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Add Edamame to Your Snack Mix

Add Edamame to Your Snack Mix

In Japanese, edamame means “beans on a branch.” These small, bright green veggies are actually soybeans, harvested before they’ve reached full maturity. Edamame has been a part of Asian cuisine for centuries, but it’s recentl ...
Cure the Back-to-School Lunchbox Blues

Cure the Back-to-School Lunchbox Blues

School’s here again, which means so is your daily lunch-making routine. For healthy, safe and fun away-from-home meals, keep these lunchbox-packing tips in mind. And try my recipe for Caramel Apple Dip! It’s a sweet addition to any lunch, ...
Salmon Cakes with Yogurt Dill Sauce

Salmon Cakes with Yogurt Dill Sauce

While oatmeal is a wonderful way to add fiber, grains and nutrients to your diet, most folks think of it only as a breakfast food. It’s time to take oatmeal beyond the first meal of the day! Oatmeal is a whole grain because it contains all of t ...
Lemon-Lime Jasmine Parsley Rice

Lemon-Lime Jasmine Parsley Rice

Jasmine rice has a naturally distinctive scent likened to a flowery perfume, which is released during the cooking process. Jasmine rice is praised for its whiteness and silkiness. Cooked, it is soft, white and fluffy. This recipe is a perfect way to ...
Campfire stir-fry recipe

Campfire stir-fry recipe

Camping! Just the word evokes many feelings. If you already love it, you might fondly remember trips of the past””recreation with friends and family, or quiet times communing with nature. If you’re new to it, you might be excited about th ...
Mac and Cheese for Grown Folks

Mac and Cheese for Grown Folks

From time to time, I like to cook a “grown folks” version of meals I loved as a child. This macaroni and cheese recipe turns a classic kids’ favorite to a meal suitable for adults, too. To make it into a main-course, vegetarian mea ...