Easy Roasted Beets

Easy Steps to Oven-Roasted Beets Whole Roasted Beets. Photo © Foodcollection RF/Getty Images Roasting beets intensifies their flavor, brings out their earthy sweetness, and makes their peels as easy to peel off as an over-sized sweater. Like roasting anything, it’s pretty straightforward. This step-by-step guide proves that point!   02 of 04 Start With Fresh,…

The least appealing of all greens…

Mustard Greens…Just the mention of the name brings an involuntary response of YUCK. But…is that fair? Have you actually given them a fair try? Have you only seen them boiled to the consistency of cow cud? We certainly hope so, because I am here to tell you not only why you WANT to eat these…

Light & Creamy Red Potato Salad

Ingredients 2 pounds unpeeled red potatoes 1 cup (8 oz) plain lowfat yogurt (Greek or regular) 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 1 tablespoon cider vinegar 1 tablespoon dijon mustard 3 green onions, chopped (1/4 cup) 2 ribs celery, diced (1/2 cup) 1 tablespoon chopped fresh Italian parsley (or 1 teaspoon dried parsley) 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/2…

Quick Health-ier Carrot Coleslaw

Ingredients ½ red or green cabbage, shredded 2 large carrots, grated ½ cup light salad dressing ½ cup Splenda (or sugar) ½ cup white vinegar 1 tbsp. pure honey Salt & pepper to taste Directions 1. Whisk the mayonnaise, Splenda, honey and vinegar together in a small bowl. 2. Grate the carrots and shred the…

Irish Colcannon

Since we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, and the Irish- we are sharing our favorite “green” and Irish recipes using this week’s Market Basket ingredients. This recipe is sure to be a hit in your family- delicious plus gives homemade mashed potatoes an extra healthy boost!  Ingredients 4 russet potatoes (2 to 2 1/2 pounds), peeled and cut into large chunks…

Mango Chicken Lettuce Wraps

MANGO CHICKEN LETTUCE WRAPS WITH YOGURT DRESSING   Ingredients dressing 1/4 cups greek yogurt 2 1/2 ounces mango chutney (plus extra to serve) 1 tablespoon curry paste (yellow Thai) chicken (Mango) 1 chicken (per-cooked Rotisserie chicken skin removed, meat shredded) 1 mango (destoned, peeled, thinly sliced) 4 scallions or onions (finely diced) 1 head romaine lettuce (washed, leaves trimmed, cut into palm sized sections) 1/4 cups cilantro Directions  In a large bowl, toss chicken, mango and…

Spicy Skillet Turnip Greens Recipe

Spicy Skillet Turnip Greens Recipe…found and tried this gem from Add A Pinch! Prep time 5 mins Cook time 20 mins Total time 25 mins A quick recipe for spicy skillet turnip greens for a comforting, home-cooked meal. Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium onion, cut into wedges 1 pound turnip greens, cleaned and…

Crunchy Kale & Cabbage Salad

This pretty salad is full of flavor and texture. Crunchy. Sweet. Salty. Tangy. Yum🙂 INGREDIENTS  Salad Ingredients: 2/3 head cabbage, thinly sliced and then chopped into short strips 2 small apples, peeled and chopped 3-5 oz. kale, stems removed and washed if needed 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup shelled pistachios Dressing Ingredients: 3 Tbsp. […]

Sweet Basil Herb Vinaigrette

INGREDIENTS 1⁄4cup  red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon  Dijon mustard salt and pepper, to taste 1⁄2cup  olive oil 4 oz. mixed Sweet Basil herbs 1 crumbled (or ground) bay leaf DIRECTIONS In a medium bowl, whisk together vinegar, Dijon, salt and pepper until mixed. In a steady stream, whisk in oil until blended. Whisk in herbs. Refrigerate up to 1…

Curry-Roasted Butternut Squash and Chickpeas

This recipe is easy…healthy…and fun! INGREDIENTS 2 large butternut squash (5 1/2 pounds) 1 can chickpeas ¼ c. extra-virgin olive oil 1 tbsp. mild curry powder ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 3 c. plain whole-milk yogurt ¾ c. finely chopped cilantro 3 tbsp. fresh lemon juice DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to…

Peachy Banana Snack Cake

INGREDIENTS 1 egg 1⁄3cup  brown sugar 2 tablespoons oil 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 peaches, peeled and cut into chunks 1 large  banana (mashed, ripe) 1 cup  unbleached four or 1 cup wheat flour 1 teaspoon  baking powder 1 teaspoon  baking soda DIRECTIONS Mix first six ingredients together, then add the last three. Mix Well. Pour the batter into a greased 8X8 pan and bake for 25…

Healthy Pasta Primavera

Ingredients 1 cup sliced mushrooms 2 cups broccoli florets (or cauliflower) 1 cup sliced zucchini or yellow squash 1 cup thinly sliced carrots 2 cups sliced red or green peppers 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 cup chopped onion 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 teaspoon butter 1 cup evaporated fat-free milk 3/4 cup freshly grated…