Tag: veggies

Marinated Lentils with Spiced Walnuts and Basil

Recipe by Molly Baz in Cook This Book  

Talk about an easy way to flavor your lentils!  The walnut oil is warm and earthy, until you get a hint of sweet from the golden raisins. Finishing this dish with good quality feta and literally lotsa basil balances the dish so it’s not too heavy. I love this even the next day, when the flavors really come together. I’d highly recommend enjoying this as your lunch or mid-afternoon snack.

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Blistered Green Beans with Tomato-Almond Pesto

Recipe courtesy of Bon Appetit

Don’t let memories of overcooked, dull green beans cause you to overlook this absolutely incredible dish. The beans cook quickly in the pan, allowing them to keep their beautiful green color and have a slight crunch with each bite. However, the true star is the tomato-almond pesto. I love this recipe because it makes more pesto than you may need, so save it to put on literally anything else and you’ve immediately elevated that food.

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Beans, Legumes, and Pulses – Oh My!

No matter what you want to call them, they each are a part of our plant food family! Even though beans, legumes, and pulses are used interchangeably, they do have distinct meanings.

Did you know?

A legume refers to the entire plant: leaves, stems, and pods. A pulse is the edible seed that is typically inside the pod, which includes beans, lentils, and peas.

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Oven Baked Brothy Beans

Recipe courtesy of Justine Snacks

I love a good bean dish, especially when the beans are the star of the show. This recipe calls for simple ingredients that create quite a depth of flavor. You might think this is best served as an appetizer, but I say let it stand alone and enjoy each and every bite (because you will!).  

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Plantuary: Getting Started in 3 Steps

By Erin Pellegrin RD, LDN

We are officially into week two of Plantuary! Maybe you’ve seen the videos introducing our January initiative or perhaps you learned a little more about what it means to be plant-based from our blog (maybe you did both!). Even if this whole Plantuary thing is news to you, let’s share a few easy ways you can get started.

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What Does “Plant-Based” Mean?

By Senior Nutrition Manager, Erin Pellegrin RD

So, what is “plant-based?”

By now, most of us have heard the term “plant-based.” Or what we also sometimes use, “plant-centered.” But what exactly does that mean when we talk about how a person eats? This question comes up a lot during our Wellness Day Conferences. While this term can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people, to us it means eating in a way that focuses on including and consuming more plant foods,

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Trendy Crunchy Salad with Delicious Green Dressing

Recipe inspired by Baked by Melissa

I love a crunchy salad – especially when the temps drop. In the summer, I tend to reach for the delicate greens when I want a bowl of leafy goodness. But in the fall and winter, I want the favorites of the season – in this case it’s purple and napa cabbages – tossed with whatever veggies I had in the fridge, all married with the most delicious,

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