Healthy Happy Hour

self_july2008_300

Do you love going out with friends but hate the idea of racking up hundreds of calories from those sweet frozen drinks? See my Healthy Happy Hour drinks in the July 2008 issue of Self magazine, and find out how to make them fresh and light at home!

Chicken Enchiladas

chicken enchiladas

Traditionally, enchiladas are soft tortillas dipped in salsa, filled, and then baked. In my version, chopped tomatoes mix with spinach and jalapeño to make a savory ‘salsa’ on the inside. Enchiladas are a great dish to make-ahead dish that can be gently warmed before serving

Is Chewing Gum Bad for You?

assortedgum

The short answer is yes – that is, if you chew gum with sugar. So, what about sugarless gum?

Zucchini Salad with Lemon and Ricotta

Zucchini Salad with Lemon and Ricotta

Zucchini is such a tender vegetable, you can enjoy it without even having to turn on your stove. Eat it raw during the summer, when zucchini is at its peak. If you want to make this ahead of time, combine all the ingredients, but save the ricotta and fresh herbs to use right before you serve it.

Garden Veggie Bowl with Shrimp and Corn

Garden Veggie Bowl with Shrimp and Corn

Shrimp add flavor and low-fat protein to this easy veggie side dish. It’s a fast way to use up the best a summer vegetable garden has to offer. Enjoy a slice of cornbread or toast some whole wheat pita to make it a main course for two.

Summer Cookout Makeover

burger-portrait

Summer is a time to spend less time in the kitchen and more time outdoors but you can still be healthy and even wow your guests with some fresh recipes that use the healthiest foods in the most delicious ways. Here are some strategies for getting more superfoods like greens, beans, and berries onto your plate this summer.

5 Easy Ways to Eat More Whole Grains

dried-rice

What are whole grains and what’s all the hubbub anyway? How can you get more whole grains into your diet?

On Food and Cooking

On Food And Cooking

This book by Harold McGee is a must-have for anyone who is interested in the science, history, and lore of food. Harold presents us with the ultimate reference book that is beautifully written and fun to read! Harold presents us with the ultimate reference book that is beautifully written and fun to read! He covers everything from the evolution of beer to how to on mixing a proper vinaigrette.