In A Produce Rut?

Try Vietnamese Salad Rolls It’s National Nutrition Month® and the theme is  “Shape Up Your Plate.”  It’s one thing to be familiar with the ChooseMyPlate graphic telling us to fill half of our plates with produce – it’s another thing to carry out the recommendation and enjoy it.   That’s where we need to get creative […]

Culinary Labor of Love

 Rustic Roasted Vegetable Lasagna – A Recipe Suggestion   I fell in love with my husband again a few years ago.   I had arrived home on a Sunday night from a long International Association of Culinary Professionals conference to a bubbling Roasted Vegetable Lasagna that he had spent the better part of the day making.  I’ve always […]

Eat Your Veggies, Kids

Fresh Green Bean Salad  How hard is it to get kids to eat vegetables?  Very hard, according to the press kit I received a while ago promoting Green Giant frozen vegetables:  In a survey of 200 kids ages 6 to 10, one-third of parents said their children are more likely to be elected President on […]

Kale – King of Super Foods

Kale – Roasted and Sauteed I love it when the work of chefs intersects the words of nutrition scientists. A recent example – the intriguing recipes for kale I’ve seen popping up lately. When my grocery store had a sale on organic kale and I found three varieties, Red Kale (or Red Russian), Green Curly […]