Even though I consider myself an adventurous and open-minded eater, I constantly surprised at certain thoughts I’ve had about foods. Green peas, for example, have always registered in my mind as a side dish or entree ingredient, nothing else. It’s time to change that and expand my pea food horizons a bit. Peas can live far beyond the side dish or the entree….
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Roasting is one of the best ways to easily cook up any vegetable and up your veggie intake. It’s simple and a hands off method that can open up a world of flavoring possibilities with your food….
I love a challenge, especially when it comes to food. There are a few challenges I especially love to work on: how to put a healthy twist on a recipe, how to put more vegetables into a dish, and how to make healthy dishes so tasty that anyone, regardless if they eat healthy food all the time or not. Some of the food I responds to one or two of those challenges, and this Baked Green Pea Falafel definitely speaks to all three….
Soup “season” is finally simmering down. No longer am I making huge batches of soup, shoving my face over the pot to bask in its warmth and deep, wintery smells of root vegetables. No longer am I clutching the bowl with both hands and letting out deep sighs of relief from the cold….
Nutrition DL is a series that gives you the download on seasonal fruits, vegetables, or pantry staples. Once you learn about the nutrition, varieties, and how to select and store the featured ingredient, I share four recipes over four weeks to inspire and feed you with this great seasonal food. Check out other foods I’ve covered here.
Certain foods just mark the arrival of seasons. When peas and peaches start to appear in the farmer’s market, I know summer is not too far away. Late spring and early summer marks the return of not one, but three varieties of peas (snap, snow and green/English peas). For this Nutrition DL installment, I decided to focus on one variety of pea and explore it a little more than splitting my attention between the three….
Sometimes I forget that strawberries aren’t just for sweet things. When I was telling my mom that I has chosen strawberries for the next Nutrition DL series, she immediately said, “Oh! What about a great salad?”…