Light and Healthy Vegetables
White vegetables and grains have the unfortunate reputation that they’re lacking in vitamins, minerals, and overall basic nutrition. Not true! Today’s blog subject is one of my favorite white vegetables: the noble cauliflower. Cauliflower is virtually fat free, low in calories and loaded with phytonutrients. Like its close relative broccoli, cauliflower is also a cruciferous vegetable, which means it contains strong cancer fighting nutrients.
One reason I like cauliflower so much is that it has a sweet, mild flavor and great texture. It’s great in stirfries, mashed, added to soups, or steamed and browned in olive oil. And, if you’re having a hard time getting your children to try vegetables, try mixing steamed cauliflower into cooked potatoes before mashing or make a dairy-free rich and creamy soup using puréed cauliflower topped with toasted almonds. I’ve found that heart healthy nuts added nutrient rich, mildly flavored cauliflower are a winning combination for most children.
Amazing Avocados The conventional wisdom of which foods are good and which foods are bad is constantly changing. This is a subject I would like to address in future programs and on this blog. My first pick of 2006 are avocados. For quite some time, avocados have gotten a bad rap, unfairly I might add. […]
New Resolutions It seems that every new year brings on the same commitments to change as the last. We promise ourselves to change our diets, our sleep patterns, get more exercise, read a great book, even drink more water. The problem is not so much that we are entrenched in bad habits that we simply […]
Vegetarian Holidays Our very first episode of Totally Vegetarian was created because of the dilemma of what to make for a vegetarian holiday meal. Because holiday meals are usually based on family and cultural traditions, often the idea of introducing something new and different presents panic and dismay, yet there are so many wonderful meat […]
Selecting Salt Many viewers ask about the amount and type of salt I use. I feel like I mention it often, but I’m always happy to talk about my choice of salt. I like and always use a moderately coarse kosher sea salt. Not so coarse that it must be ground by a device, but […]