| Apr 19, 2011
| 5:08 PM
We're in the midst of Holy Week which culminates with Easter Sunday, the celebration of Christ's resurrection from the dead. Christians here and around the world commemorate Easter with tremendous joy and thanksgiving.
In Western Christianity, Easter...
| Apr 20, 2011
| 6:35 AM
- 1 pound asparagus, but into 1-inch pieces
- 1 tsp. canola oil
- 1 small onion, coarsely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 celery stalk, sliced
- 2 c. low-sodium chicken broth
- 1 c. fat-free half & half
| Apr 20, 2011
As I thumbed through Marie Simmons' new cookbook, "Fresh & Fast Vegetarian: Recipes That Make a Meal" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $17.95), I could see why people choose vegetable-rich diets.
Full of vibrant recipes that are appealing for any food lover,...
| Apr 28, 2011
| 6:19 PM
With Mother's Day just around the corner and the bridal and baby showers that tend to pop up in the spring, I have entertaining on my mind.
Whatever the season, my mantra for cooking for company is "keep it simple." The only rules I consider are to limit...
| Apr 30, 2011
| 1:58 PM
Asparagus and Apple Salad
* 1/4 cup (1 ounce) crumbled goat cheese * 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley * 2 tablespoons white vinegar * 1 tablespoon water * 1 teaspoon sugar * 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard * 1 teaspoon extravirgin olive oil...
| May 2, 2011
| 2:57 PM
Shake the salt habit, especially in processed foods.
Eat more seafood, fruits and vegetables, and choose fat-free or low-fat dairy.
And please, get moving.
These are nuggets from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans released by the U.S. Departments...
| Jul 14, 2010
| 12:12 PM
This Father's Day, don't relegate the grill work play with fire and wow the men in your life. Your guy may reluctantly hand over the tongs, but grillfriends, take over and rediscover the fun of the flames.
Whether you're cooking on a hibachi or a...
| Jan 7, 2011
If it's early January, it must be time to start thinking about the vegetable garden.
I've been perusing Sara Alway's new book, "Soil Mates: Companion Planting for Your Vegetable Garden" [Quirk Books, 127 pages, $16.95], a cute primer on horticultural...
| Jan 21, 2011
| 5:37 AM
- 2 cups skim milk
- 1/3 cup (3 ounces) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon trans fat free margarine
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 cup (4 ounces) grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
- 1 pound...
| Aug 25, 2010
| 12:41 PM
155 N. Wacker
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8 oz salmon
3 oz horseradish crust, formed into a long oval patty
4 each asparagus
5 each cherry...
| Sep 9, 2010
| 3:58 AM
The Land of Nod recalls toy vegetables due to laceration hazard.
About 2,100 "Play With Your Veggies" toys are being pulled because the metal wire in the toy asparagus can become exposed, posing a laceration hazard to children.
This recall involves...
| Feb 22, 2011
Salmon and Vegetables en Papillote
This recipe calls for salmon to be cooked 'en papillote,' which simply means wrapping it in parchment paper or a foil package and then baking it. You can also cook fish this way on the grill. For this recipe, you can...