Tomato and Asparagus Carbonara

Ingredients: 3 quarts water 1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 1 pound diagonally cut trimmed asparagus 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved 2 ounces, pecorino Romano cheese, finely grated 1/2 tsp kosher salt 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper 1 large egg 8 ounces uncooked penne pasta 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves Preparation: … Continue reading Tomato and Asparagus Carbonara

Very Berry Fruit Salad

Ingredients: Berry Puree: 1 1/2 cup fresh raspberries 1 cup hulled and quartered fresh ripe strawberries 1/3 cup fresh orange juice 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice 1/4-1/2 cup sugar Lemon Sauce: 1/4 cup prepared lemon curd 1 cup reduced-fat sour cream, crème fraiche or plain Greek yogurt Berries: 4 cups fresh strawberries 3 cups fresh … Continue reading Very Berry Fruit Salad

Chipotle Bean Burritos

Ingredients: 1 Tbsp canola oil 1 garlic clove, minced 1/2 tsp chipotle chile powder 1/4 tsp salt 1/3 cup water 15 ounce can black beans, drained 15 ounce can kidney beans, drained 3 Tbsp fresh salsa 6 (10 inch) flour tortillas 1 cup shredded reduced-fat Mexican blend cheese 1 1/2 cups chopped plum tomato 1 … Continue reading Chipotle Bean Burritos

Peanut-Sauced Chicken Pitas

Ingredients: 1 cup shredded skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken 1/3 cup thinly sliced green beans 2 Tbsp thin red bell pepper strips 2 Tbsp peanut satay sauce 1/8 tsp kosher salt 1 tsp chile paste with garlic (optional) 1 (6-inch) whole-wheat pita, cut in half 1/2 cup fresh mung bean sprouts, rinsed, drained, and patted dry … Continue reading Peanut-Sauced Chicken Pitas

Eating Your Way to a Healthy Heart

February not only marks Valentine’s Day, but it is also American Heart Month. This is a good time to check your diet and make sure that it is heart healthy. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America however the good news is, that many of these risk factors for heart disease are … Continue reading Eating Your Way to a Healthy Heart