Emeril’s Collard Greens

Posted on September 7th, 2016 by host

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.

Recipes | September 7th, 2016

Tropical Fruit Salad

Posted on August 4th, 2016 by host

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.

Recipes | August 4th, 2016

Crockpot Southwestern Chicken

Posted on June 27th, 2016 by host

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.

Recipes | June 27th, 2016

Fresh Mango Salsa

Posted on June 4th, 2016 by host

Summer is for dining al fresco and eating fresh produce. Recipes with five or fewer raw ingredients, like this zesty salsa, take you out of the hot kitchen and allow more time for porch or patio parties. Enjoy!

Recipes | June 4th, 2016

Citrus, Avocado & Spinach Salad w/Warm Goat Cheese

Posted on April 21st, 2016 by host

Fresh, seasonal ingredients and the perfect “culinary condiment” is Lili Courtney’s recipe for delighting the palate. So in 2011 she launched her own line of dressings, marinades, and “drizzles” called Delightful Palate. In this salad, she uses Stone Fruit Nectar Vinaigrette to enhance the citrus, avocado and spinach flavors.

Recipes | April 21st, 2016

Hanley’s Cucumber, Avocado & Pepper-Jack Salad

Posted on September 6th, 2015 by host

If your salad routine has gotten a little humdrum, try Hanley’s variation on “mixed greens.” The cheese and red onion add unexpected flavor, and as always, Sensation Salad dressing is a genie in a bottle!

Recipes | September 6th, 2015

Louisiana Spring Salsa

Posted on May 5th, 2015 by host

Strawberries bring a burst of fresh flavor to Louisiana each spring, and this salsa recipe from Pennington Biomedical Research Center’s Test Kitchen is an easy way to snack on goodness.

Recipes | May 5th, 2015

Summer Peach Salad

Posted on July 21st, 2014 by host

Often, the best recipes involve no cooking at all. That’s what the eat-local, farm-to-table, minimally-processed food movement is all about. In that spirit, grab some Ruston peaches and Pecorino Romano cheese, and try this five-minute favorite from Oprah magazine.

Recipes | July 21st, 2014

Hanley’s Strawberry Bleu Cheese-Bacon Salad

Posted on May 23rd, 2014 by host

Make this spring salad in 15 minutes and then “dress it up” with Hanley’s Strawberry Vinaigrette made in the LSU AgCenter Food Incubator right here in Baton Rouge. It provides 3 of the 4-5 recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables, as well as lots of fresh local flavor. Use as a main dish or an attractive side to grilled fish or meat.

Recipes | May 23rd, 2014

Crab-salad Stuffed Eggs

Posted on April 14th, 2014 by host

Deviled eggs have long been a staple of springtime gatherings and picnics, but this savory recipe with a Southern twist just might make them a standout. Made with all natural unprocessed ingredients, the recipe from Cooking Light produces a healthy appetizer or side dish for those eating clean.

Recipes | April 14th, 2014