In Essential Emeril, the famous chef says his mother never needed to nag him to eat his vegetables. In fact, his first “food memory” was picking vegetables in his family’s garden.
Tis the season to tailgate — and take tasty, portable treats with you, whether you’re headed to campus or a house party to watch a big game on TV.
For a lot of folks, fruit salad conjures images of apple, banana and orange chunks swimming in heavy syrup at a Thanksgiving Day banquet. That old standard may have its charms, but if you want to eat clean and add color and nutrition to your diet, savor sweet and tart flavors of the tropics with this updated eat-the-rainbow version.
Most dietary guidelines today call for eating fish at least 3 times a week. But dietitians don’t just suggest fish, but rather fish rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. This simple 3-ingredient dish can make meeting that requirement not only quick and easy, but delicious!
If you follow the “Blue Zone” eating plans, you know that adding more beans to your diet is one of the healthiest changes you can make. Blue Runner, based in Gonzales for more than half a century, offers great products in store and tasty recipes on their website, including this yummy salad that can serve as an entree or a side and is especially appetizing as a cold entree during the summer heat.
With just five ingredients, this seasonal dessert is easy to make and even easier to love. Serve it with homemade ice cream for a true Southern summer treat!
PB2 is powdered peanut butter with just three ingredients. Add water and – voila! – you have peanut butter without the saturated or trans fats and far fewer calories. These Asian fusion chicken wraps make for a great weeknight dinner or an easy and tasty lunch box filler.
This spicy seasoning, concocted by the Walker family from Ville Platte as an alternative to other brands they felt relied too heavily on salt, adds a zest you won’t soon forget. Top a medley of vegetables with it, and all you need is a ribeye, chicken breast or any other center-plate protein to complete your meal.
Since it’s too hot in the kitchen to cook, this Holly Clegg recipe is perfect for days when you’d rather be by the pool or at the ball field. (Ironically, this dish does not come from Clegg’s Too Hot in the Kitchen cookbook but rather her Kitchen 101 staple.) Clegg advises using crockpot liners so your cleanup is as easy as your meal prep. Visit www.hollyclegg.com or see her full line of cookbooks in store for more cooking ideas.
What’s better than a margarita? A healthy margarita! Only cold pressed juices keep all of the enzymes and nutritional benefits of fruit and vegetables in liquid form, so try adding a bottle of Sweet Tart (pineapple, green apple, lemon & mint) to vodka and ice for cold-pressed cocktail to help you beat the heat.