TIP OF THE DAY: Green Salad With Beans

Romaine, tomatoes and cannellini beans— with some leftover pasta as a bonus. Photo courtesy Galli Restaurant | New York City.   Want an easy way to add flavor, fiber, protein and other great nutrition to your diet? Eat more beans: affordable, versatile and toothsome. Simply add them to your daily green salad. Toss them with…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Mix Crudités With Green Salads

Mix it up: a green salad with crudites, figs and nuts. Photo courtesy La Tourangelle.   We were facing lot of leftover crudités—raw broccoli, cauliflower, green beans and sugar snap peas—among traditional salad ingredients like carrots, cherry tomatoes and radishes. Why is it that we normally toss the carrots, tomatoes and radishes into a green…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Salad Without Lettuce

In America, “salad” has come to mean a mixture of lettuce and possibly some other raw vegetables, generally including tomato for color, regardless of the seasonality or flavor. But that’s not the origin of the word. The word comes from the Latin salata, short for herba salata, salted vegetables, a popular Roman dish. The vegetables…
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TIP OF THE DAY: How To Dry Salad

Dry salad in the serving bowl, atop a paper towel. Photo by Elvira Kalviste | THE NIBBLE.   Here’s a helpful tip for drying salad greens. Some people have the luxury of space for a salad spinner or a colander, two favorite salad-drying techniques. Others don’t have the space, or simply don’t own these utensils.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Try Farro, An Ancient Wheat

We discovered the tasty Santorini Farro Salad on the SkinnyLicious™ menu at Cheesecake Factory and liked it so much we recreated it at home (recipe below). We then asked: Why don’t we eat more farro? So today we’re also sharing some background information on farro, and two cookbooks that showcase farro recipes and other nutritious…
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