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Healthy Recipes: Avocado-Corn Salsa

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on February 2nd, 2012 | No Comments »
Avocado-Corn Salsa

Servings: 2 Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes Recipe Description: This colorful salsa comes together in a snap with avocado, frozen corn and ripe tomato. Recipe Ingredients: 1/2 avocado, diced 1/2 cup thawed frozen corn kernels 1 plum tomato, chopped 2 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro Lime juice to taste Salt to taste Recipe Steps: Combine avocado, corn, tomato and cilantro in a small bowl. Add lime juice and salt to taste. Recipe Nutrition: Per serving: 99 calories; 6 g fat (1 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 ...

Healthy Recipes: Slow-Roasted Cherry Tomato Bruschetta

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on January 27th, 2012 | No Comments »
Slow-Roasted Cherry Tomato Bruschetta

Servings: 14 Prep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 1 hour Recipe Description: Roasting tomatoes brings out their inherent sweetness.   Recipe Ingredients: 3 pints cherry tomatoes 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 3 cloves minced garlic 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1/4 cup sliced fresh basil 1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar 14 slices baguette (preferably whole-wheat), toasted Anchovy fillets, Kalamata olives or sliced fresh basil for garnish Recipe Steps: Preheat oven to 325°F. Toss tomatoes with oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Place on a baking sheet and roast until broken down, ...

Healthy Recipes: Oven-Fried Zucchini Sticks

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on January 19th, 2012 | No Comments »
Oven-Fried Zucchini Sticks

Servings: 4 Prep Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes Recipe Description: Our oven-baked zucchini sticks taste every bit as good as their deep-fried brethren with only a fraction of the fat and calories. Serve with a side of your favorite marinara sauce for dipping. Recipe Ingredients: Canola or olive oil cooking spray 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons cornmeal 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1 1/2 pounds zucchini (about 3 medium), cut into 1/2-by-3-inch sticks 2 large egg whites, ...

Healthy Holiday Memories

Posted by Tony Pelton, Communications Intern on December 22nd, 2011 | No Comments »
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Growing up in a free-spirited Northern California household, my family celebrates the holidays a little differently. Out is the normally rich holiday fare and in with the simple, healthy, vegetable based holiday feast. My family tends to go fairly light in the appetizers department, focusing on smaller amounts of tasty and simple dishes. A recent favorite has been my father’s carrot purée for dipping raw vegetables such as cucumber, broccoli and cauliflower. Carrot purée is quick ...