Category Archives: Grains & Pastas

Pasta and rice dishes, use as a side dish or a meal on its own.

Eggplant Lasagna

Excess red meat intake is now convincingly linked to colorectal cancer and consumption of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and beans is associated with a decreased cancer risk overall. As a result, many health professionals recommend eating at least one meatless meal each week. Although some Americans still balk at the notion of vegetarian dining, pasta-based...
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Eat a Cup of Tea

The health benefits of tea have been making waves in newspaper and magazine headlines for years. The phytochemicals in green tea in particular have been the focus of much of the emerging research. With all the buzz surrounding tea – including its potential role in cancer prevention – I started thinking about ways to consume...
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Aromatic Rice: A Delicious Story

For years, when I wanted to emulate the fragrant, fluffy rice that I loved eating in Southeast Asian and Indian restaurants, I had to make a special trip to the ethnic food store. When I did make the effort, white varieties were the only options available. Today, however, most supermarkets offer an almost confusing array...
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Better With Bulghur

Before commercial grinders existed, women spent days threshing, pounding and grinding grains to prepare them for cooking. Today's processed foods have reduced to minutes the time it takes to prepare a whole-grain dish. If you find you're relying on just a few standbys, like rice and pasta, it's time to expand your repertoire. A box...
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Cheesy Pasta with Spinach and Tomato

When it’s chilly and gray outside, what better way to warm up than with an eye-popping, warm-you-to-your-core pasta dish. This week’s recipe combines whole-wheat pasta with Parmesan cheese, spinach and cherry tomatoes. It’s comforting and easy to prepare. (more…)...
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