The Scoop

May 19, 2017

"What's for dinner?"With the weather brightening, we want to spend more time outdoors. This often means less time devoted to cooking. Fear not, my colleague Rebecca Katz is sharing her tried and true solutions for answering the age old question--"WHAT'S FOR DINNER?" Visit her website for great recip [...]

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March 23, 2017

Dare I say that they are Mother Nature's "gift of candy" especially when roasted gently. In case you need more reasons to eat some today, here are three facts that you may not have known about these gems!  1) They are chock full of the soluble fiber inulin. Inulin helps the good bacteria in yo [...]

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March 20, 2017

A basic mirepoix combined with fresh herbs and a bit of pancetta starts this delicious soup.  Add in tomatoes-canned are fine and some white beans for protein and creaminess.  You can puree the mix using a immersion blender or a standard blender.  Both work equally well.  Adding [...]

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February 11, 2017

Still struggling to get into your cruise wear? With winter stoking your appetite and get-togethers boasting hearty dinner spreads and delicious desserts, it’s challenging not to opt for the most scrumptious — and often unhealthy — offerings. (For us Waggers, this usually means [...]

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December 15, 2016

Salty-Sweet-Crunchy and Spicy ---- Insanely Delicious Sweet Potatoes The sweet potatoes can be cut in to wedges or they can be cubed and put in a salad or in a grain bowl. First off, I'm not quite sure if these best qualify as a salad ingredient, side dish or if they should be served as a tas [...]

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November 1, 2016

An ancient grain from the Mediterranean, farro lends itself to many hearty main dish salads. Rich in fiber, protein, iron, magnesium, zinc, B vitamins and antioxidants which make it one of the most heart-healthy grains, Build this salad with the following ingredients to maximize taste and [...]

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August 4, 2016

Veggie bowls are all the rage.  They are the perfect summer entree, encouraging you to create your own masterpiece.  Build your bowl with a healthy grain--quinoa, barley, brown rice--to name a few. Add in any veggies--roasted, pickled, raw, roasted.   And the guest of honor here is th [...]

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July 22, 2016

Inspired by the recent New York Times feature on sesame noodles, I selected Mark Bittman's entry and got to work in my kitchen.  On this day, I was all out of chicken but had some teriyaki marinated tofu from Trader Joes that I diced up to stand in for the protein.  And of course, I always [...]

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June 30, 2016

Fancy Food Show 2016 offered a peak in to what we will be eating in the coming year as new products compete for recognition in our markets.  In the past we have been serenaded with everything kale, good for you bars with lots of mix-ins and Greek yogurt in every flavor.  Those categories c [...]

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June 18, 2016

I love the spontaneity of the summer season.  Last minute invites are always fun.  But what to bring??? Often, I just want to wave my magic wand but I know that homemade dishes are almost always more delicious and healthier.  If my fridge is well-stocked, I can usually come up with so [...]

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