By Chef Eduardo Justo and Ariana Casellas
The world of vegetables is vast and colorful, and so much more interesting than pieces of meat. Vegetables come in all shapes, sizes, textures, and flavors, and there are so many different kinds for you to discover and play with as you explore your cooking creativity.
By Chef Francesco Granito
The so-called Mediterranean diet is more popular than ever. And for good reason. But most people miss out on its most powerful benefits — benefits that extend far beyond weight loss — because they are too focused on the “diet” part of it. The real goal, however, should not be to eat the Mediterranean diet, but to, instead, live the Mediterranean lifestyle. Here’s what that means.
As the weather becomes a bit cooler, or even just gloomier, you may find a warmer start to your day to be more enticing. If so, this fun, “breakfast soup” is for you! (Of course, you can have it any time.)
If you’re not familiar with this wonderful dish, it’s a traditional stew-like Ayurvedic dish that in Hindi means “mixture.” It is not only tremendously helpful with digestion owing to the fact that it is loaded with fiber from lentils, root vegetables, and leafy greens, but the warming spices and ghee give you something to cozy up to on a chilly December evening — without having to resort to take-out!