Living Well Blog

January 11, 2019
This yellow split pea soup has fresh ginger to give it a bright flavor. Use the best ham you can find to get the most flavor.
  Ingredients     3 cups yellow split peas, (about 1 1/2 pounds)     4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth     4 cups water     2 cups diced yellow… See more
December 28, 2018
A filling of short-grain brown rice, kale and pine nuts makes these stuffed peppers super-nutritious (and pretty too).

Ingredients

    3 medium red bell peppers     1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil     1/4 teaspoon salt     Freshly ground pepper, to taste     8 ounces kale, (6… See more
December 28, 2018
Here is an easy way to serve a crowd a hearty breakfast before facing the elements for a day of winter sports. You can assemble it in the slow cooker in the evening and wake up to a bowl of hot, nourishing oatmeal. The slow cooker eliminates the need for constant stirring and ensures an… See more
December 14, 2018

Sweet satisfaction in seconds.

Ingredients

    8 1/4-ounce squares bittersweet chocolate     4 teaspoons almond, cashew or pistachio butter

Preparation

Prep time: 5 minutes | Total time: 5 minutes     Top each chocolate square with 1/2 teaspoon nut butter of your… See more
November 9, 2018
With all that delicious fruit an apple pie should be healthy, but the truth is a slice can have as much as 750 calories and 30 grams of fat. For the most part, the culprit is the crust. We use whole-wheat pastry flour to add fiber and lower the saturated fat by replacing some of the butter with… See more
November 9, 2018
This lighter pumpkin pie has the rich, subtle spices of the classic and a delicate, faintly sweet crust.  Prep time: 30 minutes | Total time: 4 hours (including cooling time)

Ingredients

    3/4 cup whole-wheat pastry flour, (see Note)
    3/4 cup all-purpose flour
    1… See more
November 9, 2018
This pecan tart gets added tang from dried cherries. Instead of corn syrup, which is found in most pecan pie recipes, we’ve opted for maple syrup. If you can find it, choose dark amber or grade B, because it has the richest maple flavor. The crust, made with heart-healthy pecans and canola oil,… See more
November 9, 2018
Take advantage of convenient mini ("baby") carrots to make this simple but sophisticated classic French side dish. Prep time: 5 minutes | Total time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

    3 cups mini carrots, (1 pound)
    1/3 cup water
    1 tablespoon honey
    2 teaspoons… See more
November 9, 2018
In this recipe, Yukon Gold potatoes and sweet potatoes are roughly mashed together with leeks for a beautiful mottled white-and-orange take on mashed potatoes. The creme fraiche topping offers a tangy counterpoint. Prep time: 20 minutes | Total time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

    1… See more
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