vegetables

    Eating carrots and healthy eyes are the usual connections for this popular vegetable but this nutrient-rich, colorful food can play a role in preventing cancer, too. Low in calories – a half-cup serving has only 24 calories. Overweight and obesity has been connected with 11 different cancers.   Loaded with nutrients – a … Read More

  We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Alexia Foods known for all-natural, good quality, frozen potato side dishes has extended its product line to introduce two new frozen fries. Organic Savory Spice Sweet Potato Fries are combined with … Read More

Whether you call them pulses, legumes or just beans, the 68th UN General Assembly has declared 2016 as the year to focus on bean crops as part of a worldwide sustainable food system which promotes food security and enhances nutrition for many people around the World. Beans are a humble, forgotten vegetable, often considered a … Read More

Blanching is the process of quickly cooking fresh vegetables in boiling water or steam. It is recommended if you are going to freeze fresh vegetables. Blanching slows or stops the action of enzymes in vegetables that cause the loss of flavor, color and texture. It also rids the vegetables of surface organisms, brightens the color, … Read More

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. New York Style Pita Chips are baked from pita bread and have a texture halfway between a chip and a cracker. They are excellent for dipping and our tasters enjoyed them with spreadable cheese. The … Read More

When you have written over 30 books on nutrition, it is not surprising that people frequently ask, “What’s your best eating advice.” Here it is in a nutshell – short, simple and to the point. Eat less, but enjoy what you eat. Food should be a pleasurable experience, but, sadly, portions have grown enormously in … Read More

It’s been estimated that 50% of vitamins are lost in cooking. There are things you can do to lessen the loss. Microwaving is the kindest to vitamins – short cooking time, moderate heat and little water. Steaming is a close second. Stir-frying is also gentler on vitamins because it cuts down on water and vegetables … Read More

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. We have reviewed Garden Lites muffins and crustless, vegetable soufflés in the past. The company continues to enlarge its product line to include items full of vegetables that people will enjoy. Veggie Bites – Broccoli & Brown … Read More

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Every healthy eating message encourages more fruit and vegetable servings each day. Both of these products will help you achieve your goal. NatureSweet Tomatoes are premium, branded, fresh small tomatoes grown in greenhouses and vine-ripened. Cherrubs … Read More

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Having an end-of-summer barbecue? All of these foods offer a different and interesting  choice from what might typically be served. Veggies Fries came into being in 2013 combining potatoes  with vegetables … Read More