Tips For Grilling Fruits & Vegetables

There’s something really special about fresh fruits and veggies cooked on the grill. We thought to kick off the grilling season we’d pass along some favorite tips for grilling. • Use a light brushing of canola oil on vegetables and fruits to help prevent sticking. The use of a non-stick grate or foil packets lightly… Continue reading »

Asparagus with Fried Egg

Quick, easy, nutritious and delicious. Directions: Drizzle steamed asparagus with olive oil. Top with a sunny-side egg and shaved Parmesan; season with salt & pepper

Portobello, Broccoli, and Red-Pepper Melts

Celebrate Meatless Monday with pizza! You won’t even miss the meat with these Portobello, Broccoli & red Pepper melts! They’re ready in under 30 minutes too! Ingredients ?    1 small head broccoli, cut into small florets (stalk discarded) ?    1 tablespoon olive oil ?    Coarse salt and ground pepper ?    4 portobello mushrooms (stems removed),… Continue reading »

Linguine Frittata With Greens

Yay! It’s Meatless Monday! We love this Frittata with Greens. We think you will too! Ingredients •    Cooking spray •    2 teaspoons butter, divided •    1 cup thinly sliced leek •    3 large eggs, or equivalent egg substitute •    5 large egg whites •    1/3 cup 1% low-fat milk •    1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese… Continue reading »

Spiced Red Wine-Poached Pears

These poached pears are the perfect healthy dessert for a winter meal. Ingredients 2 cups dry red wine, such as cabernet or merlot 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar 1 orange, juiced (about 1/2 cup) 1 (1 by 3-inch) strip orange zest 1 cinnamon stick 2 cloves 4 firm, ripe pears Directions In a 4-quart… Continue reading »

Toasted Pumpkin Seeds With Lime & Chile

Crunchy, salty and spicy with a hint of acidity, these toasted pumpkin seeds are a favorite treat at Halloween.  Of course, don’t leave toasted pumpkin seeds to Halloween alone; rather, toast the seeds of any winter squash, eliminating kitchen waste and providing wholesome, nourishing snacks for your family. Ingredients seeds from one large pumpkin (about… Continue reading »

Cool Cucumber Salad

This cool, delicious cucumber salad is enjoyable all summer! Healthy too! For a pretty salad, peel only half of each cucumber, leaving strips of skin on each. Ingredients: •    3 large cucumbers, peeled, thinly sliced •    1 cup white vinegar •    3/4 cup water •    3/4 cup sugar •    1 teaspoon salt •    dash ground… Continue reading »

Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade

Treat your friends and family to this wonderful twist on lemonade. We know you’ll love it! Ingredients •    3 1/2 cups water •    1/2 pound rhubarb, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces (about 2 cups) •    3/4 cup sugar, or to taste •    Two 3-inch strips of lemon zest removed with a vegetable peeler plus… Continue reading »

Easy Strawberry Jam

Strawberries are in season and what better way to enjoy them! Make some homemade jam! To clean strawberries: Submerge them whole in water, then lift out and drain, leaving dirt behind. Small-batch strawberry jam 3 1/2 lbs. strawberries, washed, hulled, and halved 2 ¾ cups sugar 1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt 1 lemon, quartered 1.   … Continue reading »

Back To Basics Margarita

Say goodbye to syrupy-sweet margarita mixes this Cinco De Mayo. Make your own skinny margarita! It saves 150 calories compared to traditional margarita recipes. Get back to the basics—fresh lime juice, tequila and Triple Sec are all you need. Adding lime zest to the salt rim gives great flavor and cuts the salt in half…. Continue reading »

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