Citrus Salad with Pomegranate & Pistachios

4-6 servings Tip: Brighten your winter with citrus. We typically enjoy oranges, clementines, tangerines, mandarins or grapefruit for breakfast or snacking, but consider other ways to get this great source of vitamin C into your diet. This recipe is just one possibility (think salsa, smoothies, dessert, citrus zest in pasta). Observe the great citrus options... Continue Reading →

Baked Cranberry-Walnut Relish

12-16 servings (as a complement to an entrée) Tip: This is a crunchy, sweet-tart relish that is enjoyable with roast pork, chicken, or savory vegetarian dishes, as well as with your Thanksgiving turkey and stuffing. It keeps very well covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks (if you can leave it alone for... Continue Reading →

Natural Chunky Applesauce

    Makes about 6-8 cups. Tip: Applesauce may seem like an old-fashioned dish when made from scratch. After all, what could be more convenient than those individual cups that pack so neatly in a lunch bag? But is it really delicious? Make one batch of this natural chunky applesauce using a small variety of apples... Continue Reading →

Chickpea Salad with Quinoa

6 servings Tip: There is no question that quinoa is popular among those who seek healthful ingredients in their diet. I used white quinoa in this recipe, but did you know it's available in a multitude of colors...red, purple, black, orange, pink, green, even rainbow mixes? I haven't tried them all (yet), but there are... Continue Reading →

Broccolini and Cheddar Strata

Serves 8-10 Tip: Eggs, bread and cheese are the basis for an overnight breakfast casserole, but there are several ways to enhance this dish so guests will be duly impressed with your result. One way is to choose the zestier broccolini vs. broccoli. Whole milk vs. skim will add richness. Aged cheddar vs. mild adds... Continue Reading →

Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

6 servings Adapted from a NY Times Cooking recipe Tip: You can certainly purchase corn tortilla chips or strips to top your soup. Or, you can deep fry strips cut from fresh corn tortillas. I recommend saving a few calories...toss the tortilla strips in a light coating of cooking oil; lay them on a baking... Continue Reading →

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