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Healthy recipe: Swedish yellow split pea soup with ham

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on January 3rd, 2014 | No Comments »
Swedish Yellow Split Pea Soup with Ham

Yield: 8 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each Servings: 8 Active Time: 25 minutes Total Time: Slow-cooker time: 5-8 hours To Make Ahead: Prep carrots, celery, ginger and dice ham; refrigerate in separate containers. Equipment: 5- to 6-quart slow cooker Recipe Description: This yellow split pea soup has fresh ginger to give it a bright flavor. Use the best ham you can find to get the most flavor. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 3 cups yellow split peas (about 1 1/2 pounds) 2. 4 cups reduced-sodium ...

Healthy recipe: Quick pasta bolognese

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on December 20th, 2013 | No Comments »
Quick Pasta Bolognese

Yield: 4 servings, 1 cup pasta & about 1 cup sauce each Servings: 4 Active Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes To Make Ahead: Refrigerate the sauce (Steps 1 & 3) for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 6 months. Recipe Description: Who doesn’t love pasta with a quick meat sauce? This crowd-pleasing healthy spaghetti Bolognese recipe is a boon for busy cooks—it’s ready and on the table in just 40 minutes. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive ...

Healthy recipe: Blue cheese-walnut green beans

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on December 12th, 2013 | No Comments »
Blue Cheese-Walnut Green Beans

Yield: 4 servings, about 1 cup each Servings: 4 Active Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Recipe Description: These green beans tossed with creamy blue cheese and topped with toasted walnuts pair well with grilled steak or chicken. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 1 pound green beans, trimmed 2. 1/4 cup water 3. 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 4. 1/4 teaspoon salt 5. 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 6. 1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese 7. 1/3 cup toasted chopped walnuts (see Tip) Recipe Steps: 1. Bring green beans and water to ...

Healthy recipe: Quinoa cakes with smoked salmon

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on December 6th, 2013 | No Comments »
Quinoa Cakes with Smoked Salmon

Yield: 32 (2-inch) cakes Servings: 32 Active Time: 1 hour Total Time: 1 3/4 hours To Make Ahead: Cover and refrigerate quinoa (Step 1) and lemon sour cream (Step 2) in separate containers for up to 1 day. Form quinoa cakes (Step 3) up to 6 hours ahead. Recipe Description: These crisp quinoa cakes spiked with smoked salmon and topped with lemony sour cream make a lovely appetizer. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 1 1/4 cups water 2. 3/4 cup quinoa (see Tips) 3. 8 ounces smoked ...