Because bell peppers are available year-round, this dressing can be a staple. Although this recipe calls for red or yellow peppers, any color will work.Read on!
Raw tahini, which is made from sesame seeds, can be purchased at most natural food stores and gourmet grocery stores. This dressing is high in natural fat, so if you are accustomed to dressings that have a high oil content, this is a healthful choice that will feel satisfying and familiar.Read on!
Fresh raspberries are highly perishable. They are usually sold in plastic containers. Before purchasing, inspect the paper that lines the container bottom. It should be dry, and the raspberries should not be bruised or moldy.Read on!
A mango is ripe when you can smell its sweet fragrance.Read on!
This is a great and refreshing summertime salad, when the sweet corn and the ripe tomatoes are in full swing.Read on!
Jicama is a root vegetable indigenous to Mexico. Once the light-brown skin is removed, its white color, sweet flavor, and crunchy texture can be readily enjoyed. Increase or decrease the chile powder in this salad depending on how spicy you like your food.Read on!
A ripe watermelon should feel heavy for its size. Ideally, it will have a yellow spot where it sat on the ground, and it shouldn’t have any soft spots.Read on!
To know if an avocado is ripe, try to remove the stem nub. If it doesn’t come off easily, the avocado isn’t ready, so pick a different one. If it does come off easily, look at the hole left behind. If it looks bright green, the avocado is ripe and ready to eat. If you see any brown in the hole, the avocado will be brown inside as well.Read on!
The sprouts give this salad a crunchy texture and the kelp noodles lend a slightly salty flavor.Read on!
Where I lived on the island of Oahu, all the ingredients in this recipe were used in local restaurants. Although they are not all native to Hawaii (not even macadamias), the ingredients complement each other perfectly.Read on!
Celery root, also known as celeriac, is a highly versatile vegetable. Although it is used raw in this recipe, it can be cooked in just about every way possible. Celery root tastes like a combination of celery and parsley.Read on!
This is a tasty and healthful alternative to conventional coleslaws, which are typically loaded with mayonnaise and salt.Read on!
Fresh herbs make this gourmet salad exquisite. But don’t save it just for special occasions. Serve it frequently. What is stopping you from making your life one long, continuous special occasion?Read on!
Surprise everyone at Thanksgiving with this awesome recipe that’s the perfect blend of sweet, tart, and spicy. Just don’t tell them it’s healthy until after they’ve licked their plates clean.Read on!
Check the ingredient panel of different brands of chipotle chiles, as some have less sodium than others.Read on!