Chicken and Caramelized onion salad Let's be honest, fall produce can sometimes be intimidating. How are you supposed to cook those hard-as-a-rock beets? Or manage to use up that gigantic bunch of kale that barely fits in your refrigerator? Then there are eggplants: the whole salting issue makes approaching them seem like far too much effort. But, as per usual, once you understand something, it's usually much easier than you thought.
For instance, in this colorful Russian Beet Salad, roasting the beets in aluminum foil softens them right up, so you can easily remove the skin and eat the nutrient-packed meat inside. And the kale? Use it as salad greens, but the trick is to let the acid in the dressing soak into the leaves and soften them up. Either make a huge batch and keep some in the fridge for lunch the next day, or use leftover kale as a quick side dish sautéed with onions, dried chile flakes, and a splash of lemon juice.
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Chicken and Caramelized onion salad Let's be honest, fall produce can sometimes be intimidating. How are you supposed to cook those hard-as-a-rock beets? Or manage to use up that gigantic bunch of kale that barely fits in your refrigerator? Then there are eggplants: the whole salting issue makes approaching them seem like far too much effort. But, as per usual, once you understand something, it's usually much easier than you thought.Read More »from 5 Excellent Recipes for Fall Salads
- Everyday Food | Shine Food – Wed, Sep 18, 2013 3:46 PM EDT
"All week long, I've been cooking dishes from Everyday Food's October issue, which was dedicated to one-pot cooking. But I couldn't forget about meals made in one pan! Today's salmon with kale and cabbage offers a streamlined approach to a seriously tasty (and healthy!) dinner. Just arrange your greens on a baking sheet and cook for a few minutes before adding your salmon to the same pan. After 25 minutes, you'll have dinner on the table and just one pan to wash! Bon appetit!"
- Everyday Food's Sarah Carey
Baked Salmon with Kale and Cabbage
1 bunch Tuscan kale, tough stems removed, leaves thinly sliced (about 5 cups)Read More »from The Easiest Salmon Recipe Ever (and One of the Most Delicious, Too!)
1/2 head Savoy cabbage, cored and thinly sliced (4 cups)
6 tablespoons olive oil, divided
Coarse salt and pepper
4 skinless salmon fillets (4 to 6 ounces each)
1 teaspoon lemon zest plus 2 tablespoons juice
1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Wed, Sep 18, 2013 2:30 PM EDT
A baked, casserole version of this favorite American food! It's time to celebrate National Cheeseburger Day! This classic casserole dish is easily made with ground beef, potatoes, cheddar cheese and tomatoes.
1 (4.9 oz.) package Hungry Jack® Cheddar & Bacon Potatoes
2 tablespoons butter
2 cups boiling water
2/3 cup milk
1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
3 tablespoons Dickinson's® Tomato Ketchup
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 medium tomato, sliced
3/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1. Heat oven to 400°F. In ungreased 8x8-inch glass baking dish, combine potato slices, cheese sauce packet, butter and boiling water. Mix well. Stir in milk. Bake 20 minutes.
2. Cook ground beef and onion in large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until beef is browned and onion is tender. Drain. Stir in ketchup and pepper.
3. Remove baking dish from oven. Stir potatoes gently. Spoon meat mixture over potatoes. Top withRead More »from Enjoy National Cheeseburger Day with This Cheesy, Bacon Burger Casserole!
Enjoy a spoonful of taco! The perfect way to eat tacos on-the-go has finally arrived! These tacos in a bag are delicious and fun for the whole family.
Nacho Cheese Doritos
1. Gather your favorite taco recipe or try this homemade taco seasoning recipe. Prepare toppings and serve it in a bag! The nacho cheese Doritos make this recipe out of this world. Plus it's portable and requires no dishes perfect for serving a crowd or for an easy night at home! You won't want to eat tacos any other way!
2. Simply roll down the chip bag and layer desired toppings!Read More »from How to Make Irresistible Tacos … in a Bag
- Sarah B. Weir, Shine Senior Writer | Shine Food – Wed, Sep 18, 2013 1:35 PM EDTMcDonald's currently offers 43 different types of sandwiches and blogger Nick Chipman has tasted every one of them — in one humongous creation he calls the McEverything.
Chipman says he's dreamed of ordering this fast food monster since he first launched his blog, DudeFoods, a few years ago, but he was worried about annoying the employees. "I felt like if I went to into McDonald's and ordered every single sandwich, they would hate me," he tells Yahoo Shine.
But sometimes, like Sir Edmund Hillary, Neil Armstrong, or Geronimo, a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do.
On Monday, Chipman gathered his courage — and his appetite — and marched into the franchise on the corner of 66th Street and North Avenue in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, to place his megaorder. He strategically arrived at about 10 a.m., just after the morning rush and well before the noon crowd would come pouring in. Not only would the staff be in a lull, but both breakfastRead More »from McDonald's 'McEverything': Man Creates Monster Sandwich From All 43 Varieties (and Survives)
- The Daily Meal | Shine Food – Wed, Sep 18, 2013 1:27 PM EDT
Starbucks launching new Breakfast sandwichJust as Starbucks announces its massive China flagships in the international market, today, the coffee brand launched its food revamp from bakery La Boulange in New York City, their largest rollout yet. Since 2012, when Starbucks bought San Francisco's La Boulange Bakery and hired founder Pascal Rigo to revamp its food line, the coffee chain has phased in higher-end baked goods to locations in the Bay Area, Portland, Seattle, Southern California, Chicago, Phoenix, and today, New York, adding on 500 new La Boulange Starbucks stores.Read More »from Starbucks to Revamp Breakfast Sandwiches, Lunch Offerings
Of course, that's not all Starbucks has planned. Rigo tells The Daily Meal the La Boulange offerings are hitting up Boston next week, followed by San Diego, Sacramento, and the rest of California in January. By July 2014, all American Starbucks will be carrying the La Boulange line of food, Rigo hopes, and all with regional specialties. "We want to use our size for flexibility, not rigidity," Rigo says, noting that the baked products offered are created by
- Food52 | Shine Food – Wed, Sep 18, 2013 1:26 PM EDT
For Dinner Tonight this week, we are going full on kale-centric -- not because it's so buzzy in fairly recent history, but because it is essential to a killer pasta/salad combination. No excuses on this one people, the whole meal will come together in the time it takes to decide what to order in for take-out. To cut down on your grocery bill, we propose substituting kale for chard in the pasta -- or, if you're feeling subversive, you could always say poo poo to kale altogether and go with chard. So on your way home, buy a big bunch of kale (or don't) -- throw it in your pasta and make a salad with the leftovers.
The MenuServes 4
3 cups raw Swiss chard, sliced (including the stems)
2 handfuls dried spaghetti noodles
2 strips bacon, cut into 1/4" slices or lardons
1/2 large shallot, minced olive oil as needed
1/3 cup ricotta cheese
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
zest from 1/2 lemon
1/4 teaspoon salt, to taste
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"The Biggest Loser's" Alison Sweeney has been there for some of the most amazing weight-loss stories in TV history. After her talk with Bethenny, we asked Alison to share her best tips on healthy snacking for those of us raising kids!
Healthy Snacks for Your KidsRead More »from Alison Sweeney's Kid-Friendly Snack Secrets!
Newser) - Parents can expect to shell out $4,200 a year for a child with food allergies, according to the first study to add up the myriad costs. Only part of that total is in straight-up medical bills, reports the Los Angeles Times.(
The study in JAMA Pediatrics also factored in the costs of buying special food, placing the child in schools or camps willing to accommodate their needs, and even sacrificing or at least compromising careers for the sake of the child. Parents "often need to be at school, social events, or camp to educate and affirm the seriousness of their child's condition," the researchers explain.
It all adds up: "Kids with food allergies don't tend to have long hospital stays, but your expenses come in other ways," says the lead author from Northwestern, reports USA Today. The study estimated that food allergies, which affect about 8% of US kids, cost nearly $25 billion a year overall. Families pay some $20.5 billion of that after accounting for health insurance.Read More »from Your Kid Have a Food Allergy? That's $4K a Year
- Babble.com | Shine Food – Wed, Sep 18, 2013 12:57 PM EDT
Fast-food is never the ideal meal choice. Everyone knows these foods of convenience are not the healthiest option available, but sometimes it's just not possible to cook all of your organic meals from scratch. Between rushing home from work and rushing your kids to after-school activities, fast-food restaurants can be considered a necessary evil, but it doesn't have to be an unhealthy option! It is actually possible to get a filling meal at the drive-thru that you don't have to feel totally guilty eating - and that you wouldn't have to feel bad about feeding your kids. The trick is to avoid the fat and calorie-laden options, and know ahead of time what you'll be ordering so you don't get stuck choosing a No.1 by default. Here are some of my favorite healthy fast-food options to try next time you're hungry on the road, or ill-prepared when dinnertime rolls around. I've also included some cringe-inducing options you'll definitely want to avoid! - By Erin Whitehead
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