Archive for March, 2013

Recipe- Whole Wheat Penne with Kale pesto

So I made this pasta last night with the kale pesto I had written about earlier and guess what? Nobody could guess that I made it using kale as a major ingredient and it was a huge hit. It tasted exactly like the pesto pasta I usually make with basil or cilantro, so this recipe is […]

Recipe- Kale pesto

Prep time: 10-15 minutes Ingredients 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 3 cloves of garlic 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano 1 bunch raw kale, stems removed, coarsely chopped (about 1/2lb) 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 tbsp water Juice of ½ a lemon 1 Tbsp Fresh whole pepper Salt to taste Directions Combine the walnuts, pepper, […]

Food for thought- Kale

Kale is a form of cabbage, with green or purple leaves, in which the central leaves do not form a head. It is considered to be closer to wild cabbage than most domesticated forms. Other vegetables in the same species include broccoli, cauliflower, collard greens and brussels sprouts. Kales can be classified by leaf type: Curly leaved […]

Kids Nutrition

Exploring we will go- How to tackle picky eaters Ages: Gradeschooler Do you struggle to get your grade-schooler to eat fruits and vegetables? If so, don’t feel like you’re alone. Research published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics revealed that the majority of children in the U.S. don’t meet the daily recommended 2½ cups […]

Curried brussels sprouts

Indian-style curried brussels sprouts If you like spicy, here’s another variation of brussels sprouts from Aparna’s kitchen. And the best part.. it’s ready in 10 minutes! Cut brussels sprouts in halves and scatter onto a microwave-safe dish. Add salt and any Indian curry powder, drizzle with olive oil..   Microwave for 6-8 minutes until golden […]

Brussels sprouts recipe

Golden-Crusted Brussels Sprouts   This is the only way to eat brussels sprouts: cut in half and cooked until deliciously tender inside and perfectly brown and crusted on the outside. Use brussels sprouts that are on the small size and tightly closed. You can finish these with many different types of cheese but I tend […]

Food for thought- Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are winter crops that flourish well in cool weather and light frost conditions. Sprouts are one of the most popular vegetables in the United States and  Mediterranean Europe. They belong to the same family of vegetables as cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and kale. Health benefits of brussels sprouts  low-glycemic, 100 g brussel sprouts provide just […]