Vegetables / Side Dishes

Ratatouille

Happy Bastille Day! In honor of the French national holiday commemorating the storming of the Bastille prison in Paris on July 14, 1789, here’s a recipe for a Provencal vegetable stew that’s been a favorite of French cooks since the 16th century, when tomatoes, peppers and summer squash were brought over from the newly discovered Americas. Recipes […]

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Broccoli Farro Salad

Since I’m a kill-two-birds-with-one-stone kind of cook, whenever I find a recipe that combines two healthy food groups into one dish, I’m game. Here’s a perfect example: whole grain farro and broccoli salad from my favorite food blog, Smitten Kitchen. SK’s Deb Perelman prefers broccolini because it keeps its bright green color better than regular broccoli, and […]

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Pickled Cabbage Salad

A typical lunch for me is often half of a tuna sandwich. Healthy but not exactly exciting. No crunch and not much tanginess, causing me to crave something…chip-like. Enter this salad from my favorite food blogger, Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen. Deb lives in New York City, food mecca to the Americas. Years ago she fell hard for the […]

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Sautéed Bell Peppers Win at the Numbers Game

  Do you know why attending Weight Watchers meetings is vital to your long-term weight loss success? A Consumer Reports survey found that people who went to WW meetings were more satisfied with the program and lost more weight than people who used only online tools. Bottom line: online apps are convenient and popular, but they aren’t sustainable. In […]

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Chickpea Stew with Orzo and Spinach

Three days till Christmas and I’m already done with rich foods. Enter this simple meat-free stew that’s quick, low in points and best of all, delicious. After eating this for dinner Champ made coffee, went straight to the Christmas cookies and dug in with impunity. I sipped my coffee with just one of the whole-grain cookies I recently posted, […]

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