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  • Broccoli cheddar chicken
    Recipes: Cracker Barrel broccoli cheddar chicken
    When traveling by car, I tend to stick to the Interstates, particularly when necessary to travel alone. One of the benefits of that, besides the rest stops with clean bathrooms, are restaurants of which I have knowledge.Yes, I admit it. I am a bit...
  • Pasta primavera
    Vegetarian cookbook: Self Magazine's pasta primavera recipe
    I admit it, I had my doubts about this recipe. It just seemed so… bland. But it was wonderful! Whole wheat pasta has come a long way!Next time, however, I will be reserving some of the pasta cooking water to stir into the final dish.I...
  • Chicken dish for a chilly day
    Chicken dish for a chilly day
    With October almost half over, the weather forecast is saying that the temperatures are going to be cooler. As we get into the depths of fall and with winter not far away, we being thinking about food that's hot and filling. To me, when the...
  • A meal that cooks all at once
    A Meal That Cooks All At Once
    Often when preparing a meal for family or for company, you want all the dishes that you're serving to try to time out to where they're all completed, hot, and ready to be served at the same time. Naturally, that doesn't always happen....
  • Broccoli makes the best salad
    Broccoli makes this the best salad
    How much do you like broccoli? This vegetable is one that many like, though there's some that have reservations about it. It's a vegetable that's very healthy, full of vitamin C and calcium. While it's great steamed, I like it raw,...
  • Raw Broccoli Soup
    Recipe to beat the summer heat: Raw broccoli soup
    Summer produce is beginning to pour in faster than you can eat it, and it's a challenge to find a use for all the garden's bounty before it spoils. Granted, you can preserve some by canning, some by drying, but certain vegetables just don&...
  • Best foods to eat to control type 2 diabetes
    Joy Bauer gives a list of the best foods to eat to control diabetes
    Joy L. Bauer, a certified nutritionist, is the founder of Joy Bauer Nutrition Centers and the nutrition expert on NBC's "Today" show. Bauer is quite qualified when it comes to nutrition. She has a master of science degree in...
  • Massaging your kale
    Massaging your kale
    Here’s one of the mysteries of the vegetable world revealed for you. How do you make kale more palatable? I’m a fan of kale as long as it’s in something (like a green smoothie) or flavored (as in cheesy kale chips). I’ve...
  • Broccoli sprouts
    Broccoli sprout drink enhances detoxification of air pollutants
    There are deepening concerns about the effects of increased air pollution on our health. On the brighter side a clinical trial in China showed that broccoli sprout beverage enhances detoxification of pollutants in the air reported John Hopkins...
  • Toned Tummy
    Eat these Foods for a Flatter Tummy
    Bikini season is just upon us and no one really wants to spend a day on the sand wrapped in a cover up. Keren Gilbert MS, RD, Founder and President of Decision Nutrition™ believes that a diet rich in hydrophilic or “water-loving”...
  • broccoli and cheese salad in bowl
    Broccoli salad has something for everyone
    It's ironic that broccoli is coming to midwestern farm markets on former president George H. W. Bush's birthday, but for those of us who enjoy eating what appears to be tiny trees, the first broccoli harvest is something to anticipate....
  • New Broccoli Haed
    Broccoli is ready in North Jersey
    North Jersey Gardeners are beginning to reap some of the fruits of their early spring labors. One happy West Milford gardener encouraged us photograph the head of broccoli which was destined to join a chicken and several potatoes on his dinner...
  • Broccoli
    Growing Broccoli
    Broccoli that matures during cool weather is the sweetest you will ever taste. High temperatures can cause broccoli to become bitter and lose head formation leaving you with smaller and less tasty florets. So, if you want sweet tasting broccoli...
  • Cheesy vegetable bites: Serve up a side of fried broccoli
    Cheesy vegetable bites: Serve up a side of fried broccoli
    Vegetables are always the perfect side dish to any meal. Broccoli is one vegetable that is in the top ten choices families prepare often for their families. Taking the cooking process a little further brings on a whole new flavor and texture....
  • It's the sixth meatless Friday in Lent and Broccoli Quiche is on the menu
    It's the sixth meatless Friday in Lent and Broccoli Quiche is on the menu
    Today marks the sixth Friday of Lent and observing Catholics will once again be abstaining from meat at all meals.The repertoire of meatless Friday meals this Lent has included vegetable lasagna, black bean soup, whole wheat pizza, salmon, and...