Whole Grains for Health and Weight Control

January 24, 2020

It’s a new year and you may have made a pledge on New Year's Eve to get healthier and lose weight. To do that you may be thinking of limiting carbohydrates in your diet and going “low carb”. Well, think again because including a variety of whole grains in your diet has benefits to your overall health and maintaining or losing weight.

Whole grains include all three parts of the grain; the bran, the germ and the endosperm. Together they provide..

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My Cook: Salmon and Farro Salad

January 24, 2020

Serves 4

Heat Up and Total Cook Time: 2 hours and 25 minutes

Active Time: 10 minutes

This healthy salmon and farro salad not only provides you with plenty of nutrients but it’s full of flavor. The radicchio lends the dish a bitter, spicy taste that’s balanced by nutty farro and sweet asparagus. This recipe is perfect for a weeknight as everything can be thrown together quickly and filling enough to satisfy a monstrous appetite after a workout or a..

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My Cook: Spicy Tahini Tofu and Noodles

January 23, 2020

Serves 4

Heat Up and Cook Time: 3 hours and 30 minutes

Active Time: 15 minutes

Tahini is a fantastic condiment to have on hand in your kitchen. Not only can it be a great substitute for peanut butter for those with allergies and sensitivities but it is a component of many Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Southeast Asian, and Chinese dishes. The tahini in this recipe gives the noodles and tofu a rich flavor that helps bring out the garlic and ginger...

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My Cook: Tabouleh Salad

January 22, 2020

Serves 4

Heat Up and Cook Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes

Active Time: 15 minutes

Tabouleh is a Middle Eastern dish consisting of parsley, tomatoes, onion, bulgur, olive oil, and lemon juice. It is typically served as part of the mezze, or appetizer course, or as a snack food while socializing. We’ve combined this healthy salad with marinated chicken breasts to make a zesty and tasty full meal. Bulgur is widely available in the grains section of..

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My Cook: Mushroom Barley Stew

January 21, 2020

Serves 4

Heat Up and Cook Time: 4 hours

Active Time: 10 minutes

This simple recipe makes a hearty and delicious stew that will warm you up during these cold winter months. The mushrooms and barley help fill you up while the spices, ginger and spicy mustard give this stew a unique and flavorful broth not found in many standard barley stews. This recipe can be easily doubled and used to fill the freezer or a larger crowd. Feel free to wrap a rustic..

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My Cook: Chicken Taco Bowl

January 20, 2020

 

Serves 4

Heat Up and Total Cook Time: 4 hours

Active Time: 15 minutes

Chicken thighs are great to cook in Suvie because you can fit the relatively long slow cook into your schedule resulting in perfectly tender meat. Like all our bowls, this is easily customizable depending on your preferences and available pantry items. Feel free to swap black beans for pinto or brown rice for white rice. The chicken thighs get much of their flavor from the..

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Health and Wellness: Meatless Monday

January 17, 2020

Meatless Monday isn't just a menu planning suggestion to not meat one day a week, it is a worldwide movement. The Meatless Mondays initiative started in 2003 by the Monday Campaigns and a collaboration with the Center for a Livable Future (CLF) at John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The goal of the campaign is to reduce meat consumption by 15% for personal health and the health of the planet.

Most Americans eat more than one and a..

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My Cook: Italian White Bean Stew

January 17, 2020

Serves 4

Heat Up and Total Cook Time: 4 hours

Active Time: 10 minutes

This stew is so good we had it for dinner and then breakfast the next morning and so should you! The cannellini beans (also called white kidney beans or navy beans) and artichoke hearts become very tender and essentially melt in your mouth while the kale and carrots lend a delicious vegetable flavor to the dish. This recipe is so easy you can basically make it in your sleep and..

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My Cook: Vegan Black Bean and Cauliflower Tacos

January 16, 2020

Serves 3-4

Heat Up and Total Cook Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes

Active Time: 20 minutes

Black bean and cauliflower tacos are the easy plant-based meal we all need right now. Tons of spices such as cumin, paprika and curry powder make this dish stand out from other bland vegan tacos along with a vegan version of lime crema. We liked this crema so much we wanted to put it on all of our noodles and veggies forever. Feel free to mix it up with your..

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Slow Cook: Vegan Mapo Tofu

January 15, 2020

Serves 4

Heat Up and Cook Time: 3 hours and 20 minutes

Active Time: 15 minutes

Mapo Tofu is soft tofu cooked in a spicy red chili sauce that originates from the Sichuan province. The dish uses a fermented, spicy broad bean paste to give it much of its spice which can be found in any Asian specialty foods store and some Asian sections of grocery stores. This dish also calls for Sichuan peppercorns which give the mouth a numbing, tingling..

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