Steam-fried vegetables

Need a quick side dish of vegetables to go with your meal? Try steam-frying them! Using this method, you quickly stir-fry vegetables to develop some color, and then steam them until tender. Steam-frying uses less oil than a regular stir-fry, but the vegetables still quickly cook through. The veggies also pick up a little browning from the stir-fry…

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Enjoy Food, Enjoy Life

Enjoy Food Enjoy Life is the blog of Nicole Rodriguez, RDN, NASM-CPT, wife, mother of one, and disco-funk enthusiast. Food and fitness have been my Nicole’s greatest loves for as long as she can remember. Grocery shopping (on a tight budget) with her health-conscious mom and picking tomatoes in her grandmother’s garden are some of her…

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Honey Roasted Chicken

The first time I roasted a chicken was based on a recipe from my Hungarian mother-in-law. She has a traditional way of roasting the chicken. Looking back to the process, it is rather simple. My favourite roasted chicken was from the mobile vendor in Budapest, right next to the DVD rental store where we used…

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How to freeze soups and such

I am a freezer hoarder. I can admit that here, right? My freezer is jammed to the gills — and not only with normal things like frozen fruit and chicken sausage, but also with the random bits of food that one tends to collect as a professional food writer and recipe tester. (Witness: several cups of unused rugelach filling,…

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Moroccan Sweet Potatoes

It doesn’t get much healthier than this vegan vegetable and chickpea stew! Humble veggies like carrot, sweet potato, and parsnips shine when paired with the intoxicating Moroccan seasoning known as ras el hanout. Have you ever tried this spice mix? The main components are cumin, coriander, ginger, and cinnamon — they make a warming blend that’s…

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Tamarind chicken salad

Angie at Fiesta Friday is kicking off the new year with a healthy recipe challenge, and I am ready! She has challenged us to come up with healthy recipes that include leafy greens and pineapple. Well leafy greens are not that difficult, but pineapple is a bit more tricky. So, after some ruminating, the ideas […]

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Farro grains

If you haven’t met farro yet, let me introduce you. Farro is an ancient grain with long-ago origins in western Asia. It has an earthy, nutty flavor and a chewy texture that works well in everything from winter soups to hearty salads. Italian cooks have enjoyed this grain for years, and it’s beginning to catch…

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Pressure cooked beans

I think that a warm pot of beans whenever you want them is at least half the reason for owning a pressure cooker. Forget pre-soaking. Forget hours of gentle simmering. With a pressure cooker, you can go from opening a bag of dried legumes to plump, tender beans in under an hour. How’s that for a sales pitch?! Continue…

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