with any vegetables you have on hand. The olive oil and tamari are the key sauce ingredients. The oyster sauce is optional. Play with the ratio of tamari to olive oil until it’s just right for your taste buds.   Ingredients 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 5 cloves […]

Creamed Spinach

A dash of lemon juice or your favorite hot sauce adds to the flavor of this delicious dish. You may also wish to include mushrooms, as they are full of immune-supporting nutrients including beta glucans and vitamin D. 2 pounds spinach 2 tablespoons water 1 teaspoon salt Fresh ground pepper ½ cup Greek-style plain nonfat […]

Collard Greens with Pine Nuts

Pine nuts (pignolias) are an excellent source of healthy oils and boost the calorie count of this flavorful dish. 1 large bunch collard greens (about 1½ pounds) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon butter 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon pine nuts soy sauce (optional) Rinse greens well in a large bowl of cold water. […]

Add Pomegranate to Your Plate

Behold the luscious, red pomegranate—it is a fruit rich in flavor and nutrients and is a delectable wintertime treat. A symbol of abundance and fertility throughout history, the pomegranate has achieved superfood status in recent years.

Beyond Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkins are for more than carving and pies—they deserve to hold a larger role in the fall kitchen

Five Fall Foods for Feasting

Add these fall foods to your pantry for flavor and nutrition. Summer may be winding down, but growers’ markets are gearing up with the fall harvest. Though your taste buds may still pine for juicy tomatoes and fresh berries, fall brings a new kind of bounty. In fact, the fall harvest is loaded with flavor […]

Grilled Vegetables with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Along with exercise, maintaining a healthy diet can be a major step toward weight loss and maintenance at this time of life. Aiming for a daily range of 1,400 to 1,600 calories is ideal

Roast Your Roots

Make roasted vegetable dishes using remaining root vegetables left in your refrigerator that are losing their beauty-pageant appeal. Try carrots, beets, potatoes, parsnips, onions, and even garlic.

Cooking with Fruits and Vegetables

In the introduction to Ripe: A Fresh, Colorful Approach to Fruits and Vegetables (Running Press, 2011; $25), author Cheryl Sternman Rule offers readers an upfront description of exactly what to expect: “What you’ll find in these pages is sensory, pretty, practical, and fun. Why? Because those other, more serious books have already been written, and […]