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Roasted Cauliflower

Cauliflower is a versatile vegetable that takes on many different flavors and pairs well with meats and fish. Now is the perfect time to pick up some fresh cauliflower at your local farmer’s market or grocery store because its peak season is right around the corner.

Build a healthy salad

(photo: Kurman Communications, Inc.) All salads are healthy, right? Wrong. Your salad is only as healthy as your toppings and iceberg lettuce is not as healthy as you think. Healthy eating is an important step to reducing your cancer risk. What you feed your body directly impacts its ability to stay healthy. Salads are often […]

A guide to cooking with peppers

We all know that eating a healthy diet filled with fruits and vegetables can greatly reduce your risk for cancer, but incorporating vegetables into your diet isn’t always an easy task. They can be intimidating! One easy, fun (and colorful!) way to incorporate more vegetables into your dishes this summer is to try cooking with […]

Healthy recipe: Two-toned mashed potatoes

Yield: 12 servings, 1/2 cup each Servings: 12 Active Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes To Make Ahead: Prepare sauce (Step 2) and vegetables (Steps 1 & 3), cover and refrigerate separately for up to one day. Reheat vegetables, covered, in the microwave or a double boiler before continuing with Step 4. Recipe Description: […]

Healthy recipe: Summer succotash salad

Yield: 10 servings, about 3/4 cup each Servings: 10 Active Time: 40 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes To Make Ahead: Prepare through Step 2, cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Finish with Steps 3 & 4 just before serving. Recipe Description: This summer salad is based on the Southern favorite, succotash, […]

“5-A-Day” rule backed by Swedish study

An extensive Swedish study found a direct correlation between the ‘5-a-day’ fruit and vegetable recommendation and a longer life. According to the study, those who had at least the recommended five servings of fruits and vegetables tended to live a longer life than those who did not. Of the men and women that participated in […]

Healthy recipe: Grilled shrimp skewers over white bean salad

Yield: 6 servings, about 3/4 cup salad and 4 shrimp each Servings: 6 Prep Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes To Make Ahead: Cover and refrigerate the salad and shrimp separately for up to 1 day. | Equipment: Six 8- to 10-inch skewers Recipe Description: Fresh herbs make all the difference in this light, […]

Healthy recipe: Roasted vegetable enchiladas

Yield: 6 servings, 2 enchiladas each Servings: 6 Prep Time: 1 1/4 hours Total Time: 1 1/2 hours To Make Ahead: Prepare the sauce (Steps 1-4) and the filling (Step 5); cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Recipe Description: Filled with bell peppers, pinto beans, mushrooms and onions, these colorful enchiladas can be […]

Spring salad with beets, prosciutto & creamy onion dressing

Yield: 6 servings, about 2 1/4 cups each Servings: 6 Prep Time: 50 minutes Total Time: 50 minutes To Make Ahead: Cover and refrigerate cooked beets (Step 2) for up to 2 days. Bring to room temperature before serving. Recipe Description: Tender mixed salad greens (mesclun) from the garden or farmers’ market along with baby […]

Healthy recipe: Quick french onion soup

Yield: 6 servings, 1 1/2 cups each Servings: 6 Prep Time: 45 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes Recipe Description: French onion soup is a favorite but it usually isn’t substantial enough to make a complete meal. We’ve solved this problem by adding fiber-rich chickpeas to a broth flavored with sherry and three kinds of onions. […]