How often have you slaved over a recipe, only to emerge with a product that does not meet up to your expectations and effort? Whether your concoction is too salty, too sweet or too bland, there are some things you can do to fix the disaster. All you need is a little imagination and a few seasonings!
Sickeningly Sweet? Cut down on the cloying flavor by mixing in a little vinegar, lemon juice or salt.
Too Tart? Add a dash of sugar, molasses or honey to any mouth-puckering mix.
What spells winter like maple syrup and root veggies? This side dish contains both ingredients and is quick and easy, to boot.
Your kids won’t even notice they’re eating those icky vegetables because they will be distracted by the caramelized maple coating! You can substitute any of the veggies below with sweet potatoes, yams or butternut squash. To ensure even cooking, slice the
veggies into half-inch cubes.
11/2 cups sliced carrots
11/2 cups sliced, peeled parsnips
11/2 cups sliced, peeled turnip
Experts tell us to increase our intake of whole grains and heart-healthy fish, such as salmon. This chowder is a “two-fer” because it combines both ingredients into one healthy and hearty meal. Plus, you can cook it all up in one pot, so clean-up time will be minimal. What more can you ask for in a single recipe?
In a ruling in May, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that brown rice, a 100% whole grain, is one of a growing list of foods permitted to bear a label claiming health benefits. Although brown rice is already accepted as a good source of dietary fiber, the new FDA position further acknowledges that brown rice is a whole-grain food that can help lower the risk of specific life-threatening diseases.
Here’s a salad that can be made all year long and will appeal to both kids and adults. It is quick to fix and colorful enough
to perk up any dinner table spread.
2 tablespoons (tbs) seasoned rice vinegar
1 tbs reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 tbs mirin (a sweet Japanese rice wine)
1 teaspoon (tsp) fresh ginger, peeled and minced
1 tsp dark sesame oil
It’s no secret that fitness professionals are seeing an alarming increase
in the number of clients with diabetes. To help your diabetic clients eat more healthful foods, suggest they check out www.diabeticrecipes.com. This site is a great resource for anyone who is a diabetic or even just cooks for one on occasion. recipe for health
Kids will especially love these tasty and quick roll-ups, which are fun to eat and to prepare. Try using whole-wheat instead of white-flour tortillas to increase the fiber content.
2 tablespoons (tbs) creamy peanut butter
2 tbs hot water
1 tbs fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons (tsp) chili garlic sauce
1/16 tsp salt
It’s summertime, and the tomato vines will soon be as heavy as the humidity in the air. Here is the perfect recipe to try when the tomatoes in your garden are ready for picking. This simple salad features flavors of the Creole style of cooking from New Orleans.
3 ripe tomatoes (about 2 pounds), cut into ...newsletter_teaser: It’s summertime, and the tomato vines will soon be as heavy as the humidity in the air. Here is the perfect recipe to try when the tomatoes in your garden are ready for picking. This simple salad features flavors of the Creole style of cooking from New Orleans.