Recipe Roundup

 

10 Healthy(ier) Snow Day Treats

 

Contributed by:

 

0 comments | Leave Comment

 

Being a New Englander I should not have been so surprised to see snow this winter, but it hasn’t been quite so cold and snowy around here for a few years.  When I was at home in Cambridge, MA for the first snow storm of the season I saw the local news covering the blizzard non-stop during the news broadcast.  That was when I realized that we are in for a long, cold winter which calls for warm, hearty meals and treats. For those of us who don’t spend our snow days shoveling snow or sledding (I wish!) for hours on end, here are 10 healthy(ier) snow day meals and treats.

 


 

What To Do With Blood Oranges

 

Contributed by:

 

7 comments | Leave Comment

 

Winter is the season for citrus.  If you haven’t noticed yet, there are all sorts of new oranges out in the market now, not sure if it is the Dietitian in me or the foodie me, but I get really excited for new seasonal produce.   I also grew up in Florida, so a love of citrus is in my “blood” (pun intended).


 

10 Ways To Eat and Love Beets

 

Contributed by:

 

9 comments | Leave Comment

 

Growing up I never really liked beets.  I really had only ever seen them out of a jar usually in a salad bar.  Never had a I seen them raw or with green tops. Apparently, that is still the case for most people living in the U.S. where most beets consumed are from a can and even when sold raw they are often sold without their tops.  Only recently did I discover a love for beets and then a greater love for their green tops.

I have been reading a new book all about the history of vegetables and how to choose, store and cook the best ones for maximum nutrition.  The book, Eating on the Wild Side by Jo Robinson, is a wealth of information that I will share when I can.  So, while I already loved beets, I found even more reasons that you should love them too.  Beets are a rich source of boron, which is good for bones and apparently may be an aphrodisiac too.  And beets, even without their greens (but, please eat the greens they are so good) are one of the healthiest vegetables.  People who eat beets on a regular basis have a lower risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, and more.  Robinson also mentions that the nitrates in beets have been shown to enhance athletic performance, a glass of beet juice with Wheaties might be the true breakfast of champions.


 

Healthy and Gourmet Popcorn Recipes

 

Contributed by:

 

0 comments | Leave Comment

 

Who was it that first discovered the magical potential hidden within every kernel of corn?

That healthy snack, light as air…  that burst of white, crunchy happiness?


 

8 Different Ways to Cook Carrots

 

Contributed by:

 

11 comments | Leave Comment

 

Eh, What’s Up Doc?

Carrots are an under valued vegetable.   They are pretty much staples in most homes, everyone seems to have a bag of baby carrots in their fridge and they are an excellent, crunchy and healthy anytime snack.  They are high in Vitamin A and have a sweet taste most people enjoy.  Still, I never think of serving them as a side dish.  I use them in soup and I pack them in lunches, but I rarely serve them for dinner.


 

10 Hearty and Warming Soup Recipes

 

Contributed by:

 

6 comments | Leave Comment

 

It has been pretty cold in the Northeast so far and it isn’t even Winter yet.  Warm yourself and your family up with these recipes for hearty soup.  These soups are rich enough to be a one pot meal with some nice crusty bread on the side.  Try them all, it is a long Winter ahead.

wonton soup, italian bean


 

5 Minute Party Food

 
 

It’s party time!!  Even though Hanukkah is almost over, there is still lots of time to party.  With these cold Wintery nights ahead, it is more fun to invite everyone in rather than go out.  That doesn’t mean you want to spend hours preparing.  Enjoy these recipes for 5 Minute Party Food.

When feeding a crowd it is always great to serve mouthwatering food with distinctive flavors that leave people wowed and make the food and party a memorable experience; good food really has that power. There are many exciting new kosher products available for the ever-growing palate of the kosher consumer. Jack’s Gourmet provides high-quality kosher charcuterie that is authentic and provides the kosher cook with flavors and textures that weren’t always available.  In addition to great flavor, the products are versatile, contain NO fillers, are gluten free, and contain no MSG. As the items are ready to serve in a matter of minutes, they make for a versatile and epicurean ingredient that can be prepared in many ways.


 

Using Up Leftover Turkey

 

Contributed by:

 

0 comments | Leave Comment

 

There are some people who can eat turkey for days and they look forward to Thanksgiving every year just so that they can eat turkey sandwiches the rest of the week.  Then there are some people who enjoy the fresh turkey on Thanksgiving, but would rather not see it again until next Thanksgiving.  The only problem is you can’t seem to get a small turkey anywhere and of course if you have a big crowd you want to make sure you have enough.  With all the sides, some people’s favorite part of the meal, there is inevitably turkey leftover.

If you are in the camp of people looking for new ways to serve up your turkey, here are a few suggestions.


 

8 Nights of Idaho Potato Latkes *Giveaway*

 

Contributed by:

 

165 comments | Leave Comment

 

The classic potato latke, fried to a crispy golden brown and emerging from the pan still sizzling, is a family favorite during Hanukkah and year round.  Although the standard ingredients are simple enough, I have seen versions with no added flour, sautéed onions, thick, fluffy, grated by hand, shredded or even mashed.  What makes a really great latke is a really great potato, which is why your search should start and end in Idaho.

Traditional Potato Latkes


 

Top Ten Honey Recipes and Hosting Tips

 

Contributed by:

 

8 comments | Leave Comment

 

Cause I am feeling sweet I’m sharing my top 10 honey recipes along with my top 10 tips for hosting this holiday.  But not before a word from our sponsor… honey, the sweetest of all the simanim this Rosh Hashanah.

What are simanim?


 

6 Cool Summer Desserts

 

Contributed by:

 

7 comments | Leave Comment

 

I have issues with dessert.  I love it too much.  Hubby, not so much.  So when we go out to dinner I order two – when I’m done with mine we swap plates and then I work on “his”.  Here and there he takes a spoonful and when it’s really good he takes more and then I get all bent out of shape  – cause if I knew he was going to eat so much I would have ordered a third, which I do on my birthday.  I am also a bad influence on Tamar — when we go out for dinner on my NYC trips I pressure our resident dietitian into ordering dessert, uhm, ok desserts.

These cool summer sweets incorporate a few of my favorite things into refreshing desserts – some of which Tamar may even approve of.


 

The Best Summer Crock Pot Recipes

 

Contributed by:

 

9 comments | Leave Comment

 

I know you are thinking Summer and Crock Pot, those don’t go together.  Why not?  Our busy schedules haven’t changed and more than ever we want to be siting outside and relaxing not standing over a stove top cooking.  There are tons of recipes you can make in your crock pot that don’t have to be heavy and wintery, here are some that stand out.

Moroccan Chicken Stew

Moroccan Chicken Stew


 

Thanksgiving Menus – Ours and Yours ...

 

Contributed by:

 

47 comments | Leave Comment

 

Now that we have been doing this for some time, we have quite a few Thanksgiving menus for you to peruse as you put the finishing touches on your plan.  Check them out here and then in the comments below let us know what you are cooking this year and enter our contest for a Gel Pro Floor Mat.

Classic Non Dairy Thanksgiving Desserts


 

12 Power Breakfasts

 

Contributed by:

 

1 comment | Leave Comment

 

Since this week we are talking all about breakfast, we thought we would share a collection of fantastic breakfast ideas to fuel your body every day of the week, with some special recipes you can save for a lazier Sunday.

4 Every Day Breakfasts


 

10 Top Pumpkin Recipes

 

Contributed by:

 

2 comments | Leave Comment

 

Do you love Pumpkin? Here are 10, but click on to see even more.  We have over 100 pumpkin recipes on this site.  With everything from Soup to Cookies to Pizza and Pastas, there is no doubt pumpkin is a versatile ingredient.  It is also an incredibly healthy, one cup of pumpkin puree has only 80 calories and 760% of the DV for Vitamin A.   And it can’t get easier than opening up a can of 100% pure pumpkin (nothing wrong with this shortcut) to add taste and texture to healthy foods your whole family will enjoy.

If you have a can of pumpkin you can make…


12