The One Formula You Need to Make a Killer Healthy Salad

Here are 5 tips for making a killer salad, plus a super-simple homemade vinaigrette recipe that will make you fall in love with salad again.

I try to make a ginormous salad every day for lunch or dinner. Healthy salad recipes pack in a lot of nutrients for not a lot of calories—as long as you pay attention to the ingredients. It’s easy to come up with healthy salad recipes in the summer when the market is overflowing with summer-ripe tomatoes, loads of veggies and a variety of salad greens. But dinner salads can be just as delicious and satisfying in the cooler months. I just adjust the mix for the season. This foolproof formula will have you tossing up healthy salad recipes whenever the mood strikes you! Continue reading “The One Formula You Need to Make a Killer Healthy Salad”

Butternut-Cauliflower-Coconut Curry

Butternut-Cauliflower Coconut Curry

A range of textures—crunchy peas, tender vegetables, and silky coconut broth—makes this cool-weather main incredibly satisfying. The chickpea mixture can also be a delicious gluten-free snack: After baking, toss with a little kosher salt, ground cumin, and ground red pepper. Store in an airtight container for three days. To speed up prep, look for pre-cut cauliflower florets in your grocery store’s produce section. Even if you have to prep the cauliflower and cut your own florets, you will only add about five minutes to a 40-minute meatless main. Continue reading “Butternut-Cauliflower-Coconut Curry”

Coconut Roasted Cauliflower with Cilantro and Lime

Fat florets of cauliflower stay meaty when roasted—you could even try this with orange or yellow cauliflower. If you happen to have pickled chiles, use them in place of the fresh chiles here.

Coconut Roasted Cauliflower with Cilantro and Lime

    • 1 head cauliflower, leaves discarded, bottom trimmed
    • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, warmed just until liquid
    • Jacobsen flake finishing sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 2 tablespoons ground coriander
    • ½ red finger chile, sliced
    • ½ lime
    • Cilantro sprigs

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Creamy Pumpkin Soup With Grilled Cheese Croutons

Creamy Pumpkin Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons Recipe

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 tbsp. butter, divided
  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 c. chopped onion
  • 2 c. pumpkin purée
  • 1 1/2 c. vegetable broth
  • 1/2 c. heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 4 slices white bread
  • 6–8 slices gruyère cheese
  • 1/4 c. chopped fresh parsley

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Sriracha Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

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First the cauliflower gets rolled in a little breading, then it’s off to the oven to be baked to perfection. Once they’ve finished baking they get covered in the BEST sriracha buffalo sauce. Honestly, you will not even realize you are eating cauliflower. All you will realize is that it’s so dang good. I think these bites may be one of my dad’s favorites. He and I both loved them, especially when dipped in that blue cheese sauce (YUM, and it’s made healthier with Greek yogurt!). There really are no words. Continue reading “Sriracha Buffalo Cauliflower Bites”

How to Juice a Watermelon

Juicing a watermelon is work. There’s a lot of tough rind to cut through, and if you’ve got a good watermelon on your hands, a lot of drippy, juicy mess that happens as you’re cutting.

Turns out, there is a better, easier, less messy way, and Alton Brown has shared it with us.

This is what you’re going to need: the watermelon (of course), a three-inch biscuit cutter, a knife and an immersion blender. The biscuit cutter is a great tool that’ll help you cut a hole in the top of the watermelon. That hole is needed to fit in the blade of the immersion blender. And the immersion blender is responsible for juicing up the watermelon in a matter of seconds. It’s a beautiful sight. Continue reading “How to Juice a Watermelon”

Bang Bang Corn

This sounds like a perfect side dish for your 4th of July BBQ! Try it this year!

Bang Bang Corn

The prettiest corn you’ll grill all summer.

TOTAL TIME:
PREP:
LEVEL: EASY
SERVES: 4

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 c. sweet chili sauce
  • 3 tbsp. melted butter
  • 1 tbsp. sriracha
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 ears corn, husks removed
  • Freshly chopped cilantro, for garnish

DIRECTIONS

  1. Make bang bang butter: In a medium bowl, mix together chili sauce, butter, Sriracha, garlic, and lime juice and season generously with salt and pepper.
  2. Slather butter all over corn.
  3. Heat grill to medium high. Grill corn, turning and basting with remaining bang bang butter occasionally, until tender and charred, 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Garnish with cilantro and serve.

Source: http://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a53994/bang-bang-corn-recipe/

How To Make Broccoli Actually Taste Good

Broccoli is detested by so many people, and that sentiment is wholly undeserved. This green veggie is versatile and delicious, plus it pairs beautifully with butter and cheese(which is always a bonus, in our book).

The reason broccoli gets such a bad rap is because too many people cook it beyond recognition. It’s not the broccoli’s fault ― this nutritious vegetable deserves better.

If you’re a broccoli hater, we have a guide for you. A number of do’s and don’ts that’ll ensure you eat the best broccoli of your life ― and forget all about the bad broccoli of your youth. If you’re already a broccoli fan, you might find a new cooking method below.

Let’s get you learning how to love broccoli.

Roasted broccoli, the best vegetable dish in the world.

 

1. For the best broccoli of your life, roast it. Roasting makes broccoli taste like the best stuff on the planet. It caramelizes the broccoli, releasing the natural sugar in the vegetable. It is unlike anything you’ve ever had before. Continue reading “How To Make Broccoli Actually Taste Good”

12 Juicy Berry Recipes That Taste Like Summer

Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries — oh my! Berry season is in full swing. From muffins to pancakes to frozen yogurt, these delicious berry recipes make the most of the season’s juiciest bounty.

 

This summery recipe comes from Gina Homolka’s bestselling cookbook, Skinnytaste Fast & Slow (Clarkson Potter, 2016). She writes: “I love bringing a big bowl of these juicy berries to a backyard gathering, especially in the summer when berries are at their peak. This easy dessert doesn’t require any cooking, and is always a crowd-pleaser…My trick to making the homemade whipped cream with less fat is folding in some Greek yogurt, which also adds a slight tang that’s quite delicious with the berries.” Continue reading “12 Juicy Berry Recipes That Taste Like Summer”

Meal Prep: Here Lies The Secret To Eating Healthy All Week Long

Do your shopping, spend a few hours cooking on the weekend, and enjoy the fruits of your labor all week long. A lot of thought goes into curating them, ensuring there’s a good balance of nutrition and delicious fun.

This is going to be a delicious week. And it’s all thanks to the fruits and vegetables that we loaded up into just five simple recipes. Most of us want to eat more fruits and vegetables, but we don’t because they take some preparation to make into a meal.

If you take the time on Sunday to make the  recipes we’ve picked out, that problem will be solved. And you’ll be fueling up on delicious dishes that’ll leave you feeling great.

We have a spring veggie frittata for breakfast. There are herb marinated beans for lunch ― serve them on toast or atop a bed of greens. Chicken-and-lemon risotto makes for a filling spring dinner, and toasted green beans are the perfect complement. And then, there’s a poppy seed fruit salad for dessert with a crunch we never realized we wanted.