12 Secrets to Spending Less at the Grocery Store

Save money with some easy planning for shopping and cooking. The first step to saving money is to avoid waste. Americans throw out more than 25 percent of the food we prepare, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. That means we need to do a better job of using leftovers, learn what to do with food […]

How To Roast Pumpkin Seeds

By Matthew Thompson, Eating Well, October 26, 2011 – 11:39 am Ever since I was a kid, I’ve loved the smell of roasted pumpkin seeds that followed our Halloween pumpkin carving. It was such a fall ritual in my house: after a clear, cool day picking pumpkins at a local farm, we’d spread crinkly newspapers on the kitchen […]

4 Ways to #MakeFitHappen—Every Day

A funny thing happens when you fill a room with endorphins, ambition, and fitness buffs: you become majorly motivated. Here are some fit-spiring highlights from the day. Make Time for Fitness (It’s Easier Than You Think) Short on time? #BeenThere. Consider what’s going to give you the most bang for your exercise buck. “Work out smarter, […]

Riesling Baked Pears

Here’s an elegant yet simple twist on the autumn classic. Pears are oven-poached in Riesling wine, which is known for its floral accents and aromas and hints of honey and pear. Serve this dessert with lightly sweetened ricotta cheese. Delicious hot, room temperature or chilled. Makes: 4 servings Active Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes […]

Chocolate Pretzel & Cherry Popcorn Balls

These popcorn balls are made with agave nectar and peanut butter and are spiked with chocolate-covered pretzels and dried cherries for a special treat. Try making them for your Halloween party this year. Makes: 12 (2-inch) balls Active Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Ingredients 6 heaping cups popped corn 1/4 cup agave nectar (see Note) or honey […]

6 Carbs to Help You Stay Slim

Find out which “good” carbs to add to your diet to lose weight. I’ve never been a fan of low-carb diets: our bodies and our brains need carbohydrates to work effectively. Of course, not all carbohydrates are created equally. First of all, fruits, dairy and vegetables are all sources of carbohydrates. And when it comes […]

Guide to Sweet Potatoes

SEASON: Although sweet potatoes store well and are available most of the year, fall is when the fresh crop comes in. CHOOSING: Select sweet potatoes that are firm and free of injuries. STORING: The ideal temperature for storing sweet potatoes is in the 50s—warmer than the refrigerator and cooler than room temperature. An unheated garage or basement or […]

Microwave Sweet Potato Chips

You’ll need a mandoline to slice the potato thin enough to crisp. Ingredients Cooking spray  1 (14-ounce) sweet potato, very thinly sliced, divided 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary, divided 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided Preparation Cut a circle of parchment paper to fit a microwave-safe plate; coat parchment lightly with cooking spray. […]

Chicken and Wild Rice Salad with Almonds

Ingredients Dressing: 1/4 cup fig vinegar or white wine vinegar 2 teaspoons sugar 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 garlic clove, minced 2 tablespoons canola oil Remaining Ingredients: 2 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth 1 1/2 cups uncooked wild rice 1 tablespoon butter Cooking spray 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 1 cup chopped celery 1/2 cup shredded carrots 1/3 […]

5 Secrets for Cooking Vegetarian Food

Easy tips to make delicious and satisfying vegetarian recipes. Every cook should know the tricks to making meatless meals that really satisfy. That way even when you’re cooking for a mixed crowd of vegetarians and meat lovers you can keep everyone happy. And for those carnivores at the table, you may be doing their health a […]