How to Cook Vegetables: Steaming, Pan Cooking and Lots of Tasty Recipes

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“I know we should eat more vegetables, but…” This is a common refrain. I bet you’ve even said it yourself. Vegetables tend to be one of the most under-appreciated parts of the food kingdom, and sadly, one that very few people have learned to truly incorporate into their regular eating habits. The video above is a clip from a recent episode of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution (one of the few things worth watching on tv!). Watch this brief segment to see that today’s children are […]

Simple and Fresh Tomato Salad

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Written by Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer To make a superior tomato salad that is full of flavor, buy locally grown tomatoes that are of different shapes, sizes, and colors. This will make the salad visually interesting as well as delicious! The following tomato salad is a perfect side dish. Alternately, serve as an dinner entree or light lunch with a few mozzarella balls or freshly toasted bread. Fresh Tomato Salad This recipe is adapted from Jamie Oliver’s Mothership Tomato Salad in Jamie at Home. Serves […]

Real Food Makeover: The “W” Family

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Introducing the first of four families to receive a Real Food Makeover! Each week, I will be highlighting a different family and offering suggestions and resources to help them along the road to eating more real, whole, healthy foods. Meet the W. family: Mom “D” (37), Dad “M” (35), son “I” (3) and twin daughters “G’ and “S” (1). How they currently eat: A mix of both whole, homemade foods as well as plenty of convenience foods and packaged snacks. They eat out or have […]