appetizers and snacks
Eat Beans Day just passed by on July 3, but we like to encourage eating beans every day! These baked beans will have your taste buds singing.
The mellow flavor of balsamic vinegar is delicious on salads.
Did you know that the consumption of processed meats, like hot dogs, is linked to cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes? There is even a dose-response relationship between processed meats and colorectal cancer: risk increases by 21 percent for every 50 grams per day of processed meat product consumed. To bring attention to this fact, Physicians Committee seeks to rename National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month as National Drop the Hot Dog Month. Instead of having a hot dog, have a banana dog!
Salsas that are crushed instead of pureed tend to be superior. Crushing pushes the flavor out of the ingredients into the saucy part of the salsa without homogenizing it, creating a more complex taste.
Bhakri is commonly used as a type of bread or chapati in western state of Maharashtra and traditionally eaten with Zunka.
Asparagus is at its best when you keep it simple. Just a little seasoning and broiling does the trick!
Brown Rice Pilaf
This richly flavored pilaf may be served as a side dish or used as a stuffing—it is truly a staple year-round. Brown rice is a rich source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Most of the nutrients available in brown rice come from the bran. When rice is processed and the bran is removed, it becomes white rice, which is essentially devoid of nutritional value and health-promoting properties.