30 minutes today gives your tongue months of pleasure. Starting 30 minutes from now. C'mon, a few minutes of slicing and chopping + 10 minutes of stirring = Peach Chutney all Fall and Winter. Bright, sweet, tart, spicy and mellow. All at once.
Easy and exotic. Even when you use a big old regular pot on your stove instead of the traditional terra cotta cooker. It's the spices. They turn a simple stovetop stew into a wildly fragrant cool-weather feast.n
A luscious, impressive vegetable course featuring some of the season's greatest hits. You'll be amazed you made it yourself. Easily. If you love these vegetables, you'll love them even more. If you're a cauliflower and/or broccoli denier, this'll convert you to a lover.
A two-ingredient, savory-sweet, fragrant and almost luscious vegetable-fruit dish that's a perfect flavor combination right now. While the seasonal ingredients are ripe, just-picked, abundant and cheap. Too good and too easy not to try.
Then you saw them, now you don't. I guess they were making their last stand when I was a little kid in the early 1950s. In street-side storefronts. You looked in to see how humans used their hands to make food from basic, raw ingredients. Where'd they go?
Earthy, juicy mushrooms baking into sweet, earthy, pungent, garlicky hummus on a crisp, thin pizza crust. A pizza with three of the best sources of dietary potassium: beans (chickpeas) and seeds (sesame) in the hummus, and mushrooms.
For the first time, I enjoyed succotash. A lot. Used to hate it. But this isn't what I hated. This is sweet, earthy, crisp, mellow, light, fragrant. No mush, no grit. Fresh corn and lima beans, sauced with fresh tomato juice and basil. And a lot of potassium.
Nuts, mushrooms and seeds, too. What do all these foods have in common? Uncommonly high levels of potassium. What's that got to do with blood pressure? A lot. If you thought that hypertension was only all about salt (sodium) consumption, think again.
The most luscious homemade fresh fruit ice cream, made in the "soft-serve" style. Nothing but half-and-half and fresh berries. $2 per pint. 50 cents per 4-ounce serving. Just 101 calories per serving. A low Glycemic Load of less than 3. Get a spoon!
Make a bowl of your own crisp, light, healthy ones for 20 cents. Or buy a bag of the commercial chips more responsible for long-term weight gain than any other food. Weight gain that leads to diabetes, heart disease and some cancers.