Living Well Blog

March 14, 2018
Lamb stew is Irish penicillin: a rich stew full of potatoes, leeks and carrots that'll cure whatever ails you. In traditional fashion, nothing here is browned first, just all stewed together. To keep it healthy make sure to trim the lamb of any visible fat before you cook it. Ingredients… See more
March 13, 2018
Chocolate cream pie isn't just a diner special—it's the perfect dessert for any celebration. We love the added flair of chocolate curls on top, but a pretty dollop of whipped cream on each piece would look just as elegant. Ingredients Crust
7 ounces chocolate wafer… See more
March 7, 2018
This roasted eggplant and feta dip gets a kick from a fresh chile pepper and cayenne pepper. There are countless variations on this classic Greek dip. Out-of-season eggplant or eggplant that has been heavily watered often has an abundance of seeds, which make the vegetable bitter. Be sure to taste… See more
March 1, 2018
Ingredients 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper Pinch of crumbled saffron threads 1 cup no-salt-added diced tomatoes, with… See more
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
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