Foolproof Ways to Make Vegetables Taste Good

Eating the recommended 1 to 3 cups of vegetables each day can be a challenge. In fact, a 2017 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found only one in 10 adults meet the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s recommendation.   Many people who don’t get enough say they don’t like the taste[…]

How to Cook During Quarantine

What to Make During COVID-19:  Recipes and tips to transform simple foods   The COVID-19 outbreak has led many people to stock up on pantry staples, freezer-friendly foods, and shelf-stable vegetables. Plenty of individuals are having to cook for the first time or using new ingredients and are likely feeling overwhelmed, while also searching for[…]

Feel Better Noodle Soup

This comforting concoction is packed with onions, garlic, and ginger to help boost immune systems, and it’s loaded with veggies for extra nutrients—plus it’s as flavorful and cozy as dinners come. To make it a complete meal, use a bean-based pasta to provide protein and fiber.”   Ingredients   4 servings of your favorite pasta,[…]

Cranberry Jalapeno Cheese Spread

Ingredients   1 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup orange juice 4 teaspoons chopped seeded jalapeno pepper 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon grated orange zest 1/4 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese Assorted crackers   Preparation   In a small saucepan, combine the first seven[…]

Rosemary-Pecan Mashed Sweet Potatoes

These make-ahead mashed potatoes are perfect for potato lovers who are craving something sweet.   Ingredients   3 lb. small sweet potatoes 1 1/2 c. pecans, broken into pieces 2 tbsp. olive oil 1/4 c. Grated Parmesan cheese 1/8 tsp. cayenne 3 tsp. roughly chopped fresh rosemary 3 tbsp. pure maple syrup Kosher salt   Preparation   Heat oven to 425°F. Prick[…]

Mashed Cauliflower Gratin Casserole

Whether as part of the holiday dinner table or enjoyed on cold winter’s night, potato gratin is a welcome and comforting side dish. But if you are watching your carbs or looking to increase your nutritional intake, potatoes don’t really fit the bill. That’s where mashed cauliflower gratin comes in—you will still savor the creamy,[…]

Healthiest Types of Salt for Your Diet

Salt is now available in a variety of colors and textures said to improve your cooking experience. There are also claims suggesting that some salts are healthier than others. The growing popularity of differing salts, like Pink Himalayan, has inflated the costs because these claims are believed.   Somehow, a different color and texture are[…]