Sunday, December 10, 2017

Recipes

Lightened Shepherd’s Pie comforting, quick

Lightened Shepherd’s Pie comforting, quick

When the weather gets cooler, we want to tuck into comfort food in our home. Doing a recipe makeover on a tasty-but-less-than-healthy dish is one of my favorite challenges. Today, I’m taking on a wintertime classic with my Lightened Shepherd’s Pie. T...
Published: 12/08/17
Green Salad With Pumpkin Vinaigrette celebrates holiday season

Green Salad With Pumpkin Vinaigrette celebrates holiday season

By MELISSA D’ARABIANSummer may officially be the season of green salads, but wintertime versions have advantages that make them worth exploring. The cooler weather seasonable greens are hearty and darker green, which makes them nutrient-rich. And, th...
Published: 12/08/17
Enjoy an Italian masterpiece: Eggplant and Spinach Parmesan

Enjoy an Italian masterpiece: Eggplant and Spinach Parmesan

Make-ahead meals and cooking for the freezer, once relegated to suburban supermoms who had it more together than the rest of us, are now trendy with the healthy-eating crowd. Sure, we call it "meal prep," but it’s pretty much the same thing: Make goo...
Updated one month ago
Start the day off right with a Pumpkin and Spice Breakfast Bowl

Start the day off right with a Pumpkin and Spice Breakfast Bowl

By MELISSA D’ARABIANAll four of my daughters love frozen acai bowls because they feel like you’re eating ice cream for breakfast, except healthier. If you haven’t hopped on the acai bowl craze, allow me to update you. Superfood acai berry puree is bl...
Updated one month ago
Get your veggies and flavor with Roasted Sweet Potato and Brussels Hash

Get your veggies and flavor with Roasted Sweet Potato and Brussels Hash

As winter approaches, what goes on our table is transformed. Winter squash, hardy greens like kale and chard, cabbage, cauliflower and sweet potatoes are filling the markets and my recipe-testing table. Baking sheets that are covered in cubed veggies...
Updated one month ago
Satisfy Chinese takeout craving with Kung Pao Cod

Satisfy Chinese takeout craving with Kung Pao Cod

Eating healthy doesn't mean there isn't room for occasional treats like Chinese takeout or a drive-through for our favorite one-of-a-kind cheeseburger. As long as we keep these kinds of meals reserved for true cravings, not convenience, then I can pr...
Updated: 2 months ago
Looking for something extra quick and comforting? Try 10-Minute Tortilla Soup

Looking for something extra quick and comforting? Try 10-Minute Tortilla Soup

By MELISSA D’ARABIANI owe the idea to well-meaning fans, who over the years would approach me to thank me for the genius of making 10-minute meals. I never had the heart to correct them: I hosted Ten Dollar Dinners. Ten-minute meals, I always mused, ...
Updated one month ago
Meatless oat burger makes part-skim ricotta cheese the star

Meatless oat burger makes part-skim ricotta cheese the star

As much as I love a juicy beef burger, I’ve become a little obsessed with creating veggie burgers that step in and satisfy without any meat. Usual standby ingredients include nuts, seeds, lentils, mushrooms, tofu and, of course, the ubiquitous black ...
Updated: 2 months ago
Lightened Italian Meatballs would do Grandma proud

Lightened Italian Meatballs would do Grandma proud

Spaghetti and meatballs was the classic dish I ate at Grandma's house growing up: She had her all-day recipe that filled her creaky house with heady aromas that built anticipation as meatballs simmered in sauce on the stove. The fact that she was 100...
Updated: 2 months ago
Take the plunge and try kelp noodles in simple cabbage and noodle saute

Take the plunge and try kelp noodles in simple cabbage and noodle saute

The healthy noodle market is booming, thanks to low-carb fans, and so it's no surprise that kelp noodles, which used to be a specialty-store item only, are now readily available at the neighborhood supermarket. Kelp noodles are a sea vegetable with a...
Updated: 3 months ago