Tagged: Vegetables

Healthy Cooking on a Budget: Quinoa and Vegetable Pilaf

By Emma Balek, Sargent Choice Nutrition Center Practicum Student & Senior Dietetics Student and Sarah Butler Mazerall, MBA, MS, RD, LDN, SCNC Registered Dietitian Recently in the SCNC’s Healthy Cooking on a Budget Class we took on the challenge of making a one dish wonder that gives us all the grains and vegetables we need […]

Resource Review: NY Times(dot)com

by Ellie Schulman, Film and Television student, College of Communication Whenever Laura Judd, MS, RD, CSSD makes a recommendation about a resource for recipes we listen! Laura used to work full time at the Sargent Choice Nutrition Center and was the creator of the ever so popular Healthy Cooking on a Budget course.Laura recommended we […]

Cooking Basics: How to Steam Vegetables

By Kelli Swensen, Dietetics Student, Sargent College “This is my invariable advice to people: Learn how to cook- try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun!” ― Julia Child, My Life in France For many people, the main thing holding them back from cooking at home is the fear of learning […]

SC teaches you to read your labels or make your own!

By Bianca Tamburello, Dietetics Student, Sargent College   Soup can be a fast, nutritious and simple meal to make for those bitter cold nights that are already upon us. But before you reach for the can of soup in your cupboard, read the label! Canned soups and other processed foods are often loaded with sodium. […]

Eggplant Parm: A Sargent Choice Favorite

By Kelli Swensen, Dietetics Student, Sargent College This Week’s CSA Box: — 1 Melon — 1 pint Cherry Tomatoes — 5 Frying Peppers — 2 Cucumbers — 1 large Eggplant — 2 lbs. Early Girl Tomatoes — 8 ears Corn — 1 lb. Beans In case you missed it last year, or didn’t get a […]

Local Produce: Get it While You Still Can

By Kelli Swensen, Dietetics Student, Sargent College As hard as it is to believe, August is already here. While for some of you that doesn’t mean too much, but for any teachers, students, or parents it’s the final countdown to complete all your summer plans. If one of your plans involved eating more local produce, […]

CSA Box: Turnip Pairings

By Kelli Swensen, Dietetics Student, Sargent College Looking over the contents of this week’s box, each ingredient seemed so familiar and could easily be incorporated into a summer-perfect salad What is in the box: — 1/2 pint Blueberries — 1/2 pint Cherry Tomatoes — 6 ears Sweet Corn — 1 bunch Turnips — 3 Cucumbers […]

Fresh Ingredients at Every Meal

By Kelli Swensen, Dietetics Student, Sargent College In no way do I expect you to make all these dishes in the same day, I thought it could be useful to give you guys an example of how to incorporate produce from the CSA boxes into each meal. But first, what was in the box last […]

Now Entering the Dog Days of Summer: CSA Box

By Rebecca Shrago, Dietetic Intern, Sargent College Now that the 4th of July is behind us – the fireworks done, the cookouts over, the masses back to work – we have officially entered the Dog Days of Summer. And as I stood in front of the air conditioner last night, starving but absolutely unwilling to […]

Kale: The New “It” Green

By Kelli Swensen, Dietetics Student, Sargent College For the past year, nutrition power-house kale has gone from being hippie food to a staple supermarket find. If you read any nutrition articles either in magazines or online, I will bet that you’ve read about kale at least once. When I was home in Colorado last December, […]