February 01

Chunky Tomato, Chickpeas & Mushroom Stew

By Vicki Shanta Retelny I love tomato products; I use them in many of my recipes.  This recipe, Chunky Tomato, Chickpeas & Mushroom Stew, offers a delicious and filling option in the cold winter months.  It’s a comfort food recipe without a lot of excess fat and calories, and jammed with the antioxidant, lycopene, that can keep your […]

January 15

Rustic Tomato Soup with Parmesan Croutons

by Miriam Rubin I first tasted this earthy soup at a little neighborhood restaurant in New York City and I recreated if for my own kitchen. The recipe is so easy, the soup has a pure tomato flavor, and the freshly made croutons provide body and crunch. As a plus, diced canned tomatoes and especially […]

December 12

The most important thing you can do with your kids? Eat dinner with them

By Anne Fishel  Anne Fishel is a co-founder of The Family Dinner Project, a professor at Harvard Medical School and the author of “Home for Dinner.” As a family therapist, I often have the impulse to tell families to go home and have dinner together rather than spending an hour with me. And 20 years of research in […]

December 10

Making Canned Tomatoes New Again

The secret to good cooking and healthy eating? All it takes is having the right tool for the job. Putting the right ingredients to work makes your job easy. Enter: canned tomatoes. Are you surprised? Canned tomatoes may sound like old news, but their savory umami and versatility in the kitchen make them indispensable in […]

December 01

DIY Taco Bell Hack: CRUNCH WRAP SUPREME RECIPE!

By Jodi Danon, Create Kids Club THIS IS NOT YOUR ORDINARY CRUNCH WRAP SUPREME RECIPE! THIS CRUNCH WRAP RECIPE USES FLAVORED TORTILLAS, GREEK YOGURT, AND A ROMAINE LETTUCE BLEND AMPING UP THIS SIMPLE BUT DELICIOUS RECIPE! If you’re like me, you’ve hit up Taco Bell a time or two in the late evening hours. Most […]

November 05

Food & Fitness After 50: It’s Movember: A Movement to Raise Awareness on Prostate Cancer

In 2003, two friends in Melbourne, Australia were having a beer when they began talking about fashions and fads that have faded with time. The conversation got around to moustaches and they decided to bring back the facial hair in the month of November. Inspired by a friend’s mom who was raising funds for breast […]

November 01

One Aisle, So Many Meals

By Jen Haugen, RDN, LD If I stop to think about my pattern of grocery shopping, there’s one aisle I never miss.  Yes, as a registered dietitian and mom, I start in the produce aisle (that way I have an entirely empty cart to load up on fruits and veggies!),that’s probably no surprise.  But that […]

October 29

Tomato Products Spell Winter Comfort

By Sharon Palmer, RD, The Plant-Powered Dietitian Winter is upon us, which means it’s the perfect time to enjoy all of those hearty foods that bring comfort to the mind, body and soul. And it’s a great time to stock your pantry with tomato products, including canned tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce, pasta sauce, tomato […]

October 21

How to say “YES” to Pizza

Don’t fret, pizza lovers! You can still have your pie and eat it, too. We all know pizza is delicious, but believe it or not, it can be a surprisingly healthy snack or meal. With a little bit of creativity and some basic portion control, we don’t say no to pizza. Check out some fun […]

October 12

The Best Vegetarian Chili EVER!

by Anjali Shah, The Picky Eater This Vegetarian Chili is my absolute favorite recipe. It’s one of the first I made when I was starting out as a home cook and hosting my first dinner party. I was super nervous about how it would turn out because I wasn’t used to making up recipes or […]