5 Powerful Health Benefits of Asparagus You Probably Didn’t Know

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016
5 Powerful Health Benefits of Asparagus You Probably Didn’t Know Blog Post

One of the first foods that signals the start of spring is the appearance of fresh asparagus at local farmers’ markets and grocery stores. Just as spring is a time of new beginnings, asparagus is one of those veggies that I love to experiment with during this time of year.

Recipes to Try: Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan Breadcrumbs and More Recipes with Fresh Asparagus

Edamame: Healthy Recipes for the Other Green Bean

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015
Edamame: Healthy Recipes for the Other Green Bean Blog Post

Surprisingly versatile, protein-packed and practically prep-free, shelled edamame are the start of light and fast dinners.

Soybean Savvy
Edamame are soybeans harvested before they are fully mature. These beans are green, unlike their grayish-white mature counterparts used to make tofu and soymilk. If you spy fresh edamame at your farmers’ market, scoop them up immediately—their taste and texture can’t be beat. Figure that 12 ounces of in-the-pod edamame yields about 11/4 cups shelled.

Save Our Water

Monday, May 18th, 2015
Save Our Water Blog Post

Water and our everyday habits are inextricably connected. With 2014 being California’s fourth driest year on record, there’s a renewed focus on this precious resource. Here are some easy ways you can help conserve at home.

Load the Dishwasher
Most newer, efficient dishwashers use much less water than washing by hand; make sure it’s full to get the most out of your water.

Use It Twice
When you rinse produce, save the water to put on your plants.

How to Pick Healthy Condiments

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
How to Pick Healthy Condiments Blog Post

We lined up the usual suspects—mustard, ketchup, mayo and relish—and took a closer look at the nutrition stats of our favorite burger and dog toppings. What we found: it’s easy to rack up sodium and overrun your 2,300 mg daily limit (plus some extra calories and sugar) when you use a heavy hand with the condiments. Here’s what to know before you stock up for your summer BBQs.

A Make-Ahead Mexican Fiesta

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
A Make-Ahead Mexican Fiesta Blog Post

When I entertain, I often make Mexican food. It’s easy, budget-friendly and everyone loves it. Plus I can please vegetarians, vegans, omnivores and even kids without making myself crazy, and the leftovers are always welcome.