Living Well Blog

February 21, 2018
Considering that this minestrone soup incorporates mostly frozen vegetables, it is remarkably savory and aromatic. Look for frozen soup or stew vegetables with potatoes, carrots, celery and onion in the mix to give the soup the best flavor. Although pepperoni isn't traditionally part of minestrone… See more
February 14, 2018
This zesty Cajun-style pasta is full of lean chicken, peppers and onions. Serve with sautéed green beans. Ingredients 8 ounces whole-wheat fusilli or rotini 1 tablespoon canola oil 2 slices bacon, chopped 1 large sweet onion, halved and thinly sliced 1 pound boneless,… See more
February 7, 2018
The chocolate will stiffen if it gets cold, so enjoy it while it's still warm. Skewer and dip anything you like—pear slices, dried apricots, even marshmallows. Ingredients 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate chopped 2 tablespoons heavy cream 1 tablespoon brewed espresso, (see… See more
February 1, 2018
A fresh salsa of avocado and corn is great with simple sautéed fish or just about anything Mexican-inspired—huevos rancheros, a quick quesadilla or atop rice and beans.   Ingredients 4 servings 1 medium avocado, diced Hass Avocados 3/4 cup frozen corn, thawed 1/2 cup quartered… See more
January 12, 2018
Five-spice powder is a Chinese seasoning shortcut combining multiple flavors in one convenient package. Tossed with orange juice and chicken, it makes a terrific salad with a complex, layered taste that belies the simple recipe. Ingredients 6 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil,… See more
January 9, 2018
This scallop-studded quinoa salad gets an exciting texture from crunchy snow peas, red bell pepper and scallions. Feel free to substitute shrimp or thin slices of chicken for the scallops.  Ingredients 12 ounces dry sea scallops, cut into 1/2-inch pieces, or dry bay scallops (see… See more
January 2, 2018
Traditionally, this Italian pasta recipe combines pasta and pesto with potatoes and green beans. In our recipe for Spaghetti Genovese we give pesto a nutritional boost by adding spinach and toss it all together with fiber-rich whole-wheat pasta for a warm, comforting weeknight meal. Serve with… See more
January 2, 2018
This vegetarian hot-&-sour-inspired soup is chock-full of tofu and vegetables, plus noodles to make it hearty enough for dinner.  Ingredients     24 dried shiitake or black Chinese mushrooms (2-3 ounces)     2 carrots, cut into 1/2-by-2-inch sticks     2 8-ounce cans bamboo… See more
December 20, 2017
This Italian-style omelet is delicious with just about any herb combination; try parsley, dill, chervil or marjoram. Ingredients 1 cup diced onion 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon water, divided 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 cup liquid egg substitute, such as Egg Beaters 2… See more
December 13, 2017
Pop this fast and fragrant vegetarian dish into the oven and forget it till the timer rings. Serve as a main course on a bed of wilted spinach to add color and maximize iron absorption or serve as a side with Turkish Chicken Thighs. Ingredients  1 tablespoon butter 1 cup brown… See more
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