It's that time of year when schedules are busy, so most any recipe with the words quick and easy in the title is going to sound like a winner. But some recipes are so easy (and yet still amazingly delicious) that I wish a creative food writer would come up with a more emphatic description; something that captures the idea that this can be on the table in 10 minutes, no actual cooking is required, it will taste amazing, and you will want to make it over and over!
This ice cream is a cinch. An absolutely cinch. No cooking, no cooling, no churning, no icy lumps. It’s in the freezer within 15 minutes and ready to eat just two hours later. It’s incredibly soft and creamy while being rich and decadent from the dark chocolate. And all that with just four simple ingredients. This is a win-win ice cream.
I’ll start off this post by saying that I just love, love, LOVE fresh salsa! Not only is it so easy to make that even the most unculinary (is that a word?) person can execute it flawlessly every time, but it also happens to be one of the healthiest snack-type foods I can think of. ...more
Hummus is one of the easiest healthy appetizers to whip up and serve for nearly any occasion. From an intimate family gathering to a backyard barbecue, this simple blend of chickpeas and seasonings seems to fit.
Paired with gluten-free pita bread, tortilla chips or fresh cut veggies, hummus is a wonderful way to add some plant-based protein to your table too.
Late last month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture updated ChooseMyPlate.gov to feature more resources for eating well on a budget. For many families, it's a struggle to eat healthy, nutritious food that meets basic dietary guidelines without spending too much money, and this new resource provides lots of tips and tools to help change that for families around the nation....more
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In June the evenings are still pretty cool, and what sounds good is a dinner idea that's served warm, but still has flavors that signal the impending arrival of summer. I think these Spicy Black Bean Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Avocado Lime Sauce from Dishing Up the Dirt sound perfect for spring-into-summer dinners, and if it does happen to be getting too hot for the oven where you are just use my favorite summer trick and cook the sweet potatoes in a toaster oven. This recipe has so many of the flavors I love; sounds like a perfect Meatless Monday dish to me.
“You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces - just good food from fresh ingredients.”- Julia ChildDisclaimer: This post is therapy for me, so if you have suggestions, please, pretty please, add them in the comments.I’m struggling with weeknight dinners.During the week, I fail at dinner....more
I came home a few weeks ago with some European-style yogurt in tiny glass jars. “I got really cute yogurt at the grocery store. We can each try one tomorrow,” I said to Zack. Apparently he is no longer thrown by me saying such strange things as “I bought cute yogurt,” and just said something encouraging. A few hours later, I felt a shadow standing in the doorway and looked up from my laptop. He stared at me....more