recipes

  • Perfection in Pawpaw

    The sweet tropical fruit papaya—known as pawpaw in other cultures— is one of the healthiest fruits and a wonderful superfood. With its sweet and aromatic undertones and soft, butter-like consistency, there’s no question as to why Christopher Columbus dubbed it the “fruit of the angels.”

    A plant of odd proportions

    Discover the key to overall health
  • Cook’s Corner: Chutney, Pizza, and Garden-Fresh Salad

    Whether you grow your own or frequent your local farmers’ market, there’s nothing quite like those first fresh vegetables of the year. (If you’re interested in growing your own, check out our “Raised-Bed Backyard Gardens” feature in this issue.)

  • Let Them Eat Greens!

    I understand how intimidating bunches of kale, chard, and collards can look on those grocery shelves. The only lettuce I ate growing up was some iceberg drowned in Thousand Island!

    How to buy, prepare, store, and cook with leafy greens
    By Dreena Burton
  • Red Cabbage

    Cabbage is rich in vitamin C and an excellent source of dietary fiber. One of the oldest vegetables, its origins trace back to Asia and the Mediterranean. Cabbage can be served cooked in soups, steamed, or pickled (producing sauerkraut). Or cabbage can be eaten raw as a salad or used as the key ingredient in coleslaw.

    Get your antioxidants, polyphenols, and vitamin C here
    By Dick Benson
  • Reviving a Healthy Tradition

    Yes and no. It’s more like returning to a time-honored tradition, but in a modern way. There are manuscripts dated almost 3000 BC that tout the healthful benefits of sprouting grains. Today, makers of sprouted flours are producing the same healthful benefits, but in controlled environments that meet FDA food safety regulations.

    Is Sprouted Flour the Latest Trend in Healthy Eating?
    By Peggy Sutton
  • In Season: Sprouts

    Eating sprouts doesn’t necessarily mean eating Brussels, mung bean, or alfalfa sprouts. It can also refer to sprouting, the practice of germinating seeds to be eaten raw or cooked.

  • Good-For-You Comfort Foods

    Comfort foods tend to be less than healthy, but with simple ingredient swaps and healthier cooking techniques, these satisfying foods can be heart-healthy, too. CanolaInfo’s “Comfort Your Heart” recipe collection (found at canolainfo.org) will show you how to do just that.

    Comfort your heart and stomach with healthy and hearty recipes
    By Dawn Jackson Blatner
  • Finding Comfort in Soups

    Soup’s popularity is sky high during the colder months when our bodies are craving warmth. And what could be wrong with that? It provides nutrients and health benefits for those under the weather. Unfortunately soup also often provides a high amount of calories and fat, not to mention a ridiculous amount of sodium.

  • Turkish Pudding

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    Makes: 2 servings

    2 cups unsweetened calcium-fortified soy milk

    1 tablespoon rice flour

    1 tablespoon cornstarch

    1/4 cup sugar

    1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence

    Cinnamon powder

    In a small bowl, mix about 1/2 cup of soy milk with rice flour and cornstarch. Stir well to keep lumps from forming. Set aside. In a nonstick pan, boil the rest of the soy milk on medium heat. Add sugar and stir. Gradually stir in the soy milk, rice flour, and cornstarch mixture and add the vanilla essence. Reduce heat to low. Continue stirring until the soy milk mixture thickens. Remove from heat and let it cool. Pour into individual dessert glasses and chill in a refrigerator for about five hours. The mixture will thicken in the refrigerator. Sprinkle cinnamon powder just before serving. Recipe courtesy of Lauren Ho and photo courtesy of Joyotee

  • In Season: Cabbage

    This leafy biennial plant is grown annually and is closely related to other vegetables in the B. oleracea family, such as broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts. Cabbage—whether it’s red, green, or Savoy—is an excellent source of vitamin K and sinigrin, which shows to have cancer preventive properties.