Kiwi-Mint JulepsThe Kentucky Derby is known as "The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports." I've actually never watched the Kentucky Derby but I'm going to take a chance this year. If it's only two minutes, what do I have to lose?
Plus it's a great excuse for a party. So I'm gathering my friends and we're going to watch in Millionaire Row style. Large, elaborate hats are definitely required and of course there will be mint juleps-EatingWell's Kiwi-Mint Juleps. If we're going to drink, we might as well add some vitamin C, folate, potassium and fiber to cocktail hour!
Our Southern favorites menu will also include:
Barbecue pulled chicken: This easy recipe is prepared in a slow-cooker (I know, true Southerners would weep), but it's always a hit with my friends and leftovers freeze beautifully.
Braised Kale: I'll use kale from a local farm to make this savory side.
Mini Pecan Tartlets: My mom's recipe rocks-who doesn't love bite-size desserts?
Find more ideas for Kentucky Derby recipes in EatingWell's Healthy Southern Recipes collection.
By Carolyn Malcoun
When associate editor Carolyn Malcoun came to Vermont to attend New England Culinary Institute, she knew she didn't want to work in a restaurant but knew that she wanted to do something in the food industry. Luckily she discovered EatingWell, where she's able to combine her love of food and writing.